eShare is a UK based global company striving to improve governance by providing software to revolutionise meetings. The eShare team is united in the belief that the customer should be at the heart of everything we do, which means we develop with our users not just in mind, but in the room.
12 years ago, Alister Esam founded eShare to solve the governance issues of the newly regulated pensions industry. A decade on, the company has grown into a successful business with clients across the world.
At eShare we have developed our understanding of boardroom meetings and the challenges facing boards across a wide range of sectors by listening to what our customers need. We then use our expertise to design software that helps our customers improve their governance, whatever that means for them-better transparency, communication, accountability, security, or simply improving productivity. Our client relations team is at the heart of the company and by responding to our customers and going the extra mile to support them, we have gained a reputation in the industry for excellent service.
Founded in 2004, eShare’s background is in the pensions sector. Now a well regulated industry with good governance high on the agenda, the pensions sector has had its difficulties. The industry was in crisis in the 1980s and 90s, and as a result came under close scrutiny from parliament. In 2003 a new regulator was announced by the Labour government. The new regulator’s call for behavioural change in the industry was what inspired eShare’s Founder and CEO, Alister Esam. He set up eShare to help organisations use technology at board level to identify and prevent problems before they occur, as well as making their lives easier.
Since then, other sectors have also experienced mishaps of their own. The financial crisis in 2008 demonstrated that governance failings could topple some of the largest financial institutions in the world. In the same year, the public sector witnessed a governance failure when the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust was investigated by the Healthcare Commission. This was followed by a full public enquiry chaired by Robert Francis QC, which will continue to influence healthcare governance for many years. In the housing sector, it was the bail-out of the Cosmopolitan Housing Group that has led to much greater focus on risk management.