Published: 22 Nov 2016

Aftersales staff accrue six decades of loyalty at motor dealer group, Jennings

Two members of staff at Jennings Motor Group’s parts department in Washington, have been rewarded for a combined 60 years’ loyalty to the company.

Parts advisor, Stephen Todd, from Sunderland is celebrating 35 years’ loyalty and supervisor, Norman Hunter, from Boldon, has achieved 25 years’ continued loyalty.

Stephen started working within the motor industry in the early 1980s after spending time gaining experience in a warehouse and as a security guard. 

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Initially, Stephen’s career with Jennings Motor Group began when the company took over the former site in Sunderland and he was kept on as a driver within the parts department.  Later he transferred from the former Sunderland site to the group’s Ford Direct dealership in South Shields where he carried out the same role as a parts driver.  Three years ago, Stephen transferred to the group’s parts department in Washington to take on the new role of parts advisor, the same position he holds today.

Meanwhile, Norman’s career in the motor industry began when he embarked on an Apprenticeship.  Over the years, he has gained valuable experience and knowledge working for a number of motor dealers across the region. 

In 1991, Norman joined the group’s parts department in Washington and over the years, has worked his way up the ranks to parts supervisor, a role which entails being responsible for overseeing the day-to-day running of the busy parts department.

To mark the significant achievement, Kevin Gibbon, group parts manager, paid a visit to the department to present Norman and Stephen with their vouchers.

Kevin said: “Norman and Stephen are both dedicated and committed members of the team and it was an absolute pleasure presenting them with their loyalty certificates and vouchers.”

It is company policy to reward staff for their loyalty after achieving 15 years of service, then after every additional five years.  2016 will see a total of 29 members of staff across the group being rewarded for a combined 660 years’ loyalty.

A range of aftersales facilities is on offer at the Parsons Road site in Washington, including service, MOT and parts.

For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings Motor Group’s service and parts department, call into the Parsons Road site, contact 0333 414 9750.

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