Norse Group seeking to recruit two independent non-executive directors

The Norse Group is seeking two independent non-executive Directors to join its board and help shape and lead what is a large and complex business based in Norwich.

Applicants should be able to add to our future success and have previous experience of working in highly performing boards.

The Norse Group comprises 61 companies, including 36 joint ventures, which employ 9,650 or so people around the country.

Group turnover in the financial year 2018/19 was just over £280m and the Norse Group is owned by Norfolk County Council.

Norse Group delivers a comprehensive range of services to both public and private sector clients throughout the UK and operates in four main areas:

  • Waste management, including sale of recyclables
  • Cleaning, catering, repair, maintenance and transport
  • Property consultancy and design
  • Care


Fiona McDiarmid, pictured above, who chairs the Norse Group Board, said:

As we move into our 31st year of trading, the Norse Group continues to be the largest Local Authority Trading Company in the UK

We are ambitious and aim to build on our many successes and have identified five main business objectives: sustainable and profitable growth; building a balanced client base; increasing the return to Norfolk County Council; improving, or at least maintaining, operating margins and delivering a significant investment programme to generate long term revenue.

To help us drive our ambitious plan we are seeking two non-executive directors to join the board.  To succeed, you will bring commercial acumen combined with an understanding of service delivery in a local authority context.  You will have experience at board level with the drive and enthusiasm to provide the right balance of challenge and support to the executive board.

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