Published: 10 Sep 2014

A member of staff at Jennings Ford Direct, part of the Jennings Motor Group, has been rewarded for his loyalty to the company.

Jamie Steel, 37, from South Shields, has been rewarded for 15 years’ loyalty at the group’s Newcastle Road dealership in South Shields.

Jamie’s career with the region’s longest established motor group began in 1999 when he was appointed as a sales executive.

The job opportunity came about when he worked as a sales advisor for his previous employer, formerly known as Southern Electric and Gas and his sales presentation skills impressed the dealership’s former manager and he was asked to attend an interview and was offered a job in sales at the South Shields dealership.

Having not looked back since, Jamie’s hard work paid off and in 2005, he was promoted to sales controller, the position he holds today.

His current role entails being responsible for assisting the dealership’s general sales manager with the day-to-day running of the branch, in addition to working with a nine-strong sales team and contributing towards achieving monthly and quarterly sales objectives.

To mark the loyalty achievement, Jamie was presented with a number of vouchers from general sales manager, David Walker.

Jamie said; “I am delighted with the loyalty vouchers and to have been given the opportunity all those years ago.”

David Walker, general sales manager at the Jennings Ford Direct dealership, said: “Jamie is a committed and dedicated member of the team and it was a pleasure presenting the vouchers in recognition of his hard work and loyalty achievement.”

The Jennings Ford Direct dealership houses hundreds of nearly-new Ford cars which are sourced and delivered direct from the manufacturer.

Each vehicle comes with a highly competitive warranty package including, 24 month/unlimited mileage Ford warranty, 24 month Ford Assistance, HPI and National Mileage Register check, Inspection and Approval by the RAC and a tamperproof windscreen hologram.

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

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