Pendragon continues people investment
Pendragon plc has been awarded the Investors in People standard for the 17th year, recognising its ongoing commitment to providing a great experience to members of its team and customers alike.
The Group has over 200 retailer locations across the UK, supported by 9,000 team members and representing key brands Evans Halshaw and Stratstone. Pendragon is the UK’s largest automotive retailer and often tops industry success lists and influencer polls.
Investors in People’s internationally recognised standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results. The Group has worked with Investors in People for over 17 years.
Neil Potentier, lead assessor from Investors in People commented, ‘Pendragon has experienced some significant improvements in the three years since our last assessment both within its people and processes which it should be extremely proud of. There is a great sense of pride from the team members to work for such a successful PLC that they see as ‘ahead of the game’. We’ve heard that the team is already working on areas for development and it’s that refusal to stand still and keep enhancing and developing its team member experience that is so inspiring. Well done to the whole team.’
Neil also praised the business for higher levels of job satisfaction and its team member’s strong allegiance to their locality, team and brand that helps to create excellent team spirit. The body also gave a special accolade to the high quality support from the learning and development team that provide team member inductions, role based training, online learning, leadership development and coaching to name a few.
Pendragon CEO Trevor Finn said, ‘We’re delighted to once again achieve our Investors in People standard. A huge thank you to all the teams that took part. Supporting our people and striving for a great team member experience is a key part of our strategy and we hope our reaccreditation is just one of the things that makes our team Proud to be Pendragon.’