TD SYNNEX recognised in UK’s Best Workplaces For Development™ 2024 list

TD SYNNEX UK&I has also been re-accredited for Great Place to Work 2024 after over 65 percent of co-workers provided responses to this year’s survey

Basingstoke, 28 May 2024 – TD SYNNEX (NYSE: SNX) has officially been named as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces for Development™ 2024 by Great Place To Work®, the global authority on workplace culture.

In addition, TD SYNNEX has been re-accredited for Great Place to Work for 2024, after more than 65 percent of its co-workers provided feedback about the culture, programmes and practices that make the workplace unique. This means TD SYNNEX UK continues to be recognised as an organisation that provides an outstanding experience for its co-workers.

TD SYNNEX is ranked 14th in the brand new UK’s Best Workplaces for Development list, which recognises companies making co-worker development a key part of their culture. The listed workplaces offer co-workers the chance to better themselves, learn new skills, and progress within the organisation. TD SYNNEX has demonstrated that it actively supports every co-worker’s own tailored growth journey, that co-workers are fuelled by a sense of purpose, feel valued, and give their best to the organisation.

Being included on the exclusive Best Workplaces for Development List officially acknowledges the company’s ongoing commitment to development, innovation and employee growth, said Jodie Carroll, senior director, human resources, UK and Ireland, TD SYNNEX. “We are immensely proud to have been recognised for the continued efforts we are making to ensure everyone at TD SYNNEX UK and Ireland feels valued and has the opportunity to develop and grow.”

TD SYNNEX provides its co-workers with access to learning platforms and development opportunities. A minimum of two days a year is allocated to every co-worker for training and development and all co-workers are provided with support in growing and developing their careers on a regular basis with their managers.

“Employee training and development isn’t just about teaching employees to do their jobs. It’s about showing employees they are valued and that there is a path of progression available. When employees don’t see opportunity, they don’t bring their best selves to work and productivity and retention will be adversely impacted,” said Benedict Gautrey, Managing Director of Great Place To Work® UK.

“Employee development is future-focused and evidences a commitment to employee’s long-term growth. It ensures your people feel valued, and feeds into the overall company culture and strategy. Each year, we recognise organisations whose thriving workplace cultures are enabling both their people and their business to flourish. Opportunities for learning and development are a crucial element of this success, which is why we’re so thrilled to be recognising this year, for the very first time, the UK’s Best Workplaces for Development.

“Congratulations to TD SYNNEX for being part of our 2024 UK’s Best Workplaces for Development List.”

To compile the UK’s Best Workplaces for Development List, Great Place To Work® reviewed each company’s culture, benefits, approach to leadership and development, alongside anonymous responses from employees. These data insights are then used to benchmark each company’s employee value proposition against the culture employees actually experience. Only the businesses who achieve the highest scores after evaluation receive Best Workplaces™ status.

Picture: Jodie Carroll, TD SYNNEX.

 

TD SYNNEX net zero targets approved by SBTi

TD SYNNEX among first technology solutions aggregators to have its targets approved

FREMONT, Calif., & CLEARWATER, Fla. – May 23, 2024 – TD SYNNEX (NYSE: SNX) announced today the company’s near and long-term science-based emissions reduction targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), making the company one of the first technology solutions aggregators to achieve this approval.

“I was privileged to sign our commitment to the SBTi Business Ambition Pledge as one of my first acts as CEO of TD SYNNEX following the merger that created our company in September 2021, so it’s safe to say sustainability has been a priority for our business from Day 1,” said Rich Hume, CEO, TD SYNNEX. “I thank all the co-workers involved in building our roadmap to achieving these goals.  The approval by SBTi is a testament to their hard work and commitment.”

SBTi is renowned for developing standards, tools, and guidance to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. TD SYNNEX’s net-zero science-based targets have been approved, positioning the company at the forefront of corporate climate action. Approved targets include:

Overall Net-Zero Target
TD SYNNEX commits to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across the value chain by FY2045.

