BREXIT STRATEGY – BREXIT READY
SOLAR SOLVE’S STRATEGY REGARDING BREXIT IS VERY SIMPLE
WE DO NOT HAVE ONE BECAUSE WE ARE BREXIT READY
WE TRADE WITH CUSTOMERS ALL OVER THE WORLD
EVER SINCE OUR FIRST EXPORT ORDER TO MALTA IN 1987
WE HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT WHAT THE FINAL OUTCOME OF THE BREXIT PROCESS WILL BE, ONLY HOPE
SITE VISITORS WHO ARE AS BEMUSED AS WE ARE AND WHO MAY BE EXPECTING TO USE THE SERVICES OF SOLAR SOLVE IN THE FUTURE, MAY BE RE-ASSURED BY A FEW PERTINENT FACTS.
FOR OUR ORGANISATION, TRADING WITH COUNTRIES IN THE EU IS NO MORE OR LESS OF A HASSLE OR COMPLICATION THAN TRADING WITH ANY OTHER COUNTRIES, APART FROM A VERY FEW OUTSIDE OF THE EU, CERTAINLY LESS THAN 5 AND WHICH ARE STILL SERVICED TO OUR CUSTOMERS’ DELIGHT.
SO FAR SOLAR SOLVE HAS TRADED WITH 108 COUNTRIES IN 6 CONTINENTS, 23 OF WHICH ARE IN THE EU. THAT LEAVES 85 COUNTRIES WE HAVE TRADED WITH OR CONTINUE TO TRADE WITH, VERY SUCCESSFULLY UNDER WTO (WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION) RULES.
WE ARE VERY PROUD OF THE FACT THAT WE HAVE NO UNHAPPY CUSTOMERS.
VISIT OUR WEBSITE TESTIMONIALS PAGE HERE FOR CONFIRMATION TESTIMONIALS PAGE
SO BY A PROCESS OF ELIMINATION READERS WOULD BE CORRECT IN CONCLUDING IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE WHERE A COUNTRY IS, OR WHAT RULES IT TRADES UNDER, THEY WILL ALWAYS ENJOY AND BENEFIT FROM SOLAR SOLVE’S USUAL EXEMPLARY SERVICE.
IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY TRADING WITH OUR BUSINESS UNDER EU RULES AND THEY EVENTUALLY CHANGE TO WTO RULES WE CANNOT SEE ANY PROBLEMS WITH THAT
JUST BUSINESS AS USUAL BECAUSE WE ARE BREXIT READY
Solar Solve Ltd proudly displays on the front cover of its internal reports that the company is
A KINETIC ENTERPRISE
SELF-ADAPTING, SELF-RENEWING, INSTANT-ACTION ORGANISATION
If we have to make changes in the future to comply with mountains of new legislation relating to the UK leaving the EU, then that is what we will do.
The founders and major shareholders of Solar Solve Ltd, which was originally established as Northern Window Blind Company in 1975, are John and Lilian Lightfoot. They have successfully steered this business through four officially designated UK recessions plus the aftermath of 9-11.
Those recessions most certainly did take their toll but along with a whole lot of determination, effort and suffering, they were overcome.
Mid 1970’s recession – 1975 – 6 months
The time when we established the business.
Early 1980’s recession- 1980/1 – 15 months
Just had to muddle through.
Early 1990’s recession – 1990/1 – 15 months
Life was tough already as we were very busy establishing Solar Solve Marine.
Post 9-11 global impact – 2002 – 15 months
Not a UK recession but sales dropped by 30% and it took over 15 months for us to recover.
Financial Crisis Recession – 2008/9 – 15 months
Hurt many businesses and individuals but we were unaffected.
Throughout the 44 years of our existence there have been and still are, many isolated incidents globally that made life difficult for businesses and other organisations to trade and function.
When we first began exporting we put a lot of effort into selling our products into East Germany, with some success but only for a few months before the wall came down and it got to be much easier after that. But the point is, it could be done.
On Friday 13th April 2018 we dispatched a consignment of 16 Type Approved SOLASAFE solar roller sunscreens to a customer in Uruguay. It was our first order for the South American country and the 100th country to be supplied with the company’s brand leading products.
It took 30 years to achieve and the whole of the Solar Solve Team are thrilled that the milestone was reached and subsequently surpassed. It’s a significant accomplishment and one that we are extremely proud of.
Some unusual and exotic locations are included within the 108 countries such as the Falklands Islands, Tahiti, Kyrgyzstan, Peru, Switzerland, Alaska, Greenland and the Cayman Islands.
