UK: M&E contractor Synecore is moving its UK head office to Sittingbourne as part of a five-year expansion plan.
Thirteen years on from its establishment, Synecore is leaving its rural offices in a converted barn in Detling for 4,000ft² of office space in Conqueror Court in Sittingbourne.
Synecore’s Kent head office is the hub of its national M&E operation. Here, it provides a complete design, installation and maintenance service for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, commercial refrigeration, electrics and plumbing.
“Our current offices have served us well, but we have outgrown them. We need to embrace our success and look ahead,” explained MD Paul Thomas. “Our new offices at Conqueror Court will not only provide added space to expand, but Sittingbourne itself is a convenient location for us. It has good access to London, many of our staff are local to the area and there is potential access to a larger workforce in the future.”
The move comes after a decade of substantial growth for the firm. By adapting the business to suit key clients and their national rollout programmes, Synecore says it has accrued national contracts for major hospitality brands, main contractors and architects. Synecore supports national roll-out programmes for the likes of Leon restaurants, Pret A Manger, Comptoir Libanais, Cote, Five Guys, Frankie and Benny’s, Hilton Hotels, Virgin Holidays and numerous airside restaurant concessions.
“Since 2011, we’ve taken our turnover from £920,140 to £7m in the last financial year (2017-2018). During this time, we have invested heavily in new staff and training programmes for young recruits across the county,” explains Thomas.
“Synecore continues to attract new clients and we need to ensure we still deliver the same level of customer care we have become renowned for. This means employing more staff and training the next generation of engineers.
Synecore will relocate its HVAC service department, project management, estimating and design departments to the new Sittingbourne offices at Unit 1, Conqueror Court on Friday September 7.