Catalyst has been in business since 1994.
In that time the business has adapted to new technologies, ever changing market conditions – including the development of the internet, the Peace Process in Northern Ireland, the rise of Cloud computing, a global financial crisis, the digital distruption of many industries, a global pandemic…

  1. Graphic Design, Publication Design and Branding
  2. Web Technologies, e-commerce
  3. User Interface Design
  4. User Experience Design (UED)
  5. Server side and Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
  6. Database Design and development
  7. Cloud Computing platforms and services
  8. Emerging technologies

Mark Balmer

The market, the technology, the world keeps changing…
and ever faster and faster…
To remain relevant required that I constantly grow in experience, continue to learn and adapt to meet each new challenge.

Catalyst can offer all the skills, knowedge and experience gained during this process to help your business meet these challenges too.

Mark Balmer, owner – Catalyst BA(Hons) Design


Experienced Owner with a demonstrated history of working in the design industry. Strong business development professional skilled in web technologies and web development.

Provides practical delivery of various business innovation programmes run by the Centre for Business Development and Social Inclusion
at Belfast Metropolitan College

Invest NI: Innovation Voucher Scheme
Department for Economy: InnovateUS programme, Assured Skills Programme, Connected Programme