Marshall Motor Group chief executive Daksh Gupta has been celebrated as an inclusion role model with his listing in the inaugural Role Models for Inclusion in Retail Index 2022.
The AM Awards 2021 Business Leader of the Year said that he was truly honoured to feature in the list, produced by Diversity in Retail in partnership with The MBS Group, which aims to celebrate people who have been identified as inspirational role models who champion inclusion within their organisation and beyond.
Gupta said: “I am truly honoured to be featured in the Role Models for Inclusion in Retail Index 2022 as a role model for inclusion.
“Marshall recognises that the success of this business depends on people - capitalising on what is unique about the individuals we employ and drawing on their different perspectives and experiences will add value to the way we operate.
“By accessing, recruiting and developing talent from the widest possible talent pool we certainly gain an insight into different markets and generate greater creativity in anticipating customer needs.
“With this strategy, Marshall will constantly strive to create a productive environment, representative of and responsive to different cultures and groups, where everyone has an equal chance to succeed.”
AM recently took a deep-dive look into the results of the Institute for the Motor Industry (IMI) Diversity Task Force study into diversity, inclusion and equity in automotive.
The subject was also discussed with AM Awards judge and IMI president Jim Saker in a recent episode of the AM News Show podcast.
Last month Marshall Motor Group featured in the annual Best Workplaces by Great Place to Work UK listings for the eighth year running.
As part of its efforts to boost diversity and inclusion the AM100 car retail group recently launched its ‘Inclusion without exception’ three-year strategy.
This sets out its priority to create a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion among its workforce, while eliminating discrimination.
Commenting on Gupta’s recognition as a leader prioritising such actions, a statement issued by Marshall said: “It is fantastic to see Daksh showcased as an amazing role model and highlights the amazing work that Marshall are doing in this area.
“Gender and race and ethnicity are two core pillars of the work at Diversity in Retail. Marshall’s inclusion in this list raises awareness of the challenges faced by other under-represented groups and mobilise meaningful action when it comes to creating truly inclusive workplaces.”