Investing in the Community

For the Autosupplies team, the business of being a factor is not the be all and end all.

As a business based in Chesterfield, David Clarke is very aware of the need to support the town's activities.

For the last four seasons Autosupplies has sponsored the Skegby Colts Under 14s team (organised through a contact at SDC Trailers, one of its customers) currently playing in Division 1 of the Chad Mansfield Youth Football League.

Autosupplies also sponsors Andy Moore's immaculate 1973 Ford Escort RS2000, a car guaranteed to turn heads wherever it goes. Andy, who runs Andy Moore Autocentres (another customer) said: "The sponsorship came about through a combined interest. David has been very good to us, and it's just a way of local businesses supporting each other. The interest in the car is phenomenal."

The car came third in the Northern Historic Rally Championship in 2006, and has been taking part in demonstration runs and stage specials since then.

Skegby Colts - Chad Mansfield Youth Football - Sponsored by Autosupplies Andy Moore - 1973 Ford Escort RS2000 - Sponsored by Autosupplies

David Clarke is also kept busy contributing to the local business committee, with advice to people starting their own business. David also works with local schools to encourage pupils to consider a career in the aftermarket, and offers work placements to pupils with an interest.

Within the company all members of staff have their own training plans, which may involve earning an NVQ qualification.

David said: "Training is one way of keeping staff, and gives them more versatile roles. We don't want people thinking there are limited opportunities and heading elsewhere."

In addition David is very proud Autosupplies have achieved an Investors in People (IiP) accreditation.

He explained: "We achieved ISO accreditation 12 years ago to look after and continually improve our operating systems, while Investors in People is to ensure our people are similarly cared for. It is unusual for a factor to have the IIP and ISO standard - but I look at Autosupplies as a business rather than a factor."

And David pointed out with other similar sized businesses going out of business, IIP is yet another way Autosupplies is staying one step ahead.

Investor in People Award - Presented to Autosupplies in 2004

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