Called Club 21, dealer principals nominate employees 21 years old or under, who they feel show management potential, to take part in the scheme which helps develop their skills.
“The idea is to teach members that they are an important part of our team and the future of this company,” says Ron Price, chairman of the Springfield Group. “We will develop their skills, teach them new ones and help mould a career development for each individual.”
Activity challenges will be organised by members and senior management and there is also a members hotline for any issues or concerns they may have.
“It’s about maximising an employee’s potential, which obviously benefits the individual and as a company we also receive benefits as we have grown our own future leaders who believe in Springfield. The policy of developing our own people is one of the reasons why the company has grown so successfully and why the future looks even brighter,” adds Price.
Springfield has eight dealerships in the north-east of England, including Citroen, Peugeot and Suzuki franchises, and employs 400 people.