Lotus has been named ‘Employer of the Year 2023’ at the Broadland and South Norfolk Business Awards. This latest honour adds to those already presented to the company this year for its high-performance cars – the Emira was named ‘Best Performance Car’ at the UK Car of the Year awards, while the Eletre is GQ Magazine’s ‘SUV of the Year’.
The ‘Employer of the Year’ award recognises a local business which has created a supportive work environment and shown a real commitment to the welfare of its employees, resulting in staff satisfaction and a well-motivated and integrated workforce.
The award entry included details on Lotus’ employee recognition events, suggestion schemes, benefits packages, training and development programmes, and award-winning health and wellbeing support.
On presenting the award to Group Lotus, the judges… ‘were blown away by the investment Lotus has made in its employees; not only providing a quality workplace with clear opportunities for progression but ensuring all levels of leadership are engaged and available to create a true sense of inclusivity’.
Matt Windle, Group Vice-President and Managing Director, Lotus Cars, said: “We are delighted to receive this award, which recognises our efforts in creating and maintaining a positive working environment that contributes to our team’s positive welfare. As one of the largest employers in the region, our people are our greatest asset and our ‘one team’ ethic is core to our future success as a high-performance automotive brand.”
Receiving the award on behalf of Lotus at the gala event at Norwich City FC’s stadium were Matt Nice, Executive Director, Corporate Office & Planning; Nick Anderson, Safety Health & Environment Manager; and Susan Nichols, Compensation & Benefits Manager.