Cambria Automobiles has been awarded the Payroll Giving Gold Award 2011 by the automotive industry charity BEN, marking the second consecutive year that Cambria has received the award.
Valerie Moore, BEN regional development manager, handed over the Gold Award to Mark Lavery, chief executive of Cambria Automobiles, today in an award ceremony held at the company’s Grange dealership in Swindon.
Gold is the highest award status and underlines the continued support that Cambria has committed to charitable support to BEN and reflects unanimous support from all employees, known as associates at Cambria, within the group's businesses.
The Gold Award is awarded to employers that have succeeded in generating sustainable income sources for UK charities through payroll giving.
BEN, the automotive industry occupational charity providing services of care and welfare support to people with a working background in the industry, submits companies to this particular scheme to receive this award.
The award was given in recognition of Cambria’s decision to "foster a culture of philanthropy and committed giving in the workplace by actively promoting payroll giving".
Funded by HM Government, the Payroll Giving Quality Mark and award scheme recognises and rewards businesses for making payroll giving available to staff.
Mark Lavery, Cambria’s chief executive officer, said:
“We are absolutely thrilled to be receiving this award for the second year in a row.
"It is a credit to all the hard work the Cambria associates continue to put into supporting the automotive industry and particularly those people in a less fortunate position.
"This award reiterates the commitment and passion of our associates, without which we would not be able to give our guests the service they deserve and have come to expect.
"BEN is the only recognized motor trade charity and I strongly believe in these challenging times that it has never been more important to support our own dedicated charity.”