Civils, Rail & EPC
- General Management
- Project Management
- Commercial (inc. Estimating & QS)
- Business development
Part-time Admin and Research Manager | Leeds | £18-22k pro rata plus pension
Compliance Manager - Property | Cheshire | Salary on application
Senior Project Manager/ Associate Director | London | £70,000
Catalyst is a niche recruitment consultancy specialising in middle and senior level management opportunities within the following sectors:
As recruitment consultants, we know that companies are only as good as the people they employ. Click on the photos below to find out a little more about our team!
Ever the optimist, Ed set up Catalyst in 2010 after deciding that the recession couldn’t last forever, but sees himself primarily as a recruitment consultant rather than a managing director. Ed has specialised in property recruitment since he started out in 2005, and leads our consultancy division. Ed spreads his time between London and Yorkshire, where he lives with his wife Heidi, sons Rufus and Theo and cocker spaniel Nell. He describes himself as “mostly retired” from rugby as he can no longer take the severe punishment just for being a Southerner.
As Office Manager Amanda is here to bring some well needed order to proceedings! Having worked in Executive Level recruitment for over 8 years, Amanda has extensive experience in managing senior level search assignments to successful conclusion working on various high level and sometimes complex recruitment projects. Away from the office life, is no less hectic with a two young children. Amanda spends any free time enjoying the gym, good food and a glass or two of wine!
Lucy has been with us since 2014 and brings a wealth of sales, account management and recruitment experience, having previously worked in the advertising department for the Telegraph Group in London. Lucy’s friendly approach and professional manner make her an ideal fit with our consultative, relationship focused approach to recruitment, and she works closely with Ed Hoad on project management as well as supporting other teams.
She lives with husband Andy (not the footballer), daughter Kitty and rescued greyhound Toby Bones. She tells that her passions are fine wine and travelling, but from what we’ve seen the wine doesn’t need to be that fine!
Tim’s grey hair, MBA and background in corporate banking and finance brings some much needed process to Catalyst, where he is responsible for all financial matters. He was enjoying partial retirement before being dragged back into business by Ed, but remains Director of IntangAbility Ltd and a Fellow of the Strategic Planning Society and the Chartered Institute of Bankers.
In his spare time Tim can be found doting on his burgeoning number of grandchildren or travelling the world.
We take great pride in the relationships we create with candidates. Here’s what people are saying about us:
Ed was a pleasure to deal with; he was always discreet and knowledgeable about the sector as a whole and also about specific happenings. He looks for genuine opportunities that will suit the individual long-term and not a quick placement...
Senior Programme Consultant at AECOM
Catalyst assisted with my relocation back to the UK from Australia. They were extremely helpful with advice and provided a service which was far superior to any other Recruitment Company I have dealt with in the past. I highly recommend...
Associate Director at Gardiner & Theobald LLP
Working with Catalyst Executive Search to find a new role has been a refreshing change to what can easily become a stressful undertaking. Their care in suggesting suitable positions that would offer 'the right fit' within their network...
Senior Consultant at Jackson Coles
Catalyst work closely with a small number of clients to ensure that we understand their company, strategy and ethos. We can therefore provide candidates that not only fit technically, but perhaps more importantly, on a cultural and personal level.
Ed truly takes time to understand the business. He worked with us to articulate our message to ensure we attracted the right people for our business, that would help drive our longer term goals. He takes time to listen...
Patrick Watson, Partner. 3PM
We've hired Ed a number of times to assist in our recruitment and each time we have been impressed with his attitude and ability to make great judgement calls. Ed has an integrity that, frankly, is not often seen with recruiters...
Dave Tucker, Director
Catalyst Executive Search is a trusted business partner to Jackson Coles. The consultants consistently provide quality candidates over many years which match our requirements both technically and culturally.
John Boxall, Partner, Jackson Coles LLP
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