FJ Chalke has announced a series of payments to staff to reward their hard work and assist them with the cost-of-living crisis.
The company, which operates two Kia dealerships at Yeovil and Mere, operates a profit share scheme to reward the loyalty of its team.
In November, staff received a £600 winter support payment following the company’s largest payment made to staff in the summer, of almost £3,000 per staff member.
Leo Taylor, service manager at FJ Chalke Mere, said: “To see a support payment of this size come in just before Christmas is nothing short of amazing.
“The effect it’s had on the team has been brilliant. It really is rewarding to know the company cares deeply about the staff.”
George Chalke, branch director at FJ Chalke Mere, said: “At FJ Chalke, we pride ourselves on our company ethos of running the business as a family.
“Our staff are our business, and this approach has seen us win repeat and new customers. We like to applaud and show our appreciation of our staff and all the incredible hard work they do to go the extra mile for our customers, so we wanted to reward them by going the extra mile for them too.
“Our profit-share scheme ensures that everyone does well if the business does well, so expect to see more of these payments in the future.”
FJ Chalke has been a Kia dealer since 2004 and enjoys an excellent history of staff retention.
At FJ Chalke Kia Mere, 11 employees have together accrued more than 250 years of service at the dealership demonstrating staff loyalty and satisfaction.
FJ Chalke is also a strong supporter of apprenticeships to foster the next generation of workers in the automotive industry.
The dealership regularly finishes in the top few in the Kia Customer Experience awards.