from Norwich with love

by Darren Caveney

When you turn up at a local authority headquarters and you're greeted with the sight of a Jaguar jet fighter perched on display in the grounds, then you know that something a little bit special awaits.

That place was Norfolk County Council's offices on the outskirts of beautiful Norwich. The reason for the visit was for an innovative 'ideas exchange'.

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ignited with sparks

by Susie Lockwood

Do you consider yourself a creative person?

And if you’ve answered yes to that, how often do you act like a creative person at work?

I went to a great meeting just before Easter. I came out with a spring in my step and feeling like I’d been part of some really good work around that table, and the best part was that it didn’t feel like work.

That’s because for the duration of the meeting I’d not only had the opportunity to come up with lots of creative ideas for our Norfolk’s American Connections project that’s launching in the summer but that the people around that table had been really receptive to them. It felt creative, collaborative, rewarding and invigorating - and it made me realise that I want to feel like that more often.

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