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Our client testimonials

Below are a number of recent testimonials from our clients.

Marie Blythe – The Bungalow Partnership:

Speaking about the Roseworth Big Local Project – “I’ve just been reading your article in the Catalyst newsletter and just wanted to drop you a quick email to say well done on the support you’ve been providing over the past year to local residents. It sounds as if it’s been a lighthouse in the dark times of Covid for many. Well done all involved!”

Annalice Argyle – TRAC UK Teesside:

“We would just like to say a huge heartfelt Thankyou to Catalyst in Stockton for all their support and continued support since setting up in 2015.”

Claire Coulthard – Red Balloons:

“Our team member Leigh is benefitting today from Catalyst Volunteer Management Training. Amazing support for the voluntary sector in Stockton.”

Ivan Wright – DWP, Stockton Families First:

“Catalyst is a true partnership that binds the VCSE together to create vital links.”

Suzanne Fletcher – Stockton Fairtrade Borough Partnership:

“In case any of my friends and colleagues don’t get the Bulletin, it is worth getting. I get at least one idea / relevant news / funding link from in each week. easy to read, up to date.”

Debbie Fixter – Little Sprouts Health and Wellbeing

“Totally inspired by the Catalyst Conference, we’ve put in an application to Virgin and had a meeting with Big Lottery.”

Judy Chatfield – Cancer Community Development Worker:

“As Cancer Community Development Worker, I have attended networking events organised by Catalyst and would like to say how much I’ve enjoyed them and that they have always proved very useful.

The organisation is professional and with good programme planning and yet at the same time, a relaxed, friendly atmosphere is created which really lends itself to effective networking. Thank you Catalyst for the pivotal role you play in the voluntary sector and beyond.”


“Highly professional service gave me invaluable advice in setting up my first CIC”

Madge Preston – Take Heart Support Group:

“Our Group would like to take the opportunity to thank you, and all your wonderful staff at Catalyst, for all the help and on-support you give us. Catalyst goes from strength to strength, long may you continue in all the amazing work you do!”

Mark Johns, Engagement Manager – North East Ambulance Service:

“We found working with you and catalyst a pleasure. You managed to put us in touch with people and organisations that could help give us feedback on our services an disseminate information to the local community. You and Catalyst have been professional, responsive and efficient and we look forward to developing our relationship with you in the future.”

Stephen Laing – Chair of Norton Glebe:

“James Hadman gave a thorough and easily understood presentation about how our Committee can apply for charitable status and other legal procedures. This isn’t a straightforward issue but James made it so and was an invaluable help, enabling us to make important decisions about our future direction.”

Sarah Jane – Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind:

“Just wanted to thank you for inviting me to participate in the Marketplace event on Friday (Living With & Beyond Cancer). Really enjoyed being there and made some excellent connections.”

Noreen Zahoor – North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust:

“The event Catalyst Stockton had organised was amazing, so professionally executed with so much care and compassion demonstrated for each and member of the community.”

Community Health Ambassador Volunteer:

Speaking of Nathan Duff, Catalyst Health Officer, “Thank you so, so much for the opportunity you have given me to be involved again. I cannot put into words how it feels to be back into a health care setting and involved in service mapping and decision making. Thank you for believing in me enough.”