May 2015 – Finalist, Start-up of the year, Oldham Business Awards
August 2015 – Turnover for first year’s trading £53,834.10
August 2015 – Move into new offices at Cairo House, Oldham
Sept 2015 – Senior Technical and Networks Manager Paul Duddle joins Catalyst
January 2016 – New claims management software introduced
July 2016 – Business Development Manager Jon Haddon joins Catalyst
April 2017 – Attracts first Tier 1 insurer as a customer
August 2017 – Turnover for 2016-17 breaks through £1million
December 2017 – Catalyst joins Subsidence Forum
December 2017 – Move to bigger offices in Delph
January 2018 – Catalyst creates a new insurance sector apprenticeship, by creating Customer Service Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard with the Chartered Insurance Institute Customer Service in Insurance Qualification
February 2018 – Catalyst takes on 1st apprentice, Joe Langridge
February 2018 – Business of the Year (Under 10 employees) Greater Manchester Business Awards 2017
May 2018 – Finalist – Business between £1m and £5m, Oldham Business Awards
June 2018 – Brad Jackson, Rising Star Awards, Finalist, Post Claims Awards
October 2018 – Participates in first Subsidence Forum Training Day
November 2018 – Becomes SafeContractor
November 2018 – Joins the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
November 2018 – Joins the Water Jetting Association
January 2019 – Participates in Oldham Pledge
May 2019 – Paul Duddle joins Subsidence Forum Executive Board
May 2019 – Mark Johnston joins Catalyst
October 2019 – Enters 5000th claim onto claims platform in just over two years
December 2019 – Year ends with 15 employees – 50% more than in January, the biggest increase in any year
December 2019 – Catalyst went live with Home Emergency Drainage.
March 2020 – Signs Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter
March 2020 – Achieves Hellios Information certification so is fully registered on the FSQS supplier qualification system.
May 2020 – Catalyst went live with Home Emergency Heating and Plumbing.
July 2020 – Catalyst Claims becomes a signatory to the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter
August 2020 – Second Apprentice, Emily Carter, recruited
November 2020 – Investing in the Profession Training Award, Finalist, British Insurance Awards 2020
June 2021 – Enters 10,000th claim onto new innovative claims platform
August 2021 – Turnover for 2020-21 rises to £3.3m, which is 165% of the £2.0m turnover for 2019-20
March 2022 – Financial Controller Stella Fidler ACA joins Catalyst.
April 2022 – Business Improvement Manager Yvonne Bardsley joins Catalyst.
July 2022 – Shortlisted under the Claims Collaboration of the Year category for the Insurance Post Claims and Fraud Awards.
July 2022 – Named as a finalist in the Employer of the Year and Business of the Year categories in the Oldham Business Awards.
October 2022 – Winner of Business of the Year and Finalist in the Employer of Year category in the Oldham Business Awards.
October 2022 – Technical Claims Manager John Carrington joins Catalyst.
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