June 18, 2024

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Solsoft – the Bristol company named after the 1999 Solar Eclipse – marks 25th Anniversary

As millions of people prepare to watch today’s (April 8th) total solar eclipse, Bristol based IT specialist Solsoft is preparing to mark its quarter-century anniversary and remember the last solar eclipse here in the UK, in 1999 which was the inspiration for the company’s name.

The team all went out into the street outside the company office in Clifton, Bristol to watch the eclipse in 1999 and were so impressed by this remarkable natural wonder that they decided to give the business a new name: Solsoft. ‘Sol’ is the Latin and Spanish name for the sun, and the Solsoft logo includes a sun emblem in honour of the 1999 eclipse.

More than just a managed IT provider, Solsoft aims to make IT expertise and strategic know-how accessible and affordable to small and medium-sized businesses as well as not-for-profits, empowering them to get the most out of their technology budget.

Solsoft’s track record of providing excellent IT services – including reactive support and virtual CIO – has seen it earn a customer satisfaction rating consistently standing at above 97%.

“A total solar eclipse is a rare moment and the 1999 eclipse certainly left a lasting impression on the founders of our business,” said Neil Farnworth, MD at Solsoft.

“We felt it was only right that we honoured that amazing event in our choice of name. It gives us tremendous pleasure to celebrate our 25th anniversary this year in sync with another eclipse and here’s hoping the company is still going strong in 2090 when the next solar eclipse occurs in the UK.”