Our people

Growing sustainable talent

At Inchcape, we know that our employees are our most valuable asset. It is the talent and dedication of our people that delivers the company’s results year after year and it is important that we value and nurture this vital resource.

Following a global talent review in 2016 we have established DRIVE5, Inchcape’s performance driving framework.


The DRIVE5 framework was developed using inputs from colleague and customer focus groups, and incorporates our OEM brand partners’ existing frameworks of skills and behaviours, to ensure we can deliver against all our stakeholders’ expectations in support of our strategic ambition.

DRIVE5 is about recognising the great work of our employees and building upon our strategic vison of becoming the world’s most trusted automotive Distributor and Retailer.

The DRIVE5 performance behaviours apply across all roles, at all levels, and in all locations and encompass:

  • Being accountable
  • Winning customer trust and loyalty
  • Looking ahead
  • Collaboration
  • Leading the way for others.


Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For

At Inchcape we continue to measure and focus on the engagement and commitment of our employees. In 2016 Inchcape UK, using an external benchmarking review, entered The Sunday Times ‘Best Companies to Work For’; the Company was awarded first place in the Times Top 25 Big Companies to Work For, having risen from eighth place in 2015. A cross-section of employees was surveyed by Best Companies and the results showed how employees feel about working for Inchcape UK as an organisation; the support with which they are provided and the development they receive was considered to be amongst the best. While we are proud of this recognition, more importantly we take it as an encouragement to strive for further improvements in our practices and our culture.