Synectics Solutions are thrilled to announce that Kate Beardmore has been appointed as the new HR Director of Synectics Solutions.

Kate is the eldest daughter of company founders Carol and Kevin Shanahan and has been a part of the family-owned company right from the beginning but officially joined 10 years ago. She therefore understands the importance of the values that are intrinsic to the culture of Synectics Solutions.

Since joining us in 2006, Kate has undertaken various positions across the company and so has developed an in-depth knowledge of each business function enabling her to bring a wealth of experience to her new role.

This change enables a scalable structure that aligns with Synectics vision and challenging growth targets for the business. Kate’s knowledge, experience and leadership will be of great strategic importance in implementing a first-class HR function to underpin the company values and embed a culture of wellbeing.

Additionally, Kate will be involved in the local Business Partnership scheme, working closely with a number of local organisations and Haywood Sixth Form Academy. We will be involved in the delivery of workshops for students with the aim of sharing knowledge and skills to prepare them for the working environment. It will also provide work based learning for students which could lead into apprenticeship opportunities. Synectics are extremely proud to be part of this unique programme where an additional benefit is the increased awareness of the many and varied job opportunities in Burslem.

"I am extremely excited to be HR Director” says Kate. “I am passionate about the wellbeing of our staff and want to ensure that our employees experience the best journey in Synectics."