IMI retains top 100 slot

Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has remained in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For for a second year.

Surveying and ranking Britain’s employers the broadsheet has published the list of best employers for 2017, and the IMI has remained in the Top 100 Not-For-Profit organisations. Leading automotive employers such as Sytner ranked first in the Top 30 Large Company survey.

Steve Nash, chief executive at the IMI, said, ‘Being listed in The Times Top 100 for a second year running is a great achievement for us as a Not-For-Profit organisation. We’re operating in a sector that has seen tremendous change over the last year, and as a growing business that serves the automotive sector I feel it’s important to give our employees the opportunity to share their opinions. Surveying 100% of our staff provides us with a true representation and in-depth analysis of the organisation’s performance over the last year.

‘With the automotive sector performing so highly in the list of best employers I hope more talented young people will look at the motor industry as a sector that can offer excellent career opportunities.

In addition Steve Nash has moved into 24th place in the Motor Traders 2017 Movers & Shakers list with a five star rating for his public profile.

Andy Watson, Chief Executive of Ageas (UK) responds to the Ministry of Justice’s announcement to whiplash reforms:

Ageas welcomes the Government’s announcement on tackling the cost of whiplash claims. There is still far too much money needlessly moving through the legal system after a car crash. It encourages fraud and exaggeration, and leads to excessive costs for honest customers.

In the Government’s consultation we called for fixed levels of general damages for minor whiplash injuries and that the small claims limit be increased to £5,000. We’re very pleased these suggestions have been taken on board and urge the Government to bring in all the measures together as soon as possible so that we can reduce the cost of whiplash once and for all.