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

As a company, we are keen to give back to the local communities in which we operate, as well as supporting charities and causes that are close to our employees’ hearts.

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.

The Auto Trader Community Fund, powered by Forever Manchester, considers applications and awards up to £1,000 to community groups and grassroots projects across Greater Manchester. The Community Fund also supports projects with the Kings Cross Saint Pancras Community Association. In financial year 2019, the Fund has donated £75,000 to various local groups, in both cities, that bring people together and empower them to create sustainable changes in their lives.

Donations from Auto Trader directly to other charities totalled an additional £100K through our “AT Sponsorships” initiative which provides match-funding to employees, customers and partners who were fundraising for charities that are close to their hearts.

We decided to replace corporate Christmas gifts to customers with donations to charities of their choice. Our Give as You Earn scheme participation has reached 16% of our total workforce and £90,000 was donated to various charities by our colleagues.

But making a difference extends to more than donating money. 45% of our colleagues have utilised one of our Incredible Benefits, two optional volunteering days, to support worthy causes across the UK. They have collectively offered 467 volunteering days to try and battle food poverty, renovate green spaces and provided coaching and mentoring. The participants of our Leadership Development Programme took part in Ideathon; joining a mix of leaders from some of the most exciting organisations worldwide, collaborating to solve a live strategic challenge for the CEO of a leading charity.

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Next week we'll be publishing the next (the eighth!) edition of our biannual Auto Trader Market Report. This time we're exploring the 'future of car retailing' and the exciting opportunities for retailers and manufacturers. Keep your eyes peeled for more details! https://t.co/AA1JR2bgE1
We loved this article by our friends at @ennisandco about the level of ageism that remains in the auto industry. Rejecting a candidate due to gender race or religion would be unthinkable; evidence suggests it's still common for age. Definitely worth a read https://t.co/tzSqie2yna
Thank you to everyone that joined us in #Edinburgh earlier this week. For those in the Exeter and southwest area, don't miss our next free AT Masterclass at @SandyParkExeter Register your free place here: https://t.co/6JuzGMJlhF https://t.co/VAkQW9dGOf
Following yesterday's talk by Nathan Coe, this morning our commercial director @IanJPlummer spoke to another full audience at this year's excellent #AutosBuzz conference. During his talk Ian discussed the need and value of greater transparency in the #automotive industry https://t.co/xMGGR7WqBl
This morning our CFO & CEO designate, Nathan Coe took to the stage at #AutosBuzz 2019 to discuss the evolution of auto marketplaces & the opportunity they present in the future of digital automotive retailing. https://t.co/sooGm6NxIi
The latest data from our Fastest Selling Index revealed the 2016 @SEATUK Alhambra (diesel auto) has retained its position as the UK's current fastest selling used car. With MPVs & 4x4s dominating is the school run influencing purchase decisions? Read more https://t.co/am3Fvn9PAe https://t.co/ozWuuvzHmE
We're excited to be speaking at #AutosBuzz 2019 - the first conference in the world dedicated to innovations in #automotive #advertising & #technology. We're looking forward to hearing about the latest trends impacting the industry & sharing our own unique experience & insight. https://t.co/XUTdFw7Q0i
We recently changed our sort order to make the search results more relevant to car buyers. Find out how you can benefit by catching up on our recent ‘Changes to search’ webinar - our most popular to date. Catch up now: https://t.co/BtAwaacVks https://t.co/J5g9ilh8dN
Congratulations to the team at @JCT600 for completing its @MitsubishiUK site at 99 Sticker Lane, Bradford. The new design looks fantastic! Read all about the new development here: https://t.co/oejAc1FnUl https://t.co/7ds3gxMcD6
If you're in the Edinburgh area, don't miss the opportunity to attend a free AT Masterclass on 17th September. We'll share the latest insights & best practice advice from the UK's most successful retailers. To secure your free place, just visit: https://t.co/Py7dN4YVzv https://t.co/HOjBJl1CP8

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