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Based in London, Synapse creates commercial connections for clients' needs, with a focus on high-growth emerging markets - with specific expertise of capital-raising, via investor roadshows, to the Lower Gulf.
We support teams to successfully expand / grow faster, with a purpose, through developed networks of influence and strategic partnerships.
Synapse was founded on the principle of establishing extremely strong and sustainable business relationships across borders and sectors.
Synapse also provides cultural training, coaching / mentoring of your marketing / business development teams to help them to develop relationships and hit the target, faster.
ACHIEVING HIGHER PERFORMANCE = GROWTH
SERVICES & SOLUTIONS
Sophisticated investor capital-raising capability - providing targeted access to your key sector targets
Real Estate investment sourcing -commercial and residential
Leverage a discreet network of trusted partners and associates to support accelerated growth in emerging markets.
Provide strategic consulting, including business plan development & sales strategy growth
Strategic Communications advice and Consultancy
People and team leadership development - creating higher performance teams
Brand ambassador services - credibly representing your brand
Solution focused - leveraging a private client network to discreetly find the right fix for your client issue
Regular investor relations roadshows to the Gulf
Board-level advisory on how to approach strategic overseas markets, including cultural awareness and coaching for BD teams on the ground
Brand development - platform-building initiatives for new market entrants
Employee Engagement & Internal Comms support
Mentoring partners in professional services firms - to be better at Business Development
Private property services - finding and securing commercial or residential property in UK/Europe
Promotion of Private Equity Real Estate Funds
Creating aligned team performance via team coaching & mentoring
Defence and Security SMEs
Marketing & Advertising agencies
PE and Real Estate investment Cos/Funds
Private and offshore banks
Professional Services firms
Societies and Chartered Institutes
Globally recognised institutions - all seeking to build their brands, create new clients and raise capital in new markets - to access & aid deal flow
Who we are
Sean Costello - CEO & Founder
Sean started Synapse on his return from Abu Dhabi, UAE, in 2014. He has supported a wide-range of businesses, in the professional and financial services sectors - to win new business, achieve growth, enhance performance and, ultimately, get business critical projects over the line, on time.
All of his work has been based on the principle of acting as a trusted adviser to his clients, based on strong and sustainable business relationships. The vast majority of Sean's work comes from friendly referrals.
Sean has deep operational experience, drawn from working with the British Army - in Bosnia, the London Olympics and in the UK Government's crisis response to the Covid pandemic.
He has a highly-developed growth mindset and believes that anything is possible, if you set your sights on it. Hence, he enjoys working with dynamic and entrepreneurial teams. Sean has attended Cranfield University, on the Business Growth Programme, for CEOs.
He is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of World Traders, based in the City of London.
Synapse works with a range of associates, partners and SMEs to deliver the appropriate client solution.
“Sean brought a sophisticated array of practical networking skills to our team sessions, which were underpinned by the one clear aim: of winning new clients and reigniting older ones. Sean’s one of those rare maestros in the complex art of networking.”
Founder and former Executive Chairman of Words&Pictures, the UK’s leading Internal Communications agency
“Sean has provided excellent work in assisting partners with business development ideas and strategies. Outstanding follow up and ongoing monitoring and support.”
Senior partner, formerly PwC, mid-sized accountancy firm
“Sean provided outstanding access to senior decision-makers and investors in the Gulf. His network is truly second to none and he’s a pleasure to do business with.”
CEO, German Listed Commercial RE Fund
“I have know Sean for around 25 years, having worked with him at two ‘Big 4’ firms. He has supported the growth of my business, bringing a practical, no nonsense, approach. He hit the ground running and has demonstrated excellent project management skills to underpin a sustainable approach to business development.”
Business Development Director, high-growth regional law firm
"Highly collaborative, bringing a deep commercial edge. Sean provides both supportive and provocative insights to executive teams."
MD, Executive and Leadership team coach
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