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Norse expansion

Wed 21 January 2015, 12:58 pm

Medway Norse, the facilities management services provider and a joint venture between Medway Council and Norse Commercial Services, has created 65 full-time and 33 part-time jobs since it was established in summer 2013, Medway1 can reveal.

Members of Medway Norse celebrate the opening of the new depot

The organisation deals in services including cleaning, catering and maintenance for the council’s 140 buildings, as well as for other local businesses. 

Of the full time jobs created, 23 were in administration, 10 were apprentices, six were in catering, 12 were in facilities management and 14 in grounds management. All those employed on a part-time basis were in transport.

Operations director Ian Price, said: “Medway Norse is providing secure jobs, training opportunities and millions of pounds worth of business for local companies through our supply chain.

“The company is committed to the ongoing development of the skills of our existing staff, and creating employment opportunities, including apprenticeships. We also have a policy of buying locally wherever possible, benefiting those in the region’s supply chain.”

Medway Norse also opened a commercial services depot in Gillingham in September 2014, with eight 40ft by 8ft shipping containers at the site transformed into offices. 

Peter Hawes, managing director of Norse Commercial Services, said: “The opening of this new depot is a significant step in the growth of Medway Norse. Just 15 months into the partnership, we now have purpose-built new offices.”

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