Anglo Norden: Together We Can Do So Much

written by louise Shadbolt

We all know that working alone can be quite challenging, and in order to have a successful business like Anglo Norden, you need a team of hard- working and loyal people around you to deliver your vision.

Sometimes it can be a struggle finding that open door to get ourselves into a career, but it is often not as difficult as you might think! Anglo Norden prides itself on creating employment opportunities for those in its immediate area: it relies on people who are based in the Ipswich area, which opens up potential jobs for local residents.

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We are all very aware that we spend more time at work than with our own families; so it is important that the correct person is hired for the job, to ensure that they are the right fit for, and enjoy working as part
of a team. Anglo Norden’s priority when hiring somebody new is ensuring this person shares the same ethics when it comes to its business: putting the customer first. No matter what role you undertake, customer service is key: whether it is initially speaking to customers, processing orders, arranging shipping, or resolving any problems that may arise during the process.

You would be forgiven for thinking that in order to carry out a role in an industry specific company such as this, you would require a certain level of training or certification. Surprisingly, this is not the case. Anglo Norden believes that on-the-job training is the most effective tool in learning a new role within the timber supply sector; particularly in relation to the systems it operates, or dealing with its loyal customer base, geographical locations, or the vast range of products offered to the timber industry. Attending a training course and being shown a presentation whilst useful, is often not as beneficial as working with others, seeing, learning and doing the job, picking up the practical elements first hand.

Most of the jobs within Anglo Norden are driven by a reasonable understanding of mathematics, from pricing and building orders in cubic metres to making loads up to make legal weight restrictions, a good grasp of mathematics is very important but not impossible to learn.

Anglo Norden is extremely proud of the quality and knowledge of its staff and is always looking to add to that. If you are keen to learn, Anglo Norden is keen to teach: every day is a school day!