Michael Bell, CEO, Available Car - Silver Member of the Automotive 30% Club
"I believe in developing a level playing field to help nurture the best talent to thrive in our industry. The motor trade has evolved at a rapid pace over the last few years, highlighting areas of inequality, but I feel we still have a long road to walk and senior leaders have a responsibility to help shine a light on these conversations."
James believes that gender balance is crucial to any business to ensure it performs effectively and has long-term, sustainable success. He comments on carwow’s ambition to be “one of the most diverse and inclusive places to work in the automotive industry”.
Kristian Elvefors, MD, Volvo Car UK - Silver Member of the Automotive 30% Club
Kristian believes a great culture and willingness to change is key to reach gender equality. Volvo strives to ensure their people are able to be the best versions of themselves regardless of social background or individual characteristics. Volvo Car believes that a strong leadership team is created by having the best people in the right roles.
“As a company, Stoneacre has high ambitions to increase the many upper management roles we are at present providing for the women in our business. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive and diverse company but understand that achieving equality for women in the automotive industry as a whole is still ongoing."
Stuart Mustoe, Acting Chair & CEO, TrustFord - Silver Member of the Automotive 30% Club
"Becoming an Automotive 30% Club Silver Member was a fantastic moment for me personally and represents an exciting new chapter in TrustFord’s journey to become a more diverse and inclusive organisation."
“I’m very proud to be a Silver Member of the Automotive 30% Club. The fit between the core values of Solus and the Automotive 30% Club are well aligned, and we have embraced the challenge of addressing the gender-balance within Solus as well as attracting new talented individuals into the accident repair sector."