We are Finch

We are inquisitive problem solvers. Whether you need to recover from an incident or regulatory intervention, maintain good practice and compliance, or transform to best practice and world-class, Finch has the expertise and capability to help.

Finch is a leading professional services business. We help create productive, resilient and adaptable organisations. Finch helps achieve success in projects across many industry sectors on machinery and process safety; health, safety and environmental management; standards and guidance development; and asset life extension and asset management.

Our goal
We work hard to elevate your confidence – this is our goal. You may be investing in new machines or processes, buying a business, need to mitigate the threat of litigation or defend your actions, you may need to gain a deeper understanding of your operations, or challenge your business to become world class. In all these cases, and more, you need to increase your confidence in understanding and mitigating the risks.

Our reputation
Finch is known for being pragmatic and balanced (without sitting on the fence). We are known for solving problems: not just saying it cannot be done. We are a critical friend, sometimes a moral compass. This is why our clients, from many diverse sectors, operating from single small sites or multiple global locations, refer us to others and invite us to work with them time and time again.

How we work.
We will work to best suit your needs. As part of your project team, an independent third party, alongside your management team or in an even closer partnership, we offer to consult and advise on good and best practice, train and coach your people with the latest knowledge and understanding, forensically investigate when either something goes wrong or find out why it works so well, and represent and defend your interests when threatened. By leading audits, due-diligence and assessments, designing change programmes, conducting investigations, acting as an expert witness, representing your best interests, or just there by your side when you need advice, our people will elevate your confidence.

How we are organised.
Everyone at Finch is respected and supported as an individual while being part of the wider community. The collective expertise and experience in our community forms a body of knowledge that is constantly learning and evolving. Our people are free to work anywhere and at any time so that they have the agility to self-organise around a client’s engagement.

This collective agility and expertise ensure we achieve the best client outcomes and meet the needs of even the most transient and evolving projects. Our community approach enables our people to take the necessary space and time to think, refresh and recharge.

Our Culture.
Culture is difficult to describe. We think ours it founded in the many unique aspects of our business.

We believe we are unique, and others say we are too. We have a unique range of services. Our people are unique. The way we are organised as a body of knowledge is unique. The way we act as a community is unique. We do not like hierarchy, and we empower our people to act (even if it might go wrong). We work hard at our culture because it is not easy to do (so we choose never stop working on it).

The Finch way — Your partners in business.

It’s easy to talk about an ethos – it’s another thing entirely to truly deliver on it. But our promise of partnership lives at the very heart of our business, embedded in a culture and approach that sets us apart.

It lives in the way we work, immersing ourselves in your organisation, understanding your challenges and responding to them, supporting you to sustain what’s best for business.

And it lives in what we do, which is defined by a guiding principle: that our thoughts, ideas and actions should never stop serving. In other words, we commit to creating measures that work for you and with you, and continue to serve your best interests long into the future.

This is what partnership feels like, it’s what delivers that reassurance and confidence our clients value, and it’s what makes Finch everything we’re proud of. And they are the principles and practices that give us four cornerstones that each and every one of us is committed to delivering on.

Thinking

There’s nothing tick-box about our approach – we are thinking and conscientious throughout, intelligent and rigorous in applying theory to practice and mindful, always, that our work is about people.

Process

Partnership means understanding, it means exploring and pinning down common direction and destination. Our processes reflect this, shaped to be both practical and manageable for you, and to optimise outcomes.

People

We might have engineering roots, but people are our priority and our work responds to a very human need – not just for safety, but for reassurance, confidence and the protection of an ally and partner.

Learning

We are firm believers that learning never stops. We share what we know not only with clients, through our range of accredited courses, but internally, investing in staff, sharing knowledge and nurturing well-rounded experts.