‘Our people are at the heart of everything we do and being a best in class employer, with a winning culture, is at the core of our people strategy’ – Dr Astrid Fontaine, Member of the Board for People, Digitalisation and IT

Nothing is more important to Bentley than the wellbeing of our Colleagues – but there’s no need to take our word for that. Why? Because the internationally-acclaimed Top Employers Institute has officially confirmed it.

Every year the Institute undertakes detailed research of leading companies around the world, seeking those that provide excellent employee experiences, make every effort to continuously enhance recruitment processes and nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the business.

And in 2021, for an incredible 10th consecutive year, Bentley has been placed on its elite list – officially recognised as one of the world’s best workplaces. What’s more, we’re the only car brand to make the list.

The Institute’s comprehensive review of our business highlighted Bentley’s innovative and compelling approach to creating extraordinary Colleague journeys, as well as our progressive strategic ambitions for the future. In this most challenging time, our focus on wellbeing was commended, with the Institute highlighting Bentley’s Come Back Stronger campaign which transformed the way colleagues work to ensure everyone’s safety.

This includes driving forward digital transformation through remote working, online networking and apps, alongside robust safety measures throughout the new working environment in Crewe. Mental health and wellbeing initiatives to support Colleagues are also a key part of our strategy.

‘I strongly believe that among the challenges, one of the greatest positives to come out of the crisis is the opportunity to take employee engagement to another level,’ says Dr Fontaine. ‘This includes greater flexibility and digital engagement and our sense of mutual support and responsibility for one another’s wellbeing.

‘We can use this as a platform to look ahead, to our clear and ambitious strategic future. We are transforming our entire operations to lead sustainable luxury mobility in the future and it is our people that get us there. Not only is it vital that we target truly diverse talent, we also need to continue to build an inclusive culture which brings diverse views together which create the best possible products and services for our customers.’