Modern Slavery Statement

This statement has been published in accordance the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and provides the measures that the group has taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking from occurring in its business and supply chains for the financial year ended 31 January 2022.

McLean & Appleton (Holdings) Ltd and its subsidiaries is a privately owned, automotive group. The Group represents two of the world’s major manufacturers, employing around 400 people, operating from 8 franchised locations across the North of England and Shropshire.

Structure and suppliers

The structure of the group with centralised functions enables the business to exercise strict control over the areas of concern detailed in the Modern Slavery Act 2015:

  • Centralised HR ensures compliance to all recruitment policies and procedures
  • Centralised Payroll ensures all legislated pay scale regulations are complied with
  • Centralised Health & Safety ensures all employees work in a safe environment.

Due to the franchise nature of our business, most of our supply chain relates to 1 large multinational vehicle manufacturer.

Policies and Training

The group has adequate policies and procedures in place which are regularly reviewed to ensure modern slavery and human rights abuses do not occur within the business. All employees are provided with full access of our policies via our online HR portal.

Due Diligence

Where feasible, suppliers are checked regarding business practices and their compliance with legislation including the Modern Slavery Act.

Risk Assessment and Effectiveness

We are committed to preventing any modern slavery or human rights abuses in our business and supply chain. Any alleged breaches of which we are made aware will be assessed and remedial action will be taken and tailored to suit the circumstances. If we are not satisfied with the steps being taken towards full compliance, we will temporarily suspend or cease business with that supplier (to the extent permitted under contract or by law). 

We will continually identify and manage any potential risks associated with modern slavery and ensure our strategy is responsive to any changing risks.

Gareth Williams

Managing Director

September 2022