John Wimbleton

John  Wimbleton
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John advises Catalyst’s Consumer sector team with a specific focus on the travel sector.

John is a highly successful travel industry executive with more than 35 years’ experience across tour operators, retail and distribution, mass tourism and specialist tours. Latterly, he spent seven years on the Group Management Board of TUI Travel plc. During this time he was instrumental in growing the specialist and activity businesses of TUI Travel into the largest specialty business in the world with 84 businesses and revenues of £1.3 billion. 


He is currently Chairman of Cruising Excursions and holds non-executive positions at both Scott Dunn and European Travel Ventures. 

Catalyst advises ProLabs as Inflexion makes investment

Catalyst has advised ProLabs, a leading independent supplier of compatible optical transceivers, on its investment from Inflexion Private Equity.  

Catalyst appoints new partner to strengthen Consumer sector focus

Catalyst has appointed a new partner, Matthew Wiseman, to strengthen its consumer sector focus in the UK.  

Catalyst wins International Trade Award

Catalyst has won the “International Trade Award” at’s West Midlands Business Masters 2017, which showcases the best businesses in the West Midlands. 

Catalyst advised MBO of Westleigh Partnerships wins Deal of the Year

The £65m management buy-out of Westleigh Partnerships, in which Catalyst advised Palatine Private Equity, won the ‘Deal of the Year Award’ at the Insider East Midlands Dealmakers Awards 

Catalyst advises LDC on the secondary buy-out of Addo Food Group

Catalyst has advised LDC and the management team on the secondary buy-out of Addo Food Group (Addo) the UK’s leading chilled savoury pastry producer, from Vision Capital.