Introducing the fourth Catalyst Centre tenant

Continuing our series of introductory articles, today we introduce the fourth tenant to be joining this autumn’s Catalyst Centre cohort.

Gpep, founded by Christopher Castle is at the very start of its business journey. A physiotherapist who re-trained as a GP, Christopher wants to use his unique and broad complementary skillset to improve care for patients with musculoskeletal conditions – and he has some great ideas about how to do so.

At this stage, the business has only just gained a name, and doesn’t yet have a finalised business plan. However, the Catalyst judging panel recognised his excellent ideas and immediately saw the potential to turn them into a successful business. Christopher acknowledged during his pitch that doing so alone would be a struggle for him, since he has very limited business experience.

With a young family and a roster of patients to take care of too, Christopher has his work cut out for him, but he is committed to turning his start-up idea into a fully fledged business. “I’m extremely excited about being part of the Catalyst Programme and I’m prepared to do what is required to make it work,” he said. “I’m convinced that it’s the right vehicle to make my ideas a reality by building my business knowledge and giving me the opportunity to meet like-minded people.

By the end of the programme Christopher hopes to have firmed up his ideas into a viable business concept, have a team in place to take it forward and to have started developing an app and website. With a clear vision of what all this looks like, the aim is to then secure interest from potential customers and investors.

Christopher has thrown himself into the programme and is already immersed in seminars. Keep up to date with his journey and be inspired by the Catalyst experts here.