Published: 05 Jun 2014

The latest recruit to join Jennings Ford, part of the Jennings Motor group, is no stranger to the company, having worked in the dealership’s sales department in the past, prior to taking time out to travel.

Derek Blake, 60, from Middlesbrough, left his previous job as sales executive/Motability specialist at Jennings Ford’s Cargo Fleet Lane dealership, to travel the world with his wife, Marian.

On his return to the UK, Derek spent a short time managing a holiday park based in Ullswater, prior to moving back to Teesside and being re-appointed as a sales executive at Jennings Ford’s dealership in Middlesbrough.

In his role at the dealership, Derek will work as part of a 16-strong team, selling new cars from the Ford range, contributing towards achieving monthly and quarterly sales objectives, in addition to selling quality approved used cars to customers, ensuring vehicles are delivered within the allocated timescale, processing paperwork and delivering the highest level of customer service.

Derek said; “I’m delighted to be back at the dealership and looking forward to working with the sales team once again.  The product range has changed quite significantly, but it’s still the same staff and friendly faces.”

Welcoming Derek on board, sales manager, Colin Massey, said; “Derek’s appointment is part of an on-going recruitment drive as a result of an increase in new and used car sales at the dealership.  It’s great to have him back on the team again.”

Jennings Ford in Middlesbrough sells the entire new Ford model line-up, everything from the Ka, Fiesta, Focus, Focus ST, Mondeo, C-MAX, B-MAX to the S-MAX, Galaxy and Kuga models are on display and available to test drive.

For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings Ford, call in to the Cargo Fleet Lane dealership, contact 01642 240055, or visit

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