Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Motor retail, repair
  • Year established:
    1957
  • Website:
    http://www.drivebenfield.com
  • UK locations:
    National
  • Contact
    • Asama Court, Newcastle Business Park, Newcastle, NE4 7YD

About Benfield Motor Group


What is it like to work for Benfield Motor Group

Leadership
Leadership
Benfield's Chief Executive operates with a very strong desire to see the Values of the company living and breathing across the company. He has an infectious manner and his family values are delivered and received in a very inclusive and warm way. He always acts with integrity and respect to the company values serving the broader company purpose, which sets out objectives for all stakeholders of the business. He has demonstrated this through extensive consultations with every member of staff, which is demanding in terms of time, and in a way that seeks to break down the barriers that management hierarchy can sometimes create.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
'Be More' is a Benfield initiative to encourage their various dealerships to get involved with local community initiatives. In the main, this has been raising money with matched funding from Benfield. For example, at Head Office employees have chosen to support CHUF and Tiny Lives charities. Funds have been raised by holding an Hawaiian social event in the Summer, a Halloween social event is planned in October and in the past they have held cake sales.  Benfield also have a 'News' website where anyone can see what is happening in the organisation http://about.drivebenfield.com/news.
My Company
My Company
In July 2014, all Dealerships and Head Office at Benfield were asked to hold a social evening with their teams to discuss their dealership results. Firstly to understand the results, but also for the group to put forward suggestions to overcome the issues being raised. The main purpose of the evening was for each dealership to create an Action Plan which would have the biggest impact for them at a local level. Examples of actions included more flexible working - early starts/late finishes, to address work/life balance issues. Benfield are only 3 months into the Action Plans and this year's survey results will hopefully reflect a more engaged workforce. They intend to follow this same process when their 2015 results are available.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    1581

  • Staff Turnover:

    17%

  • UK sites:

    34

  • Average Age:

    39

  • Earning £35,000+:

    5%

  • Male : Female:

    75% / 25%

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