News in brief
Headed up by Natalie Salunke, who featured in the last edition of Drive, the Enterprise legal team picked up a prestigious European Counsel Award for the best general commercial in-house legal team. Enterprise competed against many other companies including Lloyds and Specsavers. Jean maker Levi Strauss & Co won the category in 2016.
Selected from more than 1,500 individual nominations, the European Counsel is based on in-depth analysis of in-house lawyers and legal departments worldwide, which result in a prestigious shortlist.
Best diversity strategy
Recognising organisations that have diversity and inclusion at the heart of their graduate recruitment strategies, Enterprise Rent-A-Car won the Best Diversity Strategy Award at the recent Graduate Recruitment Awards.
Up against tough competition including Barclays, BP and Teach First, each company had to demonstrate how diversity and inclusion were considered as part of its student recruitment activities, how they had targeted students from under-represented groups and the impact that these strategies and activities had made.
Commenting on the award, Enterprise MD Khaled Shahbo said, “This award is especially rewarding as students judge it. It’s truly an honour to be recognised for our diversity and inclusion initiatives, particularly as they are intrinsic to our company’s values. As a business, we are absolutely committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer, and this award is a perfect illustration of why it is at the cornerstone of Enterprise.”
Asian Women of Achievement finalist
Raj Dohil, U1 Talent Acquisition Specialist – and busy mother to Arjan, as featured in Drive edition seven – is a finalist at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards. Founded in 1999, these awards celebrate the outstanding achievements by the UK’s remarkable Asian women across a range of different activities, as entrepreneurs, role models and leaders.
In addition to submitting a written nomination, Raj faced a gruelling panel interview session in March. She is facing stiff competition in the business category from senior women working at Accenture, Barclays and Facebook.