Near-Term Targets
TD SYNNEX commits to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 42 percent by FY2030 from a FY2022 base year. TD SYNNEX also commits that 90 percent of its suppliers by spend covering purchased goods and services, will have science-based targets by FY2028. TD SYNNEX further commits that 58 percent of its customers by revenue covering use of sold products, will have science-based targets by FY2028.

Long-Term Targets
TD SYNNEX commits to reduce absolute scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions 90 percent by FY2045 from a FY2022 base year.

“As we celebrate the validation of our targets, we recognize that the hard work now begins. To this end, we are building roadmaps within each region to reach our goals, and also are encouraging our stakeholders to align with climate science by also working toward a commitment to science-based 1.5 C and net-zero targets,” added Adam Rutstein, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability, TD SYNNEX.

Learn more about TD SYNNEX’S corporate citizenship commitments at https://www.tdsynnex.com/us/en/about-us/corporate-citizenship.html

Picture: Rich Hume, TD SYNNEX.

 

TD SYNNEX re-qualifies for Chartered Institute of Credit Management Quality Accreditation

Enables the credit team to continue participation in CICM Best Practice Network and share experiences and ideas with other credit professionals

Basingstoke, 21 May 2024 – TD SYNNEX (NYSE: SNX) has re-qualified for the Chartered Institute of Credit Management Quality Accreditation (CICMQ), which provides a formal recognition of the company’s commitment to delivering high-quality services, continuous improvement and best practice in every aspect of its credit and collections services.

The accreditation qualifies TD SYNNEX UK to participate in the CICM Best Practice Network, through which organisations share knowledge, experiences and ideas. The company also plays an active role in the CICM’s Centre of Excellence programme and makes use of its professional development resources to enhance the expertise of its teams.

Nick Tiltman, credit services director, UK, TD SYNNEX said: “The CICMQ re-accreditation is a wonderful achievement and deserved recognition of our team’s commitment to delivering high quality services and continuing to improve on what we offer. I am truly proud to be part of such an exceptional team.”

Gillian Dee, collections director, TD SYNNEX added: “Remaining CICMQ accredited was important to me as it is formal recognition of our commitment to deliver high quality services, continuous improvement and best practice in every aspect of credit and collections. This achievement proves our processes are best in class and that we are dedicated to making our department the best it can be.

“It is each and every team member that make our department as great as it is. It’s their hard work and commitment that make any of this possible and I’m truly grateful to be part of it. I am immensely proud to work with such an exceptional group of people.”

TD SYNNEX offers a wide range of financial solutions that provide partners with different ways to meet the needs of their end-user customers. These include the Credit Elevator, which allows SMB resellers to increase their credit at regular intervals without having to reapply; the Tech as a Service (TaaS) programme, which enables customers to pay for hardware, software, and services on a subscription basis; and Flexscription, which provides an assured residual value at the end of a lease term.

Customers can also make use of TD SYNNEX Capital’s services to provide more flexible ways for customers to pay for technology investments and make it simpler to offer financing options as part of the sales process.

Picture: Nick Tiltman, TD SYNNEX.

 

 

TD SYNNEX UK&I announces winners of 2024 DE&I awards

Programme underlines the importance of making sure the company provides a welcoming and inclusive environment in which co-workers can be their true selves

Basingstoke, 02 May 2024 – TD SYNNEX (NYSE: SNX) UK and Ireland has announced the winners of its 2024 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) awards, bringing to the forefront the great work done by its co-workers who have demonstrated their commitment to driving DE&I and acted as allies and mentors to fellow co-workers.

David Watts, senior vice president, regional managing director, UK and Ireland, TD SYNNEX said: “The DE&I awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of our co-workers who have demonstrated commitment to DE&I. They also highlight the importance we place on co-workers being able to come to our workplace feeling welcome and safe, and as their true selves. We are committed to diversifying our talent, developing cultural understanding, and supporting and developing allyship among our co-workers. We are just one company, but our aim is to make a difference in our community, in our industry and within our business.”

