Vantage Toyota York achieves GOLD in the Toyota Best Employer in Town Accreditation

We’re delighted to announce that we have been award Gold in Toyota’s Best Employer in Town (BEiT) Accreditation.

What does this mean?

The BEiT Accreditation is a People Standard and Framework that shows a business is supporting, improving and leading its people. It shows we are actively developing our workplace culture and people processes for our employees.

As the world of work evolves and the pace of change accelerates, organisational culture, support for our staff development and staff engagement become even more important in attracting and retaining the best people. Finding and retaining quality people is a strategic priority for us to be the Best Retailer in Town.

What did we have to do to be awarded Gold?

Toyota assessed us against their Standard at three levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold. This is a specific framework that looks at how we are looking after our people. Achieving Gold accreditation shows that we are operating as a progressive, ‘Best in Class’ employer, demonstrating innovative approaches to recruitment, development, employee engagement and transforming our retailer through continuous improvement.

Our feedback was exceptional, and the results gave us a Gold Accreditation which is the highest accolade. 

What’s next?

We are so delighted to have been awarded Gold. We know where we’ve come from in terms of our people journey, how we’ve developed, but it is great to recognise this achievement, highlight the good practice at X and celebrate it! We believe this effort will help us to continue in attracting great people and retaining them. All the efforts have been worthwhile. Whilst candidates consider career moves and at a time when employee experience, leadership and performance is more important than ever, it’s great to have this Accreditation to help us differentiate ourselves from competitors.

​Here is a statement from our Centre Principal, Dipash, who talks about what it means to the centre to achieve this accreditation.

Toyota York recently won the Best Employer in Town award, a testament to our commitment to heartfelt conversations, alignment with core values, and low attrition rates. At Toyota York, we believe that open and heartfelt conversations are the foundation of a thriving workplace. This approach helps us ensure that everyone is aligned with our core values, leading to a strong, cohesive team that feels valued and respected.

We take pride in our ability to identify talent within our organisation , utilizing the training provided by the academy and Loughborough University. This training empowers our employees, equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in their roles and progress within the company. By focusing on the development of our teams, we foster an environment where individuals can grow both personally and professionally.​


Within Vantage, York is recognised as a centre for nurturing long-term service leaders. We work hard to identify level twos and individuals who excel in their roles, offering them opportunities for advancement and leadership within the company. This commitment to developing our people has been a cornerstone of Toyota York's success for many years.

Our dedication to growing talent and promoting from within has resulted in a culture of excellence and progression. Toyota York is proud to be a place where employees can build meaningful careers, contributing to our ongoing success and earning us the prestigious Best Employer in Town Gold award.

We are also delighted to announce that the following centres achieved a Silver Accreditation:

  • Toyota Knaresborough
  • Toyota Leeds
  • Toyota Morecambe
  • Toyota Preston
  • Toyota Scarborough
  • Toyota York

If you think you’d be a good fit for Vantage Motor Group, you can view our current vacancies here.

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