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.

Last year, the Brønnøysund Register Centre received nearly 1,800 visitors from Norway and abroad in connection with courses, conferences, delegation visits and other activities. This creates ripple effects in the form of flights, hotel stays, catering and other services.
Our employees pay tax to the host municipality, which results in better municipal services, and growth in building and construction activities, commerce, transport and other business areas. The biggest deliveries of good and services to the Brønnøysund Registration Centre are subject to competitive tendering. This means that the local business community has had to pull out all the stops in order to compete with other, often bigger suppliers of goods and services. Local enterprises are often awarded contracts because they manage to beat their competitors in terms of price and quality.



Airport Manager at Brønnøysund Airport:

Almost 100 people currently work at Brønnøysund Airport in connection with various services. This includes Avinor personnel and Widerøe's crews, ambulance and helicopter personnel and the protection, security and emergency functions. The number of passengers flying via Brønnøysund increased from 2009 to 2010. The Airport Manager says that this is mostly due to new direct flights between Oslo and Brønnøysund. About half of the passenger traffic to and from Brønnøysund is related to the oil industry. ‘We see that the Brønnøysund Register Centre often uses us in connection with business travel,’ says Glenn-Robert Johnsen. ‘If we leave out the oil industry, Brønnøysund Airport has had about the same increase as the other airports in Helgeland, such as Namsos.’



Hotel manager at Thon Hotel Brønnøysund:

The Brønnøysund Register Centre is a very important partner for us. The centre is one of our biggest customers for course and conference facilities and it receives a lot of visitors who need a place to stay. We have had excellent cooperation with the Brønnøysund Register Centre's own course centre for several years. The centre has become a highly professional course organiser. I come from Brønnøysund myself, so I know that the Brønnøysund Register Centre has been and still is very important to both Brønnøysund itself and the region as a whole. It is an employer that attracts expertise and creates a ripple effect in the local communities.



Vega Havhotell

We love the Brønnøysund Register Centre, and are very happy to enjoy such good relations with it. We often see that people who have stayed with us in connection with seminars and excursions organised by the Brønnøysund Register Centre return for their holidays.



Hildurs Urterarium herbarium

The Brønnøysund Register Centre is an important customer for us. It brings us guests from both Norway and abroad, some of them from far away countries. This has a positive ripple effect for us and leads to additional sales. The Brønnøysund Register Centre is a friendly and professional business partner, and we note that it takes good care of its visitors.



Sør-Helgeland Bedriftshelsetjeneste BA
(occupational health service)

The Brønnøysund Register Centre means a great deal to us. With as many as 560 employees, it accounts for a quarter of all our members. We are completely dependent on having as many members as possible to be able to maintain a good interdisciplinary service, as this requires a certain number of employees. In addition to providing a large proportion of our members, the centre is very good at utilising our services. The Brønnøysund Register Centre has been with us from the start and, together with Brønnøy municipality and the HelgelandsKraft power company, it was a driving force behind the establishment of Sør-Helgeland occupational health service in the 1990s



Brønnøy Næringsforum

The business community in Brønnøy, Sømna and Vega see the Brønnøysund Register Centre as very important to economic development in their municipalities. The centre has been a great success. The establishment of such a large workplace for both women and men and with such a high level of expertise is invaluable. The Brønnøysund Register Centre's reputation is excellent, despite the fact that is was initially based on control functions that you might think many people would see as negative.



Mayor of Sømna municipality

The Brønnøysund Register Centre has been very important to Sømna municipality and to the region as a whole. Since it is only half an hour away, the centre is an ideal workplace for residents of Sømna, and many people who live here work at the centre. The Brønnøysund Register Centre has had a very positive effect on the business community in the municipality, and perhaps on commerce in particular. Who would have thought that the Brønnøysund Register Centre would grow into an employer with 560 employees? The more people who live here, the better service we can offer, such as schools, kindergartens and cultural activities.



Head of Economic Development, Brønnøy municipality

The Brønnøysund Register Centre has been the most important growth factor by far in Brønnøysund in recent decades. The centre is important if we are to have a balanced labour market, not least when it comes to jobs for women. The Brønnøysund Register Centre clearly benefits the population in the entire region, for example in the form of schools and kindergartens.

Mayor of Brønnøy municipality

‘I wouldn’t trade the register centre for anything! Another mayor in the Helgeland region offered to swap a hospital for the Brønnøysund Register Centre, but I said no,’ says Kjell Trælnes jokingly. He is Mayor of Brønnøy municipality. He is also head of the South Helgeland regional council, which includes the municipalities of Bindal, Sømna, Vevelstad, Vega and Brønnøy. ‘Without the Brønnøysund Register Centre, the stability and basis for population growth would have been completely different, both in the municipality and in the rest of the region,' says Kjell Trælnes.
He refers to the fact that Brønnøy is the only municipality in the Helgeland region whose population has increased, credit for which he largely ascribes to the register centre. ‘We have been really lucky when it comes to stability and job security. Having an employer with more than 500 jobs is invaluable to the region. In the long term, public sector jobs provide more stability than jobs in industry, for example. This leads to growth and optimism, which in turn leads to even more people choosing to move here and settle down. The Brønnøysund Register Centre attracts expertise to the region, not least in the form of many jobs for women and interesting jobs that can encourage young people from here to move back home. In return, it is important that we contribute good infrastructure and services, so that we become an even more attractive place to live. The Brønnøysund Register Centre is a national flagship. It has a very good reputation and often wins awards for good user service. The fact that it is located here attracts a lot of positive attention to the region. Even if the register centre changes its appearance or build a new building, you will always be here. Thus we can look forward to an exciting future and an investment the next generation will benefit from. Cooperation with Brønnøy municipality is crucial in terms of securing the future interests of the municipality, the region and the Brønnøysund Register Centre.



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.

A strong female workplace

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

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.