There's a work celebration today at Bennett Motor Group, as our Finance Director Sarah Waddington celebrates a significant work anniversary. Sarah has been with us for twenty years and to mark the occasion our Group Accountant Vicki presented Sarah with flowers and a cake and Sarah was quite overwhelmed! In a world where it is accepted that people change jobs to progress their career, Sarah has shown that loyalty and hard work is rewarded.
Sarah joined our sister company RMB Automotive as Group Accountant in 1999, back when the company was known as Rylands, in 2003 the company was bought by Robert Bennett and became RMB Automotive, with the introduction of Bennett Motor Group in 2017.
We asked Sarah, what her highlights have been over her career;
Sarah explained that it is a passion for the people, the manufacturer brands and the family values that have kept her loyal: "I have been fortunate to be able to progress my career, joining as Group Accountant and working my way to Finance Director and then in recent years accepting Operations Director role. For me personally, taking over the the operational side of the business 5 years ago was an important achievement. I have been fortunate to have been involved in the expansion of the business and in recent years witnessed the introduction of several new sites.
Without a doubt the most rewarding part of my job is witnessing business growth and success and seeing it happen through such a strong team effort. It's incredibly fulfilling seeing people develop and progress within the company too. Without the people the company simply wouldn't be what it is."
This prominent work anniversary happens at a time when the Group goes from strength to strength during a challenging economic background and ever changing fast paced industry, which Sarah feels is testament to family values and a strong team with a solid work ethic.