UCS Technologies is an industry leader in IT infrastructure with a focus on sustainable energy. They install data and communication systems in hospitals, university campuses and offices all over the UK, ensuring their customers have modern, secure and reliable technology.
Directors Paul Kidd and Simon Close, who started working together in 1991 along with Contracts Manager Alistair Dales, saw an opportunity to offer customers a range of modern, secure and reliable infrastructure services that were all completed in-house and delivered at a consistently high standard. They have a committed and enthusiastic team around them, many of whom have worked with them in different businesses, and they are now looking to expand their team further with other people who have the same ethos and attitude.
Whilst communications and energy are their bread and butter, sustainability is at the heart of everything they do. With their existing skill set in communications, Paul knew that they could adapt this to solar energy and so UCS Renewables was born in 2010. Since then, they have expanded their services to include both residential and commercial solar solutions as well as battery storage and EV charging points, priding themselves on helping companies reduce their carbon footprint and save money.
“Our transition to cleaner, greener transport has gained pace with the acquisition of our new LEVC that we have just secured through Dawsongroup. Not only does the vehicle align to our values as a business, it’s also part of what we do: providing cleaner, safer energy for commerce as well as household installations”.
Paul’s belief is that to sell a product you have to live with it, so the first solar panel installation UCS Technologies completed was on their own roof. Keeping up with new technologies to minimise the company’s impact on the environment is very important, and as part of that ethos they were one of the first companies in the country to install LED lighting throughout their offices. With the cost of energy constantly rising, they want to help people mitigate those costs by providing cost-efficient energy solutions to enable companies and individuals to become self-sufficient through sustainable energy within their own property.
Looking to the future, Paul’s ambitions for UCS are to continue with the growth of the company and their involvement with employment and regeneration in their local area of Teesside. Their overall aim is to reduce energy bills through the services that they can deliver for people – and the increase in sales at the start of this year has shown that is exactly what they are doing.