There’s no doubt about it – business is tough at the moment. And trying to figure things out on your own can really slow you down.
Sometimes all it takes is a conversation with someone who’s been where you’ve been to help you move forward.
Hi, I’m Catherine Cooke – Founder of The Engine
I built my first company from the ground up, to multiple companies with a staff number of 90. I almost lost everything when another business venture was derailed by circumstances out of my control.
It’s safe to say I understand growing pains and adversity well and have seen what happens when a business goes well … and not so well.
I’ve been a business advisor for the last seven years, with an extensive track record in helping businesses grow.
I’m absolutely passionate about seeing businesses thrive, so I’ve pulled together a team of very talented Business Advisors. Advisors who have walked in your shoes as business owners and built the kind of company you want to build or grow – many times.
Together we’ve helped hundreds of businesses grow and have supported many through the COVID turmoil.
Save thousands of dollars by avoiding simple but often-overlooked business mistakes
When you’re starting out in business – you don’t know what you don’t know. And it’s the not knowing that can catch you out and cost you a lot of money.
Strategic marketing advice that provides clarity and moves the needle forward
Advice on implementing or streamlining systems and processes to help you grow
HR advice to help you work through any tricky staffing or hiring issues
Advice on business continuity issues or succession planning so you can see a way through
Cash is the life-blood of a business – get advice on how to manage and improve cash flow
Advice to see if you qualify for business funding support through the Regional Partners Network Programme
What The Engine’s helped other businesses achieve
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.