Arthur Jones

MSc Climate Change, Development and Policy

Arthur is a recent masters graduate, completing his degree in Climate Change, Development and Policy from the University of Sussex in September 2018. Originally from Malvern in Worcestershire, Arthur made the move to sunny Brighton in order to pursue his passion for the environment and attempt to tackle one of the greatest issues of our time. As challenging as the climate change issue is, Arthur thoroughly enjoyed finding solutions to the many varied problems it presented. He hopes to carry forward such problem-solving skills into the role at Catalyst; working in partnership with a diverse client base to develop small businesses and help them grow sustainably.

Previously, Arthur studied History and Politics at the not so sunny Newcastle University, where he just about got to grips with the Geordie accent before having to leave in 2016. He then moved back to Malvern, working in a hotel for a year; meeting a huge variety of people and opening his eyes to what hard work looks like.

Outside of work, Arthur has a great passion for cricket; conveniently being recruited into Simon’s (the Catalyst Team Manager) cricket club on the first interview at the Sussex Innovation Centre. Arthur has also been known to bake sourdough bread, having gained interest after moving to Brighton and being inundated with the quantity of ‘artisan’ cafes.

Having completed his master's degree, Arthur was unsure about where his career might take him. After several months of job searching following graduation, he completed an internship at the Aldridge Foundation, a charity focusing on the wider appreciation of enterprise and entrepreneurship in education, before taking up his role at the Sussex Innovation Centre. Having acquired an appreciation for the value of small-scale business and community enterprise, Arthur is excited to get going on the Catalyst Programme and meet with the many inspiring entrepreneurs that the Sussex Innovation Centre work with.