Girl power takes hold at Commercial Sales Centre

Posted on 19 Feb 2009

Working in a predominantly male environment hasn’t deterred an ambitious Sunderland woman from pursuing a career in the motor industry.

Sharon Graham, 35, from Sunderland, has been promoted to commercial sales executive at JenningsFord’s Riverside Road dealership, located just off Wessington Way.

Since leaving school, ambitious and dedicated Sharon has gained invaluable experience and knowledge as a result of working in a variety of roles. Her first taste of the motoring world came when she was appointed as a sales administrator, prior to moving up the career ladder and working in fleet sales, a job which entailed handling all fleet business within the company.

Her recent promotion to commercial sales executive, means Sharon’s main responsibilities at the Commercial Sales Centre include working with a 5-strong sales team in order to meet monthly sales objectives, liaising with existing and potential customers, in addition to ordering vehicles and ensuring they are delivered to customers within the timescale allocated.

“I’ve always enjoyed working in the motor trade and although it is a predominantly male working environment, it hasn’t put me off or stopped me from pursuing my chosen career in sales,” said Sharon.

“I get some funny looks from new customers sometimes when they walk into the Commercial Centre showroom because they expect to see and speak to a male member of staff and they simply don’t expect me to have the relevant knowledge regarding model specifications, which of course I do have.”

The Commercial Sales Centre at Sunderland is a ‘one-stop shop’ for customers looking to purchase new or used Ford Commercial vehicles. The Centre boasts a five vehicle showroom and a commercial vehicle display area where the whole Ford Commercial range is readily available for customers to test drive.

Customers can also take advantage of a number of additional services on offer including an ‘Adaption Service’ which allows customers to have any vehicle adapted in order to meet the individual needs and requirements of the business. In addition to a ‘Signage Service’ is also available, which involves Jennings handing over vehicles fully supplied with company logos, images and straplines etc.

For more information about the range of products and services available at the JenningsFord Commercial Centre customers can call into the Riverside Road dealership or contact 0191 5491111.

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