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Catalyst and Aldwyck – an update

The Catalyst board gave its go ahead for a merger with Aldwyck on Wednesday 5 December. This follows Aldwyck’s board approving the proposals the week before. Both boards believe that by joining together we’ll be able to build more homes over a wider area, deliver an excellent customer experience and create a greater place to  More »

Catalyst wins at SHIFT Sustainability Awards 2018

Catalyst picked up two awards at the SHIFT Sustainability Awards 2018  and were highly commended in one category. We were announced as Sustainable Housing Provider of the Year, an award we previously won in 2016, and won Sustainable New Build Project of the Year for our Wornington Green scheme in Kensington. We were also Highly  More »

Apprentice of the Year: Havelock apprentice triumphs at Ealing awards ceremony

Samantha Smith won Apprentice of the Year at the Ealing Apprenticeship Network Awards Ceremony last Thursday (1 November). Sam, who has previously worked as a tiler, became an apprentice after visiting an open day held by Catalyst Gateway. She is currently working for Screed Force Ltd who are a dry lining and screeding company contracted  More »

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 »