About Us

Founded on relationships

Solent Powder Finishers Ltd was established in 1982 by Chairman, Godfrey Sumner with the support of his wife Christine.
Godfrey wanted a business that would focus on people – employees, customers and suppliers

Customer Focus

The focus of the company has always been on a strong customer care ethic and nurturing relationships – we always aim to go above and beyond our customer’s expectations. An indication of our success is that we are still trading with two of our original customers from 1982.

Total Supply

In 2004 we began ‘total supply’ for several customers and this led to the expansion of our premises in 2007, incorporating a small machine shop, fabrication division and a larger, upgraded coating line.

Family Legacy

Godfrey has phased into retirement but the company remains in the family with his daughter, Helen as Managing Director. Helen worked alongside Godfrey for 17 years so has a well rooted understanding of the company’s core beliefs

Mission Statement

To go above and beyond our customer’s expectations by fostering excellent supply chain relationships, being driven by our customer’s requirements and always achieving the best quality possible at the best price we can offer


  • We will honour our promises
  • We are willing to ‘go the extra mile’ to keep customers satisfied
  • We are a family run business with family values
  • We are ethical and moral in our conduct with employees, customers and suppliers
  • We have a wealth of technical knowledge and experience and work hard to share this amongst the team to ensure an engaged and productive workforce