Meet Team Syndico

Our mission is to provide fast, accurate and synchronised distribution of the best products on the market. We are 100% channel-focused, and we have assembled a team who share common passion, dedication and relentlessness in achieving our goals.

The Management team

Andrew Wilson

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Andrew formed Syndico in May 2015 and has almost 20 years experience in radio communication distribution. A strategic specialist, Andrew has taken all of his previous experience, including sales, management and director positions in the telecoms industry, to his role as Managing Director and has fundamentally changed the relationships PMR resellers are able to have with their distributor. Andrew is a huge Newcastle United FC fan, and has his work cut out at home where he is a father to three daughters – two of whom are twins!

Shona Barnett

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Shona founded Syndico alongside Andrew in May 2015 and shares similarly extensive experience in distribution. Shona ensures all-things operations and finance are run smoothly and properly, and has been instrumental in designing a back-office system and overseeing our ISO, Investors in People and Cyber Essentials accreditations. Whilst Shona is incredibly busy as a working mum, she has a passion for travel and wants to show her daughters as much of the world as possible – while they still want to go with their parents!

The Sales & Marketing team

Gareth Jones

HEAD OF SALES

A team member since 2015, Gareth heads up Syndico’s sales team and spends his time developing existing relationships and generating new business opportunities. Gareth’s career started in retail and hospitality where he developed a passion for relationship-based sales, gaining valuable experience talking to anybody… about anything! Away from work, Gareth’s passion is Rugby and still plays for Eastleigh RFC despite a serious leg injury in 2017. Gareth is the only Welsh member of Team Syndico, which makes Six Nations and World Cup tournaments very interesting at Syndico HQ…!

Sam Ogles

HEAD OF MARKETING

Sam joined the team in June 2017 after completing a degree in Sport Science. Sam joined the company as an internal account manager, and his job has naturally transitioned into a marketing role. Having completed CIM’s Certificate in Professional Marketing, Sam now oversees Syndico’s marketing strategy and day-to-day activities as well as supplier relationships. Sam is renowned in the office for his dislike of paper, and is very particular about his desk layout…! When not at Syndico, Sam is a health and fitness enthusiast and is a semi-professional assistant referee on EFL League 1 & 2, EFL Cup, EFL Trophy and FA Cup games.

Robert Bosman

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER – EUROPE

Stationed at our European office in Dijon, Robert has been with Syndico since February 2018 when we were appointed Hytera’s authorised France distribution partner. Robert has an absolute wealth of experience in the two-way radio industry, and has held roles at Motorola, Siemens and Simoco during a career spanning over 40 years. Born in South Africa, Robert has lived and traveled all over the world. Robert is passionate about art, architecture, technology and sport, and was delighted to see the South African Rugby team lift the World Cup trophy in 2019.

Kane Brewer

BRAND MANAGER – VOCOVO

Kane joined the company as an extension of the sales and marketing team in June 2019. Working closely with Gareth, Kane looks after the VoCoVo brand, generating end-user leads and developing opportunities for our reseller partners. When completing his undergraduate degree in Business Marketing, Kane gained extensive retail experience in a supervisory role at Legoland. He is enthusiastic about anything which will challenge his mind, in particular scientific subjects – he is an avid sports fan and supports Tottenham Hotspur FC.

Andrew Bird

BRAND MANAGER – DJI

Bringing over 20 years of sales experience to the team, Andrew is responsible for helping our reseller partners introduce DJI Enterprise to their business customers and, ultimately, win vital drone business. Andrew has recently spent 3 years working with the two leading business and mission critical communications publications, achieving some fantastic results in the process. Andrew has many strong relationships in the market and is known for his attention to detail and his customer-focused approach.

Matthew Lovering

BRAND MANAGER – ENTERPRISE MOBILITY

Joining the team in January 2021, Matthew looks after our enterprise mobility product ranges including Samsung rugged smart devices and Zebra Workforce Connect. Matt has vast experience as an account manager in the IT industry, gaining vital experience and understanding of the IT channel. Matthew is passionate about his work and is a goal-driven individual with a proven track record. In his spare time, Matthew likes to keep fit and stay relaxed – the latter is not always easy as an Arsenal FC fan…!

