• Mon. Feb 26th, 2024

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North East Technology Firm Relocates as part of wider National Expansion

Screen Shot 2015-07-28 at 13.03.14Specialist Tyneside technology business Synergi IT has relocated its head office, opened a Scottish office, recruited new consultants and embarked on a national expansion programme.

The company led by directors Peter Joynson and Justin Short has relocated from offices at Gateshead Quays to larger premises at The Watermark, in Gateshead, reflecting the steady growth of the business.

Significant contract wins since January 2014 means Synergi is well on target to achieving sales of around £2m within three years. Work is now being won in Scotland and well out of its North East heartland.

Efforts to develop new business in Scotland are developing strongly since Synergi recently opened an office in Buchanan Street, Glasgow. The company is enjoying particular success marketing and implementing a range of Microsoft’s cloud based technologies including Office 365, SharePoint, along with Nintex and associated products.

Justin Short said: “Many companies north and south of the Borders have legacy versions of SharePoint that need bringing up to date while lots of small businesses are being introduced to the software via Microsoft’s Office 365. We see Scotland as an exciting market for the continued growth at Synergi.”

Synergi currently has a 14-strong team and recruitment of support staff and specialist IT consultants remains steady as more businesses and organisations switch from traditional IT systems to more flexible cloud-based technology.

Managing director Peter Joynson said: “We came into the market at the right time of the cycle. Many businesses, large and small, were seriously starting to review how they used technology and the sort of provision they needed.

“Our offer to businesses couldn’t be simpler and yet more powerful – making business software work better in a more joined up way. The latest Microsoft technologies like Office 365, SharePoint, CRM and their Dynamics financial solutions are all now available and can all be integrated on-site or via the cloud to automate many more business functions.”

He added: “We’re really excited about the future. We have a strategy that goes against investing large capital sums on new servers, other hardware and software. Our approach is more modern – giving businesses, large and small, faster, more reliable tools to actually focus on their business and not their IT problems.”

More recently Synergi established a strategic asset management (SAM) division after signing an exclusive UK partnership with world-leading Australian software firm, Assetic. This alliance enables Synergi to expand into a new business area by providing innovative software and services to the UK and Europe for the first time, helping large businesses and public sector organisations better manage the degradation of assets and an aging infrastructure.

Peter Joynson explained: “Assetic’s powerful specialist software will allow large private and public sector organisations better manage and maintain a large asset stock. It will be an important tool for local authorities, the utilities, education and organisations that are facing financial cuts and need to manage asset decay.”

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