A recent move back to town saw Carl Norton establish his own insurance broker business.
The Kialla-born Mr Norton moved to Melbourne in his late teens, achieving success in a number of different business ventures.
Mr Norton recently moved back to the local area, establishing Agile Services alongside two other directors and his father Les.
Agile Services, located at 158A Welsford St, Shepparton, works as an intermediary for relevant insurance companies.
‘‘We’re all about providing insurance services,’’ Mr Norton said.
‘‘We assist with not only the placement but any ongoing issues with claims, ongoing advice and coverage,’’ Mr Norton said.
Agile Services has a recruitment and labour hire division along with a traffic management division.
Mr Norton said the idea for the business came after seeing an opportunity in the town.
‘‘I grew up seeing what Dad has done for a long time . . . he has been in the insurance sector for 40 years,’’ he said.
‘‘I gained a bit of an understanding of that, and saw an opportunity here and set up the office.
‘‘I am learning very fast but I love doing that, so it is good.’’
The father-son duo has big plans for the future, hoping to grow the team and the business’ range of services.
Mr Norton said he aimed to achieve growth in the female staff sector by employing mums who were returning to work.
‘‘I have worked in lots of organisations where it is male dominated, but I have had great dealings with other managers who have been females in the workplace,’’ he said.
‘‘So one of the approaches is mums that are returning to work . . . they are highly skilled but do not necessarily have the opportunities available to go back into the workforce.
‘‘There is a huge opportunity there and I can offer the flexibility that goes along with that.’’
To find out more about Agile Services, phone Carl Norton on 1300 424 453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org