The Team

You could say we’re a small social enterprise with a big vision. We’re directly transforming the lives of hundreds of adults, and we’re campaigning to improve the lives of millions more.

We’re passionate about food and passionate about people.

Matt Townsend

Chief Executive LEAP East CIC

Matt Townsend joined LEAP East CIC and The Feed as Chief Executive and Lead Social Entrepreneur in May 2017. He is passionate about using social enterprise solutions to help people and communities.
Matt previously was Chief Executive at North Norfolk Community Transport, and has held senior management roles at housing associations in London and Cardiff. He loves food, has an allotment and is a vegetarian.

Simon Abel

Business and Training Development Officer

Simon is responsible for the daily operations of The Feed. By coordinating the Flourish Employment Academy training programme and working with volunteers, he supports people returning to employment.

Simon has extensive experience in catering, having held the position of Hospitality & Catering Manager at Norwich Cathedral.

His hobbies include natural history and bird watching; he also enjoys reading, baking and crafts.




Georgina Finn

Employment, Engagement & Enterprise Officer

Georgina is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with employers.

She coaches clients through the Flourish Employment Academy training programme, offering advice, guidance and specialist support. She also oversees our fundraising and social networking.

Georgina has a wealth of experience and knowledge with supporting homeless individuals in Norwich.

Luckily for #teamLEAP, she loves baking and often brings in her tasty cupcakes to share with us!

James White

Market Stall Coordinator

James has a love for cooking healthy, street style food and a is passionate about Social Enterprise. James has found his home at Norwich Market and enjoys being the face of The Feeds Market Stall.

James loves creating new dishes and experimenting with flavours! In his spare time James loves to walk and is a bit of a shopaholic! Swing by Norwich Market Row A Stall 24/25 and try out some of James culinary delights!

The Feed