Midlands solar firm bucks the trend

A Midlands-based green energy firm is bucking the economic trend having reported a successful 12 months.

Father & Son operated Solar Solutions, based in Malvern, now employs 16 people and has doubled its turnover in the last year. The business also operates as a social enterprise – ploughing 20 percent of its profits into community projects.  

Mr McCann, managing director, said: “Our first two years have been hard work but the steady performance of the business, especially in the first six months of this year, has been good to see in such a tough climate.

“I am delighted we’ve been able to help boost the region’s employment market by adding local expertise to our team. But aside from job opportunities we’ve also remained at the forefront by offering new technology to property owners which allows them to reduce their energy bills.”

Talking about the firm’s own involvement with the community, Mr McCann added: “When I set up Solar Solutions the aim was to be different. Of course we wanted to be commercially successful but too many businesses give nothing back.

“Therefore we made a commitment from day one that we’d give a percentage of our profits back through community projects. I am delighted we’ve met that pledge through schemes including tree planting and charitable donations – recently working with the Malvern Cube and Acorns Children’s Hospice.

“We have another exciting 12 months ahead of us.”