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Our team of certified consultants provides training and remote support to clients around the globe, improving their Project Management, Workflow and Process Management.

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Emma Stevens

Office Manager

Emma has 27 years of financial and customer experience and brings processes and order to our office.

Emma's customer service knowledge ensures all of our clients office enquiries are dealt with professionally, efficiently and quickly. She will leave no stone unturned to get to the bottom of a query!

When not at her desk Emma enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter as well running Brownies and Rainbows for Girlguiding UK in her local area.

Etienne Mermillod

Software Development Manager

Etienne is a seasoned ASP.NET Core Full Stack Developer. He takes great pride in building world-class applications while carefully considering the needs of its users and ease of use.

Originally from France, Etienne now calls Canada Home, where he is part of SBP Canada as a member of the API Solutions Development Team.

Etienne is a well-seasoned traveler and has visited many countries where he usually takes the path less traveled in order to backpack around and soak in the local cultures.

When not coding away, you may expect Etienne to be playing with his huge and fluffy dog Indianna or gaming away on League of Legends

David Bower

Smartsheet and AppSheet Consultant

David is an experienced Smartsheet Consultant, Customer Care Specialist and Client Account Manager.

In his spare time, David plays guitar, is learning to ride a motorcycle and, when it’s not too cold, can often be found tinkering in the garage. He also intends to learn to play the piano too - one day

Debbie Sawyer

Chief Smartsheet Solutions Officer (CSSO)

BSc (Hons) Computing, ITIL Foundation, Smartsheet Certified User, Aligned Sales Certified and Professional Services Certified.

Seasoned Smartsheet consultant and Training professional, Debbie’s creativity, attention to detail, willingness to deliver solutions to fully meet customer requirements and her personable manner earn her excellent client feedback.

When not working, Debbie likes to relax by spending quality time with her family. Living in the New Forest sees her taking many walks through the woods and down to the sea fronts at Lepe and Calshot. Debbie is also a keen hula hooper and has been hooping now for more than 7 years! She owns at least 10 hoops and enjoys a great workout helping her friend to run a hula hoop fitness class.

Dr James Harris

Chief Technology Officer

An experienced IT professional, James has worked for software companies as a Programmer and Test Analyst. He also has extensive experience as a Finance Manager. James brings an attention to detail and flair for problem solving to every project.

Outside of work, James writes comedy, and has had many television credits over the past couple of decades on shows such as Horrible Histories and Russell Howard's Good News. He retains a burning ambition to be as funny as his wife and daughter.

Ph.D. Biochemical Physics, IT and Accounting professional.

Gwen Rymill

Communications Director

Co-founder of Smarter Business Processes, Gwen’s multi tasking roles include ensuring our clients receive the very best in customer care, while responsible for sales and marketing and partner liaison. Just don’t expect to get the cup of tea she promised you!

Away from work Gwen enjoys cycling, pilates, tap dancing and just loves baking.

Richard Rymill

CEO

Co-Founder and Lead Consultant, Richard set up SBP in response to worldwide demand from businesses wanting to implement their own Smarter Business Processes. His rapidly expanding team of experienced Smartsheet and AppSheet Consultants and Trainers share the company's values of achieving improved efficiencies and collaboration by putting people first and releasing them from unnecessary repetitive activities so they can enjoy their work again and focus on what matters to them.

When not at his desk, Richard can be found cycling, swimming and when the opportunity permits, sailing and flying.

Smartsheet Helps the Sony HR Team Turn up the Volume

Sony Electronics is a leading provider of audio/video electronics and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets.

 The Challenge

As part of their recruitment process, the HR team at Sony have to manage and administer extensive lists of questions. These range from standard procedural questions to technical, more role-specific ones. These “question lists” are tailored for each role. 

When Sony approached us, they were already using Smartsheet to select and input their lists of questions, but were having to then put together each questionnaire manually, as there was no way to usefully format the list of questions automatically. Copying and pasting dozens of individual questions by hand was time consuming and prone to errors. They were looking for a way to automate this part of the process and transfer the list of questions to the relevant manager.

The Solution

We provided a two part solution. We created a link to a webform that the interviewers can access live, quickly and efficiently during each interview. This form gives the interviewers access to all the questions they need in one simple click. Using this form, the interviewers can submit their evaluation of each answer from the interviewee and provide an overall recommendation with comments. These responses are then sent directly back into the right place in Smartsheet. 

At the same time as the link to the webform is created, a PDF of all the interview questions is emailed to the Hiring Manager and attached to the relevant row in Smartsheet. This gives the interview team the option of printing out a PDF if they prefer not to have a screen in front of them during the interview process. 

Testimonial 

Smartsheet has been instrumental in streamlining processes, manage projects and programs successfully online and from an operational standpoint has allowed us getting requests out of email to collaborate more effectively and in turn increase overall productivity.

When we first approached Smarter Business Processes to share the pain points we were facing with the interview evaluation process and the desired solution that we were looking for, Dr. James Harris quickly understood our requirements. He then developed a solution for us that was beyond our expectations. Because of his brilliant work and product, we can now effectively streamline and automate a very human process that was very manual before, which will improve the team’s productivity and allow them to focus more on tasks that truly matter to us –  internal and external customer satisfaction in the electronics and entertainment business.

Alexandra Waltz – HR PMO & Talent Insights Sony Corporation