Solar Purchases TWL Limited

Solar is extending its managed services offering and geographical reach by adding the experience and expertise of Cardiff-based TWL into its portfolio.

TWL has already been successful in migrating many of their on-premises customers to the cloud which is also a key focus area of Solar.

Solar recently developed and launched its own Skype for Business offering that bridges the gap between Microsoft Office 365 and enterprise grade telephony systems whether that be ShoreTel, Mitel or any other IP based PBX. TWL has skills in local area networking and wireless technologies that Solar has already been taking advantage of through a partner agreement.

Andrew Nicholson, the founder and Managing Director of TWL will remain with the business following the acquisition and will provide key support in integrating the teams and product sets.

John Whitty CEO of Solar Communications, said: “This latest and exciting addition to the Solar Group follows the successful purchase and thorough integration of our two acquisitions in 2016. The team have demonstrated that they are able to join together new additions to the Group, whilst realising the benefits expected and continuing to maintain excellent customer service. Solar is determined to address the under-served mid-market with innovative and value-enhancing capabilities, both organically and via strategic acquisition”.

“TWL is a proven service-focused business with a very strong reputation in serving SMB and mid-market business customers, especially in South Wales. The addition of Solar’s Disruptive Technologies will further enhance this position.

“Solar has spent the last 18 months focusing on enhancing business processes and systems to ensure they can deliver great service, and have the best platforms for continued customer growth, both organically and via acquisition, obtaining formal accreditions including; ISO 20000, 27001 and 14000 in addition to 9001. We have also proven that we are able to purchase and integrate strategic acquisitions quickly and efficiently, allowing us to grow organically by adding additional services and value into the 2,000 strong current customer base, and recruiting new customers with innovative communication solutions.

Andrew Nicholson founder and MD of TWL, said: “The TWL team spent the last 14 years building and developing a strong company and service offering and have had the pleasure of working with some great customers. With Solar’s strong portfolio and service-led culture I am convinced that the business will go from strength to strength and all of us at TWL look forward to playing a significant part in the future.”

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David Dungay

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