GMD People Ltd successfully works with various organisations in the automotive industry to develop its management and leadership capabilities    As part of our continuing growth in this area, we are very pleased to announce that we have been awarded the status of Approved Centre by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) for Management and Leadership Accreditation.  

What is a Management and Leadership Accreditation?

Through extensive research and consultation with over 400 employers and industry stakeholders within the retail automotive industry, the IMI has established that managers often lack support in gaining skills to operate as effective managers and leaders. Less than 18% of managers within the retail automotive industry have gained a Level 4 qualification or assessed training programme compared to the average in all others sectors of 45% and with the sector facing some very real challenges in the next decade, development of strategic and operational management skills is vital.

IMI Accreditation for Managers is the industry recognised, competency-based accreditation for Management & Leadership. Achievement provides recognition for managers and leaders, highlighting areas of competence and providing insight into management skills. All achievers are included on the public facing IMI Professional Register.

What does it involve?

The accreditation is achieved through a one-day assessment that measures an individual against the Automotive Management & Leadership Competency Framework which outlines the requirements of a good manager. The assessment is not an academic exercise – but based on a real-world evaluation held in the workplace.

Accreditation is valid for three years, after which time renewal, progression of entry into membership are available routes for continued development.

Want to find out more?

If you are a manager or leader and would like to find out more about Management and Leadership accreditation, please contact us on 01327 831371 or email Michelle at GMD People Ltd (

Also, take a look at the video from the IMI:

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