SYNAXON UK has been around for over 10 years now, and I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you.
My name is Frank Roebers, I am 51 years old and the CEO of SYNAXON AG Germany. I have been working for SYNAXON for 26 years and towards the end of last year I assumed responsibility for our UK division.
When you take over a new business division, you first have a look at what has gone well and what hasn’t, and then you derive the ideas for the future. With over 2,500 paying members, we are the market leader in Germany and with our 210 employees we can offer a service-level that is almost unattainable compared to our competitors. That No1 service level is my ambition for the UK now.
I would like to drive change and have therefore together with my management colleagues and above all with Derek Jones proclaimed a “new start”. Our goal is that by the end of this year we are able to offer to the UK members the services that have made us so successful in Germany.
Since launching SYNAXON in the UK nearly 11 years ago Derek has been instrumental in the success we’ve achieved and will be integral in his new role as non-executive Chairman.
We are currently repositioning all business units in the UK and hiring a large number of additional staff to support our ambitious plans.
Above all we want to greatly improve the quality in the area of purchasing optimisation: we will be working with more distributors at better T&Cs available through EGIS, SYNAXON Central Trading with excellent pricing, SYNAXON CSP, SYNAXON Managed Services as well as vertical integration in procurement being pushed ahead.
In addition, our MSP group iTeam (for members with 10+ employees) has already launched and has gained the first 6 members. Our German Academy has more than 4,000 participants per year and will also start in UK this year. There will be many more new announcements to come and I am convinced that you will find these to be both of interest and value.
With this in mind I would like to invite you to our National Conference on 20th June, 2019 at the Jury’s Inn Hotel in Hinckley Island (LE10) where I will report in my Keynote about the “new start” and its exciting opportunities.
Our management from Germany, together with the UK team, will announce and present all the new services.
I look forward to welcoming you to the National Conference and taking the opportunity to know you personally.
CEO SYNAXON AG