“Discover what makes Solar the perfect solution for your business communications”

About Us

We are Solar

We understand how integral and valuable a customer-focused, service-focused and employee-focused attitude is when being distinguished in a competitive marketplace.

Our strategy is dedicated to drive and propel customers’ businesses forward, ensuring they have no other focus than their own business and their own bottom line. Our employees are dedicated to our customers. The company is dedicated to fostering an environment in which its people develop and thrive.

We work closely with our customers to create bespoke and flexible communications solutions that save money, boost productivity, improve operational efficiency and enhance the user experience. We work to ensure that our customers have no other focus other than their own business and their own bottom line. Our solutions portfolio and technical expertise include unified communications, collaboration, mobility, network services and data services.


Established in 1988, we’re independently-owned and have offices in Cardiff, Harlow, Chippenham and Manchester. We’ve been recognised by the Sunday Times Tech Track 100, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, the London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ for two years running, and was listed as a Best Companies’ ‘one to watch’ in 2016 and 2017.

Today Solar works closely with its customers to create bespoke and flexible communications solutions that save money, boost productivity, improve operational efficiency and enhance their users’ experience.


Customer Solutions

Action for Employment

Improved network efficiency was the key motivating factor for global training provider Action for Employment (A4e) when they turned to leading telecoms company Solar Communications. A4e wanted a modern telephone system linking its sites across the UK to enhance internal communications and accommodate expansion plans. The solution was a Mitel system giving significant cost savings, […]


Solar Internet access solution achieves significant savings Headquartered in Portugal Logoplaste is an industrial group, manufacturing rigid plastic packaging for some of the most reputable companies in the world, in the food and beverage, personal care, household care and oil and lubricants sectors. Today, Logoplaste manages 60 factories and more than 350 machines in 18 […]

Franklins Solicitors

Franklins Solicitors was established in 1982 and, since then, has grown to be a well-respected firm of solicitors, occupying offices in both central Milton Keynes and Northampton and employing over 120 staff. Franklins Solicitors needed to upgrade their legacy Ericsson telephone system, after eighteen years’ service. The main drivers for change were adding value to […]

ASD metal services

Solar delivers ‘best in class’ telecoms solution to ASD metal services ASD metal services are part of the International ‘klöckner & co’ multi-metal distribution group. UK operations are based at their Leeds headquarters and they have 34 offices throughout the UK. Currently 21 of the businesses are using the new solution, provided, installed & managed […]

North West Ambulance Service

North West Ambulance Service — improving the patient experience with modern communications North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) is an NHS Trust that provides 24-hour, 365-days-a-year accident and emergency services to those in Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside and Cumbria. The NHS Trust also provides free patient transport services for those who require non-emergency transport to and […]

Cell Therapy Catapult

Flourishing start-up company, Cell Therapy Catapult, has praised Solar Communications for delivering a worry-free cloud-based phone and internet service to offices located in the centre of a busy hospital. Solar’s solution meets the business’ internet needs and offers a feature-rich, flexible and mobile-friendly communications solution with no need for expensive on-site hardware and maintenance. Growing […]
Solar People

Team Profiles

Ben Marnham

Non-Executive Director

John Colquhoun

Company Secretary

Jeremy Millard

Non-Executive Director
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Will Kennedy

Sales & Marketing Director

Abbie Taft

Head of HR