Meet the team

Who are Synergi

Synergi’s recruitment consultants are well known for their excellence in customer service. We ensure they have an extensive induction programme, and are supported by ongoing training throughout their Synergi career. Our consultants take the time to keep up to date with the job markets in your region and are constantly engaging with the best local talent to match the right candidate with the right vacancy.
We are Engineering Recruiters for the FMCG, Manufacturing and Production, Distribution and Automation sectors across the UK. Synergi are your go to Engineering Recruiters.

ChixChix Shah

I founded Synergi in 2003 with a view to be delivering recruitment solutions to worldwide manufacturing clients within Engineering – and that’s exactly what we do!

An interesting fact about the founding of Synergi – I started the business with no recruitment experience at all!

Seeing the team grow and develop at Synergi is one the most important things to me, especially when we are able to bring someone on with no recruitment experience at all, and train them into having flourishing and successful careers with us.

Social responsibility is one of our core pillars here at Synergi. It’s a fundamental part of who I am, and who my team is, we care deeply about our commitment to charitable action and responsibility. You may well see us from time to time dressed up as something ridiculous…

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Anna CooperAnna Cooper

With the exciting growth plans at Synergi I can utilise my 17 years of back office operational experience supporting multi discipline nationwide growth, to assist the business with the exciting roadmap ahead.  I am always looking to streamline a process, enrich the culture and provide support and development for all our people. Continuous development and learning ensure I am always at the top of my game.

I’ve run a few marathons in my time, cycled from London to Paris and completed a 5km open water swim for MNDA.  I love to travel – it’s Vegas for the party and Cape Town for the wine – I get completely over excited about a night out and never know when to call it a day!  Family and friends mean everything to me; when I am not working, I’m making plans to spend time with them, if it involves a home-cooked meal by my Dad then I am winning at life – he’s an absolute legend and the best role model.

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I joined Synergi with no recruitment experience whatsoever – coming from a retail background, Synergi helped me use my transferrable skills in a completely different environment which I’ve grown to love! I joined Synergi as part of the internal recruitment team. This role has allowed me to contribute to the growth of the business and set new starters up for success in the process. Some of the consultants we take on have no recruitment experience at all, allowing me to show them an entirely new industry, watching them strive & settle into their new role.

I’m fortunate enough to have a huge family, with whom I love spending time within the evenings and weekends. I also enjoy fine dining and trying new cuisines – my favourite places to go are always Thai restaurants!

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JoeJoseph Cawte

Presented neatly to Synergi via a kickstart scheme, I joined the team as the brand new Marketing Executive. I specialise in producing internal & external marketing material, ranging from video edits, blog posts, animations, and whatever else I’m brave enough to learn to do.

I have previous experience producing animated & video editing content for various freelancing clients, and working with the consultants at Synergi has been another opportunity to experiment in a new field, alongside obtaining new skills such as data analysis & writing blog posts. Seeing the team’s reaction to new content keeps me going, cause as long as there is an audience there is a reason to create.

Outside of Synergi, I also animate and edit my own content for fame and fun! Unlike my work at Synergi, this content separates itself thanks to excessive swearing & questionable humour. Eventually, I intend to make an indie film if I’m around long enough. Additionally, I like to consume an unhealthy amount of video games, mess around with Lego, make bad takes on movies and occasionally go out for long walks whenever I remember I’m a real person that exists on the planet.

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Rupal

I have been working at Synergi Recruitment for just over a year and I am responsible for managing the finances of the business. I am also part of the Senior Management team focussing on the long-term business strategy as well as the short-term operational needs of the business.

I am a qualified CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant) and I have a variety of experience within the commercial sector that supports my position here at Synergi Recruitment.

Although I am an Accountant, I do like to have fun! I love travelling, my favourite place that I have visited is the Iguazu Falls in South America. I also love cooking, spending time with my family and friends, and trying to keep fit.

I have a strong passion to support under privileged children & work closely with an orphanage in India that is close to my heart.

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Having only recently joined the Synergi Team, I feel that I can be an added member of the finance team having previously worked in the recruitment industry allowing me to showcase my strengths.  I love number crunching and building on excellent client relationships.

I love to keep busy most of the time and enjoy being outdoors walking the dog or just taking in the beautiful landscape around me. I’ve enjoyed supporting various charities over the years doing the Breast Cancer Moon Walk, the Thames Path Challenge among a few and successfully held my own Afternoon Tea charity event for raising awareness for Breast Cancer. I recently joined a local charity organisation and volunteered for the Royal Volunteers Service where I cooked weekly meals for the over 65’s in the local community – which I loved! The oldest diner currently is 98 and still going strong!

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SamThomas O'Sullivan

Working in recruitment represents the achievement of a long-standing ambition for me, after a career that has previously focussed on a variety of customer-centric roles. Sectors have included construction, facilities, and infrastructure but in all cases I was providing specific solutions to customer needs.
Now, I specialise in placing Engineers at some of the most established FMCG companies across the UK, and in multiple sectors/industries; these include food, pharma, plastics & many more! I’m delighted to have the chance to help others reach and achieve their career goals and aspirations and feel a genuine sense of pride in what I do.

