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Countrystyle was proud to sponsor and attend the Norse Group Hall of Fame 2019 awards ceremony held at OPEN in Norwich. More than 300 Norse staff and sponsors gathered to celebrate staff excellence, including Countrystyle’s Managing Director Chris Howard and Sales Director Jamie Houston.

Commenting on the night, Jamie said: “We work closely with the Medway team and we are excited to be here to celebrate the great work the Norse staff do”. The Group, the largest local authority trading company in the UK with almost 9,650 staff at locations across England and Wales, brought together staff from Norse Commercial Services and NPS Group.

Former EastEnders actor, Shaun Williamson hosted the event where eight awards were given in recognition of the positive difference exceptional staff had made to the company in the past year.

Managing Director, Dean Wetteland, told the audience: “Everyone here tonight is a winner and fully deserves recognition for playing a part in helping Norse go from strength-to-strength. Warmest congratulations to you all.”

For the official press release by the Norse group, go to:

Hall of Fame winners were:

Directors’ Choice Award, sponsored by JMS Group – Great Yarmouth Norse Repairs Team for the bravery and teamwork they put in to save the life of a colleague who collapsed with a severe seizure while undergoing training at work on a cantilever tower. By intervening promptly, and administering CPR, they saved their colleague’s life and he has since made a full return to work.

Team of the Year, sponsored by Holden Group – Medway Household Waste Recycling Team for helping raise recycling rates from 40% to 60% and operating tirelessly come rain, snow or shine to achieve an impressive 98% customer satisfaction rating.

Individual Achievement, sponsored by Softcat – Tsz Yi Chong, NPS Leeds.

Values award, supported by Norse Energy – Kate Crummy, Hamson Barron Smith.

Creative Excellence, sponsored by Konica – Adam Buxton & Mark Holden

Future of Norse, sponsored by Centric – Chris Gosling, Newport Norse.

Norse Way Champion, sponsored by Main Man –Trevor Fishburn, NPS Humber.

Business of the Year – Barnsley. This was awarded jointly to the Norse Group’s two operations in Barnsley for their strong financial performance and excellent track record of support for the Group’s corporate social responsibility initiative, the Norse Way.