The programme was curated by the four TD SYNNEX UK&I business resource groups (BRGs). The Elevate BRG is dedicated to the empowerment of women; SPECTRUM provides support for LGBTQ+ co-workers; Embrace celebrates racial, cultural and religious differences; and Limitless, supports co-workers with a disability, hidden disability or who are neurodivergent.

In total 144 nominations were put forward for 75 individuals, with 31 co-workers nominated more than once. The winners were:

  • Elevate Inspirational Leader of the Year – Simone Devine, business improvement manager
  • Embrace Rising Star – Ignacio Benito, business optimisation partner
  • Limitless Advocate of the Year – Sarah Emmott, instructional designer
  • Elevate Woman of the Year Unsung Hero – Miranda Laurens, field sales executive
  • Embrace Positive Role Model – Alix Clements, business manager – services
  • Limitless Unsung Hero of the Year – Natalie Seymour, business performance manager
  • SPECTRUM LGBQT+ Manager of the Year – Sophia Haywood-Atkinson, services director
  • DE&I Champion of the Year – Andy Brown, technical services director

Watts concluded the virtual presentation, which was attended by around 400 co-workers, by congratulating all the nominees and winners, thanking everyone who attended, and thanking the BRG teams and external judging panel for their efforts.

The judges for this year’s awards were:

  • Manpreet Gill – CEO system integrator, Bell Integration
  • Diane Hettinger – corporate disability inclusion consultant, Disability:In
  • Polly Jacob – diversity and inclusion advisor, Softcat
  • Larisa Lucaciu – UK&I territory marketing lead, Lenovo
  • Adam Wilcox – distribution and managed partner lead, NetApp
  • Sara Yirrell – freelance journalist and consulting editor, CRN UK

Picture: David Watts, TD SYNNEX.

 

Zyxel offers WiFi 7 for the price of WiFi 6

Company demonstrates belief that its solutions are as good as any on the market and determination to deliver the best performance and value to SMB customers

Wokingham, 29 April 2024 – Zyxel Networks is offering customers WiFi 7 for the price of WiFi 6 with its newly-available WBE660S WiFi 7 access point, highlighting the excellent performance, quality and value of this latest addition to its range.

Offering speeds five times faster than that of the previous generation, alongside cloud management and wireless edge security, the WBE660S is ideal for SMBs that want to harness the performance and consistency of WiFi 7 without having to pay a premium.

It also provides MSPs and end-user customers access to the full benefits of Nebula, Zyxel’s cloud management platform, which provides simple remote management capabilities and built-in security, along with the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), to save time and maximise network performance and availability.

Rachel Rothwell, Senior Regional Director, UK and Ireland, Zyxel Networks, said: “We are making WiFi 7 available at the price of WiFi 6, not only to demonstrate our absolute commitment to delivering exceptional value to our customers, but also because we are totally confident in the performance, consistency and quality of our WiFi 7 solutions. By investing in WiFi 7 today, SMBs can benefits from the highest speeds and reliable connectivity, and future-proof their networks for longer.”

Promoting WiFi 7 will also help Zyxel Networks partners, she added. “Our reseller and MSP partners do an incredible job supporting our customers and we want to ensure that they can compete for and win business. They know that Zyxel Networks WiFi 7 solutions are just as good in not better than those available from manufacturers that are perceived to be ‘premium’ brands. We design our products to meet the specific needs of our customers and right now, what they are asking for is the best possible technology at the best possible price, and that’s exactly what we are giving them.”

In addition, she noted, with Zyxel’s Nebula cloud management, the company’s WiFi 7 access points are really easy to administer. “The WBE660S comes with full Nebula support, so it can be set-up and managed remotely from day one, either by the customer’s own network administrator or one of our MSP partners. That gives customers great flexibility and choice, and enables them to benefit from the simple management, robust cybersecurity, and the AI and ML capabilities of Nebula.”

Nebula makes extensive use of of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to save time for MSPs and their customers, providing advanced performance tuning and fault detection and response capabilities that enhance efficiency and make it easier and faster to prevent and to identify and resolve technical issues.

