Synergy insourcing solutions

Meet the Team

Richard Acton

Director of Synergy

Richard left University in 1997 with a Microbiology and Genetics degree and spent over 4 years working in industry with the Forensic Science Service in London.Richard joined SRG in 2002 as a consultant in our Senior Appointments division.

He has since gone on to hold a number of roles in senior management including team leader, operations manager and culminating in his current appointment as Director of Synergy & Innovation. Richard is on the executive committee of the life science sector of the REC

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Please email me for: Information on our Insourced SOW model | Implementation in your business

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Robin Aris

Client Solutions & Development Manager

Robin has over 10 years’ experience of both contingent and retained recruiting across various sectors of the life science industry within the UK, Europe, US and Japan. His experience ranges from researcher, consultant, project delivery, account management and operational management of both recruiting and managing teams across EU affiliates.

Robin also has strategic expertise in identifying new markets, setting-up of new offices within Europe and managing multi-million Statement of Work (SOW) projects from initial identification to implementation and process improvement.

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Please email me for: New Market Exploration | EU New Office setup | Process Improvement 

Gaelle Gibbs

Operations Manager

Gaelle is a microbiologist by training and she brings with her over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry supporting the supply of Medicinal Products to patients.

From early phase development to commercial, including the manufacture, packaging and testing of multiple formulation of finished drug products at different stage of the product supply chain (key raw material to finished drug product) Gaelle has developed a strong technical, quality and key cross functional expertise.

She has also gained direct line management skills through various roles, at various levels in pharmaceutical companies such as UCB and Catalent.

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Please email me for: Technical and Scientific Support | GMP and Industry Standards | People Management and Development | Escalation Processes | New Business Opportunities

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Rupinder Johal

Sensory and Consumer Technical Manager

Rupinder is an accomplished and performance-driven Sensory and Consumer Insights professional with extensive experience in delivering qualitative and quantitative research projects for global and leading UK blue-chip FMCG companies. She has an understanding of the competitive FMCG marketplace and the related commercial challenges.

She is experienced in project management consistently delivering multiple projects on time and to budget, demonstrating exemplary organisational and planning skills. Proven experience in data analysis, interpreting results and report writing to support effective decision- making. An excellent communicator with the ability to deliver quality presentations. 

Rupinder has strong leadership qualities and the ability to develop effective working relationships with project stakeholders, peers and management at all levels.

Please email me for: Setting up and managing sensory panels | Setting up and managing consumer panels for qualitative and quantitative research projects | Recruiting for sensory and consumer roles 

Ruth Forrestal

Recruitment and Compliance Manager

Ruth has over 10 years’ experience within Market Research Recruitment and has worked cross category for global and leading UK blue-chip FMCG companies.  Ruth has the expertise of recruiting candidates for qualitative and quantitative research projects and understands the importance of candidate selection.

She is an experienced Recruitment Manger who is able to motivate her team to reach the set recruitment targets required for specific projects.   

Please email me for: Recruitment | Compliance queries 

Sabrina Martin

Business Support Manager

Graduating in 2017 in Oil and Gas Management, Sabrina has vast experience in Customer Service as well as Buying and Compliance. She started at SRG in the Compliance team looking after National Accounts, moving to Synergy in October as a Business Support Manager. Now overseeing any HR, Payroll and day-to-day queries for all Synergy employees. 

Please email me for: HR queries | Payroll queries | General queries.