Published: 02 Jan 2013

Two members of staff at Jennings Ford have been rewarded for their loyalty to the company.

Assistant bodyshop manager, Kenny Morgan, 57, from Thornaby in Stockton and sales controller, Lee Spence, 35, from Wolviston Village, have achieved a combined 55 years’ loyalty at the group’s Yarm Road dealership in Stockton.

Loyal employee, Kenny Morgan has achieved 40 years’ loyalty and started his employment with the company after leaving school and embarking on a three-year Apprenticeship to become a panel beater within the bodyshop department. Since then, he has gained valuable experience and knowledge having been given the opportunity to work in a number of roles. Within a few years, he was promoted to senior panel beater, then for a while gained experience as an auto electrician spending time fitting alarms and mobile phones to vehicles. Later, he went on to work as a bodyshop receptionist, estimator then took on the role of bodyshop supervisor.

His current role of assistant bodyshop manager entails assisting bodyshop manager, Tony Hallimond, with the day-to-day running of the bodyshop department.

Meanwhile, Lee Spence, has been rewarded for 15 years’ loyalty to the company.

Lee started working as a sales executive at the Stockton branch in 1997. In 2003, he received a promotion to sales controller and transferred to work at the group’s former branch in Carville, Durham.

In 2006, Lee transferred back to the Yarm Road dealership.

In his current role of sales controller, he assists general manager, Ray Riaz, with the day-to-day running of the sales department, which consists of a 20-strong team and contributes towards achieving monthly and quarterly sales objectives set out by the Ford Motor Company.

The presentation took place when general manager, Ray Riaz, handed the loyalty vouchers to Kenny and Lee.

Kenny said; “This is the only job I’ve had since leaving school. Over the years, I have been given opportunities to gain experience and knowledge working in various roles within the bodyshop department. I’m delighted to have my 40 years’ loyalty recognised in such a rewarding way.”

For more information about the range of products and services available, customers can call in to the Yarm Road dealership or contact 01642 632200.

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