Trip to Barcelona for motor dealer’s top bodyshop manager

Posted on 20 Aug 2008

A member of staff at JenningsFord has been rewarded for his continuous commitment and hard work, with a weekend trip to Barcelona.

When it comes to providing a tip top service to customers, not to mention ensuring all repair work is carried out efficiently and on time, the bodyshop department at JenningsFord in Stockton is top of the pops – and they’ve got the award to prove it.

Bodyshop manager, Tony Hallimond, 47, from Billingham, has beaten tough competition from other dealerships across the Jennings Group and scooped the ‘Bodyshop Department of the Year’ award for 2007 for the Yarm Road branch.

Nicky Dalkin, operations director for the Jennings Motor Group, said; “We have many internal awards in operation across the Jennings Group and I’m delighted to award the Bodyshop 2007 award to Stockton.”

“The award was initiated in recognition of achieving extremely high standards not only in workmanship, but also as a result of consistently achieving outstanding levels of customer care throughout the year.”

Despite facing tough competition from bodyshop departments at the group’s Middlesbrough, Gateshead and South Shields, bodyshop manager, Tony Hallimond scooped first place.

“Winning the internal award is an absolute honour and a true testimony to the hard working and dedicated staff at Stockton, the majority of whom are loyal and longstanding,” said Tony.

As a reward for the achievement, Tony was treated to an all expenses paid weekend break for two to Barcelona.

Staying at the Hotel Dante, Tony and his wife, Christine, spent a weekend being wined and dined in Barcelona’s finest restaurants, in addition to going on various sight seeing excursions.

Tony has been loyal to JenningsFord for the past 31 years. At the age of 16, he started working as an apprentice panel beater, before he was promoted to foreman and then bodyshop manager.

Tony added; “This is the only job I’ve had and I’m absolutely delighted to have won ‘Jennings’ Bodyshop of the Year 2007’ award.”

For more information about the products and services available at JenningsFord in Stockton, customers can call in to the Yarm Road dealership or contact 01642 632200.

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