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UK auto business’s prime rising stars named in 2023 Nice Girls Awards

UK auto business’s prime rising stars named in 2023 Nice Girls Awards


The winners of the 2023 Autocar Nice Girls: Rising Stars award have been introduced, recognising the motoring business’s greatest up-and-coming expertise spanning 11 classes.

Held together with the Society of Motor Producers and Merchants (SMMT) and assisted by govt search specialists Ennis and Co, Autocar’s Nice Girls awards have a good time probably the most profitable rising stars throughout a large cross part of the business, employed by corporations from JLR and Mini to Pendragon.

There have been 124 Rising Stars recognised throughout 11 courses – every class then receiving a class winner.

All Rising Stars had been judged to be excellent of their area and recognised at Autocar’s annual Nice Girls occasion, held this yr at Stellantis’s UK headquarters in Coventry.

Among the many winners had been Julie Stears, chief engineer at JLR liable for engineering high quality; Megan Harrell, Mini UK’s technique, planning and operations supervisor; and Emma Whyld, Toyota UK’s part supervisor for worker relations.

Whyld was named winner within the new ‘Variety, Equality and Inclusion’ class that recognises these making the automotive sector extra interesting to a wider vary of individuals. 

Mike Hawes, SMMT chief govt, stated: “The competitors for the Nice Girls awards will get stronger yearly, with this yr’s exceptionally excessive calibre of entries making the judging course of more durable however extra rewarding than ever.

“Congratulations to the winners, all rising stars of their fields, whose success throughout such a broad vary of roles is proof of the numerous profession alternatives automotive has to supply. 

“Highlighting the achievements of those future enterprise leaders can solely assist entice extra proficient individuals from all backgrounds and with differing talent units into automotive jobs – and we want all of them as we try to remodel the business and, certainly, mobility within the UK and globally.”

The total record of class winners:  

First title Final title Firm Job title Class
Emma Whyld Toyota Part supervisor, worker relations DE&I
Megan Harrall MINI UK Technique, planning and operations supervisor Operations
Julie Stears JLR Chief engineer – engineering high quality Car Growth
Sydney Hewitt Ford UK European case development lead – Ranger Buyer Aftercare
Oxana Grishina Hyundai Motor UK Head of future retail and transformation Mobility and Digital
Tina Wang JLR Senior procurement supervisor, China EV propulsion Buying
Tamara Higher Nissan Product communications supervisor PR & Comms
Laura Dennett Pendragon PLC Buyer expertise & repute chief Advertising and marketing (provider & retail)
Charlotte Mills Pendragon PLC Head of enterprise, Stratstone, Mini Harrogate Gross sales
Leonie Raistrick Stellantis (Peugeot) Head of social media Advertising and marketing (producer)
Rhonda Tomlinson Toyota UK Part supervisor Manufacturing



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