IMI supports diversity with Autocar awards sponsorship


The IMI is sponsoring two categories at this year’s Autocar Great Women in the British Car Industry awards

The motor industry is a diverse place with a plethora of roles that provide a varied and exciting career for everyone in the trade. The IMI is constantly looking at ways to underline how much the industry has to offer which is why it’s supporting this year’s Autocar Great Women in the British Car Industry awards.

The initiative celebrates the top 100 women in the automotive world. Run by Autocar, the top 100 are selected from every sector in the industry:

  • Aftersales and workshop
  • Executive
  • Marketing
  • Manufacturing
  • Operations
  • People development
  • PR and communications
  • Sales
  • Vehicle development
  • Mobility and digital.

The IMI is sponsoring the Executive category which is open to any senior manager in either the OEM, retail or supplier environments. But the IMI is also looking to the future and the need to bring new talent into the industry.

With that in mind it’s also sponsoring an Apprenticeship category that sits outside the top 100, but is no less important, and is dedicated to celebrating the important role they play in making the automotive industry the success it is.

Open to anyone working on an apprenticeship scheme both in the retail and manufacturer environments and is awarded to the applicant who demonstrates an enthusiasm for their chosen specialism, who can demonstrate a clear vision of what they want to achieve during their career and how they expect to achieve it.

Giving a little more

The IMI’s involvement in the event isn’t limited to just sponsoring two of the categories, the institute is also offering a three month IMI membership to everyone participating.

IMI Membership delivers all the tools needed to stay relevant in a rapidly changing sector, from professional development to industry news, as part of a growing community of like-minded professionals driving the sector the forward.

The limited time membership gives access to a selection of member benefits including:

  • Digital access to MotorPro where you can read all of the industry latest news
  • FREE e-learning including electric vehicle and career development modules
  • Online management resources to help you adapt and respond in changing times
  • Career guidance and support for those looking to take their next step
  • Industry news and webinars
  • Best of all, you get up to 25% discount on all IMI professional development course

Sign up before 2pm on the 16th to join over 400 industry individuals attending this event