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 focussed on embedding a national imperative for entrepreneurship and innovation across Wales within the 5 core stakeholders of Government, Academia, Business, Entrepreneurs and Risk Capital Providers to create more home grown profitable companies creating wealth. . The short term “Must Win Battle” is to identify and engage a core set of stakeholders that will be energised and enthused to start a movement around the twin pillars of innovation and entrepreneurship creating a visible, simple and connected eco-system for all

He is Chair of the Board of the Business Wales Accelerated Growth Program. a member of for his services to Entrepreneurship in Wales, and a co-Founder of the 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.