Clifford Thames’ Chief Financial Officer, Richard West picked up the title, Private Equity Backed FD of the Year at the 13th annual FDs’ Excellence Awards which took place on 17th May at the Royal College of Surgeons. Other winners include Microsoft, KPMG, BDO, Sage and Lloyds Bank.
The editorial team behind Ford Autoteam, based in Chelmsford, are pleased to announce that the Chairman and Managing Director of Ford of Britain, Andy Barratt, will be contributing a regular column to each issue of Autoteam, starting in May 2017.
Clifford Thames has joined the growing list of companies pledging support for the Dare To Be Different initiative in 2017.
Clifford Thames develops the technology used to repair and maintain vehicles for major manufacturers such as Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and HMUK and were first attracted to the campaign via its pledge to inspire and dismiss preconceptions.
Ford Autoteam has supported distance learning for over 30 years. The bi-monthly title, produced in-house at Clifford Thames by a dedicated editorial team who work closely with the Henry Ford Academy, Ford engineering, Dealer support and Ford marketing teams is distributed to around 10,000 Ford employees across the UK.
Clifford Thames management team celebrated being awarded South East Mid-Market team of the year at the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) Management Team Awards, produced in association with Grant Thornton UK LLP last night.
Trade show Recontres Flottes Auto offers those in the fleet and leasing sector the opportunity to exhibit, share, learn and view the latest sector innovations, products and news from nearly 200 exhibitors.
There continues to be a barrier to loyalty, with a common misconception that customers are overcharged and unnecessary work is undertaken. Despite the obvious benefits dealers offer, such as fully trained staff, OEM parts and system updates, overcoming these perceptions continues to be a challenge. A transparent and accessible customer touchpoint solution is incredibly valuable.
“2016 has been a fantastic year for us with many of our plans and aspirations coming to fruition in rapid succession. Our people drive the business and the success we have had this year is testament to the dedication, professionalism and relationships we enjoy with our customers. Technology moves at a lightening pace and on the horizon, there are many developments in our marketplace connected car, autonomous driving, electric vehicles to name but a few. With our strong vehicle manufacturer relationships and our deep understanding of the data, we continue to be well-positioned for the changes ahead.”
As City AM reports that Investors want to better understand why executives are paid what they are paid with clear rationale our Chief Financial Officer Richard West shares his thoughts on remuneration planning in order to attract, retain and support employees.
Clifford Thames are celebrating further success with yet another new business win, global vehicle manufacturer Nissan, have appointed Clifford Thames to provide all of their 220 UK based dealerships with the Online Booking application.
The past few weeks have been rife with charitable fundraising at Clifford Thames. In addition to the success of the Krakow business run we have volunteered, played, voted and guessed all to help raise both funds and awareness for charity.
Poland are preparing for The Business Run, the biggest event of its kind in the country which is held on 4th September this year. The Clifford Thames office have announced their 2016 entry and are looking forward to pounding the streets of Krakow raising funds for beneficiaries of the Jasiek Mela’s Beyond Horizons Foundation for amputees.
Oxford United kicked off the new season with the backing of sponsors Clifford Thames who go into their second year of partnership with the U’s and are celebrating by sponsoring the club’s boardroom, players’ tunnel and a raft of community engagement programmes.
After celebrating 30 years of supporting distance learning for Ford staff globally, Autoteam continues to grow. David Farrell, Communications Manager responsible for Autoteam UK is delighted to announce that The Ford Academy in Naas, Ireland with over 60 dealerships has subscribed to the publication with immediate effect.
For more than 10 years Clifford Thames Asia Pacific office has been situated in Epping, Victoria and it has become a home for our team. However, as a business you always need to move forward and grow. The plan about the move to a new office had blossomed about a year ago.
Clifford Thames are delighted to announce their support, as corporate sponsors, of TEDxChelmsford 2016. TEDx is an international community that organizes www.TED.com - style events anywhere and everywhere, celebrating locally-driven ideas and elevating them to the global stage.
Further good news from our offices around the globe, the Clifford Thames team in Bonn, Germany are celebrating not only one win in collaboration with AutoConsult for the BMW Europe Tyre Order Project but also a European wide back end service project for Mercedes Benz.
After a lengthily and very thorough auditing process at both internal and customer offices throughout Europe Clifford Thames have been awarded: International Organisation for Standardization certification for: Information Security Management (ISO 27001)
As the financial year draws to an end we are delighted to announce that a staggering £12,000 was raised by staff and families of the Chelmsford office to support local hospice, Farleigh which offers support and respite to those affected by cancer and other life limiting illnesses.
Following a competitive tender for the Jaguar Land Rover Electronic Parts Catalogue, Clifford Thames are thrilled to announce their selection to design, develop and deploy the solution to over 15,000 JLR outlets worldwide, which will identify the spare parts required to service, repair and accessorise vehicles.