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- East Anglia’s leading Facilities Management and contract services provider

NORSEHigh-profile contract wins and major new ventures are ensuring that Norse Commercial Services is the leading East Anglian based Facilities Management (FM) and contract services provider, and one of the region’s biggest success stories.

Bosses at Norse are delighted that the fast-growing company is boosting the regional economy and providing job security, as it develops new business both across the Eastern Counties and nationally.

“Every day of every year, Norse’s work is touching the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in communities here in the East of England, and many more across the country,” says Peter Hawes, Managing Director of Norse Commercial Services. “Driven by a dynamic sales and marketing strategy, and underpinned by a growing reputation for cost-efficiency, value, quality and innovation, Norse is now stronger than at any time in its 25-year history,” he comments.

Working in both the Public and Private sectors, Norse Commercial Services brings together a number of operating divisions including catering, cleaning, building maintenance, environmental and waste services, grounds maintenance, printing, transport, car park management and security services.

The company also runs Joint Venture Companies (JVCs) with local authorities throughout the region and across the UK.  These ground-breaking partnerships have become the benchmark for County, Borough and District Councils looking at innovative ways of maintaining efficient, front line services in difficult economic times.

Norse is also becoming a key player in the social housing sector, offering increasing numbers of housing associations and local authorities cost-efficient building repairs, cleaning and grounds services.

Based in Norwich, and with bases around the UK, Norse is now one of the country’s foremost contract services and strategic partnership providers, employing in excess of 8,000 staff and with an annual turnover in excess of £140 million.

“Here in the East of England, Norse is becoming increasingly well-known as a major ‘force for good’ in the economy,” Peter Hawes says, “providing secure jobs, training opportunities and millions of pounds worth of business for local companies through our supply chain. We are also delighted to support numerous community, charitable and cultural events in the region.”

A company committed to staff and career progression, Norse’s has its own, in-house Training Academy, offering staff continuous opportunities for learning and development. As the company continues to grow, career opportunities are offered across its diverse range of operations and at all staff grades. In 2013/14 around 70 apprenticeships will be given, BETC Level qualifications offered at Levels 5 and 7 for operational and strategic management staff and an on-going Graduate Management Training Programme rolled out.

Geoff Tucker, Sales Director of Norse Commercial Services, says: “Bucking gloomy industry trends nationally, Norse enjoyed a record year of sales and profits in 2012/13 – winning new business and launching lucrative Joint Ventures totalling around £20 million a year. The company is now a well-established, respected brand – a business delivering high quality services, serving communities with real dedication, providing secure employment and investing  in local economies.  We already have exciting new business opportunities on the horizon for the coming 12 months, which will add further value to the regional economy and employment opportunities.”

For more information on Norse, its services and partnerships, visit or call Geoff Tucker on 01603 894262.