Last week over 80 HR directors, MDs, CEOs and change leaders from many of the major automotive retail and manufacturing brands, service providers and trade bodies agreed that brands that fail to embed an authentic diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategy will miss out on the skills vital to succeed in today’s fast-evolving market.
The day included a panel discussion with five industry leaders, each framing their respective D&I experience within the three key themes highlighted by the research: Selective focus (Christos Tsaprounis, Head of People & Culture at Auto Trader and Peter Stephens, Head of External and Government Affairs at Nissan UK); Brand engagement (Mandeep Dhatt, Executive Director of HR at McLaren Automotive) and Commercial benefit (Daksh Gupta, CEO of Marshall Motors and Martin Forbes, CEO of Cox Automotive UK).
Marshall Motors (LON:MMH) The Group’s principal activities are the sale and repair of new and used vehicles. The Group’s businesses have a total of 106 franchises covering 23 brands, operating from 84 locations across 27 counties in England. In addition, the Group operates five trade parts specialists, three used car centres, five standalone body shops and one pre delivery inspection centre.