Marshall Motor Holdings has been named the top UK automotive company in the latest Great Place to Work survey. It came 22nd in the large category (500-plus employees) in the annual Best Workplaces ranking announced last night.
It is also the only dealer group to appear in any of the Great Place to Work rankings for the largest companies as well as medium and small businesses.
This is the third consecutive year Marshall has achieved this honour and it is the seventh year in succession the company has achieved Great Place to Work status. This recognises Marshall as having a "high trust, high engagement workplace culture".
Daksh Gupta, Marshall chief executive, said “Our culture is built around a core set of shared values.
“Our commitment to upholding these values, encouraging our colleagues to share their valuable opinions and ideas and then us acting on what they have said, creates the foundation for our Best Workplace culture.
“We are very proud to have achieved Best Workplaces ranking for the third consecutive year and be the number one automotive company.
“This is testament to the high levels of engagement we have from our colleagues, evidenced by the 83% participation rate and our trust index scores, and to our ongoing commitment to ensure Marshall is a great place to work.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our colleagues for their commitment to the company and to our customers.”
Tom O’Byrne, Great Place to Work chief executive, said: “The hallmark of a great workplace like Marshall is that its policies and practices are designed around the employee; this employee focus helps attract and retain the talent essential for driving and sustaining competitive performance.”
Renault UK was listed at number 49 in the medium sized company (50 - 499 employees) category.
All colleagues are surveyed in the Great Place to Work programme and it comprises of a colleague survey and an audit into the organisation’s management and HR practices.
The award recognises the strength of leadership and the range of innovative, creative and effective HR policies which create the workplace culture.
Professional services company Baringa Partners came top of the large category, social services agency BDHT in the medium category and IT software firm Foundation SP in small.