Entrepreneur spearheads new IT venture ; technology [Newcastle Journal (England)]
(Newcastle Journal (England) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ABUSINESSMAN has launched a new IT solutions firm with ambitious plans to achieve Pounds 2m turnover within three years.
Peter Joynson and a team of experienced technology specialists have established Synergi Software Solutions, in Gateshead, with a view to attracting regional and national companies with a range of specially-designed business applications and Microsoft technologies.
Synergi also aim to tap into the growing opportunity for SMEs to access cloud-based software solutions, and the firm is now actively recruiting skilled technical and sales people who will drive forward their plans to reach Pounds 2m in sales by 2017.
While Synergi is a new force in the region, Peter Joynson and his team have more than 20 years of industry and technical knowledge and are well-known around the North East.
Joynson was a director and former managing director at leading IT support company TSG North East and prior to that he and his brother Mark ran the Team Valley-based financial software business, Joynson Ltd, which was acquired by TSG more than 10 years ago.
He is joined at Synergi by director David Kaye, who was also a former director at TSG Ltd where he held the posts of regional sales director and managing director of ERP. David Charlton also joins the team as a senior consultant.
He was previously at TSG and was a director at Joynson more than 10 years ago.
Joyson said: "The timing felt right for a change.
"Changes in IT and an evolution in business-focused technology solutions coincided with a desire to do things myself again - to rebuild a culture where we all enjoy being part of a smaller family- style business. We want to establish a culture that's a great place to work and where we are regarded by others as great to deal with; easier to deal with; where there is a real 'can-do' attitude.
"Our offer to SMEs 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 from Synergi.
"And really, for the first time, they can all be integrated on- site or via the cloud to automate many more business functions."
"We're really excited about the future. We have quite a unique offering - a strategy that goes against investing large capital sums each four-to-five years 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."
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