United Pallet Network (UK) Ltd (UPN) opened its new state-of-the-art SmartHUB on Monday 11th May 2020. The Legal 500-recognised Commercial Property Team at Wilson Browne Solicitors were delighted to act for them in this matter. We helped to facilitate the deal, which sees UPN move to premises at Fradley Park as part of its continued growth. Timings for the deal were critical and our role was to ensure that the move progressed with minimal disruption to the ever-expanding business. The move is driven by the growth projections and operational development strategy of UPN, which required more modern and expansive facilities close to its previous base. Prior to the move over £3million was invested in the new facility to ensure that it fully meets the needs of the specialised UPN operation both now and in the future.
Martyn Chapman Founder and Chairman of UPN said: “Both myself and David Brown, our MD, worked closely with Tom Warrender and his team for many months with regard to finalising this deal. UPN has been a client of Wilson Browne for over 18 years now and we have always found them to be professional and efficient with their advice. We work closely with several of their partners at the firm with regard to commercial law, employment law, trusts, property and trade marks. They are an integral part of our extended management team.”
“The UPN Board of Directors are extremely excited about this move and the significant potential for growth and expansion that it will bring for both us and our network,” said David Brown – UPN Managing Director, “This move and level of investment will allow us to continue to be recognised as a high-quality, member-focussed UK pallet network.”
Established in 2001 UPN has grown steadily into a high-quality palletised freight distribution network. Focused on growth through member success, UPN currently has over 90 members covering the whole of the UK, with European partners providing coverage throughout 26 countries worldwide.
This deal was cited by the Northamptonshire Logistics Forum as one of the key reasons Wilson Browne Solicitors were awarded Logistics Team of the Year at the Northamptonshire Logistics Awards 2019.
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