The Partner Solutions Team

Lindsay Philip

HEAD OF PARTNER SOLUTIONS

Lindsay has worked at Syndico since day one after completing a degree in Business Studies, and her job has grown alongside the company. Lindsay heads up Syndico’s Partner Solutions team, whose mission is to keep all our partners extremely happy by quickly and accurately fulfilling orders and dealing with a wide range of enquiries. Lindsay’s specific responsibilities include stock ordering and management, monitoring of company reports and resolving complex customer enquiries. Lindsay LOVES a good cup of tea, and enjoys socialising with her friends and family.

Amy Hyde

PARTNER SOLUTIONS TEAM

Amy joined Syndico in January 2018 and very quickly became an invaluable member of the team. Amy does a bit of everything – when she isn’t answering the phone, she is processing orders, managing our hire fleet, investigating a variety of cases and organising returns. Amy has a wealth of experience in customer-facing IT roles and always delivers excellent customer service. The “Mum” of the office, Amy always keeps the team in line…! She loves travelling and enjoys exploring the world with her family, as well as staying fit and supporting Southampton FC.

Catie Allan

PARTNER SOLUTIONS TEAM

Catie joined the team in July 2018 as an apprentice, and has flourished in her role in the Partner Solutions Team. Prior to Syndico, Catie was a supervisor at New Look where she gained valuable experience in putting the customer first and working in a team. Catie spends a lot of her time at work answering the phone (she has the best telephone voice in the office!) and processing customer orders. A musical theatre enthusiast, Catie is a naturally talented singer and is known to spontaneously burst into song – exactly what everybody in the office needs at times!

Andreea Raicu

PARTNER SOLUTIONS TEAM

Andreea joined Team Syndico in August 2021, taking up a vital role in our Partner Solutions Team. Andreea’s voice will often be the first you hear when you call our head office – she also organises meetings and provides administrative support to the whole business. Prior to arriving at Syndico, Andreea worked in the hospitality sector and has extensive experience in customer-facing roles. Andreea is a talented writer, and has already had her first romance novel published! Andreea loves to travel, and had visited most European countries before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

Laura Smeeth

PARTNER SOLUTIONS TEAM

Laura has been Syndico’s Accounts Assistant since May 2018. She looks after accounts, purchase ledger, credit control, and anything else she can do to help! Laura worked as a property manager before becoming a Mum to two boys, who are growing up very fast, and she is currently working towards accounting qualifications. Laura is the “office motivator”, and has roped the entire Partner Solutions team into attending a very muddy boot camp three days a week. When she has time to take a breath, Laura enjoys meeting up with her friends to eat lots of puddings!

The Technical & Logistics team

Nick Vaas

TECHNICAL SERVICES MANAGER

Nick is an experienced and highly skilled radio engineer who is qualified in electronic engineering. Nick runs his own radio installation and servicing company, Vaas Communications, which sees him travel to many exotic (and sometimes not!) locations. His specialism is to consult our reseller partners on site surveys, system design and troubleshooting and programming, and is known to answer the phone from rooftops, inside tunnels, aboard ships and on top of ladders. When he isn’t thinking about radio, Nick likes to walk his dog and is a red wine connoisseur!

Robert Overington

WAREHOUSE MANAGER

Robert has been Syndico’s Warehouse Manager since its formation in May 2015. He has 20 years experience working in supply chain roles for both large corporate and small independent companies, and his mission is to oversee the smooth running of the warehouse. Robert’s warehouse has remarkably transformed since his first day when there were simply a few boxes on the floor – the 6,400 square foot space now holds around £4million of stock at any one time. Away from work, Robert loves football and enjoys taking his son to watch his beloved QPR FC.

Steve Pothecary

TECHNICAL SERVICES TEAM

Steve joined Syndico in August 2015, having worked in the industry for five years previously. Steve learned everything about the Hytera product portfolio from scratch, and now has extensive knowledge of all-things programming, firmware and software applications. Steve offers first-line technical support and has an impressive resolution success rate thanks to his diligent and methodical approach to problem solving. Steve is a huge music fan and used to be a radio station producer – his record collection is impressive and he plays in Southampton’s Ukulele jam!

