Norse Commercial Services is a dynamic business providing a range of facilities management services. It is part of the £260m-turnover Norse Group, which has a national workforce of 12,500 people. Norse has become a major name and employer across Suffolk through three highly successful partnerships, together employing around 1000 local people and with a combined turnover of £20 million.
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.
Suffolk Coastal Services delivers key frontline services for Suffolk Coastal District Council. Based at Ufford, it has 400 staff and serves more than 58,000 homes and 1,000 businesses. Suffolk Norse has 130 employees and operates school coaches and minibuses, previously run by Suffolk County Council.
This award is open to any companies, charities or volunteer groups irrespective of size or sector who are actively engaged in putting something back into the local community to make Lowestoft & Waveney a prosperous area.
The winner of this award will be able to clearly demonstrate and provide evidence of how they support and work with their local community - building relationships with residents, schools and/or community groups, either by helping to increase the employment opportunities for local people, providing training or re-training, support groups, donating used equipment, helping to renovate parks, clearing up rubbish, donations or sponsorship of local causes – the list is endless.
Entrants are asked to provide evidence of the following:
- How your company practices good citizenship.
- Your commitment outside of normal business practice to local people, places or events that is not aimed directly at improving your own business profit, but the quality of life in the local community.
- What the impact your work has on the local community.
By doing so they could receive the Community Pride Award.
Please note the Awards are now closed for entries
Good Luck to all entrants!