Start at the Beginning

Present

2017

SSRO CONTRACT WIN FOR DEFENCE CONTRACTS ANALYSIS AND REPORTING SYSTEM (DEFCARS2)

Following a competitive tender process, the SSRO signed a contract with us to deliver DefCARS - the central system for the capture, storage and analysis of all data submitted in accordance with the Defence Reform Act 2014 for qualifying defence contracts (QDCs), qualifying sub-contracts (QSCs) and qualifying business units.

2017

INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS AWARDS

Managing Director, Carol Shanahan, was crowned ‘Director of the Year for Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility’, whilst HR Director, Kate Beardmore, was awarded ‘Best Director in a Family Business’.business units.

2017

Business Awards

WON THE ‘SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION’ AWARD FROM THE STAFFORDSHIRE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

2016

OUR PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS SERVICE – PRECISION MODELLING – WHICH WILL ENABLE YOU TO EMBED DATA SCIENCE AT THE HEART OF YOUR BUSINESS IS LAUNCHED.

2016

AWARDED THE ‘BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD’ FROM STAFFORDSHIRE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

2016

MOVED INTO OUR NEW HOME IN BURSLEM

2015

WE CURRENTLY HAVE 270 MEMBERS OF STAFF, ARE BASED OVER 3 SITES, AND HAVE PRODUCTS/ SERVICES DEPLOYED IN 15 COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE. SEE OUR PRODUCTS FOR MORE INFORMATION.

2015

...OUR SUB-BRANDS HAVE ALSO BEEN GIVEN A NEW IDENTITY TO IMPROVE THE WAY WE ARE PERCEIVED BY THE MARKETS IN WHICH WE OPERATE.

2015

NEW BRANDING DEVELOPED AND BEGINS ROLLING OUT...

2014

FIRST SIRA CLIENT IN USA GOES LIVE

2013

REACH 250 MEMBERS OF STAFF OFFICIALLY BECOMING A LARGE COMPANY

2012

EXPANDED INTO OUR THIRD OFFICE: DOCK GREEN

2010

INTEGRATED GLOBALLY RECOGNISED ITIL FRAMEWORK ACROSS THE BUSINESS

2009

ALIGNED OUR PROJECT DELIVERY METHODOLOGIES WITH PRINCE2 AND AGILE

2009

REACH 100 MEMBERS OF STAFF

2008

SIRA TRAVELS FURTHER INTO AUSTRALIA WITH VEDA PARTNERSHIP

2006

SIRA GOES INTERNATIONAL TO CANADA WITH EQUIFAX

2006

FIRST MAJOR UK INSURANCE CLIENTS START TO USE SIRA

2006

SOLD

IN LINE WITH THE TERMS OF THE INTACT JOINT VENTURE AGREEMENT, SYNECTICS SOLD ITS HALF INTEREST TO THE REMAINING PARTY.

2005

APPROACHED BY TOYOTA FINANCE EUROPE

TO DEVELOP WEB BASED SERVICES FOR ALL THEIR PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES, SEE AUTOMOTIVE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW THIS HAS GROWN.

2004

MOVING FORWARDS

WITH NEW PRODUCTS COMES AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES AND WE EXPANDED ONTO OUR SECOND SITE: THE MOUNT, AND BUILT OUR SECOND DATA CENTRE.

2003

IT TURNS OUT WE COULD ACHIEVE THIS AND OUR FIRST MAJOR UK FINANCIAL CLIENTS START TO USE SIRA.

2002

SYNECTICS WAS APPROACHED BY UK FINANCIAL SERVICES FRAUD PRACTITIONERS, WHOSE AIM WAS TO IDENTIFY A BETTER FRAUD PREVENTION SOLUTION AND TO PROVIDE COMPETITION IN THE MARKETPLACE. OUR SIRA PRODUCT AND THE NATIONAL SIRA SYNDICATED DATA SHARING DATABASE WERE DEVELOPED AS THE SPECIFIC RESULT OF THIS APPROACH.

2001

THE DATA QUALITY ISSUES ADDRESSED BY INTACT 2000 WERE NOT UNIQUE TO THE UK. TO EXPAND THE MARKET REACH OF THE PRODUCT TO EUROPE AND BEYOND, SYNECTICS FORMED A JOINT VENTURE PARTNERSHIP WITH ONE OF THE UK’S CREDIT REFERENCE AGENCIES TO LEVERAGE THEIR INTERNATIONAL PRESENCE

2000

USING OUR MARKETING DATABASE EXPERTISE, SYNECTICS CONCEIVED, DEVELOPED, AND TOOK TO MARKET THE INTACT 2000 WEB BASED DATA CLEANSING SERVICE. THIS WAS A HIGHLY INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO THE PERENNIAL PROBLEM OF DATA QUALITY MAINTENANCE AND WAS WELL RECEIVED WITHIN THE UK.

1999

WE USED OUR EVER INCREASING KNOWLEDGE OF FRAUD AND DATA TO DEVELOP A PRODUCT CALLED SYNDICATED INTELLIGENCE FOR RISK AVOIDANCE (SIRA) TO MITIGATE FRAUD RISK FOR THE MAILORDER INDUSTRY.

SYNDICATED INTELLIGENCE FOR RISK AVOIDANCE (SIRA)

1998

GROWTH

AS THE SCOPE OF THE BUSINESS GREW SO THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES INCREASED AND WE GREW OUT OF OUR ORIGINAL OFFICES. WE MOVED TO OFFICES TO A SITE WE CALL THE BRAMPTON. ONE OF THE BENEFITS OF MOVING HERE WAS THAT IT HAD A PURPOSE BUILT DATA CENTRE, ESSENTIAL FOR OUR GROWING DATA NEEDS.

1997

LFI TURNED INTO THE NATIONAL FRAUD INITIATIVE (NFI)

WHERE ALL BOROUGHS NATIONALLY CONTRIBUTED DATA. WE STILL RUN THIS PROJECT, WHICH HAS GROWN IN SCOPE OVER THE YEARS; SEE OUR GOVERNMENT PAGE.

1996

THIS PILOT BECAME THE LONDON FRAUD INITIATIVE (LFI)

WHERE ALL THE LONDON BOROUGHS CONTRIBUTED DATA.

1993

MOVED TO OUR OWN OFFICES AND BUILT OUR FIRST DATA CENTRE

1992

COMPANY SET UP BY CAROL AND KEVIN SHANAHAN

FIRST CONTRACT: SET UP MARKETING DATABASE FOR ROVER GROUP, THIS WAS THE ORIGIN OF OUR AUTOMOTIVE SUITE OF PRODUCTS.