BEN, the motor industry charity, has become the latest organisation to support the AM Best UK Dealerships To Work For 2018 programme.
The charity is heavily engaged in promoting the well-being of motor industry employees and their families, so AM is proud to win its backing for our initiative, which highlights great workplaces in the UK’s franchised dealer networks.
Participation in AM Best UK Dealerships To Work For is free and the registration process is now open.
Zara Ross, chief executive at Ben, said: “We’re delighted to be endorsing the AM Best UK Dealerships To Work For programme this year.
“We believe that this fantastic initiative is well aligned to our work in providing life-changing health and well-being support to the people working in the automotive industry.
“As a dedicated not-for-profit organisation which provides support for life to the industry, we are always looking at ways we can partner with businesses to add value by helping them improve the health and well-being of their workforces.
“We’re very excited to be working with AM and look forward to hearing about the best dealerships to work for in 2018. Good luck to this year’s entrants.”
Run with Best Companies Group, the AM Best UK Dealerships To Work For initiative wants to raise the bar among the motor retail industry’s employers, creating excellence and employee engagement in the workplace that will attract talented people for years to come.
It enables motor retailers to benchmark their performance and identify shortcomings in their employee policies, so they can make improvements that boost their staff retention and recruitment.
Dealerships that achieved the accolade in 2017 gained valuable media exposure.
Robin Luscombe, the managing director, of Best Dealership recipient Luscombe Motors, said: "We know we do things pretty well in terms of looking after our staff, but it still gave me a great sense of pride, a validation that what I’m doing around people is working and that people do enjoy coming to work. This award also supports recruitment. It’s a great initiative"
The programme also has the backing of the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and the National Franchised Dealers Association.
It costs nothing to participate in the programme and become a Best UK Dealership To Work For. Employers will be offered the opportunity to buy a
comprehensive report detailing their strengths and weaknesses in their staff engagement policies.
Full reports on the 2017 AM Best UK Dealerships to Work For: Peter Vardy Vauxhall Edinburgh; Peter Vardy BMW/Mini Edinburgh; Peter Vardy CarStore Glasgow; Peter Vardy Vauxhall Aberdeen; Peter Vardy Vauxhall Kirkcaldy – Luscombe Motors – Clive Brook Volvo Bradford – Premier Ford – Chorley Nissan – Crewe Audi; Crewe Volkswagen; Volkswagen Van Centre Liverpool – Drayton Motors Kia Boston – Roadside Garages (Kia) – Southend Audi
Retailers can register their dealerships’ interest now at: www.bestukdealerships.com