Hire firm makes pledge

One of Yorkshire’s largest independent vehicle-hire firms is celebrating International Women in Engineering Day on 23 June with a pledge to actively work to increase its’ female workforce.

In contrast to the predominately male industry in which it operates, currently 25% of Arrow Self Drive’s personnel are female; several of which hold senior management positions and take a leading role in driving the company forward.

With eight depots across Yorkshire, the business employs a team of 80 local individuals and 50% of the depots themselves are managed and operated by female automotive industry professionals.

James Hill, managing director at Arrow Self Drive commented, ‘The motor trade is an industry traditionally dominated by men, but at Arrow Self Drive, one Yorkshire’s leading contract hire companies, women employees are intrinsic to the company and its development.

‘With our 30th year in business coming up in 2018; we’re keen to ensure we continue to operate as a fair and ethical company whose values are aligned with that of the Yorkshire region.

‘We strive to be leaders within our field and with many females now entering into STEM careers it is important to us to do as much as we can to facilitate the growth and development of young professionals in the automotive industry.’