The recession has seen many senior-level and highly-experienced business professionals decide to take up offers of redundancy and set themselves up as self-employed freelance advisors.
But what happens when the contract you are bidding for is more than you can handle alone, or requires a greater breadth of expertise and experience?
A new service – Synogis – aims to solve that problem. Founder Richard Ilsley explains that it can be very difficult for freelance advisors to find colleagues to collaborate with. “When you work in a large organisation, usually someone else has done the hard job of recruiting people in other disciplines for you to work with on projects. When you’re on your own, you’ve got to do that job yourself which can be very time consuming and stressful.”
Synogis now has over 150 senior-level consultants and interim managers from a wide range of disciplines in its network. Each has been either recommended by an existing member or has had to demonstrate their expertise, knowledge and skills. Around 30 new consultants are admitted each month.
“We know that each of our consultants can provide professional support to their colleagues and their clients,” added Richard. “Synogis is a resource for the best talent available – a network of seasoned professionals with the experience, knowledge and expertise to take on the toughest of business tasks and advice clients at the highest levels.”
More information on how to join Synogis is available at www.synogis.com.
Synogis, the network for senior-level freelance consultants and interim managers, says that demand for its members services is growing rapidly.
Richard Ilsley, founder of the network, says: “In a recession, many businesses seek to cut short-term costs by ‘letting go’ many of their long-standing, most experienced and, often, most expensive managers. When recovery is in sight, they may find that they have lost the necessary experience and knowledge to take full advantage of the business opportunities.
“Services such as ours offer businesses the opportunity to access that pool of expertise without the expense of recruitment.”
Since it’s ‘soft launch’ earlier this year, Synogis has seen its network of senior business people grow to over 150 – and it is now growing at over 30 per month. New members are recommended by existing members or have to demonstrate the necessary skills and experience to be admitted.
“It’s this quality control which sets us apart from other networks,” explains Richard. “Any business or organisation coming to us to put together a virtual support team or recommend a shortlist of interim managers knows that our resource pool has already been vetted. And our business model means we don’t take a commission or charge a fee to businesses and organisations for our services.”
More information is available on the Synogis website at www.synogis.com.