A strong female workplace

More than half of the Brønnøysund Register Centre’s employees, 58.6 per cent, are women.

altThe fact that the Brønnøysund Register Centre is a workplace with a high proportion of female employees is an asset to both the municipality and the region. In some municipalities, women leave after they have completed their education, but the Brønnøysund Register Centre gives women with different levels of education an opportunity to use their qualifications. In terms of recruitment, the proportion of women was just over 53 per cent in 2010.


Aims to reach 40 per cent

The proportion of women is highest in the lower categories of professional positions, but women also outnumber men among group leaders. Among advisers and senior advisors, the proportion of women is 48.8 and 27.9 per cent, respectively. Last year, we hired nine new managers, two of whom were women. In total, the gender distribution among managers breaks down as 36.2 per cent women and 63.8 per cent men.

In 2010, work was carried out on a new personnel policy for the Brønnøysund Register Centre. The policy includes gender equality as a separate focus area, which has also been integrated in other important fields such as recruitment, management, salary and competence. The Brønnøysund Register Centre has a clear goal of achieving a 40 per cent proportion of women at all management levels and in higher-level professional positions in the years to come.


Ledernivå/stilling pr 31.12.2010 Kvinner, prosent
Direktører 33,3 %
Underdirektører 13,6 %
Kontorsjefer 68,8 %
Totalt ved Brønnøysundregistrene 36.2 %


We create ripple effects

With its 560 employees, the Brønnøysund Register Centre is a cornerstone employer in the South Helgeland region. The Brønnøysund Register Centre purchased a great number of flights and hotel stays in 2010, in addition to many other goods and services.

Helping to raise the educational level

In collaboration with the University of Nordland and the development company Torgar Næringshage, the Brønnøysund Register Centre is contributing to raising the level of education and competence in the South Helgeland region. In 2011, a class of Bachelor students in informatics will graduate in Brønnøysund. The study programme was started in 2007 and continued intensively throughout last year.

Our apprentices

For several years, the Brønnøysund Register Centre has taken on apprentices. Last year, there were five apprentices in the field of ICT and Office and Administrative Skills at the Brønnøysund Register Centre: three in the IT Department, one in the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities and one in the Department of Distribution.

Holiday temps - an important resource

Every summer, the Brønnøysund Register Centre needs temporary holiday staff.

Seniors in focus

As part of the work on a new personnel policy, extensive work was carried out in relation to the centre’s senior policy in autumn 2010. Among other things, two meetings were organized for all the seniors. This resulted in the establishment of a new senior coordinator role and a senior committee, which is a trial scheme scheduled to last for two years.

Adaptation and follow-up

In December 2010, a new Inclusive Workplace Agreement was signed with the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service’s (NAV) IW Support Centre.

Meeting place for start-up mentors

Last year, the Brønnøysund Register Centre took the initiative to organise a meeting place for start-up mentors in Norway. A good mentor system is an important factor in facilitating the success of entrepreneurs in starting up and running their own business.