Dedicated duo scoop top places in Ford ‘Excellence Masters’ programme

Posted on 03 Mar 2016

Two members of staff at Jennings Ford, part of the multi-award winning Jennings Motor Group, have more than the same occupation in common – they’ve also beaten tough competition and placed in Ford Motor Company’s ‘Excellence Masters’ Programme.

Paul Nixon, 48, from Hurworth in Darlington and Alan Platten, 53, from Ingleby Barwick, both work as sales executives at the group’s Yarm Road dealership in Stockton.

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Delivering outstanding customer service, as well as regularly taking part in on-line product related quizzes and achieving top scores, resulted in Paul placing first and Alan scooping second place in the northern district league of Ford’s ‘Excellence Masters’ programme.

Ray Riaz, general manager at the Jennings Ford dealership in Stockton, said; “Paul and Alan are both dedicated and committed members of the sales team.  Achieving first and second place in such a competitive programme as this, is a commendable achievement.”

The Ford ‘Excellence Masters’ programme is a national competition open to all car and commercial vehicle sales managers, as well as car, commercial vehicle sales executives and Motability specialists.  There are 10 leagues, which are based on national sales to ensure everyone is competing against similar sized dealerships.  To qualify for a winning position, representatives must accrue a minimum of 500 points through exceeding in customer service and participating in a number of on-line quizzes relating to the Ford product range.  The top two in each league table are rewarded with a holiday.

As a reward for their efforts, Paul will soon be heading off to Lake Garda in Italy for an all-expenses paid 4-night trip and Alan, who was also crowned Ford’s 2015 EcoSport 5 step walk around champion in 2015, is planning a long weekend in Prague to celebrate his wife Julie’s 50th birthday.

Paul said; “It’s great to have your hard work recognised in such a rewarding way as this.”

Jennings Ford in Stockton sells the entire new Ford model line-up with everything including the Ka, Fiesta, Fiesta ST, Focus, Focus ST, Mondeo, C-MAX, Grand C-MAX, B-MAX, S-MAX, Galaxy and EcoSport, on display and available to test drive.

The motor dealer group also operates a Ford dealership in Middlesbrough where the all-new Focus RS, Mustang and Vignale models are available, in addition to a branch located at Gateshead.

For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings Ford, call in to the Yarm Road dealership, contact 0333 414 9750.

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