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Synergy Vision gears up for global growth with new board appointment

Synergy Vision
Posted on: 29 Nov 18

Synergy Vision is gearing up for global growth with the appointment of Vonnie Alexander as non-executive director, after the Australian office doubled business in the Asia-Pacific region this year and sustained expansion across all other markets.

 

Alexander, founder of I am… executive and leadership coaching, is a positive and highly commercial business leader with over 20 years marketing services experience across small, large, independent and networked agencies. In 2002, she co-founded Kitcatt Nohr, selling to Publicis in 2011 and remaining as managing director, with a global remit, until 2015. Alexander formerly worked with a raft of blue-chip clients for agencies including Bates/ 141 Communications, Carlson Marketing and RAPP (WWAV Rapp Collins), as well as in-house as marketing manager at beauty brand Yves Rocher.

 

Synergy Vision’s managing director, Eileen Gallagher, explains: “Vonnie has significant experience of growing an agency globally and she brings a commercially-minded, yet empathetic and inspiring approach that is sure to help us meet our ambitious growth targets. We’re very excited to have her on board.”

 

Vonnie Alexander comments: “Synergy Vision has huge potential founded in impressive growth thus far, and I love its enlightened approach to the wellbeing and work-life balance of the team and its ambition for the business and its clients. I can’t wait to bring my experience to Synergy Vision as it continues to set exciting new standards at the forefront of healthcare communications.”

 

Alexander’s agency-side experience complements that of Barry Dawber, fellow non-executive director at Synergy Vision and a commercial director at one of Europe's biggest manufacturers of retailer own-brand household and personal care goods, who brings fresh perspective from the FMCG sector, as well as exceptional knowledge and understanding of procurement in ‘big’ industry.

About Synergy Vision

Now in its 11th year, Synergy Vision has offices in London, Dublin and Sydney and provides strategic communications support and medical education programmes for clients across Europe, North and South America and the Asia-Pacific region.

 

The agency prides itself on being the partner that clients can trust – striving to build lasting relationships by exceeding expectations, maintaining high levels of professionalism, and being honest and transparent every step of the way.

 

Synergy Vision has an unusually team-focused ethos, promoting a positive work-life balance and excellence in delivering for clients. From December 2018, it is implementing a 4-day working week without reducing pay; an initiative thought to be the first of its kind in the UK healthcare communications sector. 

 

A raft of accolades going back to 2010 reflect the agency’s commitment to embedding a positive culture across all levels of the company and an unwavering focus on delivering effective and measurable programmes for its clients. Synergy Vision first secured the core Investors in People accreditation in 2011 and achieved Gold accreditation last year.

 

In 2018, Hannah Charleston, a senior account manager at Synergy Vision, triumphed to take Aspiring Communications Manager at the prestigious PharmaTimes Awards, while colleague Kate Herring was one of the three finalists. In addition, the Synergy Vision team was shortlisted for Communications Team of the Year – International Challenge.

 

Also in 2018, Synergy Vision was ranked 11th among hundreds of businesses entering the UK’s Best Workplaces: Small category (20–50 employees); secured a Gold Award for Skills Development at the International CSR Excellence Awards; and was a finalist in both the Medical Education Consultancy of the Year and Small Consultancy of the Year categories in the 21st Communiqué Awards.

 

In 2017, Synergy Vision won the 14th Annual International Business Awards Gold Stevie® Award in the Customer Service Department of the Year – Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations & Business Services category. Previous recognition has also come from The Women of the Future Awards, the RX Club, PharmaTimes, C&IT Awards and Best Business Awards.

Editor's Details

Eileen Gallagher
Synergy Vision
www.synergy-vision.com
+44 (0)20 7625 0050
eileen@synergy-vision.com

Last updated on: 29/11/2018

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