We are a UK based designer, manufacturer and supplier of exceptional quality and innovative solar screens, roller blinds, wipers, curtains and sheers and adhesive films for the maritime sector. Our products are trusted worldwide by leading cruise lines, naval vessels, yacht owners and commercial vessel operators.
Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, we’ve been growing at a record pace over the last decade, supplying major global brands throughout the sector including Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line and Carnival.
“My family’s association with the Maritime Sector goes back four generations, it is an industry we’re very passionate about. My ambition was to set-up a business in the North East, a region with a strong maritime history that continues this tradition by providing innovative window treatments that create comfortable and safe onboard environments for mariners, crew and passengers travelling the world’s oceans and waterways.”
– Paul Pringle, Founder and Managing Director
I actively oversee the whole Company, seeking new opportunities for the business and manage product development and implementation.
In my free time I like playing racket sports, HIIT training, gardening and learning German. I participate in large sporting events including The Great North Run and assault courses.
I’m Chief Strategist for the company. I also dabble in finance, technical, sales, table builder, toilet roll attacher, service, installation and all things commercial!
Outside of work, I have an inherent love of cars and travel, DIY by necessity, and landscape gardening.
My job is to liaise with potential and existing customers to ensure their projects are completed on time, to budget and above all to satisfaction. I coordinate all aspects of the project, from enquiry to delivery and installation.
Outside of work, my interests include sports (rugby is a big one!), music (I play guitar badly), reading and travelling.
I manage the all international sales enquiries, produce detailed (and often technical) quotations and control import/export.
When I’m not at work you’ll find me in the kitchen, doing calisthenics (basically means doing pull up’s!), playing football, reading, listening to podcasts, investing wisely and running.
As the Creative Designer, I deal with all elements of design from branding & identity to bespoke illustrations; I help bring the Solarglide brand to life.
I had a passion for design since hanging my first piece of art on the fridge when I was 3. I enjoy painting, walking Ernie (my French Bulldog) and tattoos!
I’m responsible for HR, Health & Safety and Compliance for the company, my job generally consists of keeping everyone out of trouble, happy and safe!
I am an animal lover, and outside of work I’m a volunteer fosterer for Cats Protection, as well as having far too many animals of my own!
My role consists of making sure all orders are processed and dispatched accordingly, as well as making sure things run smoothly in the office and for our customers.
Out of the office, you’ll find me binge watching the latest crime documentaries, looking to book my next holiday, or napping!