Syncro-sponsored IWFM Ball Raises Tens of Thousands for Charity

The IWFM North Region Charity Ball, sponsored by Syncro, drew 400 workplace and facilities management professionals to the Hilton Hotel, Manchester, on 4th July 2019. The secret theme of the event revealed on the evening was The Wizard of Oz, with the Hilton’s Deansgate Bar decorated as a forest where guests walked through into the Deansgate Suite decorated as The Emerald City – complete with a flying witch!

Syncro is very pleased to have had the opportunity to sponsor the event, echoing its commitment to supporting local charities. The event was a huge success, and although the IWFM is awaiting the final figure, early indications suggest that event will have raised significantly more than the £17,500 record set by the 2018 ball. The money raised will go to the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity and the IWFM Chairman’s charity, Shelter.

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity supports the families of children with a life-threatening or terminal illness who may be struggling to cope day-to-day with their child’s diagnosis. The charity uses donations to provide support for parents, siblings, grandparents and the unwell child.

The IWFM Chairman’s charity, Shelter, will also receive proceeds from the event. Shelter provides advice, support, and legal services to millions of people each year facing poor housing or homelessness. Shelter hopes that through its work, it can pave the way for a world in which nobody struggles with these issues.

Steve Long, Managing Director at Syncro, said: “Syncro is extremely proud to have been the headline sponsor of the IWFM North Ball this year. It is a tremendously valuable thing to bring so many local businesses, charities and organisations together in times of uncertainty, and raise phenomenal amounts of money for good causes.”

Sarah Marles & Mark Muncaster IWFM Ball co-organisers and joint Directors at FM Solutions, commented: “Yet another wonderful year for the IWFM North Charity Ball. We would like to thank all our guests and sponsors for their support, and of course our headline sponsor Syncro. We know how important it is to provide a platform for networking and collaboration in the industry, and the IWFM is glad to be able to support charities at the same time.”

If you’d like to donate to the Rainbow Trust, please visit the JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/iwfmnorthball2019


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Syncro Named Seventh in Greater Manchester Fastest 50

Syncro has been named seventh in the Ward Hadaway Greater Manchester Fastest 50 Awards 2019, a celebration of the region’s fastest growing privately-owned companies. The awards recognise businesses that keep the region thriving and are making significant contributions to the Greater Manchester economy. The nominees are also applauded for projecting stories of sustained growth through innovation during challenging times.

Having made a conscious effort to sustainably grow the business and invest in a highly competent and well-trained team, Syncro is proud to be named in the Greater Manchester Fastest 50.

Managing Director, Steve Long, said: “It’s a pleasure to be named in the Greater Manchester Fastest 50 this year. Since we started the company, we have always had an ethos for sustainable growth and the development of a strong team – safeguarding us against the unpredictability of the economy. It’s fantastic to be recognised our contributions in the region and I extend my thanks to our excellent team.”


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Syncro Secures Investor in People Certification

The Investors in People Standard is a framework that helps organisations benchmark themselves against workplace excellence. The certification recognises companies that are creating thriving workplaces where a combination of leadership and opportunities for development help achieve the best outcomes for both people and the business.

Syncro is committed to achieving excellence through growing a team that feels valued and is motivated by development – the Syncro Academy is a prime example of how the company values growing talent from within.

“Syncro is a privately-owned company that has the feel of a family business, we’re extremely proud of the positive culture we have created where staff feel valued and motivated to progress in their roles. The Investors in People certification reaffirms to us the great working environment we have established,” commented Steve Long, Managing Director at Syncro.




Syncro Sponsors Annual IWFM Charity Ball

Supporting local charities is part of Syncro’s ethos and this is why we are proud to be sponsoring the annual IWFM North Region Ball this year. Welcoming over 400 workplace and facilities professionals, the prestigious black-tie event has gained serious traction in the past few years, raising tens of thousands of pounds for charities.

Each year the event is themed, but the highly anticipated theme is kept as one of the North’s best kept secrets and is only revealed on the night. The ball includes a three-course meal, live music, entertainment, opportunities to network and a charity raffle.

