Published: 16 Nov 2016

Jennings Ford’s latest recruit brings three decades of experience

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

Former architectural surveyor, Ian McGrath, from Seaton Carew in Hartlepool, has been appointed as a sales executive at the group’s Cargo Fleet Lane supersite in Middlesbrough.

Ian brings with him more than 30 years’ motor industry experience, after gaining valuable knowledge working in various sales roles for a number of motor dealers across the region.

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His new job at the Jennings Ford dealership will see Ian working as part of a ten-strong team, where he will be responsible for selling the new Ford model line-up, in addition to a variety of quality used cars to customers in order to contribute towards achieving monthly and quarterly sales objectives. 

Other aspects of the sales executive role will include liaising with existing and potential customers, processing orders, handing over vehicles within the allocated timescale to customers, attending regular training courses to keep up-to-speed with new model launches and the overall Ford product range, in addition to ensuring the company’s award-winning customer service is delivered at all times.

Ian said: “This is a great opportunity for me to be working for such a highly successful and long established motor dealer group.”

Ian hasn’t spent all of his working career within the motoring world of car sales, after achieving his ‘O’ Level and ‘A’ Level qualifications at Dyke House Secondary School in Hartlepool, he went on to graduate as an architectural surveyor at Teesside University, formerly Teesside Polytechnic.  He then spent 13 years working as an architectural surveyor within the architect department at the former Hartlepool-based Cameron Brewery, prior to taking a completely new career path in car sales.

Colin Massey, general sales manager at the Middlesbrough supersite, said: “We are delighted to welcome Ian on board.  He has a wide range of both new and used car sales knowledge in the motor industry, which made him the ideal candidate for the position.”

Jennings Ford in Middlesbrough sells the entire new model line-up including the new KA+, Fiesta, Fiesta ST, Focus, Focus ST, Mondeo, C-MAX, Grand C-MAX, B-MAX, S-MAX, Galaxy, EcoSport, Edge and Vignale, as well as the iconic all-new Mustang model.

Customers who purchase a new or used vehicle at the supersite in Middlesbrough, can also take advantage of a service, MOT, accident repair centre and a parts department on site.

For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings Ford, call into the Cargo Fleet Lane dealership, contact 0333 414 9750

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