Published: 25 Mar 2015

Retirement relocation leads to memento of north east for dedicated driver, Jen

A loyal member of staff at Jennings Ford Direct, part of the Jennings Motor Group, who is retiring to relocate to Scotland, received a fond farewell with a special memento of her native North East, from friends and colleagues at the dealership.

Jen Curry, from Fellgate in Jarrow, has worked as a part-time driver at the Newcastle Road dealership based in South Shields for the past 23 years, 18 of which she has also spent with her sister, Margaret Peterson, who is also employed as a driver for the motor dealer group.

Jen and her husband, Terry, have decided to up sticks and relocate to Rosyth, a town on the Firth of Forth in Scotland, to be closer to their son, Martin, his partner, Wilma and their five-month-old grandson, Luke.

Jen said; “As much as I am looking forward to moving to Scotland and being with our family and young grandson, I will definitely miss the north east and the people here.  It’s a unique and very special place, with special people.”

Staff at the dealership wanted to get something Jen could put in her new home that would remind her of her North East roots and came up with the idea of a canvas print of the Tyne Bridge, in addition to a number of other gifts.

To mark the special occasion, Brian Johnston, group service and bodyshop manager and Jen’s sister, Margaret, handed over the gifts at a presentation with staff at the dealership.

Brian said; “Over the many years I have worked with Jen, she has always been a dedicated, efficient and professional member of the service team.  She will be a big miss. 

“On behalf of the company, we would like to wish Jen a very happy retirement in Scotland with her husband and family.”

The Jennings Ford Direct dealership sells quality approved used cars direct from the manufacturer, in addition to catering for customer’s after sales needs via a service, MOT and parts department on site.

For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings Ford Direct, call into the Newcastle Road dealership, contact 0191 4276666.

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