Published: 15 Feb 2018

Manager receives loyalty reward for 30 years’ service with Jennings Motor Group

A dedicated manager at Jennings Ford Direct, part of Jennings Motor Group, is the first of 28 employees this year, to be recognised for reaching a loyalty landmark.

David Walker, from Ingleby Barwick in Teesside, has accrued three decades of loyalty with the company.  

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One of 28 employees due to be rewarded for a combined 695 years’ loyalty in 2018, David received his official certificate and gift vouchers from Jennings Motor Group’s managing director, Nas Khan OBE.

Nas said; “I would like to congratulate David for his continuous commitment and hard work over the past three decades.”

Employees are rewarded after achieving 15 years’ loyalty, then again after every additional five years’ service.

David’s career with the company began in 1988 when he was appointed as a sales controller at the group’s Yarm Road dealership in Stockton 

Within a few years he was promoted to sales manager and in 2003, received a second promotion and transferred to the group’s Ford Direct site on Newcastle Road in South Shields to take on the role of general sales manager.

David also spent a couple of years managing the group’s former Ford dealership on Riverside Road in Sunderland, prior to transferring back to the South Tyneside dealership in 2008.

Nas added: “This year, as in previous years, we have a substantial number of staff who will be rewarded in recognition of achieving landmarks of anything from 15 years to 45 years.”


The longest serving member of staff is parts sales executive, Alan Etherington, also based at the group’s South Shields dealership, and who celebrated 50 years’ loyalty in 2017.

The Jennings Ford Direct dealership sells nearly-new, quality approved Ford cars which are sourced and delivered direct from the manufacturer, in addition to a range of aftersales facilities, including service, MOT and parts also being available.

For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings Ford Direct, call into the South Shields branch, contact 0333 414 9750

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