Last week, MotoNovians celebrated diversity and inclusion within the workplace with the launch of our #everyonematters week. The campaign was introduced to commend all our differences and share the quirks which make each and every MotoNovian completely unique.

Throughout the week fellow MotoNovians shared stories about their experiences and what diversity and inclusion meant to them.  

Mark Standish, MotoNovo Finance CEO

“The business we have built is now highly representative of the society we are all part of – and this hasn’t happened by chance. It has been enabled by the creation of an inclusive culture that celebrates and recognises the importance of individuality and the fact that we always look for cultural fit first and foremost when recruiting”. Stated Mark Standish, MotoNovo Finance CEO.

Luke Richardson, MotoNovo Finance Senior Recruitment Officer

Luke Richardson, MotoNovo Finance Senior Recruitment Officer was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 10, he said: “Looking at me and not seeing a disease is one of the biggest reasons why diversity and inclusion is so important to me. I have needs and challenges that come with being diabetic and working for a company where I am encouraged to share my experiences, and by allowing me the flexibility I need to look after myself, means I can truly work to the best of my ability”.

Eric Ohene-Adjei, MotoNovo Finance Collections Advisor

Eric Ohene-Adjei, MotoNovo Finance Collections Advisor was a teenager living in Ghana when Nelson Mandela went to prison for fighting for a free society in which all persons live together in harmony.  He said: “I am married with three kids who are of mixed race; a white mother and a black father. When they grow up and are asked what race they are, I would like them to understand that it does not matter what race they are. Everyone matters, regardless of things like gender, race, or religion. We can achieve more if everyone is included and I wholeheartedly believe that #everyonematters”.

Maria Parker, MotoNovo Finance Customer Services Senior Manager

Maria Parker, MotoNovo Finance Customer Services Senior Manager added: “I’m proud to be part of a Customer Services team where diversity helps us to meet the needs of the broad spectrum of customers we serve.

“Together we create a richer more caring team and working environment, breaking down barriers, and allowing people to reach their potential. Diversity can help us in so many ways: to meet the needs of our customers, to recruit the best talent, and to be a better, more unified team.”

Mid-week we held our own World Food Day competition to celebrate the culinary heritage of our fellow MotoNovians.  It was a great day discovering the vast selection of home-cooked, mouth-watering dishes from around the world. 

MotoNovo World Food Day

The prize for the Most Delicious Dish went to Eric Ohene-Adjei for his African style Soul Rice.  Best Effort went to James Raffi for his Salad Olivier.  James’ family on his Dad’s side are from Iran and he was first introduced to this Middle Eastern take on the Russian dish as a child where he remembers making it with his Nan and Aunty.  

#everyonematters week ended in style with a charity bar night, which included a quiz, food, raffle and live music.  All ticket proceeds went to our Charity of the Year, LATCH. As a children’s cancer charity, LATCH offers crucial emotional and financial support for children and their families whilst undergoing treatment. 

The charity bar night brought lots of laughter, singing and dancing and we raised almost £3,000 for LATCH.

MotoNovo #EveryoneMatters Charity Bar Night

Here at MotoNovo our diverse workforce plays a huge part in our success.  Our MotoNovians work hard to make today #betterthanyesterday, find ways to #daretobedifferent, are passionate that everyone will #dotherightthing and are experts in how to #makeworkfun.

To find out more about careers at MotoNovo visit motonovocareers.com

Last week, MotoNovians celebrated diversity and inclusion within the workplace with the launch of our #everyonematters week. The campaign was introduced to commend all our differences and share the quirks which make each and every MotoNovian completely unique.