Top salesman retires after 22 years’ loyalty with motor dealer

Posted on 29 Oct 2008

A retirement turned into a double celebration for a member of staff at Jennings Ford in Stockton.

After 22 years as a sales executive at the Yarm Road dealership, loyal and dedicated, Cliff Rayner, from Stockton, retired on top form after it was announced that he had achieved the highest number of sales for the third quarter of 2008.

To mark the achievement, a presentation took place at the Stockton dealership where Nas Khan, managing director of the Jennings Motor Group, presented reward vouchers to Cliff.

Nas, who started working at the Stockton dealership at the same time as Cliff, has very happy and fond memories of the early days, when he too, worked in sales and on the shop floor.

Nas Khan said; “In addition to being an employee, Cliff is a very dear and close friend who has always been loyal and extremely dedicated.”

“It was an absolute pleasure presenting him with the vouchers and on behalf of Jennings Motor Group, I would like to wish him a very happy retirement, he will certainly be a big miss amongst his friends, colleagues and customers.”

Over the years, not only has Cliff remained loyal to the company, but he has also been the recipient of many other internal awards for his outstanding sales performance and is estimated to have clocked in excess of 5000 sales.

On more than six occasions, Cliff has scooped the ‘Top Salesman’ award which is an annual award in operation across the group’s five Ford dealerships throughout the region. The award is in recognition of the volume of sales achieved by individual sales executives.

In 2006 Cliff was also rewarded with loyalty vouchers for achieving more than two decades of loyal service.

The world of motors all started for Cliff in 1986, when after spending 30 years in engineering, he decided it was time for a career change and applied for a job in sales at the Jennings Ford dealership in Stockton.

He beat tough competition from 80 other applicants applying for the same job and was offered the position in sales.

“I’ve always enjoyed working in motor sales, but the best part of the job for me has to be meeting different people,” said Cliff.

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