At Propolis, our mission is to support businesses in their drive for profitable performance by creating effective processes that help to improve efficiency.
Working across a range of sectors including manufacturing, distribution, charities and hospitality & leisure, we have helped businesses improve efficiencies in areas such as order processing, the use of finance systems, recruitment procedures, department structures, departmental functions and team processes.
Founded in 2014 by Sarah Valentine-Bull, the business is further strengthened by the knowledge and expertise of Andrew Bull.
Sarah has over 25 years’ experience working in the financial services, manufacturing, retail and health industries working at Senior Management and Board Level. An Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Sarah also holds a PRINCE2 Practitioner Certification for project management.
Her areas of expertise include Finance processes, HR systems & processes, customer journey and staff structures & development. Since starting Propolis notable achievements include time reduction of between 10% and 25% through efficiency improvement, shortening of recruitment periods by 75%, and the successful relocation of a team including writing and documenting all processes and training materials for the management within a multi-site organization.
Andrew is an experienced manager with a strong engineering and operations background. He has extensive knowledge of the production requirements of high volume manufacturing within a customer focused environment, managing people, production and processes.
His project delivery achievements include reducing staff costs whilst increasing hourly output, driving OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) up whilst increasing labour output and reducing scrap costs, and the successful transfer of multi production lines to a new production location in a low cost country.