Norse People in the News
Kim Lynch, a Swimming Service Manager with Suffolk Norse, recently took part in the Amateur Swimming Association East Region Championships at Newmarket Swimming Pool.
The Championships saw hundreds of competitors from across the eastern region take, with Kim having a particularly successful championship, coming away with 3 gold medals in the following events:
- Gold in the 50 metre Freestyle
- Gold in the 100 metre Freestyle
- Gold in the 100 metre Individual Medley
Trevor Whiting, Managing Director of Suffolk Norse, said: �We all send our congratulations to Kim for this outstanding achievement. She is an excellent role model and inspiration to the many youngsters across Suffolk who get so much enjoyment from the sport.�
Helping Suffolk Run
Norse was pleased to provide running shirts to three of its Suffolk employees when they took part in the Southwold 10k race on Sunday 20th November.
The race, which attracted 701 entrants, was won by Waveney Norse’s Dominic Oliver in a time of 34.19 minutes.
Suffolk Coastal Norse’s Amanda Childs completed the course in 58.23 minutes placing her 26th out of 81 entrants in the female over 40s category, whilst Waveney Norse’s Shayne Plant finished 7th out of 65 competitors in the male over 50s category, with a time of 47.01 minutes.
“I was delighted to hear about the success of our staff in the Suffolk 10k race,” said Suffolk Coastal and Waveney Norse Managing Director, Mark Emms, “Norse is committed to promoting the health and well-being of its staff and providing running shirts for these staff is just one of many activities we have undertaken. Norse’s Corporate Social Responsibility Scheme has also funded the provision of sports kits for several local sports teams that our staff are involved with.”
New graduate management trainees at Norse
Norse Commercial Services has recently taken on an additional four people under its highly successful Graduate Management Trainee scheme.
The company’s history and standing proved very attractive to Irina Iordache when, having gained her degree in Accounting and Finance at University of Wales, Aberystwyth, she began looking for employment.
“Norse is an important, experienced and resourceful company with a reputation and impressive client portfolio that certainly speak for themselves. The variety of work offers the opportunity to learn something new every day. I believe this variety is beneficial and will contribute to my professional development.”
Niamh Monk graduated from the University of the West of England with a 2:1 BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying. She is currently a Graduate Building Surveyor at Newport Norse.
“I like the friendliness and approachability of the company, especially those in Newport, and they are helping me to follow the next step for my particular career path,” she says. “I have recently applied to start the process to gain RICS membership, which will help me to evaluate my experience and help progression in my chosen career in Building Surveying.”
Irina is now with Medway Norse, working within the Catering Department.
Stuart Snedden joined the Norse’s joint venture partnership, Suffolk Coastal Norse, in the Grounds Department.
With a degree in archaeology, Stuart was initially attracted by the type of work that Norse undertakes and the diversity of business areas it operates in.
“Norse has given me the opportunity to develop my skills and the possibility of a long term career with the company,” Stuart said. “The graduate programme has meant that I have been able to experience different areas of the business at an early stage, which has helped me to understand the types of services that Norse provides. Specifically, working within the grounds department has given me the opportunity to be involved in projects from day one, both within the office and on site.”
Also working within a grounds environment in Norse Commercial Services own Grounds Division’s Projects team, Matt Goode, who has a Business Management BSc (Hons) degree from the University of East Anglia, researched Norse online and had a conversation with one of the company’s Operations Directors.
“It soon became clear that Norse was a fast growing organisation, with good aspirations, and was willing to reward people looking to work hard,” he commented. “Within the Projects team I feel I am getting a well-rounded experience of Management. I am gaining and practicing the valuable skills in project management, marketing and sales, customer relations and hman resources that will serve me well later in my career.”
Group HR Director Tricia Fuller said: “We see our Graduate Management Trainee programme as one of the best routes for developing the fresh young talent who become our future mangers, be responsible for taking Norse forward and help to keep the company at the forefront of our industry.
We are committed to internal skills development, our mantra is ‘recruit for attitude, train for skills’, and this programme, alongside our extensive apprenticeship intake, has proven to be a sound commercial investment.”