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Marshall Motor Holdings achieves sixth annual Best Workplaces ranking

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Marshall Motor Holdings has achieved a 12th-placed finish in the Super Large category of the annual Best Workplaces ranking presented by Great Place to Work.

It is the sixth year running that the AM100’s seventh-placed car retail group by turnover has proved its credentials as an employer with a top-ranked position in the awards, which aim to recognise the UK’s best companies and their strength of leadership and range of innovative, creative and effective HR policies which create a leading workplace culture

This year, Marshall was ranked in the Super Large category, which rewards organisations with a workforce of over 1,000 – lining up among brands such as Hilton, Admiral and GAP.

Great Place to Work gather evidence via a wide-reaching staff survey and a subsequent audit to compile their annual rankings in Super Large, Large, Medium and Small business categories.

Marshall chief executive, Daksh Gupta, said: “First and foremost, I would like to thank all of our colleagues for making Marshall Motor Group one of the UK’s best places to work.

“People are at the heart of our business and creating a positive working environment and culture for every colleague has a huge positive impact on our business.

“In order to create a successful working environment, it is critical we listen to our colleagues and cultivate a strong company culture.

“Through various channels, our dedicated leadership team interact with our colleagues to ensure that they listen, are engaged and dedicated to providing award winning customer service each and every day.

“This award for the sixth successive year is testament to the hard-working nature of our colleagues and I am very proud of the culture our colleagues have helped to create.”

AM recently spoke to Gupta about the group’s response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Gupta said that his business would be paying its employees 90% of their wage during April regardless of the 80% (or £2,500-per-month) limit dictated by Government’s coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS).

“We had already taken the decision to close stores and pay staff the 90% before the Government announced its salary support scheme and that’s what we will do. It’s the right thing to do,” said Gupta.

In an official statement, issued via the London Stock Exchange on March 23, Marshall indicated that – based on modelling assumptions and with the continued support of the Government – it has the financial capacity to withstand the impact of a closure of its sites well beyond the end of June 2020.

Gupta said: “How long could we stand it in a worst-case scenario? That remains to be seen, but if we go, we’ll be one of the last to go…”

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