Ashley Cooper

Catalyst Growth Partners

Ashley is Co-Founder and Director of Catalyst Growth Partners (CGP) a “Smart Capital” provider of expertise and funding, working with innovative businesses and positive people in a range of disruptive technology sectors including Digital Health, Careers, Communication, Education, Property, Clean Energy, Cell Therapy, Artificial Intelligence and Media.

Ashley holds a BEng in Mechanical Engineering and is a Chartered Director CDir from the IOD. He is a Director of #BeTheSpark CIC the movement https://BeTheSpark.wales. BeTheSpark is focussed on enabling Welsh businesses to win and grow fast by connecting you to the brightest minds in Wales by creating a visible, simple and connected eco-system. Twitter @BeTheSpark

He is Chair of the Board of the Business Wales Accelerated Growth Program. https://businesswales.gov.wales/growth/ a member of https://themaserati100.co.uk for his services to Entrepreneurship in Wales, and a co-Founder of the http://www.inspirewales.com/ investment consortium.

In 1995 he Co-Founded TES Aviation Group an aircraft engine asset management, trading and leasing business which he grew to $160M at 10% EBITDA margin based on 3 continents employing 150 people. After selling his final shareholding in 2012 he led the business as CEO for a further 2 years founding Catalyst Growth Partners in 2014.