Welcome to The Shop Talk Podcast, a real look at the world of business from the ground up.

In this Norse Group series, we will be talking to colleagues and partners from across the business, putting a spotlight on topics such as wellbeing in the workplace, key business priorities and looking at how Norse Group is helping to improve the lives of our employees, customers, clients and local communities across the UK.

Keep an eye on this page for more episodes coming soon.

Episode 01: Wellbeing in the Workplace

In these unprecedented times, employee wellbeing has never been so important, so in our season one premiere, we focus on how employers can support their people in the workplace.

In this episode, Norse Group CEO, Justin Galliford, is joined by special guests, Victoria Johnson and Andrew Riley from Norfolk and Waveney Mind, the mental health charity to discuss how we can all benefit from wellness at work.

Episode 02: Reframing Perceptions

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

To celebrate, Learning & Development Manager Danni Raja chats to Sarah Abbott, Head of HR and Crysta Pestano, Norse Consulting Associate Director to uncover what it’s like to work in traditionally male-dominated roles and the challenges they have faced throughout their careers.

Episode 03: Breaking Down Barriers

International Women’s Day (March 8) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people, and this year’s theme is Embracing Equity.

To celebrate, Learning & Development Manager Danni Raja chats to Kamelia Gyoergy from NEWS, Stephanie Crowe from NorseCare, and Ashley Mallet from SHEQ as they discuss language barriers, cultural differences, and neurodiversity in the workplace.

Episode 04: Pursuing a Career in Care

Danielle Raja, Talent, Learning and Development Manager, is joined by Jo Bolton, Norse Care Regional Director and Claudia Maranu, Westfields Deputy Manager, to discuss pursuing a career in care and the joy of being able to enhance someone’s life.