Published: 13 Jun 2017

Sales team expansion at Jennings Ford Direct

An on-going recruitment drive has resulted in an additional member to the sales team at Jennings Ford Direct, part of the multi-award winning Jennings Motor Group.

Eddie McCartney, 46, is the latest sales executive to join the Newcastle Road dealership based in South Shields.

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Originally from Glasgow, Eddie, who has more than 15 years’ experience in new and used car and motorbike sales, relocated to the North East 12 months ago and currently lives in Gateshead.

In his new role at the Jennings Ford Direct dealership, Eddie will be working as part of an eleven-strong sales team, where he will be responsible for selling nearly new Ford cars, 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 model launches and maintain product knowledge.

Eddie said; “This is a fantastic opportunity for me to be working for such a well- respected and long established motor dealer group, whose core set of values are to provide competitively-priced high quality products combined with delivering the highest level of award-winning customer service.”

Over the years, Eddie has gained valuable experience and knowledge in the motor industry having spent 12 years working as a sales executive for two independent Glasgow-based motor dealer groups, prior to also spending time working overseas.

Selling cars and motorbikes to the American military resulted in Eddie spending two years based in Germany and one year in Turkey.

Prior to embarking on a career in motors and bikes, Eddie also spent 10 years running his own taxi business based at Glasgow Airport.

Welcoming the latest recruit on board, David Walker, general sales manager at the South Tyneside-based branch, said: “Eddie’s appointment is part of an on-going recruitment drive, which has resulted in a number of job opportunities across several departments, including sales, service and parts.

“We are delighted to welcome Eddie, who has a wealth of experience and knowledge in sales, to the team.”

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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