Thurlby Motors award

Thurlby Motors has been named Medium Automotive Employer of the Year.
Thurlby Motors has been named Medium Automotive Employer of the Year.

Thurlby Motors, the motor dealer with branches in Louth, Thurlby and Boston, has been named Medium Automotive Employer of the Year 2012 in the Institute of the Motor Industry’s (IMI’s) annual Skillmiles Awards.

The award was presented to Emma Scholefield by IMI patron HRH Prince Michael of Kent at the IMI’s annual dinner event at the Savoy in London.

Now in its fifth year, the IMI’s Skillmiles Awards aim to promote the valuable contribution many companies and individuals in the automotive sector are making to support skills development.

Steve Nash, the IMI’s Chief Executive, said: “Thurlby Motors is a franchised dealer group based in the heart of Lincolnshire, with customer service as their bedrock.

“Their contribution to the Skillmiles scheme has included involvement in strategic groups and forums over the last 12 months. Time is money and a precious commodity, so the Skillmiles gained by Thurlby Motors are well deserved.”

The organisation has also excelled in staff upskilling and has staff on on the IMI’s Professional Register. Thurlby Motors also provides invaluable work experience places to young people in the local area, giving them the chance to explore what the motor industry can offer.”

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The IMI is the professional body for individuals working in the motor industry. Its vision is to ensure that the automotive retail sector has a skilled, competent and professional workforce that is fully equipped to keep pace with the demands of new technology and changing markets while remaining competitive in the global market.

The IMI is also the industry’s government licensed Sector Skills Council, the ruling body of the Automotive Technician Accreditation and Automotive Management Accreditation schemes, as well as the authoritative source of retail motor industry careers information, standards and qualifications.