Desynit are a quirky and creative company who have been based in CityPoint, opposite Temple Meads station, for almost 20 years. A Salesforce consulting partner, they work with a vast range of businesses, from global consultancy firms to furniture makers. We caught up with them to find out more.
Business age: 17 years
Number of employees: 13 team members based at our CityPoint office, plus two people who work on contract (but are still definitely part of the team!)
Length of time in Temple Quarter: 15 years. Originally the business began in Gary’s spare room and, after a couple of years, migrated to a fairly tiny office at CityPoint overlooking the car park behind the Holiday Inn. From these inauspicious beginnings, the number of team members has grown and the business has moved up in the world and in the building. The team now occupy one of the larger suites in CityPoint, with views across the Temple Quarter. It has to be said, the views out of the office are rather better than the views looking back at the office building itself…
What does Desynit do? The short answer is that Desynit is a Salesforce.com consulting partner. The slightly longer answer is that Desynit has always worked with organisations to deliver IT support and development for their business critical systems. Over the last 7 years, the team has specialised in delivering innovative solutions on cloud-based business platform Salesforce.com. Our real skill lies in working on projects which call for highly technical expertise such as building pioneering business apps or managing complex systems integrations.
Beyond our immediate client-work however, the business is built on the foundation that community-based knowledge sharing is the key to delivering great technology. This is an ongoing commitment and has resulted in Desynit becoming a hub for Salesforce in the South West. Not only have we been home to four Salesforce ‘Most Valued Players’, Desynit has also been key in establishing and running user groups for Salesforce professionals all over the region. Our team present at conferences around the globe, and regularly participate in training events and workshops.
Can you share any quirky or interesting facts about the business? Definitely! First of all, our team are unusually musically talented: between us, we have recorded and released over 200 tracks (and even filmed one music video). Our second interesting fact is that one of our business analysts is the great-great-great-grandson of the inventor of plasticine.
Why did you decide to base Desynit in Temple Quarter? 15 years ago, Temple Quarter was not the thriving area it is now. However, the great advantage of making it the base for the business was the transport links: that is, regular trains to London and, of course, the fact that it is well served by cycle routes within Bristol. Over the years, the area has become the home to more investment and more businesses, and Desynit has benefited from that. Hart’s Bakery moving in has been a real high point!
How would you like to see the area develop in the future? While we have one team member who drives to work, everyone else walks in or cycles. Therefore, it goes without saying that any improvements to the pedestrian and cycle routes would be very welcome and, most importantly, we’d like to see some more clear division between the two. More green spaces would be great, with places to sit outside and meet/ eat lunch with colleagues. Finally, can we have a Post Office?!
What are Desynit’s plans for the future? Desynit are always looking to deepen our knowledge and expertise on the Salesforce.com platform further. We hope that we will continue to build on our portfolio of clients, bringing us innovative work that challenges us to continue delivering pioneering business solutions. We are about to add a separate support section to the business too, aimed at customers who need regular help with their systems once they are in place. As more and more businesses look to modernise their enterprise technology, we expect to see the team continue grow in size and in knowledge.
Describe the business in 3 words. Innovative. Independent. Creative.
Curious to find out more about Desynit? You can visit their website, find them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter or drop them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call +44(0) 117 373 6880, and their mailing address is CityPoint, Temple Gate, Bristol BS1 6PL.