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Marshall celebrates Great Place to Work accolade for fourth consecutive year

Great Places to Work (from left): Katie Williams, Marshall Motor Holdings' HR program manager; Daksh Gupta, chief executive; and Helen Burrows, HR director

Marshall Motor Holdings has been named as one of Great Place to Work’s UK Best Workplace (large 500+ employees) for the fourth consecutive year.

The company celebrated being ranked 21st in the category at an awards gala at Tobacco Dock, London on April 25, marking the fourth consecutive year it has achieved this honour and the eighth year in succession for achieving the Great Place to Work status.

Marshall Motor Holdings’ HR director, Helen Burrows, 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.”

The list is formed from a rigorous survey of all colleagues and an audit into 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. 

“This is testament to the high levels of engagement we have from our colleagues, evidenced by the 76% participation rate and our Trust Index scores, and to our ongoing commitment to ensure Marshall is a great place to work,” said Burrows.

“We are also particularly proud that our last survey results included, for the first time, our 1,200 colleagues from the Ridgeway acquisition.

"This reassured us that the integration programme enabled them to settle in and embrace our culture. Finally, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our colleagues for their commitment to the company and to our customers.”

Great Place to Work’s chief operating officer, Ben Gautrey, said: “The hallmark of a great workplace like Marshall is that their policies and practices are designed around the employee; this employee focus helps attract and retain the talent essential for driving and sustaining competitive performance.

The deadline for entries to AM's Best UK Dealerships to Work For 2018 is fast approaching and retailers are being urged to express an interest in the free employee satisfactions survey.

Applications should be made by June 1 for the scheme, which requires entrants to complete online Employer Questionnaire and Employee Engagement & Satisfaction Surveys designed to give franchised retailers an overview of their success in maintaining a satisfied workforce and deliver insight which could dramatically improve retention and productivity.

If successful in gaining Best Dealership to Work For status the group would be invited to an awards presentation at AM Live, at the NEC in Birmingham, in November.

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