Jardine Motors Group has affirmed its status as a leading dealership group following the news that thirteen outstanding female colleagues have been named in Autocar’s Top 100 Rising Stars.
Autocar's Great British Women in the Car Industry awards celebrate the British women who are the rising stars of the global automotive industry, with the goal to inspire more women to consider a career in motors.
The top 100 women were selected from a wide range of areas covering Sales, Aftersales and Workshop through to PR and Communications, People Development and Operations.
Not only did Jardine Motors Group have thirteen colleagues named in the top 100 Rising Stars, two of their colleagues, Nev Hart and Charlotte Dafe, were named winners of their People Development and Aftersales and Workshop categories respectively.
Additionally, Victoria Walton, Louise Holt (Sales), Claire Furey, Alison Fowler (Marketing), Amanda Mogan-Wilson (PR and Communications), Tina Shakespeare, Anna Houldsworth, Naomi Day (Operations), Claire Lomax, Cate Parker (Aftersales and Workshop), and Julie Lang (People Development) were all named in the top 100 after their nominations showed they were all shining examples of women making exceptional strides in their field of expertise.
Clare Martin, Group HR Director at Jardine Motors Group, said: “It is such an overwhelming achievement to see thirteen of our ladies cement their position as the leading women in Autocar’s Top 100 Rising Stars. The current imbalance between the numbers of men and women in the industry is dramatic. It is our hope that by shining a spotlight on those who have both reached the top, and those we believe to be the industry's brightest rising stars, more women will consider the rich, exciting careers that are open to them.”
Neil Williamson, CEO at Jardine Motors Group, added: “For a number of years now, Jardine has been fighting back against the perception that the automotive industry is a male dominated sector. Today there is almost a 50/50 split between men and women when it comes to the job applications we receive. I believe this is down to the fantastic initiatives we have in place such as flexible working and the Jardine Academy. I would like to wish a massive congratulations to our thirteen women who have been a part of us spearheading change within the automotive industry. I hope it inspires women all over the world to consider a career in such an exciting sector and environment.”
For more information about Jardine Motors Group, please visit: www.jardinemotors.co.uk.