Solar Communications

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Solar Communications, established in 1988, is a multi-award winning supplier of Unified Communications solutions suitable for businesses of any size. Our product portfolio includes UC telephone systems from market leaders ShoreTel, Mitel and Avaya, high-speed internet connectivity, calls and lines, wireless mobility, LAN infrastructure and HD video conferencing solutions. We have over 1000 clients, national and international, in a variety of sectors that include Finance, Legal, Education, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Charity. Our competitor advantage is down to the great client service we deliver through our great staff. Solar's Head Office is based in Chippenham, with further offices in Manchester and Fleet Street. • Shortlisted for ‘Reseller of the Year’ in the Comms Business Awards 2012. • Recognised in the Deloitte Technology Fast500 as one of the 500 fastest-growing technology companies across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. • Ranked No.50 in the 2012 The Sunday Times TechTrack 100. • ShoreTel Circle of Excellence 2010 – 2015. • Selected by the London Stock Exchange, The Telegraph and Duedil as one of the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2015. • Top ShoreTel International Partner 2015. • Finalist in UK IT Industry Awards and Comms National Award 2015. Specialties: Voice and data systems, Calls and Lines, managed services and mobile, ShoreTel, SIP, Video Conferencing, High Speed Internet Access, Unified Communications, VoIP, Avaya, ShoreTel Telephone Systems, ShoreTel Gold Partner
TypePrivate
HQSheldon, GB
Websitesolar.co.uk

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Employees (est.) (Nov 2019)58(-10%)
Revenue (FY, 2017)£12.6 M(+4%)

Key People/Management at Solar Communications

Ben Marnham

Ben Marnham

Non-Executive Director
Mark Colquhoun

Mark Colquhoun

Chairman
John Whitty

John Whitty

CEO
Jeremy Millard

Jeremy Millard

Non-Executive Director
Will Kennedy

Will Kennedy

Sales & Marketing Director
Sean Lowry

Sean Lowry

CTO
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Solar Communications Office Locations

Solar Communications has offices in Sheldon, London and Salford
Sheldon, GB (HQ)
Sheldon Corner
London, GB
22-24 Red Lion Ct
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Solar Communications Financials and Metrics

Solar Communications Revenue

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Solar Communications's revenue was reported to be £12.57 m in FY, 2017
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2017)

12.6m

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

6.3m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %

50.3%

Net income (FY, 2017)

536.2k

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

577.3k

EBIT (FY, 2017)

429.7k

Cash (31-Dec-2017)

985.6k
GBPFY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

1.9m2.1m2.3m2.0m6.3m7.5m8.6m9.4m9.2m13.5m13.4m12.1m12.6m

Revenue growth, %

2%0%

Cost of goods sold

1.3m1.5m1.7m1.4m3.6m4.5m4.9m5.5m5.1m6.8m6.7m5.9m6.2m

Gross profit

572.8k609.3k651.9k623.3k2.7m3.1m3.7m3.9m4.1m6.6m6.7m6.1m6.3m
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

456.08.0221.093.064.02.038.010.01.0287.0113.2k73.4k416.0k250.4k735.0k1.6m1.6m1.6m2.3m854.3k985.6k

Accounts Receivable

415.2k325.5k352.6k1.9m574.3k488.5k590.6k1.1m1.2m1.2m2.4m2.1m1.8m1.6m2.6m

Inventories

37.7k47.3k113.2k101.4k274.2k261.2k215.5k170.3k116.7k117.3k155.5k104.9k284.8k323.2k319.7k437.2k242.9k565.9k615.1k394.9k453.9k248.9k

Current Assets

239.1k543.4k517.9k485.9k884.7k817.3k896.8k1.1m1.3m1.4m2.1m792.5k952.8k1.5m1.9m3.1m3.8m5.9m6.5m6.7m7.1m10.5m
GBPFY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

34.2k73.2k43.5k(154.1k)217.5k246.4k390.1k511.4k526.0k946.5k802.4k411.2k536.2k

Dividends Paid

20.0k20.0k70.0k147.0k195.0k289.2k315.8k400.0k300.0k

Income Taxes Paid

(150.1k)(269.1k)(206.2k)
GBPY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

155.2k

Financial Leverage

3.7 x
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Solar Communications Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are Solar Communications key executives?

    Solar Communications's key executives are Ben Marnham, Mark Colquhoun and John Whitty.

  • How many employees does Solar Communications have?

    Solar Communications has 58 employees.

  • What is Solar Communications revenue?

    Latest Solar Communications annual revenue is £12.6 m.

  • What is Solar Communications revenue per employee?

    Latest Solar Communications revenue per employee is £216.7 k.

  • Who are Solar Communications competitors?

    Competitors of Solar Communications include Reliance Communications, CommScope and Nomad Digital.

  • Where is Solar Communications headquarters?

    Solar Communications headquarters is located at Sheldon Corner, Sheldon.

  • Where are Solar Communications offices?

    Solar Communications has offices in Sheldon, London and Salford.

  • How many offices does Solar Communications have?

    Solar Communications has 3 offices.