Published: 02 Nov 2016

Driving ambition leads to new role in car sales at Jennings Ford for Alex

Jennings Ford, part of the multi-award winning Jennings Motor Group, has further strengthened its sales force with an addition to the team.

Alex Marshall-Hunt, 29, originally from Newcastle, but currently living in Morpeth, Northumberland, has been appointed as a sales executive at the group’s Eslington Park dealership in Gateshead.

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Working as part of a 10-strong team, Alex will be responsible for selling the new Ford model line-up, as well as quality used cars, contributing towards achieving monthly and quarterly sales objectives set out by Ford Motor Company, liaising with existing and potential customers, meeting vehicle handover deadlines, processing paperwork, attending training courses to learn about new products and maintain product knowledge, and delivering the company’s award-winning customer service.

Prior to joining the Gateshead-based dealership, Alex spent four years working as an assistant manager at a garden centre in Morpeth, and prior to that, he gained valuable experience running his own gardening firm.  He has also gained experience in retail sales and customer service when he worked as a bartender after completing his GCSE and ‘A’ Level qualifications at Ponteland High School.

Alex said: “I was ready for a career change and I have always been interested in cars, particularly Ford’s model range, which offers high quality and competitively-priced products.

“I am delighted to have secured the role and to be working for one of the region’s longest established motor dealer groups.”

Already Alex is proving he’s got what it takes to be successful in car sales after achieving the highest number of new and used car sales for one month at the dealership.

Barry Fearon, sales manager at Jennings Ford in Gateshead, said: “We are delighted to welcome Alex on board, already he has proved that he possesses the right skills to be successful in car sales.”

Jennings’ operates three Ford dealerships based at Gateshead, Stockton and Middlesbrough where the new Ford model line-up is available, as well as a wide range of quality used cars is on sale.

A range of aftersales facilities is also available at all three dealerships, including service, MOT, accident repair and parts.     

For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings Ford, call into the Eslington Park branch, contact 0333 414 9750. 

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