I have had the pleasure of working with FireEngine for four years. I first met Natalie and Lynn whilst I was the MD of Shell South Africa leading a large organisation through substantial change. At extremely short notice , FireEngine were able to design, script, film and edit an important video communication which required filming in over 4 locations – some of which were remote and with highly restrictive access and security requirements. They were completely unphased by these obstacles and through sheer tenacity and commitment delivered the project in record time and extremely affordably. I truly appreciated their energy, accessibility and honest, unfiltered advice.
Since then I have embarked on a new adventure, starting my own consulting practice called Olakira. We specialise in working with executive teams and their next layers of leadership to turn business opportunities into tangible reality by simultaneously building leadership cohesion whilst developing robust and practical business strategies. In this venture, Natalie and Lynn have been true business partners to me since Olakira’s inception. With their creative genius they were able to convert my vision for Olakira into a unique and scalable brand. What I love about them is their range of support and their willingness to get their hands dirty in the detail. They didn’t just help with the sexy design and visual manifestation of the brand, but also provided me with a full suite business toolkit – from invoice formats to business cards, compliment slips and Christmas cards! No job is too menial or too small – because they know what it means to be a start up!
And to top it all of, they’ re genuinely lovely people who take a real interest in me and my business and with whom I can bounce ideas around, debate the highs and lows of business ownership or just have a much needed good laugh together! Thank-you FireEngine – I’d recommend you any day!