For the second year running Cambria Automobiles and Arnold Clark have been awarded the 'Payroll Giving Platinum Quality Mark' award for their contribution to the scheme operated by the automotive industry charity, BEN.
To achieve this prominent award, a company must have held the Gold Quality Mark Award for at least one year and have actively fulfilled a number of criteria such as actively promoting this government initiative throughout the organisation.
The dealer groups' staff contribute to BEN directly from their salaries each month, giving between £5 and £50 per month.
Arnold Clark managing director Eddie Hawthorne said: “It is a great honour to have received the Platinum Payroll Giving award for the second year in a row. Our company and employees are very proud to support such a fantastic charity. It is positive to see how donations such as ours, and of course, thousands of other supporters can make a real difference to the lives of our industry colleagues in times of need.”
Mark Lavery (pictured), Cambria Automobiles chief executive, said: “We are very proud to have secured for our second year running this prestigious award.
"The proportion of our associates who contribute to BEN is incredible and demonstrates as an organisation that we take our social responsibilities incredibly seriously at all levels”.
BEN regional development manager Tracy Brislen (pictured) said: “It has been fabulous to form such a great partnership with Cambria Automobiles and having known their associates for many years, I was delighted to present this award for the second year running.
"The team are always supportive of the work we do so thank you and well done to everyone involved.”
Payroll giving is a tax-efficient way for employees to give through their pay but to enable their participation the employers must set up the scheme and facilitate a collection and distribution of their contribution.