Pukekohe Business Association Staff

Philippa O'Mara



Philippa O'Mara, Engine Room Chartered Accountants

Business Location: 217 King Street, above Franklin County News and the PBA!

Tell us about your business: We are Chartered Accountants and Business Specialists. We’ve been in Pukekohe for nearly 18 years, formerly as Diva Business Solutions, and we have a second office in Tauranga. Our team are passionate about helping businesses improve their performance by helping business owners understand the numbers, grow profits and provide a roadmap to get to their business goals faster.

We were one of the original Xero founding partners and still believe it’s given New Zealand businesses the best in financial management. We are truly 100% Xero, preparing management and annual accounts inside the same system that our clients use to run their businesses.

What are your hobbies? In my spare time you’ll find me at the gym, walking with or without the dog, officiating at swim meets, anything that gets me outside. I also love a good book.

What’s an interesting fact about yourself? I have the same (small) size feet as Kendyl so you might find us at Footloose fighting over the last pair of 36s!

What’s your favourite saying? Pay it forward

Final Comments: My business partner, Margaret Holmes, had been a part of the PBA for so long that I waited a year after her retirement from the committee before putting my hand up. I wasn’t expecting to be given the Treasurer role straight away but it means I’m really involved in the organisation. We have an awesome and motivated group and I’m excited to see how the association and Pukekohe develops now that Kendyl has returned from parental leave.