Over the last decade particularly, more use of the World Wide Web and Internet, together with improvements to the company’s website; www.solasolv.com have resulted in a huge change in the way the business now markets its products. Changes that are seeing enquiries from an even wider variety of countries and locations, like land-locked Kyrgyzstan mentioned earlier, now that we supply to airports, cranes, trains and heavy mining equipment.
Enquiries have come from:
• The Driver of an Excavator working at an open-cast mine location in the Western Australian desert
• Someone in Alaska who needs Anti-Glare Screens for the windows of an Air Traffic Control Tower
• A Roughneck in the drilling control room of an Offshore Rig who is blinded by the sun
• The Purchasing Manager of one of the world’s premier Cruise Lines who needs special Type Approved roller blinds for a passenger area of a Cruise Ship
• The Captain of an Aircraft Carrier the length of a street, who needs anti-glare screens for the windows of the Navigation Bridge or Flying Control room.
The facts are:
• We can successfully delight all of these enquirers.
• There are currently 215 Customer Commendations on our website Testimonials page that prove it. Visit TESTIMONIALS
• We are absolutely confident and know for sure that we will successfully deal with all of the changes that take place as a result of BREXIT.
Throughout the whole 32 years Solar Solve Ltd has continuously maintained its No.1 position as the Best In The World for the products and service that we supply – in spite of the many imitators that have copied our products and copied or implied our Trade Marks and Brand Names.
The world’s Brand Leaders are rarely displaced and SOLASOLV-UK is no exception.
There is a page on the Solar Solve website, COUNTERFEIT PAGE that contains information about counterfeit and copy products and why, in our opinion, they are inferior to the real thing, which is only manufactured at Solar Solve Ltd.’s South Shields, UK based facility.
In the Board’s opinion, a successful BREXIT for the UK, once it has been established how it will be done and whatever it may subsequently entail, will only work if everyone involved applies themselves to make it succeed.
Failure to embrace and act on the necessary changes, will lead the citizens of the UK down the road of disappointment and possibly disaster.
Let us hope that the politicians and the ne’er-do-wells, whatever side they sympathise with, finally decide to put their differences aside and apply themselves to making the departure a great success for the UK, Europe and the Rest of the World, if that is what the next UK Government tries to achieve.
We say that because here at Solar Solve that is how we see things. Many of the 108 countries and regions of the world with whom we have traded, have their own trading regulations and restrictions, some of them are the same as others, some are variations and some are down-right totally restrictive.
Our very successful trading history throughout the 32 years we have been exporting is absolute proof that it can be done.
If, as a result of BREXIT, there are some new import and export taxes, duties or whatever introduced they will almost certainly apply to everyone, including our competitors. We will change, adapt and live with it.
There is a proverb, “When one door closes, another one opens”. It’s true but they forgot to append, “But you have to go and look for it!”
THE OFFICIAL POSITION OF THE BOARD MEMBERS
OF SOLAR SOLVE LTD RELATIVE TO THE VOTE
FOR THE UK TO LEAVE THE EU
Whatever is decided and eventually legislated for by the new UK Government voted into power on 12th December 2019, will become UK Law and we will abide by it: just as we abide by all of the other UK laws, as well as any foreign government laws that we need to, to successfully facilitate the global service we provide to our customers. Until it is absolutely in place, it may be that Brexit does not happen at all.
When the time comes, we do not foresee any problems that will alter the excellent products and first class service that we provide to our customers.
Really, it’s not exactly rocket science, is it?
The opinions expressed on this page, where not attributed to other people, are those of the creator who is the chairman of Solar Solve Ltd. His personal opinions regarding the outcome of the UK’s Referendum on 23 June 2016 or the results of the UK General Election on 12th December 2019 are not relevant and never referred to. He did make a non-political comment in his Website Blog on 23rd December, as follows:-
With the General Election over, the UK Conservative Government now has the benefit of a landslide majority of 80 seats. Hopefully our great nation can now knuckle down and get on with the task of making the UK great again, by creating a steady and sustained growth in the economy as one major objective. In the meantime, we will all wait with some anxiety to see what will actually transpire’.
The UK is a democracy. A referendum took place, the outcome of which was not achieved and so alternative strategies have been created. The UK will officially leave the EU on 31st January 2020 but it could be some months or maybe years later before new trading laws are negotiated and come into effect.
The Board members of Solar Solve Ltd will not expend any time or effort trying to change any UK Government decisions, whether we agree with them or not.
They will accept and comply with whatever transpires as a result.