The UK Catalysis Hub have named Dr. James Paterson from BP as winner of the JMT award for catalysis 2019. Dr. James Paterson was selected from the nominations for top early career scientists working in the United Kingdom. The medal honours the achievements of Sir John Meurig Thomas, a distinguished professor in the field of catalysis and we were thrilled to have Sir John Meurig Thomas present the medal this year. Dr. James Paterson has been chosen as a person of outstanding achievement in catalysis for the scientific excellence of his work, clear from publications and patents and its impact in industrially, economically and socially important areas. The award was presented at the UK Catalysis Hub Spring Conference on the 2nd of May 2019 attended by over 140 people.