This year the chosen charity is the Rainbow Trust, set up to support families of children with a life threatening or terminal illness. Thousands of families have to face the difficult reality that their child may die and will struggle to cope on a day to day basis. The Rainbow Trust uses valuable donations to provide support workers for families through these difficult times, including the parents, the unwell child, carers, brothers, sisters and grandparents.

In addition to supporting the Rainbow Trust, proceeds from the event will also go to the IWFM Chairman’s charity, Shelter. Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with poor housing or homelessness by providing advice, support and legal services. The charity campaigns in the hope that one day nobody will need to turn for them for much needed help.

Steve Long, Managing Director at Syncro, said: “We’re really excited to be the headline sponsor of this excellent event. Supporting local charities is something that we value greatly as a company and individuals at Syncro. I’d like to take this opportunity to encourage people to support the event and to dig deep on the night and raise thousands of pounds for the Rainbow Trust and Shelter.”

The IWFM North Ball will take place on the 4th July 2019 at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester. To find out more or purchase tickets please follow this link.






Supporting Local Charity

Last year, Syncro chose the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital as the company charity of the year. Over the course of the year Syncro is proud to have raised £6,500 for the charity through a range of fundraisers such as a family fun day, Christmas jumper day, guess the bear, as well as Syncro’s very own Sam Long completing the Manchester Marathon in aid of the cause. Syncro also held the Humphrey’s Charity Ball at Leigh Sports Village this month, with proceeds going to the hospital charity.

The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital cares for 276,000 children every year, the charity aims to support excellence in treatment, research and care that the hospital provides young patients. The money raised goes a long way in funding specialist equipment that helps diagnose children and provide crucial treatments – donations also help to make the environment as child friendly as possible.

Steve Long, Syncro Managing Director, commented: “It is a pleasure to support the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and the tremendous work they do. Being in hospital is an unpleasant experience for all of us, but for children in times of need it can be all the more traumatic – the work the charity does to fund expert care, treatment and research is a huge comfort to many in and around Manchester. As a business we are firm believers in helping to raise money for local charities wherever possible, the team have willingly taken it upon themselves to do an excellent job of raising money for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.”

Find out more about the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital here.


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Syncro Welcomes Mayor of Manchester

Syncro is proud to have received a visit from the Mayor of Manchester, Andy Burnham, to its offices in Warrington. Over the past few years, Syncro has achieved excellent growth and quickly become a respected name in the fire and security sector.

The Mayor reached out to Syncro to come and meet Managing Director Steve Long and his team to learn more about Syncro and the contributions it is making towards business in the region, including being awarded ‘Business of the Year’ at the Wigan Business Awards.

Steve Long, Managing Director of Syncro, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome the mayor to our offices to share our successes and show him what we do as a business. The team should be proud of the excellent work we do that has put Syncro on the map in the region. I am extremely pleased with our work and am looking forward to continuing to enhance our offering.”




Syncro Academy Goes from Strength to Strength

The Syncro Academy has been a phenomenal success since its launch in 2018. The initiative pioneered by Syncro focuses on education, training and communications, ensuring customer facing teams are skilled to deliver exemplary customer care. Bespoke training is delivered to suit the needs of Syncro clients and the strong portfolio of products.

The first-year Syncro Academy engineers have completed their training and rotations around the business, armed with new skills to move on to more specific roles in the Syncro team. The second year of Syncro Academy engineers have started the programme and have begun training.

Syncro has a commitment to continue investment in the Syncro Academy to ensure that over the next five years Syncro develops talent as it grows.

“The Syncro Academy has far surpassed our expectations in what we thought the programme could deliver. By investing in young people, we have been able to give our engineers specialist training in the sector which makes them a very valuable asset to us. The first-year Syncro Academy engineers have developed significantly since they joined the team and I’m sure will continue to make a valuable contribution to our core business operations in their new roles. Our second-year engineers have made a very positive start and we are delighted to have them on board,” commented Steve Long, Syncro Managing Director.