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Phoenix Car Company launches partnership scheme

Scottish dealer group Phoenix Car Company has launched a partnership scheme across its business with full time employees sharing equally in the company’s success.

The scheme takes inspiration from the John Lewis Partnership and all Phoenix partners will share in the company's success equally, up to 10% of profits, regardless of salary or time served. 

The announcement was made as Phoenix managing director John McGuire moves into a chief executive and chairman role. Russell Smith was appointed as the group’s new managing director.

Smith said: “Today’s operating environment requires a new approach on all levels.

“Central to this is meeting customers’ needs, working to deliver our services in a cost-effective, environmentally friendly and ethical manner – embracing the spirit and letter of regulation and in my view going an extra step. Do this consistently well and we believe it is a difference that will enable Phoenix to deliver class-leading results. Our people are at the core of delivering this. We wanted to ensure their importance in our future success was recognised in an egalitarian manner.

“As partners in our business, every person knows their efforts can make a difference from delighting customers to avoiding waste, from enhancing our environmental credentials to helping a colleague.

“We want our team to know their every effort and insight can make a difference to our continuing success.”

Phoenix also appointed Debbie Hubner as its new sales and communications director.

Hubner said: “We have created a dedicated email for thoughts comments and suggestions from our partners and I've been delighted at the amount of workable ideas that it's already generated.

“Proving that our people want to play an active role in moving things forward. The self-created signature ‘Partner’ on one of the first emails was particularly pleasing.

“We have a great heritage on which to build what I think will be a very exciting future in which the whole team will benefit.”

Phoenix operates franchises in Paisley, Grangemouth, Glasgow and Stirling representing: Honda, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Mazda, Hyundai, Kia as well as a specialist used car site Motown at Paisley.

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