In the Beginning
New kids on the block
In August 2014, following 8 years of service in the battery industry, one of our company directors, Jonathan, decided to set up his own business, Westcountry Batteries, supplying and installing all types of batteries.
Unbeknownst to him, at the same time, following 12 years of service in the battery industry, our other company director, Darren, also decided to set up his own business, Off Grid Technologies (specialising in all types of off-grid living, DC power, energy storage and solar panels).
Within 6 months we had started supplying each other and even working together on installations – both at the design and fitting stages. We obviously hit it off and therefore decided to share a business premises. We covered each other’s holidays and treated each other’s business like our own, whilst watching them both grow stronger.
Two become one
2016 was the year we decided to marry our two highly specialised companies to enable us to expand our range of products, providing a one-stop-shop for all DC powered products.
This merger saw the birth of Batteries and Solar, which is now a leading supplier of DC power products with a comprehensive supplier network, providing a lot more than just batteries and solar. Our range of products has expanded to include refrigeration and heating, bespoke cable making, LED lighting, inverters, chargers, a huge range of accessories and much more. This means we can cater for all types of leisure vehicle conversions, off-grid systems, lighting applications, marine, and system design.
The Big Move
Right place, right time
No sooner had we started, we found we were running out of space. Our continuous expansion and growth meant a bigger workshop and showroom was needed – and fast! Luckily, we were in the right place at the right time as our next-door neighbours were moving.
A steady stream
2017 saw us going from strength to strength, with a steady stream of customers walking through our doors. We needed a head of customer relations; which Arthur took to very quickly and politely.
A Dedicated Team
Building a future
In 2018 it became apparent that we could no longer match the high volume of demands for our products and services. Therefore, embracing expansion and diversification again, we began employing highly qualified and experienced workshop technician and delivery driver. This has strengthened even further our services platform and product knowledge, making us the one-stop shop for all your battery and solar powered needs.
In June 2019, following an explosion of demand for our products, we decided to target the online market to enable us to offer new customers far and wide access to our extensively stocked shop.
Consequently, we opened our arms to welcome a new website manager, who is helping us to make in-roads into online sales. This means we are now also an online one-stop-shop for all you self-builders out there.
As we were growing we needed a second technician, therefore Adam was invited to join us in August 2019.
At Batteries and Solar our mission is to combine the skills of our workforce with our commitment to high-quality customer service. We know that technology can change quickly and are seeing huge and exciting advancements within the industry.
Consequently, our promise to you is that we don’t make assumptions, or make you feel uncomfortable asking questions, but instead offer you the benefit of our knowledge and expertise in plain English. We are dedicated to staff improvement and ensure that all our team undertake relevant training in order to be at the cutting edge of industry advancements.
This means that our passionate experts can make the right recommendations to suit your individual needs, providing each customer with a personalised service.