CONGRATULATIONS to Fleet Alliance: the leasing and fleet management specialist has been voted A Best Workplace For Women 2022, the second time it has achieved this rating.
The company, which is based in Glasgow, is also a regular winner of the Best Place to Work Award from the Great Place to Work Institute.
Initial qualification for the Best Workplace for Women requires a minimum of 25% of women in the workforce; a minimum of 20% women in mid-level management; and more than one woman on the board of directors or at executive level.
Fleet Alliance says its corresponding figures for female diversity are 53%, 40% and 33% – well above the national average.
CEO of Fleet Alliance, Andy Bruce, said:
We believe this award is particularly noteworthy because our business is immersed in the automotive industry which is male-dominated – something that we think needs to change.
Here at Fleet Alliance, making the workplace a happy, inclusive and welcoming environment is crucial to us all.
Andy said the second Best Workplace For Women award demonstrates a consistency of values and formed part of Fleet Alliance’s wider Environmental, Social and Governance agenda.
Laura Muir is one of the leasing company’s senior executives. The Head of AR & Partner says about the Fleet Alliance environment:
When I first started in the industry 18 years ago, it was very male dominated, and I find that’s still often the case when I speak to other organisations. But not at Fleet Alliance.
Here you feel at ease in an office where there is a lot of respect – we can openly discuss issues such as mental health, gender equality, sexuality and menopause without fear.
I don’t feel there are barriers to progression, either. I’ve never felt uneasy about promotion because I’m the ‘wrong sex’. On the contrary, it’s empowering when you see women in the office that are in positions of management.
I think much of this is down to the open-minded attitude that permeates from the top down: everyone is treated equally – it’s an environment that’s very welcoming.