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Trio of Awards for Synergy Vision in Just One (Four-Day-Working) Week … prestigious Platinum from Investors in People, UK’s 3rd Best Small Workplace for 2020 by Great Place to Work® and platinum and gold Muse Creative Awards …

Independent medical communications specialist Synergy Vision (SV) has been awarded Investors in 

People platinum accreditation, placing it in the top two per cent of UK companies and number one it its 

sector.  In the same week, Great Place to Work® has confirmed that SV has retained its top-three 

ranking across all industries for Best Small Workplace.  And, in partnership with Madmicrobe Studios, 

SV has secured two platinum and a gold awards at the Muse Creative Awards run by International 

Awards Associate (IAA) across more than 50 countries and in the company of brands included BMW, Ferrari and Disney.                                              


Investors in People 

Synergy Vision scored a hugely impressive 806 out of 900 in the IIP survey, to achieve IIP platinum 

accreditation against an industry benchmark of 720. It demonstrates that practices around supporting 

people are embedded in every part of the company, every employee knows they have a part to play, 

and the company is always looking for ways to improve. In particular IIP praised SVs pioneering four-day 

working week, business growth over the past 12 months, the strong response to client feedback to 

develop the service offering, the incredibly robust approach to performance management and the high degree of two-way trust between Synergy Vision and employees 

Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Synergy Vision. Platinum 

accreditation is a remarkable effort for any organisation, and places them in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people.” 

Ffyona Dawber, CEO Synergy Vision said: “Our business has grown significantly in the past few years 

and we are thrilled to gain platinum accreditation to evidence how we have never lost sight of our core values to deliver the difference to our clients by putting our people first. 

Further information contact: Eileen Gallagher  Tel: 020 7625 0050 email:             

“It puts us in a great position to tackle the current challenges facing all businesses at this time and approach the future with confidence,” Dawber concludes. 


Great Place to Work® UK 

The third-place ranking for Synergy Vision awarded by Great Place to Work® UK follows a year of growth and significant change, including the introduction of its four day working week.  

Eileen Gallagher, managing director, Synergy Vision reflects: “The fact the we’ve been recognized again 

is really an endorsement of what we’re trying to do at Synergy Vision. It’s especially pleasing as we’ve 

undergone a year of growth and change, and so we’re very proud to have this recognition that we have been able to bring our team along with us.” 

Great Place to Work® UK specialises in workplace culture, helping organisations to create exceptional, 

high performing workplaces where employees feel trusted and valued. Part of a global organisation it 

applies data and insights from approximately 10,000 organisations across the world to benchmark individual performance. To determine a ranking of organizations, Great Place to Work® administers its 

Trust Index survey® to employees, which represents three quarters of the final score. The remaining 

quarter of the score comes from the Culture Audit®, a business-driven questionnaire that uncovers and evaluates the organization's HR and leadership practices, policies and culture. 


Muse Design Awards 

The third trio in a trio of awards announced this week, in association with partners Madmicrobe, is two 

platinum and one gold win in the Muse Design Awards. Muse is run by the International Awards 

Associate competition (IAA), a group of industry innovators, creators, designers and communications 

professionals, deeply committed to moving the industry forward through discovery and recognition of 

new and existing talent. The 2020 awards were selected from over 3,800 entries across fifty-plus 

countries and judged by 48 multidisciplinary professionals from respected blue-chip companies in line with strict criteria and industry standards as well as creative and design attributes. 

Further information contact: Eileen Gallagher  Tel: 020 7625 0050 email:             


Synergy Visions’ four-day working week 

In mid-2019 Synergy Vision formalized a flexible working initiative where all staff work 36 hours over 

four days, compared with 40 hours previously, for the same salary and holiday allowance.  This was 

decided after a six-month pilot of the scheme showed staff members strongly agreeing that they had a 

positive work-life balance more than doubled from 23% at the start of the pilot to 48% at the end.  The 

proportion of staff who said work intruded on their home/social life decreased from 65% to 45% and the number of employees working overtime dropped from 65% to 50%. 

Moreover the number of staff reporting happiness levels of 7 or more (where 10 is the highest) 

increased from 70% to 97% and there was a rise from 12% to 51% in those rating their happiness at 9 or ten. 


About Synergy Vision 

Now in its 12th year, SV 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.  

SV has an unusually team-focused ethos, promoting a positive work-life balance and excellence in 

delivering for clients, including through initiatives such as its four-day working week and graduate and senior manager training schemes.    

For further information go to or contact:  Eileen Gallagher, Managing director, Synergy Vision T: 020 7625 0050 M: 07811 738307 E: 

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Last Updated: 06-May-2020