Norse’s latest local authority partnership, Daventry Norse, commences trading
Nick Drake, Operations Director at Daventry Norse looks at the company’s plans.
Daventry Norse will be delivering, shaping and improving a range of front line services on behalf of the Council, and offering professional and competitive grounds maintenance and trade waste collection services to businesses and organisations in and around Northampton region.
Daventry District Council’s progressive approach to frontline services delivery is a perfect fit with our proven local authority partnership model. The 10-year agreement enables us to make the long-term plans and investment that will benefit all stakeholders, the Council, Norse, the employees and the local communities.
We have already made make significant investment in facilities and equipment for environmental services, including a new fleet of vehicles, machinery and equipment, and the redevelopment of the Council’s environmental depot and offices at High March Daventry.
Our business plans will also benefit the local employment market: we have already identified employment opportunities for two new fitter roles and an apprentice fitter.
Although our initial main activity will centre of the smooth transition of the council services into the new company, we will also be actively promoting our grounds maintenance and trade waste management services to other local organisations. The investment we are making, and the experience of our staff means we will be one of the leading suppliers in the region.
The Norse partnership model creates new external business opportunities, which generate extra revenue streams and profit-share for our council partners. We also help provide job security for the staff who transfer into Daventry Norse, and actively support the area’s supply chain through our buy-local policy.