Enterprise-grade features include WiFi Health, WiFi Aid and Connect & Protect Plus (CNP+). WiFi Health constantly monitors and auto-tunes WiFi connections to ensure optimum performance for all users. WiFi Aid examines the entire pathway of a connection across a network, making it easier for MSPs to identify and correct any issues or bottlenecks. CNP+ provides additional protection from malware, phishing and malicious sites, plus the ability for administrators to implement security policies directly through the AP.

Picture: Rachel Rothwell, Zyxel Networks.

 

TD SYNNEX is named Veeam Distributor of the Year UK&I for the fourth year in succession

Award recognises growth in partner sales and close collaboration with internal teams and alliance vendors – further investment already being planned

Basingstoke, 29 April 2024 –TD SYNNEX (NYSE: SNX) has been recognised for the continued investment and support it delivers to Veeam partners, being named as the vendor’s Distributor of the Year for the UK and Ireland for the fourth year in succession.

The award reflects the exceptional growth that TD SYNNEX has driven through the 900-plus Veeam partners it manages or engages with in the UK and Ireland. It also acknowledges the continued investment made by TD SYNNEX in its Veeam business, and the close collaboration between its internal specialist teams and with Veeam’s key alliance partners.

Virginia Cowles, virtualisation business unit manager, UK, TD SYNNEX, said: “Winning Veeam’s UK&I Distributor of the Year award in four consecutive years is a huge endorsement of our focussed approach. We always put our partners first and we have an expert team that understands the vendor and its programmes and knows exactly how to help partners maximise their opportunities. We also work closely with other TD SYNNEX teams to ensure that partners get all the support they need.”

Over the past year, TD SYNNEX has continued to drive investment in Veeam and recently added several new members to its team. It continues to provide partners with regular updates and training. These include quarterly Veeam Partner Academy sessions that focus on how to sell current and new Veeam solutions and drive profitable business.

TD SYNNEX is the only UK distributor to hold Veeam Accredited Service Provider (VASP) status and able to offer fully-approved professional services on the vendor’s solutions. Additionally, it has a strong focus on Veeam’s strategic alliances and collaborations with other best of breed vendors, such as Microsoft, Sophos, and Wasabi, making use of TD SYNNEX’s specialism in these vendors to maximise attach rates and value-added opportunities.

Further investment is already being planned for the year ahead, said Cowles. “The next year promises to be a really exciting one for Veeam partners. We will be looking to deepen our collaboration with alliance vendors and make use of our exclusive status as a VASP to offer even more professional services options to partners.”

 

TD SYNNEX launches Industry Ecosystem community for AI

Group will focus on bringing together partners with complementary capabilities to advance the delivery of AI-driven solutions that will drive incremental business

Basingstoke, 24 April 2024 – TD SYNNEX (NYSE: SNX) has announced the launch of a new Industry Ecosystem community that will bring together ISVs, innovators, partners, vendors and representatives from industries to share ideas, create partnerships and develop new solutions using artificial intelligence (AI) and large language model (LLM) technologies.

It is also hoped that delegates from industry sectors where there is immediate potential to benefit from the deployment of AI will participate. Neil Cornish, business manager, industry ecosystems, UK, TD SYNNEX, stated: “Everyone is excited about AI and sees the potential to benefit. But the question perhaps is how, exactly, a specific sector or organisation can harness the power of large language models to deliver those expected beneficial outcomes. That’s the fundamental question that our industry ecosystem community will seek to address.

“We will bring together businesses and individuals with different skills and resources who can help each other. They may have an interest in developing solutions, but little or no technical knowledge of AI. Or they may be experts who can build systems but need help in applying their skills to real-world use cases. Some participants may be potential investors or end-user organisations. The whole idea is to identify how and where AI can be of the most immediate benefit – and to start putting all those different skills and capabilities together to create new solutions.”

The TD SYNNEX AI industry ecosystem was launched this week at IBM’s offices in London. It brought together a group of people who have been involved in the pre-launch discussions for the community to discuss priorities and set an agenda for the first open meeting, which is being planned for this summer.

