Proximity to airport and support of healthcare innovation initiatives cited as key factors in relocation
Synergy Health, a leading provider of specialist healthcare services, is relocate its corporate headquarters for the Americas region from 12425 Race Track Road to the SunTrust building in downtown Tampa. The phased relocation will include 100 existing employees and will create approximately 40 new jobs in Hillsborough County within the next 12 months.
\'This move to downtown Tampa is part of our plan to become more involved in the Tampa Bay community,\' said Dr Richard Steeves, Group CEO and founder of Synergy Health. \'The new location also makes business easier and more convenient for our international colleagues, with increased proximity to Tampa International Airport.\'
The decision to establish a presence downtown also reflects Synergy Health’s efforts to engage in activities that promote innovation and growth in the life sciences industry, including the MediFuture initiative launched by the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation (EDC) earlier this year.
\'Earlier this year, we welcomed Synergy Health to Hillsborough County and celebrated the arrival of another significant industry partner,\' said the Hon. Ken Hagan, Chairman of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners. \'Their commitment is a key step in creating a critical mass in Tampa Bay\'s life sciences industry.\'
UK-based Synergy Health provides sterilisation services to hospitals in Europe, Asia and across America for surgical instruments and reusable OR textiles, as well as sterilisation services for medical devices. In 2012, the company acquired SRI Surgical, and in April 2013 announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters for the Americas from San Diego to Tampa Bay. The company currently employs 5,600 individuals worldwide.