Following 10 years delivering innovative digital transformation services under the Spherica Business Solutions brand, we identified the huge business process efficiencies we could deliver using intelligent automation to connect the IT infrastructures we were implementing. Intelligent automation is the future of business but many organisations are yet to embrace the concept and realise the benefits of a truly connected, collaborative workplace.
The decision was made to create a completely new Digital Innovation Division dedicated to delivering the next level of digital transformation through intelligent automation, and so Synaptek was born. We’re on a mission to make everyone’s working day more productive and enjoyable by reducing the time spent on inefficient processes and mundane, repetitive tasks. Our desire to change the way people work for the better drives who we are and what we do. Every day. For every customer.
Our core values
To create a business dedicated to changing ways of working for the better for our customers, we need to live and breathe simple and collaborative ways of working, ourselves. Here are some of the core values we live by to ensure our teams are empowered to be the best they can be and to make work easier for all.
- Relentless innovation
- Bring your whole self to work
- Own it
- Buckle up
- Engineering excellence
We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we are serious about what we do. When you get an email from us, you’ll see we address ourselves as @synaptek.ninja because we excel in what we do – and we deliver at lightning pace, albeit without the swords! It’s also our way of saying that we’re more dynamic than your average IT geek!
We believe that through technology we have the power to change working lives, so we live by this mantra in everything we do.
The leadership team
Steve Jennings CCO
Steve has spent more than 25 years in the IT industry delivering solutions that have the customer at the heart. Having started out as a ‘techie’ in the early days of his career, he later moved into business development before becoming a business owner. His passion and eye for understanding challenging projects and identifying the expertise necessary to deliver solutions that deliver what they promise, very much feeds the culture across the business. He encourages disruptive thinking and inspires his teams to continually innovate and be the best they can be.
Karl Nicholson CIO
Karl’s vision to build a future where everyone works to the best of their ability is the driving force behind the brand. He’s obsessed with innovation and thinking differently to solve problems that hamper productivity in the workplace. His creativity and desire to deliver process efficiencies that create more productive, agile and engaged workforces is what makes him so popular with clients and strategic partners alike.
He’s spent 15 years in IT and has a proven track record in delivering emerging and disruptive technology solutions for businesses as diverse as public transport, motorsport and utilities, including Virgin Trains, World Touring Car Championship (WTCC), Renault Sport F1 and Welsh Water.
Craig Ellis CTO
Craig’s enviable technical abilities enable Synaptek to deliver ground-breaking innovations at pace. He likes nothing better than to challenge himself to find new and innovative ways to implement the latest technology to address real-life business needs like never before. Craig cut his teeth at IBM and was then instrumental in a digital transformation project at Deutsche Bank before joining Spherica, Synaptek’s parent company, and delivering game-changing transformation solutions for clients.
Synaptek has created an exciting proposition in an emerging and potentially huge market. At Virgin Trains, we are constantly looking at innovative technologies that will improve the experience of our customers and we see Synaptek’s intelligent workflow automation as a key way of achieving that. Our partnership with Synaptek will help us accelerate the speed at which we do business and drive additional value from our already successful digital transformation programme.
Synaptek shares our vision for a connected world that makes work easier for everyone. We’ve been impressed by the team’s technical knowledge and deep understanding of intelligent automation, so much so that we invited them to join our Solutions Gallery: a showcase of automation solutions from carefully selected partners that will add value to our customers’ businesses. The automated NOC solution they’re showcasing is a real game-changer that will transform network operations in any business.