30th November - 1st December 2021, NEC Birmingham

Catalyst IT

Catalyst is a data analytics consultancy, delivering Business Intelligence (BI) solutions. Our highly experienced BI Team has completed over 150 projects across the public and private sector.

Catalyst was introduced to the London Borough of Hillingdon by Avon and Somerset Police as a specialist in combining data from multiple public sector agencies. Hillingdon Youth Offending Service had started to capture a lot of soft and hard intelligence data but were unsure of how to tie this together to deliver insights. They engaged Catalyst to collaborate with them on their initiative: Project Axis.

Project Axis is an award-winning, MOPAC-endorsed state-of-the-art programme that supports the early identification of young people at risk of criminal exploitation. By centrally collating, analysing and sharing data across agencies, it informs the wider local authority and partnership response. Project Axis disrupts county line activity and coordinated drug operations. It enables Hillingdon to work closely with the police on CSE operations, allows triangulation of data and delivers targeted intervention and diversion exactly where it is needed. It is quickly gaining traction and becoming a beacon of good practice for local authorities, the Metropolitan Police and other police forces.

Project Axis has effectively reshaped Hillingdon’s adolescent agenda and strategy.