Published: 31 Oct 2017

James takes on general sales manager role at new Jennings Kia and Mazda dealership in Sunderland

Business expansion has resulted in a third promotion for a loyal member of staff at Jennings Motor Group.

The opening of a new Kia and Mazda dealership in Sunderland has resulted in dedicated employee, James Chorlton, transferring from the group’s existing Mazda dealership in Middlesbrough, where he has been franchise manager for the past 10 years, to take on the role of general sales manager at the company’s new Mazda and Kia dealership.

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52-year-old, James, from Willington, near Crook, will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the dealership, achieving monthly and quarterly sales objectives for both manufacturers, liaising with customers, in addition to overseeing a team of eight staff.

James said; “I’m delighted to have been given another opportunity to further progress my career within the company and look forward to building the Mazda and Kia brands in Wearside.

“The new dealership is in a prominent location directly adjacent to Sunderland Football Club’s Stadium of Light on Stadium Way, and already new car sales have got off to a good start with a number of customers having already taken delivery of their new Mazda and Kia cars.”

James began his career with Jennings Motor Group as a sales executive at the company’s former Ford dealership at Neville’s Cross in Durham in 2000.  A promotion to sales controller/business manager was soon on the cards for James when the company first introduced Mazda to its portfolio of dealerships and launched a site in Washington.  September 2006 witnessed another transfer for James when he relocated to the company’s former Riverside Road dealership, just off Wessington Way in Sunderland, prior to receiving a second promotion to franchise manager and transferring to the group’s Mazda dealership on Cargo Fleet Lane in Middlesbrough.

The new Kia and Mazda dealership sells the entire new model line-up for both manufacturers, in addition to providing a wide range of approved used cars, and a Motability service.

Customers can also take advantage of a range of aftersales facilities, including service, MOT and parts.

For more information about the range of products and services, call into the Stadium Way dealership, contact 0333 414 9750

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