Staff receive loyalty rewards for 85 years’ service

Posted on 28 Aug 2008

A dedicated trio from Jennings have been rewarded after achieving 85 years’ loyalty between them.

Parts supervisor, Robert Naisbitt, 59, from Houghton-le-Spring, commercial vehicle sales executive, Geoff Cairns, 56, from Whickham and motability specialist, Gary Brown, 47, from Newcastle, are all based at the group’s dealership in Sunderland.

Robert is placed at the top of the loyalty chart after achieving 35 years of service to the company. His first taste of employment in the motor industry began in the seventies, when he started working in the parts department as a parts person. He currently holds the position of parts supervisor, which entails overseeing a team of four members of staff working within the parts department.

“It’s great to have your hard work recognised and to be rewarded for remaining loyal to the company,” said Robert.

Geoff takes second place after achieving three decades of loyal service. Throughout the 30 years, Geoff has always worked in the commercial vehicle sales side of the business. He is currently responsible for selling new and used Ford commercial vehicles to businesses in and around the Sunderland area.

“In 1978, I was taken on, on a six-month trial and I’m still here 30 years later!” said Geoff.

Meanwhile, Gary has been rewarded after achieving 20 years’ loyal service. In 1988, he took on the role of parts sales person and ten years later transferred to the sales department where he took on the role of motability specialist.

His current role entails giving advice and providing both a customer service and an after-sales service to more than 657 Motability customers across Sunderland, Stanley, Hartlepool and Peterlee.

The dedicated trio were presented with loyalty vouchers in recognition of their continuous hard work, commitment and dedication over the years.

For more information about JenningsFord or JenningsMazda, customers can call into the Sunderland dealership or contact 0191 549 1111.

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