Job candidates in their 50s can add real value to businesses – so why is ageism still so rife?

Imagine a scenario where the selection panel for a senior executive role rejected a shortlisted candidate purely on the grounds that they were female, black or disabled. Seems pretty unthinkable, doesn’t it? Now consider a scenario where a candidate is turned down because they are in their fifties, despite having all the necessary experience and...
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What it takes to be a stand-out candidate

In the competitive world of the automotive industry, candidates need to stand-out from the get-go in order to outshine the competition. It is true that first impressions do count, and experienced recruiters can often sense early on when they have found the perfect candidate. In an industry which sees 856,000 people employed and with an...
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Richard Gordon – keeping the journey going, no matter the pace

Having been an associate with us at Ennis & Co for almost a year now, we are still so thrilled that Richard continues to support us with his almost limitless industry knowledge. I say almost – as recently he looked at the word ‘limitless’ and commented- ‘that’s a bit worrying!’ His modesty still knows no...
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Vertu Motors Plc appoints Andy Goss as Non-Executive Chairman

Vertu Motors Plc, the automotive retailer with a network of 123 sales and aftersales outlets across the UK, today announced the appointment of Andy Goss as Non-Executive Chairman, with effect from 25 July 2019. Andy, who is currently a Non-Executive Director and has been on the Board since 3 September 2018 has been appointed following...
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Age is just a number: Catching up with Ennis & Co’s Client Relationship Manager, Freddie Keyworth

Oscar Wilde once said; “With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone.” And how relevant this is, so many years on… It doesn’t seem such a surprise now that younger people are advancing in their careers so quickly. Yet the barrier of which can, arguably, be ‘lack of experience.’ This is something quite consistently...
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Press Release: Auto Industry Making D&I Progress, But There Are Still Too Few Women In Leadership Roles

According to the second annual Making Diversity and Inclusion a Business Reality White Paper, published today, diversity and inclusion (D&I) is climbing the agenda for the majority of businesses, but there remain too few people from diverse backgrounds in leadership roles. The White Paper, produced in partnership by Auto Trader and executive search specialists, Ennis & Co.,...
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