News

Catalyst and Aldwyck – an announcement

Catalyst and Aldwyck Housing Group have entered formal merger talks. A merger would create a housing provider with over 30,000 homes across London and the Home Counties. Bringing together the two organisations is expected to deliver a shared vision of exceptional customer service and increased development opportunities. Ian McDermott, currently Aldwyck Group Chief Executive, was  More »

Catalyst to be partner in Mayor of London’s affordable housing programme

Today, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan confirmed that Catalyst has been selected as a strategic partner to deliver his affordable housing programme, alongside eight other housing associations. As part of the strategic partnerships, the Mayor awards housing associations flexible funding conditions as part of an agreement to deliver at least 60 per cent of  More »

Executive Director Tom Titherington to leave Catalyst

Tom Titherington, Executive Director of Property & Growth will be leaving Catalyst at the end of September. Tom has worked at Catalyst since 2011, having first started as Executive Director of Business Development and Market Intelligence before taking on Catalyst’s development department in early 2017. Under Tom’s directorship, our development programme has seen consistent growth  More »

Catalyst shortlisted in Inside Housing Development Awards

Our St Bernard’s Gate development has been shortlisted in the Best Residential Development category at the Inside Housing Development Awards. St Bernard’s Gate makes innovative use of three Grade-II listed buildings to create a buzzing new neighbourhood that mixes modern housing with the area’s unique heritage. The scheme is next to Ealing Hospital and close to the  More »

St Bernard’s Gate shortlisted at National Housing Awards

Our St Bernard’s Gate development has been shortlisted in the Best Large Development category at the National Housing Awards 2018. St Bernard’s Gate makes innovative use of three Grade-II listed buildings to create a buzzing new neighbourhood that mixes modern housing with the area’s unique heritage. The scheme is next to Ealing Hospital and close to  More »

A new look for Catalyst

Over the last 18 months we have been working to clarify what we are here to do and what we stand for as a business. As a result, we’ve launched our new Customer Experience Strategy, which will make a real difference to the quality of experience we deliver to our customers. We’re making big changes  More »

Introducing our new Chief Executive

We are very pleased to announce that Ian McDermott will take over as Chief Executive at Catalyst Housing when Rod Cahill retires at the end of this year. Ian is currently Chief Executive at Aldwyck Housing Group, where he has been since October 2016. Before that, his career has included the roles of Chief Operating  More »

St Bernard’s Gate wins at First Time Buyers Awards

Our St Bernard’s Gate development has won the Best Large Development award at the First Time Buyers Awards. This award is for developments of more than 80 homes, that have used the best design and quality to create an affordable, desirable and inspirational environment, and have provided additional facilities to benefit the local community. St  More »

Chief Executive Rod Cahill announces retirement

Rod Cahill has announced that he will be retiring as Chief Executive of Catalyst, after more than 26 years at the helm of one of London’s leading housing associations. He will continue as Catalyst’s CEO until his departure in December. The Catalyst Board has begun the recruitment process and will make an announcement in due  More »

No Gender Pay Gap at Catalyst

In line with new government legislation, we have published our Gender Pay Gap Report. We are pleased to say that there’s virtually no gender pay gap at Catalyst. Judith Foss, Executive Director of People and Culture, said, “Our Gender Pay Gap report reflects Catalyst’s ongoing commitment to fairness and inclusion. We know that businesses and  More »