Solar Communications recently completed the successful integration of acquired businesses, Response Data Communications (RDC) and Denwa; increasing their portfolio of business-enhancing services available to all three sets of customers. The integration of these organisations was completed in just 28 days, both technically and operationally with the business now operating under one brand, Solar – RDC and Denwa are now retired from the market.
John Whitty, Solar CEO said, ‘Denwa is a proven service-focused business with a very strong reputation in serving SMB and mid-market business customers. RDC is an extremely capable and exciting business with a very talented team. These businesses enhance our ability to provide innovative technology solutions that meet our customers’ needs.’
As a result of the RDC acquisition, Solar has attained Platinum Partner status with ShoreTel and Summit Partner status with Silver Peak which today makes Solar the highest accredited partner in EMEA. With the addition of the SD-WAN platform in their offering, Solar can now capitalise on a market set to be worth £20 billion by 2020.
These two acquisitions have significantly strengthened Solar’s position in the communications marketplace, supporting them in reaching their goal of becoming the go-to cloud and managed service provider (MSP) for small to medium-sized enterprise businesses. The integration has also resulted in the launch of the Disruptive Technologies team.
The disruptive technologies department is a new part of Solar’s offering as a company, focusing on innovation and change to keep their customers ahead of the game. They realise that no technology is here to stay with the giants often becoming complacent or unable to maintain their former success, therefore they are going to work tirelessly to make sure their services are leading the way and constantly challenging the market.
Jason Evans, former Managing Director of RDC, joins the Solar team in a new role as Director of Disruptive Technologies. Jason said, ‘I very much look forward to being part of the Solar team and further helping the group to develop and deliver our incredibly exciting joint portfolio of solutions and services.’ Rob Scott, Managing Director of Denwa will leave the business following the transfer of operations.
Solar’s geographical presence has now increased, boasting offices in London, Chippenham, Manchester and Harlow as well as employing 100 people. This presence is likely to grow as following the recent successful integrations Solar are looking forward to another year of business growth with further acquisitions planned later in the year.
Solar works closely with its customers to create bespoke and flexible unified communications solutions that save money, boost efficiency, improve operational effectiveness and enhance their user’s experience. The company’s solutions portfolio and technical expertise includes unified communications, collaboration, mobility, network services and data services.
Established in 1988, independently-owned Solar Communications has offices in London, Chippenham, Manchester and Harlow and employs circa 100 people. The company has 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 2017.