Syntegra seeks to strengthen its top team

Two new senior management profile roles have been created at the multi-discipline sustainability consultants Syntegra Group as they seek to expand ahead of the new post-Brexit energy environment.

Umer Uzair has been promoted from his post of Associate Director to the newly created post of Director of Energy & Sustainability and vowed to put customers at the heart of the business in these ‘exciting times.’

And ecology consultant Trish Holden joins the team as Director of Ecology Services as the company extends its service capability in this key area and aims to oversee the further growth of this department.

Umer joined the company two years ago as an associate engineer and has focused on the technical delivery of projects. He will continue to oversee this critical area of work but will also lead on client and team management issues.

Speaking of his promotion, he said: ‘It’s a great opportunity to be a part of the successful growth of Syntegra Group and it’s also a great recognition of my hard work in past years with huge responsibility for business growth within Energy and Sustainability sector. I am looking forward to working together with the dynamic team and will be looking into business growth within the sector.

‘The Energy and Sustainability Sector is changing fast so this is an exciting time to be joining the Syntegra’s senior management team. I am particularly looking forward to enhancing the brand with a leading challenge to put customers at the heart of the business and will work together with key clients to explore further opportunities where we can help.’

Trish’s role will see her leading the ecology services division and mentoring junior staff members. Crucially, she will liaise closely with colleagues across all Syntegra’s service disciplines to ensure ecology advice is understood and followed throughout the lifetime of projects.

Trish, who ran her own ecology survey consultancy prior to her appointment, said: ‘My targets are to continue to provide excellent ecology surveys and reports that lead our clients through the legislative requirements and at the same time find that balance between the client, the council and of course any protected species and or habitats encountered.

‘I am looking forward to growing the Ecology Services for Syntegra, after seeing the success of the last three years with various London, Berkshire and Midlands sites, I am looking forward to expanding our services to new locations and clients. I am also looking forward to developing on site ecological clerk of works services, ensuring mitigation all falls into place.

‘Challenges will be of course Brexit and the potential of new legislation within the UK.’

Syntegra founder and Director Alan King said: ‘These new roles show Syntegra is serious about promoting sustainability and environmental solutions across disciplines and helping others overcome environmental challenges in the property and construction sectors.

‘Umer and Trish are valued colleagues who I am confident will support me as we drive forward with our extended range of services and client base.’

The company has also recently opened a new office in Bristol to complement the work of its head office in Reading. Trish will divide her time between the two offices as the scope of her work increases.

The new city centre location is St Nicholas House, 31-34 High Street, Bristol, BS1 2AW.