It’s been quite an exciting year for The Engine. As the year comes to a close we wanted to share the success and celebration of a good year.
Activate Tamaki Makaurau Grant
The $60m business support package announced by the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Small Business in October 2021 was made available to Auckland Business Owners on the 1st of December 2021. Over the course of 2022 our Business Advisors were able to help many business owners with their strategic plans, cashflow forecasting, health and safety and much more. Our wider Provider community helped to delivered websites, lead pages, videos and other collateral. The combined effort has meant that many business owners now have processes, procedures and marketing material in place to grow their businesses.
Check out our youtube playlist “Meet our clients” to see some of what our Provider community helped deliver.
In March we welcomed Stacey Hornell as Business and Administration Support and she has been invaluable with helping to build our social media presence. An absolute super star addition to the team.
In July Peter Cooke joined as a Business Advisor to The Engine as a Customer Experience Specialist. With a career that has spanned many industries and countries over the past 35 years Peter has a wealth of knowledge to offer business Owners. His experience gained across the banking, utility, telecommunications and insurance sectors has seen Peter develop extensive senior management and leadership skills. More recently he has specialised in customer experience leadership having been Head of CX at both Lotto NZ and EnviroNZ.
In August, Christine Rankin came onboard as a Leading Business Advisor specialising in Leadership. Christine has lead small teams to running organisations with 100s of staff. Now armed with a lifetime of experience in business, she knows leadership starts at the top.
The Engine Business Forum – Workplace Wellness
Having businesses return to these types of events was encouraging and what a turn out it was! Over 100 businesses started their morning at 7:30am with a light breakfast & networking and finished at 2pm with a great deal of insights, connections and from what we heard satisfied bellies from breakfast, morning tea and lunch. A big thank you to everyone who came and made this event possible. We look forward to hosting more in 2023.
Our Provider Community
We welcomed Providers Jolly Productions, Fweb, Switch Copy and Newsletter Ready into our community this year. A big thank you to all their support and commitment to this community.
See you in 2023!
The Engine Team