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Synergy Learning in £500,000 investment in hybrid working hub

The new Synergy Hub at Catalyst

LEARNING technology specialist Synergy Learning has invested more than £500,000 to enhance its unique working model, create new jobs and fund the company’s new collaborative hub in Belfast.

The cash injection will support the opening of the company’s new state-of-the-art hub at the Catalyst Innovation Centre in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, and will further develop Synergy’s remote-first, asynchronous working model.

The investment will also fund the creation of more than 12 new jobs including roles in business development, consulting, systems and UX.

Synergy Learning’s former offices in Holywood closed in March 2020 during the early stages of the pandemic, which accelerated its existing plans to promote an asynchronous way of working alongside a new flexible, remote-first business model.

The new hub is a shared space where the Synergy team can meet to innovate, learn, inspire and motivate each other, or simply check-in and book a hot desk for a day.

The company’s innovative approach to hybrid working is championed by Tory Kerley, Synergy Learning’s most recent addition to the senior management team as head of people, performance and culture.

The company has also recently introduced a new flexible working policy. This means that aside from core working hours fixed by the business, the Synergy Learning team can work to their own chosen schedule and decide their own starting and finishing times to make up their contracted hours. This, along with other new flexibilities and benefits has been introduced with the joint purpose of maximising team wellbeing and best serving our worldwide customer base.

Roy Kerley, chief executive at Synergy Learning, said: “We’ve always listened to what our team thinks and pre-pandemic, we offered various flexible working opportunities.

“Enforced working from home gave us a chance to accelerate our ambition to go remote-first and adapt how we work. Our new hub will give further flexibility to our colleagues while not compromising on face-to-face interaction and collaboration opportunities.

“We’re excited about the future of Synergy Learning and the further expansion of our team alongside an even more flexible approach to work, which gives us a greater work-life balance while enhancing excellent service for our worldwide customer base.”

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