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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Auto Trader Highly Rated is back for 2020! Our Highly Rated Award recognises those car retailers delivering the very best in customer service. Find out when we will be announcing the 2020 Award recipients and what criteria you need to meet to qualify. https://t.co/3KF1MkqhfV https://t.co/LpmE65LbMw
Ian Plummer was invited onto @BBCNews this morning to discuss the latest manufacturing figures from the @SMMT. He took the opportunity to highlight the pent up demand in the market & all the measures #retailers have been taking to get #retailready ahead of #showrooms reopening https://t.co/uNmpEYMatT
Thanks James, kind of you to say and great to hear you've found the insight beneficial https://t.co/63vAiNfMfG
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With showrooms set to open on Monday, we’ve put together a handy #infographic to take you through car buyers' thoughts and expectations in the new #retail landscape. https://t.co/nqvKSP6X5t https://t.co/fUhwQ9j9Fq
Thanks to everyone for joining today's #webinar and of course thank you to our guest presenters @adamjt11 and @MikeHawesSMMT. Be sure to join next week and best of luck to those opening their doors next week #retailready https://t.co/qkAmfJw5kC
Catherine reveals the latest changes coming to the Auto Trader platform to improve the #userexperience and increase ad views and dwell time. https://t.co/EiIphIdQfH
Our latest consumer #marketing campaign is designed to give consumers confidence that they can join the car buying journey again and to push the message that #automotive is back in business!
Back to Catherine to talk about how we are helping consumers to get #retailready

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