A successful initiative introduced in 2008 by the dealer finance arm of Bank of Scotland Corporate to increase its focus on dealer training has had a positive outcome resulting in a generous donation to BEN of £7,180. A new training scheme was introduced last year to boost productivity and the bottom line for its dealers to enhance professionalism in the showroom and improve processes throughout a dealer's business.
Peter Cottle, Head of Strategic Accounts at Bank of Scotland Dealer Finance, is delighted with the success of the new programme commenting,
"Our Training & Development Portfolio encompasses multiple mediums to ensure effective delivery for all delegates while maximising value for our partners. We're extremely proud that in partnership with our Dealer clients we have been able to make a difference for such a worthwhile charity. For every dealer member of staff that registered for a formal training course during 2008 of one day or more we have donated £10 to BEN, so the benefits of training will also be felt by those people that BEN help all year round."
Charles Davis, Director of Fundraising & Communications at BEN, wants to encourage his colleagues within the automotive sector to look at this type of fundraising initiative within their own organisation commenting, "We congratulate the Bank of Scotland Dealer Finance for launching such an innovative training programme and for supporting BEN in this way. As the recession deepens we find that more of our colleagues are turning to BEN for support. Donations like these help us sustain the level of care we give to our colleagues."