Imperial Commercials Western recognised as an Investor In People

Imperial Commercials Western Region has been awarded the Investors in People (IIP) standard.

The business, which has Daf dealership sites in Bristol, Gloucester, Frome, Hereford, Swindon and Worcester, employs 200 staff in vehicle sales, technical and customer service roles.

Over the past 20 years, IIP has worked with more than 100,000 businesses around the world, using its accreditation framework, to increase employee engagement and encourage leadership.

David Lewis, regional director at Imperial Commercials said: “We’ve a great team who put the customer first every time.

“Also, we’ve grown the business in three new locations since our last assessment and that team spirit comes through strongly in all locations - the assessor gave me some great feedback”.

Meanwhile as part of Daf’s dealer incentive programme, Ford & Slater has received an ‘A’ status dealer award for 2014.

Each of the ten Ford & Slater sites was appraised on its own merits and contributed to Ford & Slater becoming one of just four dealer groups in the UK with ‘A’ status.

Tim Strevens, Joint MD at Ford & Slater, said: “We are delighted to have received the ‘A’ status award and I’d like to thank all our staff that have worked so hard to deliver this success.

“The most important thing about the award is that the steps we take and work we do is all geared towards delivering the highest levels of service to our customers.

“The plaque itself will be displayed with pride in our reception at Ford & Slater Leicester.”

Out now: Commercial Motor 25 June issue

How's your maths? We don't claim to be numerical geniuses at CM, but we are pretty sure 13ft equates to 3.9m, as opposed to 4.1m, which was written on a sign displayed on a bridge that took out a Polish haulier's trailer this week.

Who's responsible for the inaccurate signage, and how many more discrepancies are there accross the UK, posing a danger to hauliers on a daily basis? Grab your copy of the 25 June issue of Commercial Motor, out now, to find out more.

Also in this week's issue:

  • The Local Government Authority slams the road haulage industry, calling for greater legislatory powers over the "heavy haulage road rogues" causing "bedlam" in UK towns and villages
  • Are you in or out? We speak to operators from all over the UK to hear their thoughts on whether the road transport industry should vote yes, or no, in the upcoming EU referendum
  • CM tagged along to see the RHA hand in an emergency petition to 10 Downing Street, calling for a £150m training fund to tackle the driver shortage crisis
  • Abnormal loads haulier fined after a driver was "catapulted" from a powered access platform
  • Technology has advanced and manufacturing remoulds are seeing a rise in popularity. But why are so many hauliers still ressting the trend? Do remoulds equate to genuine savings? CM investigates.

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