Thursday 8 June 2023, London
The Norse Group is the UK’s largest and most successful local authority-owned company (LATCo), combining commercial know how and public service values to provide a wide range of services to local authorities through its partnership model.
Wholly owned by Norfolk County Council, the group has more than twenty joint venture partnerships with councils across the country, delivering services ranging from waste collection and street scene to FM, building maintenance, property consultancy and care. We employ almost 9,000 people and our aim is to support the communities we serve and improve people’s lives.
Our brand of ethical commercialism makes us very different to our private sector competitors; we share the same values as local authorities, with a firm focus on protecting the environment, delivering social value and meeting the strictest governance criteria. Every year Norse Group returns millions of pounds to the public purse.
Our partnership model has been developed over the last twenty years, and our LATCo status means that councils partnering with us can do so without the need for a formal tender process as Norse joint ventures enjoy Teckal exemption.
Joining forces with Norse allows local authorities to share in our success, and enjoy control over services, greater flexibility, and cost benefits. Our partnerships are renowned for the added value they bring to local communities, the jobs they create and their support for local businesses.