Published: 25 Jun 2015

Jennings Ford Direct expands sales team with the appointment of two new recruits

The internet has steered a dedicated duo towards successful careers in car sales at Jennings Ford Direct, part of the Jennings Motor Group.

Peter Brown, 45, from Wardley and Gary Lancaster, 41, from Hebburn, are the latest recruits to join the Newcastle Road dealership in South Shields, after surfing the company’s website and applying for the job vacancies online.

The new additions to the sales team are part of an expansion and recruitment drive implemented to cater for the demand in car sales at the dealership, which sells quality approved used cars direct from the manufacturer.

After spending the past two decades gaining experience and knowledge as a sales advisor in the mobile phone industry, Peter, was keen to find a new job that would involve working in a customer-facing role.

Peter said; “I have worked in call centres for the majority of my working career, but I was in need of a change and I’ve always liked the idea of working face-to-face with customers, rather than being at the end of the telephone.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for me and a challenge I am very much looking forward to.”

Peter has also gained experience working in retail sales, the hospitality industry and a removal company.

Meanwhile, Gary is no stranger to the dealership or the company, having worked as a sales executive at the branch for four years in 2000.

Gary brings with him more than 15 years’ experience having worked in both new and used car sales for a number of motor dealers across the region.

Prior to that, he spent eight years gaining experience as an assembly line worker for Nissan.

Welcoming the new recruits on board, general sales manager, David Walker said; “The recent recruitment drive reflects both the upswing in the regional economy and the health of the local motor industry at present.

“Both Peter and Gary will play a pivotal role in the on-going sales success at the dealership.”

In addition to selling quality approved used vehicles, the Jennings Ford Direct dealership is also able to cater for customers after sales needs with a service, MOT and parts department on site.

For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings Ford Direct, call into the Newcastle Road dealership, contact 0191 4276666.

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