'Outstanding' school receives an 'Outstanding' commercial service from Jennings

Posted on 20 Jul 2007

When staff at a local school needed to replace their mini-bus, they turned to a Ford dealer they knew they could rely on.

For the past eight years staff and pupils at Eston Park School in Middlesbrough, have relied on their Ford Transit, which was originally purchased from Jennings’ Cargo Fleet Lane branch in Middlesbrough, to get them out and about in the community.

Increasing numbers and an increased number of activities have resulted in the need for an additional new mini-bus.

“Having dealt with Jennings Ford in the past, we knew they were a highly professional firm so naturally they were our first point of call,” said Norman Willey, assistant head teacher at Eston Park School.

Prior to any decisions being made and a sale being secured, the new mini-bus had to meet certain criteria.

Norman added; “We needed something economical and reliable and more importantly, it had to be within our allocated budget. We also wanted the new mini-bus to reflect the school’s corporate colours and logo, which was no problem at all for Jennings.”

Ian Torbet, commercial sales executive at Jennings Ford in Middlesbrough, said;

“In the end, the school decided to opt for a 15-seater Ford Transit in Pepper Red, which is a perfect match for the school’s corporate colours. They told us what they wanted on the side of the mini-bus and it was all in place for the delivery date.”

The official handover took place at Jennings Ford in Middlesbrough where Ian Torbet, commercial sales executive presented the key to Norman Willey.

Norman went on to say; “Not only are we delighted with the new mini-bus, which will be utilised for school, after school and sport activity weekends, but we are more than happy with the service we received from Jennings Ford, who have been extremely professional throughout.”

Already, the new mini-bus has been booked for its first outing to the North Yorkshire Moors as part of a Duke of Edinburgh activity weekend.

Eston Park School in Middlesbrough has 900 pupils. In addition to being designated ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED in December 2006, in February of this year, the school was also granted ‘Specialist School’ status in Business and Enterprise.

For more information about the Commercial range available at Jennings Ford, customers can call into the Cargo Fleet Lane dealership or contact 01642 240055 or view the Jennings Commercial Website.

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