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.