Catalyst is an ambitious boutique “Technical, Professional and Executive” recruitment consultancy, established in 2005, bringing rich experience and true flexibility to a world-class, extremely personal, highly entrepreneurial and collaborative service.

With over 40 years combined recruitment experience, we deliver by:

Work/person type:

  • Technical & Professional – Engineering, Production, R&D, Design, Legal, Operations, Commercial, Procurement, Sales, Marketing, HR, Quality
  • Accounts/Finance (also founder of the North East Accountancy Awards)
  • IT, Tech and Digital
  • Leadership, Executive and Non-Executive


  • Permanent, Contract/Interim and Temporary
  • From Entry Level to C-Suite/NXD level


  • Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology, Automotive, Life Science, Process Industries, FMCG, Education, Retail, Service, Leisure, Construction, Public Services, Financial, Third Sector

Employer type:

  • Global blue chips, from specialist start-ups and early stage, PE/VC-backed growth businesses


  • North East of England to UK wide
  • Up to 25 staff per recruitment assignment


Service for Inward Investors 

  • Recruitment campaign/project management
    Search and selection
    Advertising and promotion
    Process, offer and completion management and advice
  • Market intelligence, including in-depth local knowledge in the North East
  • Legal and HR advice
  • Payroll and contract management
  • Assessment
  • Outplacement
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