About Us

Catalyst is a niche recruitment consultancy specialising in middle and senior level management opportunities within the following sectors:

Development Management

Development Management

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Residential
  • Hotel
  • Mixed Use
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Project Management

Project Management

  • New Build
  • Fitout
  • Public Sector
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Cost Management

Cost Management

  • New Build
  • Fitout
  • Public Sector
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Who We Are

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!

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Ed Hoad

Director

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Amanda Drew

Office Manager

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Lucy Cole

Senior Researcher

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Ed Hoad

Director

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.

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Amanda Drew

Office Manager

As Office Manager Amanda is here to bring some well needed order to proceedings! Having worked in Executive Level recruitment for over 10 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!

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Lucy Cole

Senior Researcher

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!

Candidates

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

Clients

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

Vacancies

We have a number of vacancies across all disciplines, but below are a few we’re recruiting for currently. Please click on the vacancy for more information, to apply or to share.

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Cost Management

Client Side Quantity Surveyor/ Development Analyst

London

£40k-60k

The client, a specialist lender providing finance to the property sector, is looking to appoint a Development Analyst with a background is Quantity Surveying/ Cost Management to be based in Central London and work with senior management on the analysis, underwriting and execution of new business and the post execution management of the loan portfolio.

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Project Management

Head of Interior Design and Workplace Strategy

London

Salary to £90,000 plus car allowance, generous package and bonus

Our client, a leading commercial landlord and developer, is seeking to appoint an individual to be the in-house expert in workplace strategy and interior design.

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Project Management

Associate Project Manager

London

upwards of £75,000 plus package and bonus

An international project and cost management consultancy is currently recruiting an Associate within their project management division, which currently delivers projects for some of the UK’s most prestigious developers, funds and end users.

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Project Management

Client Side Project Manager

London

Salary £70,000 to £90,000 plus bonus and package

A well established developer, with a strong track record of developing commercial properties in London, is recruiting a client side project manager.

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Project Management

Assistant Project Manager

London

£30k-£35k

Due to recent growth a London based construction and property consultancy is currently recruiting an Assistant Project Manager to work closely with an Associate to manage a portfolio of private sector projects.

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Project Management

Development Manager

London

£60,000 to £85,000 plus car allowance, bonus, excellent pension and package

Our client, a niche UK developer, has a specific focus on hotel and residential developments in London and nationwide.

Contact Us

If you want to discuss anything with us, please don’t hesitate to call or drop in for a coffee!

21 The Grove

Ilkley

LS29 9LW

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T:01943 607499

hello@catalystexecutivesearch.com

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