Quick facts
  • What we do:
    B2B telecommunications solutions provider
  • Year established:
    1988
  • Website:
    http://www.solar.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Unit 1, , Greenways Business Park, Bellenger Close, CHIPPENHAM, Wiltshire, SN15 1BN

About Solar Communications Group Limited

Solar provides communications technology for more than 1,700 customers across a variety of markets, aiming to improve their communication channels, operational effectiveness and reduce their costs with a dedicated customer focus throughout.

Established in 1988, the company today has offices in London, Harlow, Chippenham and Manchester. It has been featured in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 and the London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’

Solar’s core values, which sit at the centre of their work and culture, are to go beyond the call, lead the way, take personal responsibility and do the right thing.

The employees that demonstrate commitment to these values - dubbed ‘Solar Citizens’ - are nominated and voted for by their peers every quarter, with the winner receiving a prize from the CEO.

Solar is led by John Whitty, who walks the floor in every office and ensure he knows employees' names, roles and something about their family or interests.


What is it like to work for Solar Communications Group Limited

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Solar conducted their first ‘Learning at Work Week’ in 2017, where staff pushed themselves out of their comfort zones and provided training sessions for colleagues on how to change a tyre, learn Cantonese, better understand personality types and more.
My Team
My Team
Their intranet platform - ‘Soul’ - is critical to Solar’s team interaction and communication. It is accessible across all offices and anyone can post updates, news, photos, while others can like, comment and interact.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Solar takes responsibility for their environmental impact seriously. It has gained the accreditation ISO14001, which is underpinned by the following 5 core principles: reduce pollution, conserve resources, conserve energy, reduce consumption and waste and protect the Earth’s ecological balance.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Development
    Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    104

  • Staff Turnover:

    25%

  • UK sites:

    4

  • Average Age:

    40

  • Earning £35,000+:

    45%

  • Male : Female:

    78% / 22%

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