Earlier this year, with the sudden liquidation of Bluehat Group, Catalyst Global seized the opportunity to reassess the way they offered licenses in the UK. After a competitve tender process involving applications from some of the UKs most well-known team building and training companies, Catalyst Global has awarded two companies in the UK rights to distribute their products, Teambuilding.ie and Team Challenge Company.
“We were impressed with the level of applications. It was a tough decision,“ said Guy Baker, CEO at Catalyst Global. “We were looking for established companies with a high level of integrity, with an established client base and extensive knowledge of and passion for the power of team building. “
Teambuilding.ie has held the exclusive license for Catalyst Global in Ireland since 2011 which has now been extended to the UK, including England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Under the new agreement, Teambuilding.ie will be selling and distributing all 174 award-winning Catalyst Global products, to these markets.
In 2016 Teambuilding.ie delivered more than 500 events for internationally renowned organisations, including Google, Jaguar Landrover and TE Connectivity.
“It was natural for us to select Teambuilding.ie. They have a proven track record, having held the Catalyst Global license for Ireland since 2011. They work consistently with internationally recognized brands, as well as, having great solutions for smaller companies. Their team are already well versed in selling and delivering our products.” said Baker.
David Bassett, Managing Director of Teambuilding.ie, said
“We are delighted to be expanding into the UK with our new Catalyst Global partnership. The Business Tourism industry in the UK is valued at over £9 billion, which we understand is forecast to grow. Our established relationship with Catalyst Global helps us to create exceptional experiences that our customers remember forever.”