Finch Design Co

30 April 2024

Mat Finch, Founder and Creative Director of Finch Design Co

About the participant

Mat Finch is the Founder and Creative Director of Finch Design Co – A creative design team based in Norfolk that helps businesses grow through design, web development and digital marketing.

Mat was a participant of our first Creative East cohort in Norfolk and had this to say about the programme…

Why did you sign up for Creative East?

“Whether you’re looking for investment or not, it’s a really fantastic programme to be on. It helps you reflect on yourself, the business, and the goals that you want to achieve in the long run. And also happens to help you get your mind into the mindset if you do want to go for investment, even five to 10 years down the line. It’s now that you’ve got to do it, and it’s really helpful. 

What was your favourite thing about the programme? 

Our favourite thing about the programme was definitely getting to meet other people from other businesses and learning about what they do, but also the pros and cons and the struggles that they are facing at the moment. But also the opportunity to pitch to those businesses, which is something we don’t typically get to do, and getting to practice that, talk about ourselves and build that confidence was really amazing.

Thanks to Creative East, we now have more confidence to express ourselves as a business. Also, a more solid roadmap for the next five years and how to achieve it. “



Fully funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

Delivered and managed by:

  • Anglia Ruskin University Peterborough
  • Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority
  • Innovate UK
  • New Anglia - Local Enterprise PArtnership for Norfolk and Suffolk
  • Norfolk County Council
  • Suffolk County Council
  • University of East Anglia Innovation Funding
  • University of Suffolk