Staff receive rewards for a combined eight decades of loyalty

Posted on 17 Oct 2014

Three senior members of staff from Jennings Ford, part of the Jennings Motor Group, have been rewarded for achieving a combined 80 years’ loyalty with the company.

Dealership accountant, Barry Morrison based at the group’s Stockton dealership, sales manager, Colin Massey at the company’s Ford branch in Middlesbrough and group sales credit controller, Keith Hunter, from head office in Washington, were presented with their loyalty vouchers from the company’s managing director, Nas Khan.

Jennings Motor Group Employee Loyalty Award

Nas said; “The majority of staff we employ are loyal and longstanding and this year alone we will see a total of 31 members of staff receiving rewards across the group for a combined 675 years’ loyalty, which is a commendable achievement.

“I would like to congratulate Barry, Colin and Keith who are all dedicated, committed and conscientious members of staff.”

Barry Morrison, 53, from Sunderland, has achieved 35 years’ loyalty with the company.

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After completing his ‘A’ Levels, Barry started working within the accounts department at the Jennings Ford Direct dealership, formerly known as Selwoods, in South Shields.  Over the years he has gained vast knowledge and experience working as dealer accountant at various dealerships across the region.  In 2008, he transferred to the group’s Ford dealership in Stockton, where he is based today.

Barry said; “To have your hard work recognised in such a rewarding way is a great incentive for staff.”

Colin, 46, from Hartburn in Stockton, started working for the company in 1989 when he was appointed as a sales executive at the group’s Yarm Road branch in Stockton. 

Since then, he has been given the opportunity to work his way up the ranks as a result of numerous promotions including deputy business manager, sales controller to his current position of sales manager at the company’s Cargo Fleet Lane super site in Middlesbrough.

Prior to joining Jennings Ford, Colin worked for 18 months as a housing benefit officer with Stockton Borough Council.

Meanwhile, Keith Hunter, 54, from Morpeth, received his loyalty reward after achieving 20 years’ service.

Originally, Keith joined the company in 1990 and spent time gaining valuable experience as a sales executive, prior to receiving a number of promotions to sales controller and sales manager.  In 1994, he decided to leave the company, but within six months he was back working within the sales department at the group’s Washington dealership.

His current role of group sales credit controller entails being responsible for monitoring new stock across the group’s Ford, Kia, Mazda, SEAT and Mitsubishi dealerships.

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