Published: 18 Dec 2015

Loyal staff member takes on franchise manager role at Jennings Kia Washington

A loyal member of staff at Jennings Kia, part of the multi-award winning Jennings Motor Group, has been promoted to the role of franchise manager.

David Phillips, from Wardley, will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Parsons Road dealership in Washington, in addition to heading a 10-strong team and being responsible for achieving monthly and quarterly sales objectives.

The valuable experience and knowledge he has gained over the years has contributed towards his on-going success and most recent promotion to franchise manager.

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David’s career with the company began in 1999 when he was appointed as a sales executive at the group’s Ford dealership in Gateshead.

His first promotion came in 2004, when he took on the role of business manager at the Gateshead branch.  The role entailed being responsible for all aspects of customer finance.

In 2011, when the group’s new Kia dealership was launched in Washington, David received a second promotion to sales controller/business manager and transferred from Gateshead to the Parsons Road dealership.

David said: “The Kia brand offers high quality, attractive, affordable and stylish products, which also come with the manufacturer’s market-leading seven-year peace of mind warranty package.”

The Jennings Kia dealership houses the full new model line-up with everything from the Kia Picanto, Rio, Soul, Venga, cee’d GT, new cee’d, cee’d Sportswagon, new pro_cee’d and pro_cee’d GT to the Optima, Carens, Sportage and all-new Sorento on display and available to test drive.

In addition to the new model range, customers can also take advantage of an extensive display of quality used cars on display.

For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings Kia, customers can call into the Parsons Road dealership or contact 0333 414 9750.

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