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Alister Esam

Process Bliss

Newbury, UK

CEO

Process Bliss

Alister Esam

Biography

Alister Esam is Founder and CEO of new start-up, Process Bliss. Its mission is to make all businesses run better and make managers & employees happier through the power of process - because if your repeatable processes were performed the same way by everyone, every time, wouldn’t that be bliss?

Only through selling his previous business, eShare, has he been afforded the opportunity to take on the next challenge, pursuing his passion to create something new.

eShare was borne from the desire to tackle the inefficient way boards were operating. Built on respect, ownership and pride, its mission was to design intuitive, secure software to improve meetings & governance, while promoting the use of technology in business to provide leaders with a living view of their organisation.

The business grew without investment to the point of being the largest UK-based provider of board portal technology covering pension funds, corporates, hospitals, charities, housing associations, universities & schools. eShare had a presence in over 30 countries, employed 70 people and counted some prestigious brands and progressive public sector bodies among its clients, including: KPMG, John Lewis, Credit Suisse, age UK, Universal, Rolls Royce, WWF, Unilever, Co-op, EDF and Nestle. In addition, Alister was a regular editorial online magazine contributor and conference speaker on how to improve corporate governance through technology.

He is now looking to replicate that success with Process Bliss, but on a much grander scale. Looking to acquire a fifth of the market share over the next ten years, he needs to change the mindset that process is difficult & controlling. Process should be simple and by empowering, rather than controlling staff, you allow them to complete tasks in the best way they know how.

Alister Esam’s Newsfeed

45% of SME employees have quit because of their boss, while four in ten don't feel valued or trusted

“Being a strong and effective SME leader is one of the toughest challenges someone can face,” said Alister Esam, CEO, Process Bliss. “People always assume that because someone is ‘the boss’ they know exactly what they are doing, but the truth is that many bosses are simply making it up as they go along...

Four in ten SME bosses "meddle" in HR

"HR is in some ways the most important business function as employees need to be happy, engaged and motivated to do their best work," said Alister Esam, ceo, Process Bliss. "Bosses understand this and also know how hard it can be to retain talent, but not relinquishing control of HR is not the best way to improve employee engagement..."

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Alister Esam’s Background

CEO
2018 - Present
London, UK
Process Bliss is simple, intuitive software that ensures business processes are performed the same way by everyone, every time. Process Bliss creates the ‘ideal’ world where you are reassured that things are being done the same way every time, your team is empowered and free to focus on what matters and your business is continually improving.
CEO
2004 - 2018
Newbury, UK
eShare is intuitive, secure software that improves meetings and governance, helping boards to be better at what they do. At the point of sale, it had a presence in 30 countries, a global workforce of 70 people and some prestigious brands and progressive public sector bodies among its clients.
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Other Business Interests

Member
Aug 2016 - Present
London, UK
Alister is a member of Vistage, a worldwide membership organisation that enables leaders to achieve more by gaining different perspectives on their business, which helps them to make better decisions for the future.

Alister Esam’s Education

BSc, Maths
1988 - 1991
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Nottingham High School
1978 - 1988