TD SYNNEX already runs successful Industry Ecosystems for healthcare, financial services, manufacturing and for retail and distribution. There are also Technology Ecosystems that focus on cybersecurity and sustainability.

Picture: Neil Cornish, TD SYNNEX.

 

TD SYNNEX Datech brings Unity’s digital twin solutions to Europe and North America

  • Unity enables data transformation to create digital twins accessible on any device to help enterprise customers improve decision making and problem solving.
  • Datech adds Europe and North America to existing offering in Asia Pacific and Japan

Barcelona, Spain, April 23, 2024 Datech, the specialist design software business of TD SYNNEX (NYSE: SNX), and Unity (NYSE: U), the world’s leading platform of tools for creators to build and grow real-time games, apps, and experiences across multiple platforms, today announced an agreement for Datech to offer Unity Pro and Unity Industry across North America and Europe, alongside its existing Unity offering in Asia Pacific and Japan. Unity is used to create dynamic digital twins, resulting in highly realistic models of products and constructions for simulation and testing. The result helps to accelerate business decision making, forecasting, and experimentation.

The agreement extends Datech’s growing portfolio of complementary solutions for designers and innovators in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries, with a plan to expand further into automotive, energy and manufacturing. Through Datech, partners will have access to Unity’s expert technical support and resources. The design software distributor will also provide on-boarding and training for partners interested in taking solutions made with Unity to market alongside leading design software and AR/VR offerings and will also support partners in developing go-to-market plans and customer engagements.

“Unity’s ground-breaking platform is a tremendously powerful tool for industry customers,” said Jaap Smit, vice president, Datech, Global, TD SYNNEX. “It accelerates digital transformation via digital twins, allowing organisations to simulate real-life situations and make better decisions. This is a huge opportunity for partners addressing the design market as Unity can be used alongside existing tools and on more than 20 platforms, including cutting edge AR/VR solutions. Together, we will enable industry professionals to deliver much more realistic and detailed insights into how their designs will look and function in the real world. This is another significant step in Datech’s diversification strategy and an exciting addition to our portfolio that will bring a wealth of new opportunities to our partners.”

Commenting on behalf of Unity, Julie Shumaker, Chief Revenue Officer, Create, stated: “This partnership significantly extends the availability of our platform for businesses looking to apply the power of cutting-edge technology, developed for gaming, to an industrial use case to accelerate their growth. Datech’s deep experience in the design market and strong reputation for delivering excellent service and support, backed by the extensive resources of TD SYNNEX, ideally positions Unity to reach further into key markets. We look forward to engaging with partners eager to harness the potential of real-time 3D.”

Through Datech, partners will have access to Unity’s expert technical support and resources. Datech will also provide on-boarding and training for partners interested in taking solutions made with Unity to market, alongside leading design software and AR/VR offerings. Datech will also support partners in developing go-to-market plans and customer engagements.

Datech’s strategic value-add program is a multi-faceted initiative designed to empower its partners and elevate their capabilities. The program provides partners with access to a range of tools, automated services, and platforms geared towards augmenting their overall value proposition and aligned with Datech’s FLAER (find, land, adopt, expand, renew) sales lifecycle methodology. These include a dedicated partner portal and business dashboards that provide them with real-time data insights and automated processes that help to streamline operations and enhance value delivery.

Picture: Jaap Smit, TD SYNNEX.

 

TD SYNNEX forges collaboration in partner ecosystem to enable development of transformational new finance solution for public sector

  • Success story facilitated by the distributor is testament to long-standing partnerships and opportunity focus
  • Collaboration forged at TD SYNNEX-hosted event to explore opportunity of Dynamics Business Central

Basingstoke, 15 April 2024 – TD SYNNEX (NYSE: SNX) has supported a public sector specialist and a Microsoft Dynamics Business Central partner in forming an alliance that has led to the development of a transformational finance solution, tailored for town and parish councils, that is already generating new business only six months after the companies were introduced to each other.

