Chris' work has been fantastic for our business. He has the ability to quickly grasp what you need to deliver better services and products. He is innovative and at the same time very thorough in his approach. Thanks so much Chris for all your valuable time and advice
Putney Breeze developed Smartech’s “Sales Quote System”. The application is hosted on our server with FileMaker Server 15 software and is used by our administrative staff for monitoring and reporting on inbound inquiries, quote status of leads and invoice status of our projects in progress. The data is linked to customer details and history. Putney Breeze is a pleasure to work with and I would recommend Chris’s work to other people.
Tools N All is an innovative on site supplier of manufacturing and construction tools and specialist equipment. Efficient and effective utilisation of delivery vehicles and inventory management is central to Tools N All’s operations. Putney Breeze developed Tools N All’s “Mobile Invoicing and Despatch System”. The application is hosted by FileMaker Server 15 and is used on our mobile devices for creating and despatching orders, obtaining POD signatures, invoicing, monitoring inventory and reorder levels. Importantly the system automatically calculates gross margin by product by customer by month by year. Our invoicing history is linked to customer information and product sales history. We also can access an automated a top 20 customer by date report for any date range. Chris is a very positive and encouraging person who is a pleasure to work with and would recommend him to others without hesitation.
Meet Our Founder | Chris Catto
Do what you love, love what you do
Chris Catto looking across the Thames River with a view of Putney Bridge.
Putney Breeze, the Origins of the Name?
From 2001 to 2004 Chris lived in London. A favourite place to drink for Chris were the pubs along the Thames in Putney. Is there a better place to be, enjoying a drink with good friends on a warm summers evening accompanied by a cool breeze. Those happy moments amongst the people we love are the moments worth working for.
- Focused on human performance
- Performance is occurs when desire meets opportunity, technique and tools
- Improvement comes from challenging the status quo
- Change begins with the recognition of the need for change
- An entrepreneur is a 21st century artisan, business is a skill
Chris Catto with a favourite son of Werribee, Australian Cricketer Merv Hughes.
As a teenager Chris was distracted by sport. In athletics, Chris won a National underage and multiple State Championships in the Triple Jump. His dreams of becoming an Olympian ended abruptly when he detached his femoris bicep from the bone of his jumping leg. Eventually he was told the leg would never repair, he was only 17. Chris stayed in athletics after his injury for some time and managed to win an Australian University title with his dodgy leg. Chris was fortunate to spend a few years sharing the sand pit with Olympians David Culbert and Andrew Murphy and share gym equipment with Cathy Freeman and Kyle Vander Kuyp at Wesley College. All under the guidance of John Boas. At university Chris’s experience in peak physical performance influenced his interest in business performance. Chris’s professional career began as an Undergraduate Accountant in a Chartered Accounting firm. Over the next 15 years was employed by leading global companies such as Aviva, BBC, Ericsson and Toll in planning and performance management roles.
In 2010 Chris established Putney Breeze Business Advisors to share his passion for individual and organisational performance with business owners and accounting professionals. Today Chris speaks internationally on Business Performance best practice, is the author of Premiership Business, is a Filemaker Certified Developer and advises entrepreneurs on business growth and profitability. Chris keeps in touch with his athletics roots and now helps with coaching young aspiring athletes.
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