Supporting your growth

We know that running a business is hard, whether you have just started out or you are busy growing, so we are on hand to support you whilst you focus on what you do best. Being part of The Catalyst Newcastle is belonging to the Oxford Innovation network, which means we offer you more than just workspace, we offer you a community of like-minded individuals.

Meet our Innovation Director, Wendy Tindsley

Here at Heyford Park, we like to ensure that your business is getting all the support it needs to thrive, especially in times of uncertainty, so we have our Innovation Director, Wendy and our team of experts on hand to help.
Wendy Tindsley has experience in helping growing companies to raise funding. Wendy has raised over £10 million in funding for companies and assisted in the scale-up of companies, taking one from £250,000 to £4 million turnover. Working with a team of experts to provide entrepreneurs with business development ideas, Wendy has had plenty of experience and insight into supporting growing businesses and continues to help our community thrive.

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Our support for pre-start, early-stage and established businesses includes:

Strategic business planning

1-2-1 business coaching

Innovation planning

Talent Management

Finding new customers and growing sales

Marketing strategy

Business growth workshops and masterclasses

International trade planning

Financial planning

Leadership and Management

Exit Strategies

Tools & connections to help you flourish

Beauhurst

Beauhurst is a searchable database of the UK’s fastest-growing businesses, plus the funds and accelerators that back them. OI has a subscription to the Beauhurst platform, which lets us track 32,000+ companies across the country, from early-stage start-ups to established scaleups. Using Beauhurst we can find comprehensive information on customers’ competitors, comparable companies, sources of funding and grants.

Angel Network

We have proven results in raising funding and we even manage our own Angel Network (OION). We can help you identify the right funding for your business and connect you to finance providers. For over 30 years, we have developed many corporate relationships which could just give you the leg up you need.

Amazon web service partners

We are one of 160 official Amazon Web Service Partners worldwide, which means that you may be able to benefit from free support packages.

 

Growing your connections

We strive to be at the the forefront of business support and what we can offer our entrepreneurs, so we have a range of tools and insights to provide your business with the support it needs to achieve your goals.

As well as the support of our helpful team, networking events and the business support tools we’ve invested in for our centres, we also offer extended network resources, including financial advice and growth planning.

MEET OUR NETWORK

Making connections

Here at The Catalyst Newcastle we bring like-minded innovators together. Through a range of virtual networking opportunities, we offer you chances to collaborate with other businesses to create change and grow your network. We also give you access to a network of external experts and resources. Have a look at our upcoming events to see what opportunities are available.

Being part of our innovation centre means you are part of the Oxford Innovations UK network of over 1,000 businesses.

VIEW OUR EVENTS

Case studies

How our partnerships and connections have helped some of our entrepreneurs at IF grow their businesses.

Customer Stories: Baltic Apprenticeships

Baltic Apprenticeships began back in 2006 as Baltic Training Services in a portakabin in Hartlepool fuel yard, 14 years on they are now based in The Catalyst. Read more about their transformation and what they are currently working on and their plans for the future!

Customer Stories: Urban Foresight

Urban Foresight was established in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2011 as the world’s first dedicated smart city consultancy. They set out to become a mission-driven business focused on using technology, data and new ways of working to transform local services and infrastructure.

A New Castle – The Catalyst

The Catalyst is the latest building to be completed at Newcastle Helix. This groundbreaking, striking facility is the new home of the UK’s National Innovation Centre for Ageing and the National Innovation Centre for Data – and is now fulfilling its promise as a centre for innovation, as well as being a stunning contribution to the Newcastle urban landscape.

Case studies

How our partnerships and connections have helped some of our entrepreneurs at Mansfield Innovation Centre grow their businesses.

Customer Stories: Baltic Apprenticeships

Baltic Apprenticeships began back in 2006 as Baltic Training Services in a portakabin in Hartlepool fuel yard, 14 years on they are now based in The Catalyst. Read more about their transformation and what they are currently working on and their plans for the future!

Customer Stories: Urban Foresight

Urban Foresight was established in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2011 as the world’s first dedicated smart city consultancy. They set out to become a mission-driven business focused on using technology, data and new ways of working to transform local services and infrastructure.

A New Castle – The Catalyst

The Catalyst is the latest building to be completed at Newcastle Helix. This groundbreaking, striking facility is the new home of the UK’s National Innovation Centre for Ageing and the National Innovation Centre for Data – and is now fulfilling its promise as a centre for innovation, as well as being a stunning contribution to the Newcastle urban landscape.