Who we are

We’re a full-service marketing and advertising agency, located in the heart of the Cotswolds.

We love working with a rich diversity of charities, raising awareness of vital causes. Together, we persuade target audiences that change can happen, and we inspire people to take action.

With a talented team of experienced creatives and strategists, we’ve got everything you need to deliver a knock-out campaign.

Working on projects big and small, we help drive change through strategy and planning, in-depth audience insight and knock-your-socks-off creative. Plus, we offer media, TV and radio, digital, social media, print production and data management, all underpinned by excellent client services.

Changing the world together

We were founded in the mid-90s to meet the fundraising, marketing and communication needs of the charity and NGO sector. But we’ve always looked beyond the sector to stoke our creative firepower.

For projects big and small, we’ll pull out all the stops to give you precisely what you need. Whether it’s rapid turnaround, clever cost savings or major ground-breaking appeals, we’ll make it happen. And with trust, respect and openness at the core of our relationship, you’ll find us easy to work with, and fun too.

Our core team in Oxford is supported by trusted partners and freelances across the country, many of whom have been with us right since the beginning.

"I've been working with Catalyst on our legacy programme for years. Catalyst have fed their experience and wisdom into our strategy, and developed effective media plans and innovative creative ideas. They offer also excellent supporter research which has helped make our marketing very donor focused. They are a pleasure to work with."

John Hutchin, Greenpeace

"We have worked with Catalyst for several years on some of our most successful campaigns. As well as supplying creative and production for our direct marketing materials, they have helped us refine our mailing selections and segmentation, so we are more efficient and making considerable savings! They are always available and do all they can to help us meet our objectives. From strategic advice and analysis, to DRTV adverts and DM, they are a core component of the Tearfund team."

Jon Ackroyd, Tearfund

"Catalyst are an absolute joy to work with. A lovely group of people who always deliver. They listen and will do everything they can to help. Great ideas, great thinking and great fun. They never let you down, which probably explains why we have worked with them for over 20 years."

Joanna Dunstan, Amnesty

"We have worked with Catalyst for many years, and they have always offered strong and supportive advice, however complex the situation. They provide great data planning, market insight and thinking, plus brilliant creative, all delivered with good grace and humour. They are a pleasure to work with and an essential part of our team."

Sue Eddington, Combat Stress

"Recruiting new supporters is becoming harder in the current climate, but Catalyst has helped us establish new and profitable ways to find supporters and nurture them. They’ve delivered quick turnarounds to get to market and support our vital work. They are a trusted, insightful and innovative part of our team."

Jon Ackroyd, Tearfund

"Catalyst are great fun to work with and full of fresh ideas. The team are really supportive; they are super responsive and quick to turn around requests. The end product of campaigns have looked really fantastic and most have performed well."

Grace Akintokun, Diabetes UK

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Catalyst Works Ltd
The Spendlove Centre
Enstone Road

01865 203206

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