When Alistair McNeill and Ian Conway were looking to grow their company, Solas LED, the Paisley businessmen looked to Business Gateway to help them ramp up their marketing.
One year on and the specialist lighting business is racing along, with a host of public and private sector clients looking to Solas for a lighting solution that will not only save energy and reduce bills but cut carbon emissions too.
“LED has a huge number of benefits over traditional halogen bulbs and more and more businesses are now realising this,” said Alistair. “We have developed a direct relationship with one of the world’s leading manufacturers, which means we can offer our clients a high quality, certified and guaranteed product at a very competitive price.
“Although we knew we had a fantastic product we also realised we would need some specialist support to identify and hit our target markets, and that was when we turned to Business Gateway.
Our adviser has been great and is now viewed as an important team member. He has advised us on everything from competitor analysis and market research to our website. He also helped us bring in a marketing graduate through Renfrewshire Council’s Invest in Renfrewshire initiative.
“The public sector is a big market for us and the advice Business Gateway has given us on tendering processes, has been invaluable.”
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