Staff clock a combined 45 years’ loyalty

Posted on 25 Jan 2010

Two members of staff at Jennings Ford have been rewarded for their loyalty to the company.

Maureen Dixon, 54, from Gateshead and Louise Ruffell, 44, from Chester-le-Street, have achieved a combined 45 years’ loyal service at the Eslington Park dealership in Gateshead.

Maureen started working at the branch, formerly known as Peter Garven’s, in 1985 when she was appointed in admin. Within a few months she was promoted to the wages department and later took on a secretarial role. The next move on the career ladder for Maureen was to credit controller, prior to taking on her current role as accounts administrator, which involves overseeing everything associated with the accounts, including processing and paying invoices for suppliers, banking and petty cash.

Maureen said; “I have seen so many changes over the years, the most significant being technology. I am delighted to receive the loyalty reward vouchers, it’s a great incentive for staff.”

20 years ago, dedicated Louise joined the company as service receptionist. In addition to being the first point of contact for customers, Louise was also responsible for booking in vehicles, carrying out costings and submitting estimates.

Her current role as senior service advisor involves working for the service, bodyshop and warranty departments.

“I enjoy my job, which is one of the main reasons I have remained loyal,” said Louise.

I haven’t decided what to spend the vouchers on, but I’m looking forward to a good spending spree!”

Nicky Dalkin, operations director for Jennings Motor Group, said; “We are a company strongly committed to rewarding staff for their loyalty and we have staff receiving these awards on a weekly basis.”

He added: “Despite not taking over the Gateshead dealership until 1996, it is company policy to honour any previous years served and it was an absolute pleasure presenting the vouchers to Maureen and Louise.”

For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings Ford in Gateshead, call into the Eslington Park dealership or contact 0191 4607464.

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