Significant investment in UK operations are being planned as the channel services group looks to build on ten years of success and enter the next phase of its development
Warrington, 26 February 2019 – SYNAXON, the leading channel services group for resellers, managed services providers, independent retailers and office products dealers, has appointed Derek Jones as non-executive Chairman of the UK organisation, as it prepares to enter the next phase of its growth and development.
Derek Jones established SYNAXON’s UK operations in 2008 and has steered the operation through more than a decade of success. He is now taking up this senior executive role in which he will concentrate on broadening and deepening relationships between SYNAXON UK and its channel partners and members. Jones will also continue to be a member of the managing board of SYNAXON AG, the UK operation’s parent and Europe’s biggest and most successful channel services organisation.
Jones stated: “I’m excited about taking up this new role, especially given the huge commitment that SYNAXON AG will be making in the UK organisation over the coming year. For me it is a natural evolution and, after ten years of working extremely hard to establish SYNAXON as the leading channel services group in the UK, one that I am relishing. The planned investment from our German parent will see us expanding the breadth and depth of services we offer to our UK members and channel partners. This will make SYNAXON even more integral and essential to the fabric of the UK’s IT and managed services channel.”
Frank Roebers, Chief Executive Officer of SYNAXON AG, added: “Derek has done a remarkable job in firmly establishing SYNAXON as the leading channel services group in the UK over the past decade. We thank him sincerely for his diligence and determination. He is a key member of the management board of SYNAXON, and we now expect him to play an even more vital role in shaping our growth strategy, whilst continuing to be the figurehead for SYNAXON UK and helping us to extend our strategic business partnerships.”
Jones will continue to work closely with the UK management team and also with the operational teams at SYNAXON AG in Germany, the structure of which will now be mirrored in the UK. Further investment will see the group’s UK headcount expanded significantly and a number of major new services introduced.
Members can expect many of the new services and initiatives to be announced at the forthcoming SYNAXON UK Member Conference, which this year takes place at Jury’s Inn hotel, Hinckley on 20 and 21 June. Prior to that, SYNAXON UK plans to hold further gatherings of its fast-growing SynMSP community – one of which is scheduled for next month at the same venue.
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About SYNAXON UK
SYNAXON is the leading reseller, MSP and dealer services group in the UK. The group has more than 600 member companies operating in the IT and office products channels, and partnerships with over 40 vendor, distributor and services suppliers. SYNAXON UK’s members have estimated combined gross revenues of more than £1bn gross external sales.
The group provides a range of unique services that help its member companies to buy better, sell more and reduce their costs. These include the EGIS procurement and information system, which enables members to check the availability of stock and pricing and to place and manage orders with all of SYNAXON’s distributor partners; the iTrends marketing package, which provides a quarterly own-branded product catalogue and an ongoing programme of promotional emails; and EGISeCom, a simple, affordable ecommerce solution that enables members to offer products from all SYNAXON distributor partners though their own website.
Members also benefit from exclusive rebates and promotions and a range of other services, including access to business financing and nationwide maintenance cover options, and low-cost card payment and nationwide courier services.
For supplier partners, SYNAXON provides unrivalled reach into the UK reseller, MSP and dealer community, providing active account management and business development programmes that enable them to develop a higher profile, form lasting partnerships and grow their sales.
Operating from offices in Warrington, SYNAXON UK is part of SYNAXON AG, a European organisation, headquartered in Germany, where it has over 3000 established partners that generate around €3 billion of gross external sales annually, representing 15 per cent of the German market.