TD SYNNEX hosted a partner meeting to explore the business potential of Dynamics Business Central and facilitated the connection between Microsoft partners CloudyIT and Prosperity 24/7. CloudyIT had several public sector customers it could potentially target with a finance solution, while Prosperity 24/7 had the requisite skills in Business Central to build an app that would meet their needs.

“It was meeting of minds that made sense and would deliver positive results for everyone”, said David Hall, managing director of CloudyIT. “Through our contacts and knowledge of the public sector market, we were able to identify what was needed by the customer and give Prosperity 24/7 a clear brief on what they needed to build.”

The result was GovFinance, a solution built on Microsoft Business Central and hosted on Microsoft 365, that harnesses the power of AI and automation to transform the way local governments manage their finances. It was launched at the SLCC (Society of Local Council Clerks) Conference in January this year and the first deal was signed seven days later.

“The GovFinance proposition has been received really well”, David Hall added. ‘It’s already led to one new customer acquisition and there are several more on the horizon, which is exactly what we wanted to achieve.”

Phil Berrill, head of ERP at Prosperity 24/7 stated: “We’re excited to be part of this collaboration. Our track record in delivering effective business solutions of this kind is testament to this type of partnership and the resulting benefits speak for themselves.”

Ian Turner, Microsoft Dynamics 365 UK lead, TD SYNNEX, said: “The success of GovFinance is an example of how we can help partners to unlock new value through personal connections and peer-to-peer engagement.  The success story is a testament to the power of our partner ecosystem when we work together to harness expertise and partnership opportunities. We are here to help our partners to connect, collaborate and make good use of their respective areas of expertise to the mutual benefit of their businesses and to their customers.”

TD SYNNEX has a full enablement and support programme in place for Dynamics 365 Business Central and brings partners together on a regular basis to discuss developments and opportunities. It also encourages partners to form alliances through its Industry Ecosystems initiative, under which it runs seven communities focusing on different vertical market and technology areas, such as Financial Services, Sustainability and Cybersecurity. An eighth ecosystem, which will focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI), will be launched in April.

Picture: Ian Turner, TD SYNNEX.

 

SYNAXON strengthens UK team with appointment of Anthony Hampson as Account Executive

Experienced channel figure will be looking to help current partners maximise the benefits of working with the services group and bring new partners on-board

 

Wolverhampton, 08 April 2024 – SYNAXON has made a further addition to its UK team as it looks to continue its growth, appointing Anthony Hampson as Account Executive. He brings a wealth of experience to the company, having previously spent seven years in sales and account management roles within the IT distribution sector. At SYNAXON he will be responsible both for expanding and growing engagement and activity with existing partners and recruiting and bringing new partners on board.

 

Miguel Rodriguez, Managing Director, SYNAXON Hub, said: ‘We’re delighted to welcome Anthony who will be a valuable addition to our enthusiastic UK team. His experience working closely with partners means he has a really excellent understanding of their needs, and how SYNAXON’s services can help them to grow, develop and thrive.”

 

Hampson joins a team of UK-based personnel who are focused on supporting partners and helping them to get the best out of the company’s key services – the SYNAXON Hub distribution business, the EGIS procurement platform, and SYNAXON Managed Services. In addition, there are 30 personnel based in Germany that provide direct support for all these functions and also for SYNAXON’s Managed Workplace desktop-as-a-service offering, and its Project Support services, which gives partners a convenient and easy way to deliver complex infrastructure solutions without having to make additional investments in highly-skilled technical personnel.

 

The extended SYNAXON team in Germany numbers more than 300 and has wide-ranging capabilities. It includes accredited specialists in specific vendor technologies and expert business consultants and project managers, all of whom are available to UK partners.

 

Rodriguez added: “Everything we do at SYNAXON is about supporting our partners in maximising their opportunities. We have a tremendously broad set of capabilities within SYNAXON and can make all those skills and support available to UK partners. Collectively, our services provide smaller partners with all the resources and support they need to address all their opportunities , whether it’s for the sale of a single laptop, or a significant infrastructure project. If a partner needs technical assistance of additional capacity, SYNAXON can help.”

Picture: Anthony Hampson, SYNAXON UK.