Helen first joined the motor industry 23 years ago. After working at Inchcape for 17 years she then joined Marshall Motor Holdings, where Helen is also a Member of the Executive Committee.
Helen has always promoted an inclusive culture “not just because it’s the right thing to do morally but because it’s the right thing to do for our business and customers.”
She has sponsored women across the business to put themselves forward to the Future Leaders Programme, and gained buy in from the board that 30% of suitable candidates overall need to be female. She instigates female led articles in every edition of the quarterly colleague magazine and has worked closely with the marketing team to ensure the Marshall’s social media presence and employment branding promote gender balance and inclusivity. Helen also arranged for a group of female employees to receive leadership coaching through a UK Automotive 30% Club Enabler pilot project.
She has just been appointed as a Trustee Director of the Wessex Children’s Hospice Trust, a charitable trust that operates Naomi House and Jacksplace which provide expert hospice care to more than 525 life limited and life threatened children, young adults and their extended families.
On hearing the news of her award win, Helen commented: “I am truly honoured to be recognised in this way, but my hope is these awards help other women to believe there are no limits for them in our sector."
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