Business Advisory

You don’t have to do business alone.

And you don’t know what you don’t know. Don’t leave it until it’s too late. Get business support while you’re in the black so you can avoid going into the red.

Work with Us

Whether you’re a start-up or an established company, owning a business is a bit like being in a pool and swimming. Sometimes you’ve got energy and you’re swimming along well. Other times you can find yourself in a rip!

As Business Advisors, we get in the pool and swim alongside you, so you stay afloat and reach your business goals, as fast as possible. Check out our programmes to see how we can work with you to power up your business results. 

Thrive long-term with The Engine’s DPAM approach to business growth

At the heart of all of our programmes is a holistic, four-step approach to understanding your business and what it will take to make it grow sustainably.


We make an in-depth, structured assessment analysing the current position of your business. Together we explore your needs and help you set quantifiable goals for future growth


After analysing all research, we formulate and present solutions and opportunities, including time frames for review.


Once we have agreed on a strategy, a thorough analysis is conducted to give feedback on the business. In order to maximise results, changes can be made to suit the needs of the business.


At the end of each quarter we review your progress against the set goals and formulate new strategies. This ensures any changes in your business or environment are always covered in the current plan.

 We are a leading provider for business advisory

We’ve helped many businesses like yours 


Introduced an awareness to wellness in to organisations, strengthening culture.  Enabled work/life balance for company owners and their team.

Coached businesses on understanding the numbers and the importance of cash flow in order to make informed decisions in the business.

Assisted businesses with restructures for growth.

Facilitated dispute and potential dispute agreements with clients for leases, employment issues, transaction issues, franchise and more. Mitigated potential risk through proper governance.

Coached to avoid disputes through building better business practices & disciplines.

Assisted businesses out of the risk areas with financiers.

 YOU MAY BE wondering how

We’ve helped with every aspect of their business


Assisted business re-structures – financial & people.

Together with the client built their value proposition through a robust marketing strategy that not only increases the value proposition but also builds pipelines for the sales funnel.

Coached businesses on recruitment, onboarding and using correct HR paperwork.

Mapped out better customer journeys for retention and attraction.

Assisted Succession Planning for business continuance & exit.

Provided challenge and support so that clients can scale.

How it works

The Engine has 4 main programmes that are designed for every stage of business.

Whether you are a start-up, established or recoving business we can help you grow.


    This is a 6 to 12-month tailored programme for start-ups. We will coach you one-on-one, twice a month for 2-3 hours per session. This will help you build skills, capabilities and provide the support required to help build your start-up into a sustainable business.

    The goal is to develop key skills to build and scale your start-up, understand the essentials of effective pitching, how to connect with industry experts and investors and build strong relationships to help you thrive through a healthy work-life balance.

    The programme will cover:

    – Business planning
    – Business systems
    – Finance
    – Governance
    – Managing resources
    – Marketing


    This is a 6 to 12-month tailored programme for established businesses. We work with you one-on-one, twice monthly for 2-3 hours to build your management capability skills. This will give your business the capacity to grow and transition to the next level of success.

    The programme will cover:

    – Business planning
    – Improving business processes
    – Practising good governance
    – Implementing effective marketing and enhancing customer engagement and satisfaction.
    – It will also teach you the ins and outs of people management, financial management, sales management, personal development and wellbeing. 


      The Engine’s COVID-19 Business Continuance, Wellness and Recovery Programme works with you one-on-one for 3 hours weekly. We will work to enhance business-as-usual capability during shut-down, look at your long-term financial performance and organisational wellness and resilience. 

      Our objective is to return your business to normal service delivery as quickly as possible from the impact of COVID-19.

      This programme will enable you to gain the skills to identify mission-critical capability needs for business wellness and continuity.

      The programme will cover:

      – Business planning
      – Business sustainability
      – Business systems
      – Capital raising
      – Governance
      – Lean manufacturing/business operations
      – Managing resources
      – Marketing


      This one-on-one advisory service is suitable for businesses needing advice on how to digitise or improve digital reach. You will also get advice on how to communicate with existing clients and reach potential clients.

      We focus on advising you where you can improve your marketing strategies, messaging and external marketing options, like SEO, Social, Google, inventory, database and segmentation, demographics, etc…

      Together we will roadmap a marketing strategy to pivot and reposition your business in marketing, communication and sales.

      Our Full List of Services

      – Business Warrant of Fitness Audit

      – Interim CEO

      – Governance

      – Customer & Employee Surveys

      – Business management capability, systems & processes

      – Business Growth Strategy and Implementation

      – Business Exit Strategy and Implementation

      – Succession Planning and Business Continuance

      – Business Modelling and Scenario Analysis

      – Profit, Cash Flow and Business Value Improvement

      – Financial Control & Road Map

      – Advisory Board

      – Collaborative expertise partnering

      – Business Systemisation/Automation

      – Due Diligence

      – Business Valuations

      – Business Sales Information Memorandum

      – Flexible and tailored SME business finance through our partner lenders

      – Building on the brand/s’ value sales proposition

      – Marketing including SEO & Digital Marketing/Social Media

      – Sales Management

      – Operations Management

      – Compliance Management

      – Governance

      – HR & Health and Safety Management

      – External provider partner capabilities – Accounting and Taxation services, Legal services and more.

      Funding Support Available

      You may be eligible for funding support for our services.

      The Engine is one of the leading business advisory services under the Regional Business Partner Network Programme. 

      The Regional Business Partner Network Programme was initially set-up to support businesses with capability coaching and this grew massively with businesses affected by COVID-19. 

      Our services are registered with the Management Capability Development Fund under the Regional Business Partner Network programme and you may be eligible for co-funding.*

      This funding is for businesses that meet a set of clear criteria and apply through the Management Capability Development Fund. 

      *Funding is not guaranteed and amount will differ on a case by case scenario.

      We can help guide you through this process. 


      What our clients say about working with us

      Lesley Dobson, It’s Organic Darling

      We invested in products destined for airports and airlines and we know what happened there. In came Catherine. She just knows everyone, she doesn’t procrastinate and her background in business has been hugely helpful. 


      Darrell Smith, Landsmiths

      We’ve accomplished quite a few things through collaboration with other businesses. Catherine has introduced me to many businesses. The whole business has grown and we’ve cemented in some really good stuff. 


      Ready to get started?

      Book your 15min eligibility session

      Meet with one of our Advisors and we will unpack what your current business challenges are and check your eligibilty to receive funding. 

      Funding & Proposal

      Your Advisor will go through the recommended programme and your proposal to grow your business. They will take you through the co-funding process and help you apply.


      Start meeting with your dedicated Advisor

      Finely tune your engine with A-team business support and a collaborative community designed to support business growth and ultimately help you thrive!

      Can’t wait to learn more about you and how we can power up your business results!

      “Your passion, your dream, your business”

      – Founder and Director of The Engine, Catherine Cooke.

      Talk to one of our Team