Our People

At Synnovia, our people are at the heart of our business. Everything we do depends upon our motivated and committed employees. We empower our people to reach their full potential.

Leadership Team


Chief Executive Officer


Group Finance Director


Chief Commercial Officer,


Managing Director,
C&T Matrix


Managing Director,


Managing Director,
Bell Plastics

Doing it differently

We approach everyday decisions and activities with a set of guiding core values. These core values keep our people focused on the long-term health of our business.

Creating value

We start with the customer and work backwards.

We know that innovation is our life blood.

We strive for win-win with all stakeholders.

Building teams

We lead by giving our teams the space to operate and the support to deliver.

We rely on open communication and constructive challenge.

We encourage collaboration, good humour and a positive mind set at all times.

Developing individuals

We feel and act like long term owners.

We understand that failure and improvement go together so long as grit is sandwiched in between.

We are all Synnovia.

Employee awards


July-September 2020

Laura Marsden

Logistics Coordinator

Laura works tirelessly to ensure customers receive exactly what they need.  Her work in the office logistics and planning department involves collaboration with multiple stakeholders, to guarantee the highest levels of customer service. 


Mohsin Ali

Team Leader

Mohsin exemplifies all the key qualities in a Team ‘Captain’. He leads by example and is respected for his work ethic, honesty, integrity and loyalty. He continuously demonstrates core values and encourages all around him to follow his example.


Mark Atkinson

Stock and Purchasing Manager

Mark demonstrated impressive Business Ownership when faced with increased customer, supplier and colleague demands during this challenging time. He has shown great competence and professionalism in the face of multiple employee absences and difficult circumstances.

Rhia Hall

Accounts Assistant

Rhia has shown great enthusiasm and willingness to learn new skills. She is always cheerful and goes above and beyond to help colleagues or take on new responsibilities. She has become one of C&T’s mental health first aiders and has aced her first two AAT accountancy exams.

Shelagh Plant

Office Manager, BNL USA

Shelagh demonstrated excellent ownership by playing an instrumental role in securing US Government financial support for BNL. Her enthusiasm and great efforts were crucial in ensuring the company received the full benefit of this scheme.

Sam O’Connor

Process Engineer

Sam took ownership of the production planning process during a difficult period, following reorganisation and an unexpected resignation of the Production Planner. Thanks to his efforts, we had (and continue to have) continuity of the planning process.



April-June 2020

Babis Limerios

Multi Skilled Engineer

Babis is always happy to help and cheerful about everything. He makes time to help others and get the job done, and no matter what the task, he shares his knowledge with his team. He is a strong collaborator and show impressive resilience.

James Fosh


James faces work challenges with a positive mindset. He creates value by using his experience to help solve day to day challenges. James gives his best to get the job done in the most efficient time, whilst providing clear feedback.

Rhys Barber-Knight

Sales Office Trainee

Keen to learn new skills and develop his team, Rhys has been a ‘ray of sunshine’ throughout recent months. During lockdown and with minimal staff, Rhys stepped up, taking on more responsibility. He has gone above and beyond for the team.

Josh Forshaw

Production Planner

During the lockdown, the C&T manufacturing team was seriously by absenteeism. Josh took on much greater responsibility for the running of the factory. Despite many staff shielding, thanks to Josh’s assistance, we maintained lead times and ensure excellent levels of customer service.

Will Windsor


At the start of lockdown, Will took it upon himself to sort signage and a one-way system around the BNL UK facility whilst maintaining service levels – all with a vastly reduced headcount. His colleagues unanimously recommended him for the award – “he cares for this place like it’s his own business”.

Sam O’Connor

Process Engineer

When Bell Plastics acquired a material compounder in 2019, Sam took ownership of the project and helped lead development of processes to make our mandrel raw materials and subsequently train staff to operate it.





January - March 2020


Production Operator, Bell Plastics

Jason demonstrated the core value of ownership and took great pride in his work.  His workspace remains free from plastic granules, and following an electrician course, he moved cables to overhead unistruts and painted the extrusion machines and haul offs.




Assistant Production Manager,

Maqbool has worked hard to build strong teams and develop individuals. By regularly demonstrating a long term approach, Maqbool has collaborated with planning management and delivered excellent work, even under pressure.



Quality & Company Coordinator,

Sue creates value by building strong teams and developing individuals. Always calm and efficient, Sue assumes greater responsibilities whilst remaining extremely reliable. Always available to help, Sue has been instrumental in raising Synpac’s quality standards.


Manufacturing Apprentice,

Leon demonstrated team building, collaboration and individual development. During COVID19, Leon volunteered to take on extra responsibility within the quality and compliance teams, carrying out additional checks and assuming more compliance tasks.


IT Systems Administrator,

Stu used his initiative to review the licensing arrangements for meeting rooms and databases at BNL. Stu created a substantial annual saving for BNL – a great example of living up to our core values.




October - December 2019


Production Setter,
Bell Plastics

Sean demonstrated resilience whilst developing a process on challenging TPE raw materials. He also took a leadership position highlighting how to prevent material contamination caused by trapped materials in machine dryers and hoppers.



Accounts Manager,

Lorraine demonstrated strong team building  and collaborative values. She helped develop individuals and shows excellent collaboration. Lorraine is helpful, loyal and hardworking and her resilience is a lesson to us all.




Production Supervisor, Synpac

Chris is always a reliable and committed team member. A strong collaborator, Chris excels in building teams and developing individuals. He demonstrated resilience by managing the warehouse single handedly on the largest despatch day.




Patricia creates value through excellent collaboration, building teams and thinking about the long term. Always highly professional and friendly, Patricia adapts well to change and goes the extra mile to support the team.



Derek demonstrated excellent collaboration and ownership. When sourcing quotes for replacement equipment, Derek exceeded expectations by investing additional time and effort in order to minimise costs and maximising quality.