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Highway Care take the road to Upton Business Centre

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15th February 2021: A national provider of highway safety and security solutions with 4 depots across the UK is set to take up new space at Upton Business Centre, following an expansion of the site by 2 acres.

Highway Care, which had an annual turnover of over £16m in 2019, is relocating from its depot in Ledbury in Herefordshire to a newly developed secure 70,000 sq ft compound at the Centre which is based in Welland Road in Upton. This is the largest amount of space let by the owners, Martin and Mark Wilesmith, in Upton Business Centre’s 25 year history. The remainder of the tenants, which include national and local companies, rent a mix of commercial/industrial units ranging in size from 600 to 3,500 sq ft.

Andrew MacCuish, Highway Care’s Operations Director says:

‘We have been looking for suitable premises for some time, to provide the business with a better location and site from which to operate.  Upton Business Centre offers Highway Care a much improved depot location from which to base our Operational Delivery Services team and rental assets in the West, to service our customers now and into the future.’

One of the key advantages of Upton Business Centre is its location, given its proximity to the M5 North and South, together with the M50 to South Wales allowing easy access to the wider region.

Martin Wilesmith says:

‘We are delighted to welcome Highway Care to Upton Business Centre. They are local employers and the extra space we have provided them will enable them to expand their operations. We have the skills and capacity to adapt the premises to Highway Care’s requirements and support their plans for the future’

The father and son duo also own a further site at Link Business Centre in Malvern where they rent 31 commercial units, ranging from 760 to 3,300 sq ft.


For further information about Upton or Link Business Centres please contact Martin Wilesmith on 01684 561238 or visit


For further information about Highway Care please contact Natalie Owen at or call 01622 291135

Building for success at Upton Business Centre

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22 September 2020: Owners at Upton Business Centre have been granted planning permission by Malvern Hills District Council to increase the site by 2 acres.

Picture shows Martin Wilesmith (left) and Mark Wilesmith (right) joint owners of Upton Business Centre

Picture shows Martin Wilesmith (left) and Mark Wilesmith (right) joint owners of Upton Business Centre

The expansion amounts to a 50% increase in lettable space at the Centre which is in Welland Road, Upton. Planning permission has been granted for a secure compound extending to approximately 70,000 sq ft. Smaller secure compounds from 15,000 sq ft  are available.

Current tenants include national companies such as Greenthumb Lawn Treatment Services, RSK Raw Ltd which specialises in pollution response and BR Hodgson Ltd which supplies key services to the construction industry. One of the main advantages of the site is its secured hard surface yard area which provides ample storage for materials and equipment. There are no working hours limitations at the site.

There are currently 9 units at Upton Business Centre and a further 31 at Link Business Centre in Malvern, with both centres being operated by father and son Martin and Mark Wilesmith.

Martin Wilesmith said ‘We have already received a number of enquiries to take up space on this new extension which is ideal for general industry use. Upton Business Centre has excellent motorway links to the M50 and M5 and it is a popular location for expanding businesses. There is plenty of open space available and it is a well-maintained site with high levels of security.  We have the flexibility to respond quickly and can tailor the premises to our client’s requirements.’

For further information about the space available please contact Richard Evans on 01684 561238 or

Upton Business Centre in Worcestershire provides an efficient working environment for small and medium sized businesses. It offers spacious commercial/industrial units ranging from 600 to 3,500 sq ft in size and ample parking. It is a secure, well-maintained and serviced site close to the M5 and M50 and is located on high ground near Upton town centre. The Centre is in close proximity to Great Malvern, Worcester and Tewkesbury.

Diving equipment specialist takes the plunge into new premises

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1 July 2020: A company specialising in making customised diving gear has relocated to new premises in Upton on Severn to accommodate its expanding range of equipment.logo_CircStickerSML_white

Nammu Tech has moved to a 1,990 sq ft unit at Upton Business Centre, close to the town centre at Upton-on-Severn in Worcestershire.

Nammu Tech’s enquiry was received 5 weeks into lockdown and the keys were handed to the tenant only 4 weeks later.

Anthony Smith, Nammu Tech’s Managing Director said ‘We’ve very pleased to have relocated to our new premises and would like to thank Martin Wilesmith for helping the move go so smoothly. We’re passionate about using innovative technology to enhance the diving experience and we have more capacity to do that here ’

Martin Wilesmith, owner of Upton Business Centre said ‘It was a pleasure to welcome Anthony and his team to Upton and wish them every success with their plans. The unit offers 160 sq ft of mezzanine storage, good links to the local motorway network and two parking spaces so it was ideally suited to this tenant’

Upton Business Centre is affiliated to Link Business Centre in Malvern, with both sites offering high quality light industrial commercial units to rent.

For further details about Upton Business Centre please contact Martin Wilesmith on 01684 561238 or see

For further details about Nammu Tech see