Top female employees were recognised as winners at the UK Automotive 30% Club’s Inspiring Automotive Women Awards 2019.
Employees from Burrows Motor Company, Jardine Motors Group, JCT600, Marshall Motor Holdings and TrustFord were among those recognised in these inaugural awards, organised by the UK Automotive 30% Club.
Founder Julia Muir explained that the purpose of these was “to recognise excellence and to honour the brilliant women who are ‘lifting others as they rise’ to make them visible.”
Inspiring Automotive Women Awards Winners
Winners from the franchised retail sector were
Burrows Motor Company
Debbie Palfreyman, communications team manager
Jardine Motors Group
Amanda Mogan-Wilson, group communications manager
Charlotte Stevens, aftersales manager
Clare Martin, HR director
Kerry Mavrides, senior HR business partner
Lucy Barnard, customer car manager, Mercedes Division
Naomi Day, divisional financial controller, Porsche, high luxury, Toyota and Lexus division
Natasha Davies, service advisor, Shrewsbury Audi
Victoria Walton, general manager, Volkswagen Towcester
Yasmin Lord-Pottinger, dealership co-ordinator
Donna Stoakes, service manager, Mercedes-Benz Doncaster
Katie Saunders, HR director
Tracey Wardell, head of customer experience
Marshall Motor Group
Helen Burrows, HR director
Sharon Ashcroft, HR director
Sinead Read, regional HR manager
Female Ferrari Challenge
In addition to the above, Georgina Slack, a specialist technician at JCT600 Brooklands dealership in Leeds, won the Trailblazer Award, receiving a personal invitation from Ferrari North Europe to help at the Ferrari Challenge Series race events.
Georgina explained why this mattered so much to her.
“Knowing that motor racing is generally a male-dominated area, being personally invited by Ferrari is not only a massive personal privilege but it also helps female representation.”
We are heartened to see so many women in senior HR roles being recognised for their influencing ability to respond to the Gender Pay Gap challenge as well as addressing the UK Automotive 30% Club’s ambition.