Business Development Director appointed at Norse Commercial Services
Norse Commercial Services has appointed Chris Smith to the role of Business Development Director.
Chris was previously Business Development Manager with the company’s subsidiaries in Suffolk and Hampshire, having joined Norse in 2016 after working in a similar role with Vertas Group.
Norse Sales Director Geoff Tucker says that the record growth of the company over the last two years has led to the need for Director-level responsibility for business development across all the company’s business units around the country.
“Norse has seen rapid growth, particularly in recent years, with operating divisions and our partnerships with local authorities seeing high levels of retained contracts and unprecedented new business gains.
“Now with 16 council partnerships across the country, the need to direct and co-ordinate a cohesive new business strategy has become vital to achieving our expansion plans. Chris has proven himself, both in the field and at managerial level, highly capable at identifying and negotiating business opportunities. He has the experience and ability to motivate our sales staff, who will play a key role in ensuring Norse continues to be a leading player in the outsourcing sector.”
Speaking about his new role Chris said; ““Norse is a business built on solid partnerships, with Business Development often the first experience our clients have of our collaborative approach. I am looking forward to working with the team to drive Norse forward, creating more mutually beneficial, long-term partnerships for all our service streams and UK locations.”
Chris will be based in Norfolk and lead a team of seven Business Development Managers and support staff around the country.