32 years so far!
Profile: Lynne Beale

Lynne Beale is our dedicated Development Manager (since 2015) and has been with the company 32 years.

Lynne advises colleagues and clients of the best ways to facilitate modifications and design improvements to the system and whilst her team (including Martin) handle the day-to-day coding scheduling, Lynne looks after all the management and reporting side of the development workload – and also maintains an active project manager role on SnapFulfil’s legacy system, Locator.

She began her career in engineering, but when her husband got promoted and moved to the East Midlands, Synergy were the first to offer her a job in 1990, as a junior developer in Loughborough, and she jumped at the chance. Lynne explains: “I loved the place and the people straight away and the work was really interesting.

“We’ve come a long way since the early COBOL system that was very menu driven, to the front end interface of SnapFulfil that brought more flexibility, and the unique and industry-leading rules engine we offer now.”

“The Synergy culture is fantastic and the people are great; there is no snobbery, a real family atmosphere, and I like the fact that you don’t get lost in a big corporation set up. Chairman Hugh is constantly driving the business forward and it really does tick all the boxes on both a professional and personal level. I couldn’t imagine myself being anywhere else!”

Lynne is married with a 28-year-old daughter and a son aged 26. She hails from Sunderland in the North East, but has long resided in Nottingham.

Outside of work her interests are the theatre, plus she and her husband have spent many a long hour renovating their home and garden. Tennis is her favourite sport and she still finds time for the odd Zumba class and what she describes as “stupid fun things” like zipwiring.

Lynne, with husband Mike, whose job move, after achieving his Masters, is what prompted Lynne to join Synergy.

Interesting Fact!

Right up until she left school Lynne dreamed of being an Air Hostess or 'Trolley Dolly' as she remembers it from exciting family holidays to Majorca in her teens. She says: "The idea of travelling the world and getting paid for it all seemed so glamorous and exotic at the time and it remained so, until a careers adviser convinced me to utilise my A Levels properly." The travel industry's loss is coding and technology's gain!

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