 

I’ve always enjoyed making the most of my time out of work, whether it being trips to the Lake district or even just a BBQ in the garden with some friends.

I am also a huge sports fan and am really into Football as well as MMA, so my weekends are often taken up by watching some sort of sports event!

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Michael

I am a Team Leader for a recruitment business that has been running for nearly 20 years. I began as a Trainee and have worked hard to grow a vast network of Engineers and manufacturing leaders over 10 years.
I go to work every day because I love engaging with people daily.
I also work with some of the UK’s largest companies, and something I’m very proud to say I do.
With over 10 years, I’ve learned to manage the complete 360 processes managing all the candidate & client experiences.
At heart, I’m a Family man with values of honesty, loyalty and hard work, and this is what you can expect when working with me.

My hobbies include Fishing, Tennis and socialising with my friends.
I’ve been a Manchester United fan all my life and never miss watching a game; I also enjoy watching my local team, Watford.
I really enjoy challenging myself and testing my limits by doing anything different or new.
My biggest passion is my family; my best times are with them.
Outside of work and family life I have volunteered in Thailand, Teaching English for 1 & half years. I also volunteer for the Council supporting disadvantaged young people who need a mentor / external person to talk to or learn from.

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James

Starting with no recruitment experience, I have worked for Synergi for over 5 years now, joining the business as a Trainee Consultant and progressing throughout. I specialise in Engineering, Senior Production & Operations recruitment within the FMCG Sector on a Permanent, Contract & fixed term basis. As well as supporting businesses Nationwide, I predominantly cover the South West of England and currently with some of the largest companies within the Food, Drink, Packaging, Pharmaceutical, Distribution & Automotive Manufacturing sector. I have found that no day at Synergi is the same and there is always room to develop and learn something new.

My main hobbies are based all around sports or eating! I play golf most weekends and Football is my first love. I love eating out with friends, especially if its Chinese food followed by a few beers. One of my favourite things to do is spending time with my family, especially my 3 nephews, they are living proof that all you need is a toy dinosaur to be happy in life! My biggest achievements is completing the Brighton marathon for Macmillan Cancer Support. My passion is to gain my Football coaching badges and coach the best youth team in Hertfordshire.

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Freddie

I joined Synergi in 2018 as a delivery consultant and quickly evolved into the full 360 roles. I cover the East Anglia & Essex regions, specialising in all thing’s Food Manufacturing / FMCG. Being in East Anglia, a lot of my clients are within the meat industry which I have grown to enjoy working within. Placing candidates into supposedly “hard to fill roles” is a passion of mine.

I’m a big Watford FC fan and try and go when I can. I also play at the weekends and 6 a side during the week. I’m a big boxing fan and hoping to go more live events as the world opens up again. I’m passionate about travelling and one day hope to visit South America and around the Caribbean.

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Since being at Synergi, I have experienced an industry I have never been in before. As of my colleagues, I generally couldn’t of asked for better people to work with, this is the first company I have joined an I can happily say all of them are great people and helped me settle and learn so quickly. I have been here for 5 months now and the reason for joining is, I needed to find my feet a join a company I can see a future career path with, I’d like to say this is the company to do so. Even on my bad days, weeks, or months I always have the motivational support around me to do better and achieve targets.

Since being here I’ve achieved success almost straight away with a great team around me such as my colleagues and my pals Michael and Fred, who I’d say has been the biggest impact on me coming in and getting started from the off! At Synergi we have a good work bond which involves good nights out, charity work, and hobbies outside of work too, this is why I enjoy working here I think that it’s very important to have that connection with your colleagues.

I’m a Delivery Consultant for the Lincolnshire area, working with all different skillsets of engineering. I have a passion for people and helping them to find positions that’ll help them reach their full potential.

My passions are sports, family, and recently fitness. I’ve recently joined a cross fit gym and am enjoying learning new workouts. In a past career I was lucky enough to be invited to do a hair event in Russia. My interests are football, rugby, martial arts and music, and my passion project; personal growth.

I come from a family of 8 siblings and I’m hopeless at cooking. I take part in a memorial football match every year in memory of a friend who passed to raise money for a foundation chosen by his family.

Having had previous experience, in recruitment specializing in the Life Science field, I joined Synergi for the growth potential from not just a career perspective but also personal. Having had experience, I will be able to bring in skillset gained from previous companies and learn new ones from the state-of-the-art training we have on offer! Specializing in finding a solution for the biggest problem that most of our clients are facing, which is finding talent, is another reason why I have wanted to join Synergi.

My hobbies are playing cricket and golf in the summer and football in the winter. Spending time with my friends and family are a big part of my life when I am not working or playing sports. I love EDM, I go to music events once month whether that is England or in Europe.

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