About Us

“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.

History

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.

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Customer Solutions

Higgs & Sons

Higgs & Sons Federates Its Workforce with ShoreTel Higgs & Sons, one of the largest law firms in the West Midlands, UK, is trusted by thousands of clients to protect their interests. Communication is key to Higgs & Sons’ success and the firm has to ensure its legal staff are easily contactable at all times. […]

World First

Solar delivers an intuitive and closely integrated UC solution to World First World First is a leading foreign exchange and international payments organisation with an exchange transaction volume of £1.9 billion per annum. Headquartered in London they employ approximately 110 staff across two locations. To date they have worked with more than 26,000 private clients […]

MatrixAPA

Solar helps MatrixAPA improve productivity and easily share information Asia Pacific Accessories (APA) are a Hong Kong based sourcing company that offers a complete supply chain solution for a variety of product requirements. Established in 1997, APA has experienced 10 years of successful trading where they have built an excellent reputation with their clients by […]

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, […]

Logoplaste

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 […]
Solar People

Team Profiles

Ben Marnham

Non-Executive Director

John Colquhoun

Company Secretary

Jeremy Millard

Non-Executive Director

Will Kennedy

Sales & Marketing Director

Abbie Taft

Head of HR