Norse Commercial Services Ltd

Norse Commercial Services is a dynamic business providing a comprehensive range of Facilities Management services.

It is part of the £250m-turnover Norse Group, which has a national workforce of more than 10,000 people.

With roots in the East of England, Norse’s award-winning work is touching the daily lives of more than a million people across the country – from cleaner hospitals, colleges and streets to healthier school meals and well-tended parks and gardens.

Norse has become a major name and employer in Suffolk through three highly successful partnerships, together employing around 800 local people and with a combined turnover of £20 million.

The company plays an important role in Suffolk’s economy: providing secure jobs, working closely with local suppliers and businesses, championing skills and training, and supporting charitable, community and arts projects wherever possible.

Lowestoft-based Waveney Norse is a partnership with Waveney District Council, delivering services such as street cleaning, refuse collection and grounds maintenance. It employs up to 230 staff in the summer season.

Suffolk Coastal Services was formed in 2004 to deliver key frontline services to Suffolk Coastal District Council.

Based at Ufford, SCS has about 400 staff and serves more than 58,000 homes and 1,000 businesses. Its work includes waste management, street cleaning, fleet management, grounds maintenance and engineering services.

Suffolk Norse was formed in February 2013 to take over the management of school coaches and minibuses, previously run by Suffolk County Council. The 10-year partnership will deliver travel and swimming services, with 130 staff and 70 vehicles.