Responsibility

Our communities

We have a dedicated team of colleagues from across our business who are committed to driving our Make a Difference strategy, which aims to maximise the support and impact we provide to the communities in which we operate

Making a difference to our communities

We strive to have a positive impact on the communities we operate in. Our Make a Difference Guild is committed to empowering everyone across the Group to support our local communities, our industry and wider society.

The Auto Trader Community Fund, powered by the charity Forever Manchester, considers applications and awards up to £1,000 aimed at supporting grassroots projects across Greater Manchester. The Community Fund also supports projects for Saint Pancras Community Association in London, Camden Giving, New Horizon Youth Centre and Shelter.

In the financial year 2020, we donated £148,000 to support various charities and groups that make sustainable changes in people’s lives. Donations from Auto Trader directly to other charities through the fundraising activities of our employees, customers and partners and our ‘AT sponsorships’ match-funding and Sports Kits donations totalled an additional £42,000.

Instead of gifting Christmas presents to our people and customers, we offered donations to charities of their choice totalling £71,000. While our Give As You Earn scheme, which 18% of our employees have joined, meant a further £96,000 was donated to various charities by our people.

But making a difference extends to more than donating money. More than 58% of our employees have used one of our Incredible Benefits, two optional volunteering days, to support worthy causes including renovating green spaces, supporting dog shelters, helping battle food poverty and providing coaching and mentoring.  

£261k

total charitable donations including match funding in 2019

614

volunteering days undertaken by our people in 2019

The @MercedesBenzUK GLA continues to be the fastest selling car in the UK, taking an average of just 23 days to turn on retailers forecourts right now. https://t.co/hcDxlDWwSQ
The @MGmotor ZS was awarded the Best Value New Car at this year's Auto Trader New Car Awards. Owners of the ZS highlighted the combination of great quality, reliability and performance, mixed in with a fair price and low running costs. https://t.co/2etPaVt2UB
Join our next webinar where we will be helping you make the most of this opportunity and sharing some tips and tricks to optimise your Retailer Store and maximise buyer traffic > https://t.co/dwY7UtjvqA https://t.co/EyHNe5DxQN
148,000 UK car owners voted the @Hyundai_UK Tucson as the Best Car for Long Distances at the Auto Trader New Car Awards 2021. One owner stated that “The amount of space, front, back and in the boot is very impressive and the console for music and media is brilliant." https://t.co/XajhCH3gDj
Demand for new cars is seeing a strong surge among car buyers, with May seeing a record number of new car leads being sent to retailers from our marketplace. https://t.co/CTDOtxqzVr
Demand for new cars is seeing a strong surge among car buyers, with May seeing a record number of new car leads being sent to retailers from our marketplace. https://t.co/CTDOtxqzVr
The average price of a used car increased a record 9.7% year-on-year on a like-for-like basis last week. It not only marks 57 weeks of consecutive price growth, but a huge acceleration on the 5.7% growth recorded during the week of 12th April. https://t.co/JNM5zb70GT
Our research shows that government grants are a key incentives to encourage consumers to buy an electric or hybrid vehicle. Despite this, 49% of consumers are not aware of the existing grant, highlighting the need for increased awareness of such support to help drive adoption. https://t.co/C4wXxsEZKR
In last week's webinar we looked at whether high price vehicles on our platform sell, and the answer may surprise you. You can now watch the full webinar on demand and discover what vehicle pricing strategies are performing best in the current market > https://t.co/dURM55n2vN https://t.co/6lKFVQLq6U
Our Business Development Director, Ed Hummel, will be speaking at the @bvrla Residual Value and Remarketing Forum, this Thursday. Join him to hear the latest on consumer buyer behaviour, the market outlook and LCV market trends.https://t.co/BlvKnHSR0K

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