City Briefs: Synectics and Clipper Logistics

Advanced security and surveillance business, Synectics has been appointed to a £1m project for Saudi Aramco’s $6bn development of the Berri offshore oilfield on Saudi Arabia’s east coast.

The project will see the Sheffield-based firm provide surveillance systems for the offshore oilfield development through it’s long-term partner General Dynamics. With much of it delivered during the current financial year ending 30 November.

Paul Webb, Chief Executive of Synectics, said: “This is an important contract win for Synectics in what continues to be a difficult market sector.

“General Dynamics is one of our most valued partners, and this contract award reflects Synectics’ extensive industry experience as well as our commitment to long-term customer relationships.”


Leading provider of value-added logistics solutions, e-fulfilment and returns management services, Clipper Logistics is in advanced discussions with Arcadia Group to agree a transportation contract for their store delivery network.

This new contract will see the Leeds-based business making nearly 3,000 deliveries per week once operations commence around August 2020.

Steve Parkin, Executive Chairman of Clipper, commented: “Clipper has an enviable track record of developing solutions to meet the needs of retailers in a changing environment. I am delighted to be working closely with Arcadia on this solution and in developing a longer term partnership.”