Published: 28 Jun 2018

Recruitment drive strengthens sales team at Jennings Mazda

Jennings Mazda, part of Jennings Motor Group, has further strengthened its sales force after welcoming two new additions to the team.

Sales executives, Martin Downing, 32, from Redcar and 32-year-old, Rachael Harwood, from Thornaby, are the latest recruits to join the Cargo Fleet Lane dealership in Middlesbrough.

Working as part of a 7-strong sales team, the latest recruits will be responsible for promoting and selling the new Mazda model line-up, as well as selling quality used cars to customers at the dealership.  Part of the role also entails contributing towards monthly and quarterly sales objectives, liaising with customers, delivering vehicles, and attending regular training courses in order to keep up-to-speed with the manufacturer’s products and services.

Adam Price, franchise manager at Jennings Mazda in Middlesbrough, said; “We are delighted to welcome both Martin and Rachael on board.

“Already they have undergone a series of training programmes, both internally and through Mazda, which have both been valuable in terms of internal system procedures, as well as learning about the popular product range.”

After completing his GCSE qualifications at West Redcar Community College, Martin went on to achieve ‘A’ Levels at Middlesbrough College.

His first taste of employment was as a loan advisor with multinational credit card and payment service provider, Barclaycard.  After four years, Martin moved on to work in customer retentions for a major telecommunications provider where he spent the next eight years, prior to gaining experience as a service administrator for an independent furniture retailer.

Rachael left Conyers School and 6th Form College, based in Yarm, after completing her GCSEs at the age of 16.  She spent the next five years gaining valuable experience and knowledge working in customer services for a major telecommunications provider, prior to spending 10 years working in the retail sector as a sales assistant.

Jennings Mazda operates dealerships in Middlesbrough and Sunderland, where the entire new Mazda model line-up, including the Mazda2, Mazda3, CX-3, CX-5, Mazda6 and MX-5, and MX-5 RF, is readily available to test drive.

Customers can also take advantage of a range of aftersales facilities, including service, MOT, accident repair, and genuine parts and accessories.

For more information about the range of products and services available, call into the Cargo Fleet Lane branch, contact 01642 256655, or visit

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