Norse Group have taken another positive step towards sustainability within its supply chain with the award of the linen supply contract for its business NorseCare to locally based company Camplings Ltd.

Keeping it local

Based in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, Camplings are a long-standing family-owned local business with a conscientious approach to health, safety, and environmental issues. A commercial laundry requires a great deal of water and electricity to operate. Camplings have a declared ambition to be an industry-leading independent laundry, having signed up and committed to the Climate Change Levy agreement. Their newly built facilities in Great Yarmouth have a focused production set-up to reduce carbon footprint by switching from traditional laundry washing methods to a factory that utilises energy recovery systems.


The science behind the success

The re-capture of water and steam means that only cold water leaves the factory, and they use 30% less energy per kilo of laundry. With the NorseCare business based in Norfolk, a localised supply chain will also mean a reduction in carbon footprint for the weekly deliveries made to all sites.

Head of Group Procurement Simon Bullimore said, “Not only do Camplings match our strong ethos towards sustainability, but their plans also include investing in their water treatment plant and introducing a closed loop of supply for their polythene used, similar to what we have done in other areas. Alongside this is the fact they are a local SME, which we strive to support as much as we can within the Norse Group supply chain.”

The contract that goes live in September this year, valued at £1.7m over the next five years, injects money into the Norfolk business economy and brings an essential service for NorseCare much closer to home.

Pictured left to right are Simon Bullimore Norse Group Head of Procurement, Craig Saunt – Camplings Production & Engineering Director; Emma Brown – Camplings Sales and Service Manager; and Mark Turvill Camplings Commercial Director.