Staff rewarded for three decades of loyal service

Posted on 22 Aug 2007

Two members of staff at JenningsFord Direct have been rewarded for their loyalty to the company.

Gavin Moffatt, 47, from Long Horsley, Northumberland and Ray Maitland, 46, from North Shields, have achieved more than 30 years’ loyalty between them.

Gavin Moffatt joined JenningsFord in 1992, when he was appointed as a sales executive at the group’s former Washington dealership. Within three years, Gavin was promoted to sales controller and transferred to the Newcastle Road dealership in South Shields. 2000 saw another promotion for Gavin when he took on the role of sales manager at the dealership.

He is currently responsible for the day-to-day running of the Ford Direct dealership in South Shields which entails overseeing a team of sales and administration staff, in addition to ensuring sales objectives set out by Ford Motor Company, are met on a quarterly basis.

“I’m delighted with the vouchers, it’s good to have your hard work recognised and acknowledged in such a rewarding way as this,” said Gavin.

Meanwhile, Ray who has also been loyal to the company for 15 years, joined as a parts sales representative and was originally based at the group’s former branch in Morpeth.

After four years, Ray transferred to the sales department and took on the role of sales executive. The following year, he was promoted to Motability specialist and transferred to the group’s Newcastle Road branch in South Shields.

For the past ten years, he has been building a portfolio of Motability customers and to date is currently responsible for providing a service to more than 365 customers living in and around the South Tyneside area.

Customers who are eligible for the scheme can take their pick from the whole Ford range, everything from the Ford Ka, Fiesta and Fusion to the Focus, Focus C-Max, Mondeo and Galaxy is readily available to test drive at the branch in South Shields.

For more information about the Ford range available at JenningsFord Direct or the Motability scheme, customers can call into the Newcastle Road dealership or contact 0191 427 6666.

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