Our Company


Established in 1988 in North Yorkshire, England, our drive is to offer unique, value-added services and systems that increase the efficiency and profitability of our Customers.


We provide high quality, cost-effective technical Information Systems Engineering services to governments and industry.  As well as integrated IBM Rational software solutions, we deliver military systems and training services to a spectrum of different industry sectors.  Our integrity, independence and innovation pledge has resulted in an impressive portfolio of industry success stories and we are recognised for our exceptional customer service.  We aim to provide our Customers with the best experts in our markets through selection and continuous professional development of our employees.  Read more about our company, Customers and solutions here.


A Flexible Cost Model to match a Flexible Licensing Model


Many organisations have serious challenges when it comes to systems and software development resource planning, which often means scarce resources such as server capacity, skills, and licences can be under utilised at different stages of the development cycle or, even worse, development teams find they do not have relevant access to the tools needed to complete the project.


Development capacity can change radically throughout the systems and software engineering process, which means that trying to plan resources based on forecasting is impossible.  To help bridge that gap, our flexibility does not end at a licensing stage and we take a flexible approach to license costs.  We ask for no up front fees and we have a no minimum term policy that applies to all of our licenses.


Whatever your budget, we will work with you to provide the best possible capability which is enhanced by the flexibility in our licences.


Already have a License?


The Bring Your Own Licence (BYOL) option offers flexibility to existing IBM customers who have already procured licences either directly or with other business partners.  The BYOL option allows you to access your existing licence via a Software as a Service (SaaS) infrastructure and gives you the option to utilise the CloudbaSE service package.

Our Customers

Our People


Mark Williamson, Principal Consultant


Mark Williamson BSc (Hons) MIET CSEP currently

manages the SyntheSys Business Group, responsible

for the delivery and support of IBM Rational

solutions and associated services.


Mark has an engineering background with 23 years’

service in the Royal Air Force, providing both direct and support roles for airborne radar systems on a variety of aircraft.  He also served on software teams in both test and software maintenance roles.  Since joining SyntheSys in 2005, he has gained significant experience with IBM Rational solutions for software and systems engineering, and is a certified IBM Rational DOORS professional.


This experience enables Mark to support clients in identifying the ideal Rational solutions that meet their engineering requirements, implementing the solution, and providing mentoring for the products. The ability through CloudbaSE to provide access to the leading edge IBM Rational toolset technology, in a much more economic manner through a monthly rental model, is particularly exciting for Mark.


His systems engineering credentials have been recognised by INCOSE CSEP certification in 2013.  He is now delivering Systems Engineering and CSEP preparation training to future candidates.



Sam Southwell, Principal Consultant


Sam brings over 22 years experience in the Royal Air
Force, including 9 years at a front line Tornado
Squadron gaining experience on the full compliment of
Avionics systems as fitted to the aircraft. Following this
he completed 5 years of service as an instructor being responsible for Avionics training and course design.  Finally moving to Tactical Data Links (TDLs), primarily as a Link 16 engineer, he has extensive experience in Data collection, analysis and front line engineering support to the RAF, Royal Navy platforms and Army TDL systems. Since leaving the Service he continued in TDLs working within the company training team and on Problem Evaluation Services and UK support to the Joint International Configuration Review Board (JICRB) and MIDS International Review Board (MIRB) Link16 international conferences.


Mark Williamson
Sam Southwell

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