New start for ex-Nissan man

Posted on 02 Jul 2009

A Wearside man who was made redundant from Nissan’s plant in Sunderland, has landed a full-time job at Jennings Ford.

The future was looking bleak for 33-year-old, Gavin Stokoe, who was made redundant from his job on the axle line at Nissan’s manufacturing plant in January. A job he had only accepted four months prior to receiving notification about his redundancy.

But within a couple of months, Gavin found alternative employment when he was offered a full-time job in sales at Jennings Ford’s Riverside Road dealership, just off Wessington Way, in Sunderland.

With more than 15 years’ experience in the motor industry behind him, having previously worked in a variety of roles for another motor dealer in the area, Gavin is feeling confident about the future.

“I was devastated about being made redundant, especially given the fact that I had only just changed jobs after being loyal to my previous employer for 15 years.”

He added; “I am just so grateful and relieved that I have managed to find alternative employment and I am very much looking forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead at Jennings.”

In his new role, Gavin will work as part of a nine-strong sales team. His responsibilities will include;- selling new and used cars to motorists across Wearside in order to contribute towards achieving monthly and quarterly sales objectives set out by Ford Motor Company, in addition to liaising with both existing and potential customers and ensuring the highest possible standard of customer service is consistently delivered at all times.

Already the dedicated individual has proved he’s got what it takes to be successful, having been crowned top salesman in his first month of employment with the company.

Paul Beadling, sales manager at Jennings Ford in Sunderland, said; “We are delighted to welcome Gavin on board. He is a dedicated and conscientious individual who will continue to succeed in the future.”

For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings Ford, customers can call into the Riverside Road dealership or contact 0191 5491111.

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