Published: 10 May 2017

New recruit brings 39 years’ sales experience to Jennings’ dealership

An on-going recruitment drive has resulted in a new addition to the expanding sales team at South Tyneside-based Jennings Ford Direct.

59-year-old, Dave Heslop, from South Shields, is the latest recruit to join Jennings Motor Group’s Newcastle Road dealership after being appointed as a sales executive.

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The time-served panel beater brings with him just under four decades of experience and knowledge in the motor industry, having previously worked in a number of roles for various motor dealers across the North East.

After leaving school at the age of 16 and completing a four-year Apprenticeship, Dave officially became a fully-fledged panel beater, but he soon decided he wanted to gain experience in the sales side of the business and took on a customer-facing role.

Exchanging his overalls for a shirt and tie paid off for dedicated Dave who, over the years, gained invaluable experience in all aspects of new and used car sales, as well as carrying out a variety of duties and responsibilities in a number of managerial roles.

In his new role at the Jennings Ford Direct dealership in South Shields, Dave will be working as part of a ten-strong sales team, where he will be responsible for selling nearly new Ford cars both over the phone and face-to-face with customers, contributing towards achieving monthly and quarterly sales objectives, liaising with existing and potential customers, in addition to delivering vehicles and attending regular training courses in order to keep up-to-speed with new products and maintain knowledge.

Welcoming Dave on board, David Walker, general sales manager at Jennings Ford Direct, said; “Dave has vast experience and knowledge in the motor trade, which made him the ideal candidate.  His appointment is part of an on-going recruitment drive, which has been implemented to meet the demand from customers in search of a high quality, nearly new Ford cars.”

The Jennings Ford Direct dealership sells quality approved used vehicles delivered direct from the manufacturer, in addition to offering a number of after sales facilities, including service, MOT and parts.

For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings Ford Direct, customers can call into the Newcastle Road dealership, contact 0333 414 9750

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