A Book of Remembrance


Adrian Jones

Adrian will be sorely missed by us all – his energy, dynamism and sense of humour made Adrian an unforgettable character, whether you worked with him at Transport Systems or more recently with Connected Places.  We all know how much he championed what we were doing as a Catapult and he has left a fantastic legacy.

Please feel free to leave your messages of condolence, and share stories that celebrate our wonderful colleague here.

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Sarah C

My thoughts go out to Adrian’s family and friends at this terrible time.  Adrian was a wonderful person to work with.  I always looked forward to our meetings and learnt so much from him.   …


Faye Stevenson

I vividly remember meeting Adrian for the first time in our Milton Keynes office – he told me he was back having beaten cancer and was the smartest dressed person in the office sporting a waistcoat !! His warmth and friendliness shone through then and over the next few years I got to also …


James Datson

I’d never met anyone like Adrian and I was only just getting to know him and his complex character.  Nevertheless, in the year or so working directly with him he taught me so much about what had made him successful in business, and he was always very giving and supportive in sharing his skills …


Stephen Quantick

I attended Adrians online service yesterday. A beautiful service that showed the zest for life Adrian had and the way that he made a positive impact to his family, friends and work colleagues.  A positive man with a seemingly natural talent for balancing the explorations of ideas and the lazer focus on acheiving at …


Louise Fildes

My deepest condolences to Adrian’s family and friends. I was so saddened by the news. Adrian was a wonderful person and colleague, fun and sparky, always full of energy and enthusiasm. As I got to know Adrian over the last two years, I really enjoyed the coffee catch-ups we shared, hearing about his pleasure …


Lin Seeds

Adrian was a joy to work with; never afraid to speak out and challenge but always in a positive and constructive way. We spent a lot of time recruiting together as well as working on the DfT portfolio and his approach to all things work related never altered; professional and determined to do the …


Sallyann Coxon

I had the opportunity to work with Adrian on a few small projects and his sense of fun, energy and passion shone through.  We bonded over a love of live bands, festivals and family.   Sending lots of love to his family at this time.   …


Ruth Dixon

Adrian, You brought a rare understanding of our value and contributions that made us better, happier and more engaged, every day. You have left a huge hole in our team. I’ll miss meeting you in the coffee shop by DfT, and video calls with our dogs! We are so much less without you. Ruth …


Henry Tse

I was shocked and saddened to hear about Adrain’s news and the lost.   Adrian was a strong and passionate person. Has been a great pleasure working with him in the last few years for the successful engagement and delivery in supporting Department of Transport to drive Innovation as well as informing policy setting. …


Adam Webb

Adrian and I started a month apart at the Catapult and within the same team. During the subsequent three years we worked very closely together, including a brief stint where he was my manager. During that whole time I never saw him be anything other than hugely enthusiastic about his work; he was inspiring …


Patrizia Franco

Adrian, you were great fun to work with: dedicated, passionate and driven to deliver the best possible deal to clients. Since you joined the Transport Systems and then at Connected Places, you were the loudest co-worker to share a desk with (no background noise would possibly distract you in the office), always at the …


Sam Markey

I bonded with Adrian over a shared interest in drums, and in particular the drum manufacturer Premier. As a proud owner of a British made Premier kit, I was delighted to learn that Adrian had at one time been a salesman for the company and had been lucky enough to take home one of …


Steve Turner

Adrian – you were a guiding light when i joined CPC. You always provided sane and insightful advice when needed with a smile. You were heavily committed to your work and yet were able to flick the switch on it when required, sharing your love of guitars and music and on-going decorating activities at …


Guilherme Johnston

I was really saddened by the news of Adrian’s passing. Although I didn’t work very closely with him whenever we interacted I was impressed by his wisdow and great sense of homour. His positivity and bright ideas were particularly valuable for the project I was working on the topic of smart resilience. His legacy …


Alex Weedon

I knew Adrian for only a short time when he joined Transport Systems Catapult but he quickly became a close friend and colleague. Adrian, your drive and professionalism, always tempered by a fantastic sense of humour, made you one of the finest people I have ever worked with. I deeply regret that we will …


James Tichler

I can’t believe you’re gone Adrian, I thought we are a really good team and I used to really enjoy our Monday morning calls. I was essentially the customer within our Collaboration, as I brought the money, but I always seemed to pick up all the actions at our regular 1-2-1s. How was that? …


Kim Khoo

I’m sorry I never got to meet you in person. Rest in Peace Adrian Jones. My sincere condolences to all of your family and loved ones. Kim x …


Martyn Dryden

My sincere condolences to Adrian’s family and friends. Whenever I spoke with him about work, his energy, enthusiasm and humour always shone through, and he always seemed at ease and to be enjoying himself. I will miss him, and my thoughts are with his family and friends. …


Paul Bate

I have always enjoyed working with Adrian since he joined the catapult back in 2018.  His drive, energy and enthusiasm were always things that I greatly admired.  We worked closely a lot, particularly on the DfT programme, whether it be getting a new programme of work agreed, addressing challenges in delivery, or keeping our …


Andrew Cockburn

To Adrian’s family and friends, I am truly sorry to hear of Adrian’s passing far before his time. I had the pleasure of working with Adrian at the Catapult for just over a year. Adrian had both a razor sharp wit and wry sense of humour, while being an incredibly nimble problem solver. I …


Amy Hochadel

Adrian will be sorely missed!  He was more than a colleague; he was a friend and mentor.  His passion for our work shone through in everything he did and even when working hard he made it fun and included a laugh.  He always took the time to meet with anyone, offer advice, bring his …


Clare Green

What a joy it was to work with Adrian. His energy, sense of humour & the ability to always bounce back never ceased to amaze me. I will always remember the fun that that Adrian & I had on our morning calls with Nicola. Where nothing was off limits whether it was Nicola’s french …


Nicola Yates

  To Cathy & all those who love Adrian   Know that he was a brilliant work colleague One of a kind Passionate about what he did  Always with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye Tremendously proud of his family Popular with everyone and who had no need to …


Neil Fulton

To Adrian’s Family and Friends, I am deeply saddend to hear of Adrian’s passing. He was such a lovely, caring man. As a work colleague at CPC I got to know him as soon as he joined the Catapult, and as easy as it was to talk about interests outside of work, he was …


Claire Belcher

I didnt know you for long, being fairly new in Catapult our paths didnt cross to often.  However you were always incredibly kind when we did meet, and always encouraging and for that I will always be incredibly thankful for. Rest in peace, and shine bright.  To your family Adrian, I wish them so …


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