Solar Communications acquires RDC & Denwa
Jan 2, 2018
Solar Communications has now completed the acquisition of both Response Data Communications (RDC) and Denwa, which has resulted in an exciting increased portfolio and further business-enhancing services to all three sets of customers. The integration of these reasonably-sized organisations was completed in just 28 days, both technically and operationally. John Whitty the CEO of Solar Communications 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.’
As a result of the RDC acquisition, Solar has attained Platinum Partner status with ShoreTel and Summit Partner status with Silver Peak (becoming the highest level 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 to reach their ambition to become the go-to cloud and managed service provider (MSP) for small to medium-sized enterprise businesses, and has also resulted in the launch of the Disruptive Technologies team. Rob Scott the Managing Director of Denwa will leave the business following the transfer of operations, however Jason Evans, the former Managing Director of RDC, has joined the Solar team and took the position of 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.’
Solar now boosts offices in London, Chippenham, Manchester and Harlow, and employs over 100 staff across its operations. The growth seems set to continue with Solar Communications targeting a further acquisition this year, according to CEO John Whitty.