We’ve worked with hundreds of businesses of all shapes and sizes to understand and manage their environmental impacts.

And we noticed that a lot of them were missing simple ways to become greener or to promote what they were already doing.

We saw an opportunity to use our knowledge and experience to extend our reach and passion.

And in 2018 Green Finch was born.

Our Values

We sat down with a cup of coffee (ethically sourced) and argued for a couple of hours over the values at the heart of Green Finch. We managed to agree on the following:

  • We’re friendly and approachable: we hope you find us easy to work with
  • We’re open and honest: we won’t green-wash
  • We’re responsive to your needs: we will do what is right for your business
  • We believe in what we’re doing: we want to use our expertise for good
  • We practise what we preach: we are greenies through and through!

Our People

Gemma, Co-founder & Director

Gemma is an environmental specialist with fourteen years’ experience working with organisations to achieve their sustainability goals.

At Tate, she developed and delivered a three-year Environmental Sustainability Strategy through engagement and collaboration with directors, Green Champions and staff across the organisation. This enabled a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, £1m in avoided energy costs and significant water and waste savings.

Gemma holds a Masters degree in Environmental Policy and enjoys collaborating with teams and individuals to find the best solutions for people and planet. Find out more about Gemma’s experience via LinkedIn.

When not busy greening she can be found outdoors, experimenting in the kitchen or playing netball.

Tim, Co-founder

Tim is an Economist, Fellow Chartered Accountant, Sustainabilitist and Co-founder of Green Finch. For the past ten years he worked for one of the world’s environmental leaders, with colleagues dedicated to solving the key environmental challenges facing the world.

In the past decade Tim led on projects with people from across and outside the organisation – from installing solar panels and energy-saving equipment to analysing waste and water use. During this time he has got calculating carbon footprints down to a fine art.

During his earlier career as an accountant, Tim worked with a range of clients – from NHS and Local Government to waste management and software companies. This included internal audit controls work, key performance indicators as well as regular financial audits. He loves getting to the bottom of a problem and making sure all the numbers stack up.

His love of the natural world led to a Master’s Degree in Environmental Sustainability from Edinburgh where he gained a solid grounding in the many and varied environmental and social issues the world faces.

Tim is also accountant and adviser for “Lee Greens” – an local organic veg bag scheme in South East London. He chooses not to eat meat (though is struggling to eat less cheese) and prefers the train to the plane.

Jamie, Associate

Jamie has worked in environmental and health & safety consultancy and training since 1998.  His work involves strategic business advice and training in all areas of environmental and health & safety management with a career specialism in legislation and compliance auditing.

Jamie is a Practitioner Member of IEMA and a registered full Auditor.  He graduated with a BSc in Oceanography and has delivered occupational health & safety and environmental services to organisations in a range of sectors over the last twenty years including manufacturing, transport & aviation, food, chemicals and logistics.

Now Director of his own consultancy business, Jamie continues to deliver bespoke advice and support to business professionals. He carries out legal audits to UK business of all sizes, and provides open and bespoke training from Director to employee level.

He was also responsible for the development of a leading national online legislation service, keeping clients up to date with changing environment, health & safety law.

In his spare time Jamie can be found in the kitchen cooking up a hearty breakfast at his B&B on the Northwest coast.

Our Environmental Policy

Of course we have our own Environmental Policy! It’s very important so it has its own page.