Krys Halarewicz

WAREHOUSE TEAM

Krzysztof (Krys) joined Syndico in late 2017 to help Robert manage the increased volume of stock moving in and out of the warehouse. Krys performs many invaluable tasks on a day-to-day basis; he upgrades Hytera radios to the latest firmware as well as managing hire fleet logistics, programming customer orders and picking, packing and dispatching daily consignments. The work Krys does is vital in ensuring that we can accept orders for next-day delivery up until 5pm. Outside of work, Krys loves to socialise and is the Syndico bowling champion!

Alistair Hughes

PARTNER SOLUTIONS & WAREHOUSE TEAM

Alistair (Ali) joined Syndico in August 2021 in a dual-role, working with both the Partner Solutions and Warehouse teams. Ali is a versatile individual who has many strings to his bow, and oversees every part of the customer order process from when the order is received all the way through to picking, packing and shipping. Like many other members of the Team, Ali is an avid sports fan and is a Southampton FC season ticket holder – he once did 144 keepie-uppies! Ali loves spending his free time with his fiancée, family and friends.

What our partners say about us…

We asked our partner for some feedback so we could ensure our Partner Solutions, Sales and Marketing and Technical and Logistics teams were meeting customers’ expectations. We asked participants to be as open and honest as they would like – if there was any way we could improve our synchronised distribution service, we wanted like to know about it!


  • Friendly team, very approachable, always there to help - no job is to small. I would not change [anything about Syndico] - keep growing and building as you have been!

    Two-Way Radio Reseller
    Two-Way Radio Reseller CEO - London

  • Support, Experience, Professionalism. The Syndico Team are always available and willing to help when required, nothing is ever too much trouble for the team in any department. I congratulate you all on the support you provide me and my company!

    Radio & Bodycam Reseller
    Radio & Bodycam Reseller Account Manager - Yorkshire

  • Very easy to speak to and understand our needs fairly quickly. I feel that you want to get things done. You're flexible and we have good relationships with everyone there. I think everyone does an excellent job!

    Communications Reseller
    Communications Reseller Company Owner - South East England

  • They are great at answering all my questions. Products are always available and they are a great team - they always find a solution.

    Two-Way Radio Reseller
    Two-Way Radio Reseller Account Manager - France

  • Everyone I speak with on the team are always very helpful and lovely to speak to. Always willing to help us at any time and are a great team!

    PMR Reseller
    PMR Reseller Sales Adviser - North East England

  • They always respond positively, and finds a way to achieve and meet, if not exceed requirements. The whole team have a 'Can do!' attitude - more of the same please!

    PoC Reseller
    PoC Reseller CEO - North Yorkshire

  • Friendly team, very approachable, always there to help - no job is to small. I would not change [anything about Syndico] - keep growing and building as you have been!

    Two-Way Radio Reseller
    Two-Way Radio Reseller CEO - London

  • Support, Experience, Professionalism. The Syndico Team are always available and willing to help when required, nothing is ever too much trouble for the team in any department. I congratulate you all on the support you provide me and my company!

    Radio & Bodycam Reseller
    Radio & Bodycam Reseller Account Manager - Yorkshire

  • Very easy to speak to and understand our needs fairly quickly. I feel that you want to get things done. You're flexible and we have good relationships with everyone there. I think everyone does an excellent job!

    Communications Reseller
    Communications Reseller Company Owner - South East England

  • They are great at answering all my questions. Products are always available and they are a great team - they always find a solution.

    Two-Way Radio Reseller
    Two-Way Radio Reseller Account Manager - France

  • Everyone I speak with on the team are always very helpful and lovely to speak to. Always willing to help us at any time and are a great team!

    PMR Reseller
    PMR Reseller Sales Adviser - North East England

  • They always respond positively, and finds a way to achieve and meet, if not exceed requirements. The whole team have a 'Can do!' attitude - more of the same please!

    PoC Reseller
    PoC Reseller CEO - North Yorkshire

Get in touch with us!

If you’re looking to open up new revenue channels for your business, or buy the products you need from a distributor who delivers a better service all-round, get in touch with us! Our market is in a stage of growth, and we’re always looking for new partners to grow with.

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