Catherine Timms
Business Support Executive

Catherine is a professionally trained private secretary with 30 years’ experience working across a variety of industries.

Catherine’s role at Insignia encompasses all aspects of organisation and administrative support for the team, including managing our systems, processes and financial, legal and HR obligations and requirements.

She plays a vital role across all of our client accounts, managing client onboarding, creating documentation and arranging logistics and suppliers for training courses and workshops both in the UK and overseas. Catherine also uses her excellent IT skills and eye for detail to create supporting materials for Insignia’s crisis training and exercises.

In addition, Catherine supports Insignia’s marketing, with her expertise and organisational skills key to running Insignia’s events and webinars. A perfectionist by nature, Catherine takes pride in making every event run by Insignia a professional and enjoyable experience for those attending.

Catherine has worked at Insignia for ten years having previously spent twelve years at global communications consultancy Porter Novelli. Her consultancy experience has seen her work on a range of international brands including Gillette, Braun, Hewlett-Packard and Carlsberg. Additionally, she previously worked for the world-leading motorsport company Prodrive.

Outside of work, Catherine enjoys spending time with family, catching up on the latest releases at the cinema, and attending live music concerts.

"I enjoy the wide variety of tasks in my role and the diverse mix of clients from many different industries – no two days are the same at Insignia! As someone who takes a great deal of pride in my work, it’s a pleasure to work in a team where we are all committed to ensuring our work is delivered to the highest standard."


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Winner of Consultancy of the Year at CIR Business Continuity Awards 2023

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Finalists for Specialist Consultancy of the Year at CIR Business Continuity Awards 2020 & 2023

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Finalists in 2023 Great British Entrepreneur Awards: Service Industries category

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Winner Specialist Business Book of the Year 2021 at The Business Book Awards (Crisis Proof)

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Finalists in the Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards 2021: Purpose Before Profit category

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Finalists in the Business Champion Awards 2021: Champions in a Crisis category

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Finalists for Business Advisor of the Year at the 2021 Growing Business Awards

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Shortlisted for BCI Europe Awards 2023: Continuity and Resilience Consultant category