Motorpoint

We’re the largest independent vehicle retailer in the UK and sell nearly-new vehicles, from all of the biggest brands.
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http://www.motorpoint.co.uk

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Car retailer Motorpoint is committed to driving the dreams of its 800 staff.

Understanding that juggling work and life can be difficult Motorpoint introduced “one big dream” to give employees time to do things that they wouldn't normally get to the chance to do from picking the kids up from school, learning something new, volunteering for a charity or even just relaxing. Everyone at Motorpoint can take paid two hours a month to do something that either “drives their dreams” or helps their wellbeing.

Since Gary Warren and David Shelton started the business in 1998 with a single site in Derby it has grown to include 14 sites across the UK and an online sales team working out of a state-of-the-art call centre.

The firm, which sells nearly new cars and finance products, set out to do things differently, aiming to create the kind of team spirit you don't find elsewhere in the industry with a culture based around support. The approachability and accessibility of the senior team is key to the ethos and during the pandemic, Chief Executive, Mark Carpenter, kept in contact with everyone and he and his top team host regular “Happy Hour” virtual forums with employees.

Motorpoint believes in “big celebrations for big wins, real energy and good vibes all the way.” In addition to funded virtual social events, the firm gave everyone an extra day's holiday on Christmas Eve and a £75 shopping voucher at the end of the year.

Featured Workplace Factors

Leadership

85% of staff agreed

I have confidence in the leadership skills of the senior management team

Chief Executive, Mark Carpenter, put himself onto minimum wage when the country went into lockdown and the senior leadership team have taken voluntary pay cuts since last March to ensure there would be no risk to employees' income. The firm also topped up furlough pay to 100%.

My Company

91% of staff agreed

I love working for this organisation

Motorpoint has introduced reward scratchcards for employees who are nominated by colleagues for their hard work or going above and beyond. Prizes are guaranteed and include, late starts/early finishes, free drink/breakfast, car valet, six month Netflix subscription, vouchers and fuel for a month.

My Team

92% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

Instead of the normal in-person team events and foodie Fridays, Motorpoint reallocated the budget during the pandemic to maildrop gifts and surprise treats from popcorn, tea and biscuits to cakes and doughnuts for decorating competitions to keep employees engaged with the business, each other and having fun.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1998
Total number of employees
16
Number of UK locations
35
Employee average age
78% : 22%
Male : Female employee ratio
33%
Employees earning £35k+
21%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

Benefits

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Quote from the top...
“I’m absolutely thrilled we’ve received 3 star accreditation. This is a real accolade for the whole team. This year has been immensely challenging for everyone and it is because of the collective effort of the whole Motorpoint family, that we have been able to come together and achieve record levels of engagement. Everything we do starts and ends with the team and I couldn’t be prouder to see our engagement levels stand at 3 star”

Mark Carpernter, CEO - Motorpoint

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