Our story

Founded in 1994, Catalyst has always been a different kind of consultancy. Over twenty five years, we’ve builfirm centred on shared values, recognising that trusted advisermust also be team playersHonesty and transparency guide us, and collaboration and inspiration drive us.  

Scaling our specialism has quickened our pace but we’re still fuelled by an enduring commitment to quality and to people: our colleagues and clients alike. 

These have been some of our key moments along the way.

Key moments

2019

Catalyst celebrates 25 years since it was founded on the 4th January 1994

2018

Catalyst celebrates a record year: in under 12 months the firm acquires Knadel; is named as a top 50 UK Best Workplace™; opens its first nearshore base in Lithuania; launches then expands its offshore base in Jersey; appoints its first CFO-COO and first HRD and signs its first strategic academic alliance in mainland Europe

2017

Catalyst announces an investment partnership with Livingbridge PE

2015

Catalyst is awarded The Queen's Award for Enterprise, in recognition of the firm's global impact

2011

Catalyst completes a management buy-out from Abeam

2008

Catalyst achieves record profits during its buy-out year

2007

Catalyst is bought by Abeam

2006

Catalyst decides to focus exclusively on financial markets

2005

Catalyst delivers a milestone project: the Global Tech Intra Ops model for JP Morgan Chase

2004

Catalyst moves headquarters to Fleet Street in the City of London

2003

Catalyst de-merges from The Blueprint Group

2001

Catalyst runs the inaugural Core Capabilities programme for JP Morgan, in New York

2000

Catalyst delivers its first £1million assignment, for UBS

1997

Catalyst delivers its first £100K programme, for Sun Alliance

1996

Catalyst delivers the Odyssey programme for JP Morgan and also forms 'The Blueprint Group' with JM

1994

Catalyst is founded by Greg Davis with a commitment to be a distinctively 'clean and proud' consultancy