Our story

Since the early 2000’s our consultants have been shaping the diversity and inclusion agenda in UK Science, Engineering and Technology (SET).

Along the way we met up to share our experiences of working as collaborators, researchers and hands-on managers in different diversity and inclusion projects.

We really care about our Science, Engineering and Technology industry. We knew there was no point in reinventing the wheel every time for clients: there had to be a way that so much evidence and experience could be pooled into a way for organisations to work towards inclusivity in a cost-effective manner.

That’s the reason we got together in 2014 to develop our Inclusive Engineering services based on the Peters Model of inclusive engineering education.


At Katalytik we are here to help transform your world.

  • If you have colleagues who can’t get past inclusion as political correctness; who have had equality and diversity ‘done to them’; or seem stuck at the representation and data level, maybe it’s time to change the conversation.
  • If inclusion seems to be limited to accessibility of learning materials and role models. We need to talk.
  • If you can’t shift the mix of your student or staff body to make it more diverse, how are you making sure that all those in a minority are having the same quality of learning or working experience as those in a majority? Get in touch.

Inclusion in science, engineering and technology is quite simply too important to be left to chance.

With over 30 years working in engineering and technology and championing women and minorities in science and engineering, we moved from the policy environment into consulting in 2004. We like facts and evidence. But we love impact better.

We’ve been pioneering ways of transforming cultures in engineering and science to make them inclusive. We start with how we educate tomorrow’s professionals. And help educators and employers go beyond unconscious bias training.

Our Team

Jan Peters MBE

Founder and Principal Consultant

Jan is our founder, creative and strategic diversity guru

Sean McWhinnie

Research Associate and Consultant

Sean is our data guru.

Tracy Phillips Katalytik

Tracy Phillips

Strengths Coaching Associate

Tracy is our organisational development guru

In 2011 we started working with the CliftonStrengths® tool. We were so impressed with the impact on student and workforce engagement, team productivity and the growth in confidence of individuals, that we have embedded it in our operations.

We passionately believe our unique fusion of diversity and inclusion with strengths consulting and coaching can unlock transformation for our clients.  Be part of this story and make the future of UK science, engineering and technology more inclusive, more resilient and responsive to the unpredictable challenges of the global economy.

(CliftonStrengths® is a registered trademark of Gallup, Inc. A complete listing of Gallup’s trademarks can be found on Gallup’s Terms of Use webpage.)

Company registration details

Katalytik Ltd is a company registered in England with company number 5277291 UK VAT number 144403932