Three motor dealers appear in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list for 2020

Feb 25, 2020

Three car dealerships have made it into the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For rankings, an annual list compiled by the newspaper to rank the best employers in the UK. Porsche Retail Group, TrustFord and Motorpoint were all recognised as being among the top employers in the country when the list was released last week.

The top ranked car retail business was Porsche Retail Group. The dealership came in at number 42 on the list, with independent used car retail group Motorpoint just making it into the rankings in number 100.

TrustFord appeared in the top 25 Big Companies to Work For listing, appearing in 20th place. This marks the fifth year in a row that the company has made the list.

“I am delighted we have this accolade to show what a great place that Porsche Retail Group is to work.”

Adam Flint – Porsche Retail Group managing director

The Times stated that Porsche Retail Group combined an “extremely supportive” working environment with industry leading performance figures, whilst focusing heavily on individual development. The awards website went on to state that the company also ensured that everyone understands their role within the business and the impact they can make to the overall success of the company.

After receiving the award at the ceremony held in central London, Porsche Retail Group managing director, Adam Flint, said: “Having worked within the group over the last five years, the exceptional performance is driven by the culture of investing in our people and promoting from within.”

Flint, who has been recently appointed to the role of managing director, went on to say: “I am delighted we have this accolade to show what a great place that Porsche Retail Group is to work.”

TrustFord invests in training and personal development for its staff members. Employees at all stages are taken into account. To celebrate their ranking in the list the business announced a recent partnership with the Prince’s Trust. This partnership offers fifteen 18-30 year olds the chance to undertake free training to become a Technician at one of their sites.

Stuart Foulds, the chairman and chief executive at TrustFord, said: “We are extremely proud to have been listed as a Sunday Times Best Big Company for the fifth year in a row.

“This award recognises the commitment of the TrustFord team to providing an engaging environment in which our colleagues are able to thrive. A dynamic, talented workforce is essential if we are to remain at the forefront of an ever-changing automotive sector.

“Even when faced with a tough business climate, we will continue to invest in growing and retaining the best people so we can share in our success together.”

There were a number of other automotive sector businesses that made it into the list, including Toyota GB and Oodle Car Finance, with Oodle securing 14th place.

Jonathan Austin, the chief executive and founder of Best Companies, said: “At just three years old, this is a terrific achievement for Oodle Car Finance.”