1 in 4 people are going to suffer from mental health problems in their life, and this problem will touch everyone you know. We need to talk about mental health and do everything we can to help those in need.
Going from trainee to Area Manager in four years isn’t easy, but Enterprise provided me with the support structure that enabled me to thrive. It all boils down to the company’s attitude to progression: if you’re ready to embrace the opportunities given to you, Enterprise will help you succeed.
From the time I joined Enterprise 13 years ago, it was clear that Enterprise were here to help me succeed, as long as I matched their dedication to push myself and my career. I have been mentored by some true legends along the way, but I’m also proud to say that I’ve been creating my own legacy too.
In my 19-year career at Enterprise, I chose to look at my dyslexia not as a hidden disability, but as different way of approaching problems. I credit this belief as the reason to my success: I started out washing cars, and I’m now the Head of Risk for my area.
We are very proud to have been included in the first Social Mobility Index, showing our commitment to making sure that – regardless of their background – Enterprise gives all current and potential employees an equal chance of success.
While at Enterprise, I took advantage of the opportunities I created for myself: moving up the career ladder by working across departments, as well as move across the country. I couldn’t have done it without the support of my family. This is how I did it.
I attended the Stonewall Conference recently to see how our diversity initiatives compared to other companies’. I realised that we already do a great job at providing an inclusive environment for LGBT+ employees, but we can do more.
If I mentioned the name Harvey Milk or Barbara Gittings, would you know who they are? Both were huge Game Changers for LGBT rights and helped to change perceptions and laws for future generations. I’m proud to be a Game Changer within Enterprise, and I want to make sure every new LGBT employee feels comfortable at work.
It's important to us to support the causes dear to our employees and the local communities in which we are based – after all, it’s one of the founding values we live by. Nowhere is this more evident than in our Scottish region.