Published: 07 Jan 2016

Product knowledge leads to final of national competition for dedicated Alan

A loyal member of staff at Jennings Ford, part of the multi-award winning Jennings Motor Group, has beaten tough competition after scooping not only the district, but also the national final of a competition organised by Ford Motor Company.

Alan Platten who works as a sales executive at Jennings Ford’s Yarm Road dealership in Stockton, recently took part in a national competition which involved being assessed throughout a five-step walk around on Ford’s new front-wheel drive EcoSport SUV model.

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Ford Motor Company’s north east zone manager, Eleanor Stafford, carried out the assessment with Alan, which involved covering all aspects of specification, design, performance, emissions, safety and practicality on the Smart Utility Vehicle, in addition to the level of customer service delivered throughout the presentation.

Eleanor said; “I would like to congratulate Alan on winning the District and National final of the Ford EcoSport 5 step walk-around competition.  His knowledge of this great car is outstanding and he presented it so well to the customer.  Well done to Alan and Jennings!”        

To mark Alan’s achievement, a presentation took place at the Stockton dealership where he received an Apple iWatch from Jennings Motor Group’s managing director, Nas Khan and Ford’s north east zone manager, Eleanor Stafford.

Alan said; “I was delighted to win the competition.  The Ford EcoSport is a popular model in the range.  It’s compact on the outside as well as being well-equipped on the inside with a range of technologies and state-of-the-art engines and transmissions that deliver rewarding performance and outstanding fuel-efficiency.” 

An entirely new type of SUV, Ford’s new EcoSport smart utility vehicle has a range of technologies designed to make every drive as safe, comfortable and enjoyable as possible.  Ford’s SYNC allows the driver to make and receive calls and control their music via a voice activation facility, which also allows the vehicle to read out text messages, by a simple voice command.

State-of-the-art engines, including Ford’s award-winning 1.0-litre 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine, voted International Engine of the Year for three years running, combined with advanced transmissions, deliver the perfect combination of rewarding performance, pulling power and exceptional fuel efficiency.

For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings Ford, customers can call into the Yarm Road dealership in Stockton.

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