“Catrina has volunteered for the National Trust since returning to the Lake District in 2013.
Her contribution to helping manage a newly created large event for the property, which carries elements of risk on many fronts, is much appreciated. Considerable experience and project management skills that Catrina brings have been invaluable, keeping the multiple work streams on track. She is commercially savvy and able to consider a wide range of issues from different angles. Her ability to assess where time is best invested to deliver critical event outcomes, has helped us become more efficient and effective. She listens carefully, in order to identify workable, pragmatic ideas with a view to coaching key members of staff to achieve specific goals.
She has a friendly and supportive manner but be warned, she is very organised!
Her emphasis is on open communication and feedback in order to monitor and evaluate how well a project is going. She adopts a flexible approach and will make adjustments which has earned her a reliable, professional track record over the past 3 years.
On a personal level, she gets on well with the team and has a genuine interest in the conservation work of the National Trust.”
Countryside Manager, National Trust North Lakes, August 2016
“Catrina has worked in our family business since 2013.
Though originally hired to focus on marketing and business development, we have come to appreciate the depth and breadth of experience she brings to other areas of the business and her willingness and ability to get stuck in and sort things out. Overall, her efforts have had a positive impact on the business both financially and within the team.
On a personal level, we have found her to be a quick learner, honest and reliable. She is consistent in carefully thinking through matters, coming up with creative ideas and then putting them into action in a calm and organised manner. In short, we trust her to get the job done properly and value both her input and feedback.” Colin & Joy H, 2016
“Catrina was so easy to approach when I required help on how to look after property and finance when my mother passed away. Having outlined my circumstances, she was able to offer me clear, relevant and informative guidance outlining the pro’s and con’s of certain aspects. This ultimately helped me make informed decisions, whilst being sensitive to my situation and explaining things at an appropriate level.” Mrs G, 2014
“Thank you for your professional help with this (fundraising event), without which I doubt we would be anywhere near the stage we are at.” Mrs ES –2014
“Catrina’s advice was invaluable in providing me with direction on how to approach structuring of our assets. She took the time to understand my current position and future objectives. She highlighted the aspects I should consider, the questions I should ask and provided specific guidance on the information I would need to gather and scenarios I should consider ahead of discussions with a lawyer. I know I will be better prepared and end up paying lower fees as a result of this.” Mrs RM – 2013
“Thank you very much for the work and effort you offered to me….I appreciate it.” Mr M – 2013
“It was really nice working with you and I enjoyed……I feel you have done the best, which not many people do at this time in the world. You are unique.” Mr SR – 2013