Wheel turns full circle for new manager at JenningsFord

Posted on 23 Jul 2009

The latest recruit at Jennings Ford in Gateshead is no stranger to the company, the product, the staff or the site.

Barry Fearon, from South Shields, has taken over the reins as sales manager at the group’s Eslington Park dealership.

The dedicated 54-year-old is no stranger to the company, having been on Jennings’ payroll for nearly 14 years in the past, prior to leaving and working for a couple of other motor dealers across the region.

Barry said; “The experience and product knowledge I have gained over the years, will certainly contribute towards my new role at Jennings.”

Barry originally started working for Jennings in 1991, when he was appointed as a sales executive and within a short period of time received three promotions to business manager, sales controller and sales manager at the group’s former branches in Ashington, Morpeth and Washington.

The wheel has certainly turned full circle for Barry who also worked at the dealership in Gateshead, which was formerly known as Peter Garvens, as a leasing specialist in 1995.

With a wealth of experience in all aspects of the industry behind him, Barry is looking forward to the future and the challenges ahead at Jennings, he said;

“It’s great to be working back amongst old friends at Jennings Ford. It’s amazing how many of the original staff are still here since my original days with Peter Garven.”

“I am certainly looking forward to a successful future and to the challenges ahead at Jennings Ford.”

Barry’s new role as sales manager will entail being responsible for a team of 15 staff, including sales executives, a business manager, a business specialist, administration staff and drivers.

In addition to overseeing the day-to-day running of the dealership, Barry will be responsible for ensuring sales objectives, set out by Ford Motor Company, are met on a monthly and quarterly basis, in addition to ensuring the highest possible standard of customer care is delivered at all times.

Prior to embarking on a career in the motor industry, Barry spent ten years working in consumer finance and four years as a trainee legal executive.

For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings Ford in Gateshead, customers can call into the Eslington Park branch or contact 0191 4607464.

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