New chief for Business Link

Business Link for Norfolk, which provides business support services in the county, has appointed Noel Murphy as its new chief executive.He succeeds Denise Anderson, who died suddenly in April.

Business Link for Norfolk, which provides business support services in the county, has appointed Noel Murphy as its new chief executive.

He succeeds Denise Anderson, who died suddenly in April.

Mr Murphy, 41, joins the business support organisation from his role as director of Reed Business Service, an arm of the country's largest independent recruitment agency which he joined in l999.

Before joining Reed, he spent two years as operations director of the London East Training and Enterprise Council and was also a non-executive director of the local Business Link.


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Mr Murphy has first-hand knowledge of East Anglian businesses, having spent six years at the Cambridge Training and Enterprise Council as operations director.

Commenting on his appointment, he said: "One of my main objectives with Business Link Norfolk is to ensure businesses in this county receive the best service possible.

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"Our role is to support the start-up and growth of local companies, not just keep the Government happy."

Outside work hours, he is a football fan, playing in his local Sunday league and being a life-long supporter of Chelsea FC. Mr Murphy is married with two young children.

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