Published: 13 Jun 2016

Jennings Motor Group invests in new Harley-Davidson® dealership in North East

Multi-award winning Jennings Motor Group is further expanding its business in the North East, following the announcement of a new Gateshead Harley-Davidson® dealership, which is creating new jobs for local people.

Spearheaded by company director, Sohail Khan, son of Managing Director, Nas Khan, the latest project for the region’s longest established motor dealer group, is part of an on-going investment and expansion plan and adds to the group’s Leeds Harley-Davidson® dealership, which was officially taken over by the independent and privately-owned company in December last year.

Officially incorporating the highly prestigious and globally recognised Harley-Davidson brand into Jennings Motor Group, marks a significant development in the company’s 104-year long history in the region, in addition to the wheel turning full circle.

Nas Khan, Managing Director of Jennings Motor Group, said; “The recently implemented and ongoing expansion and investment plan is seeing the company diversify to offer customers the two-wheel mode of transport, which is how the Jennings business began more than a century ago.

“We are extremely excited about the launch of an additional Gateshead Harley-Davidson dealership, which will complement the group’s existing showroom in West Yorkshire.”

Scheduled to open at the beginning of July, the new dealership, based on Eslington Road in Gateshead, is expected to create 12 jobs for local people.

The prestigious branch will sell both new and quality used Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, in addition to offering a range of aftersales facilities, including service and Harley-Davidson® genuine parts, accessories, MotorClothes® and merchandise.

Responsible for overseeing the construction project with local firm, Focus Architecture + Surveying, in addition to steering a new recruitment drive, company director, Sohail Khan, said; “We are embarking on a new and exciting business venture in the North East and we are looking forward to developing the highly prestigious and globally recognised brand on both a local and national level, in addition to increasing business across new and used sales, service, parts, accessories and merchandise.

“It’s been a very busy but exciting few months and we are looking forward to meeting and greeting customers when the official opening takes place next month.”

In 2012, Sohail, played a pivotal role in the launch and day-to-day management of the prestigious Leeds-based Harley-Davidson dealership, located on Wellington Road Industrial Estate.

Nas added; “The invaluable experience and brand knowledge Sohail gained while working at Leeds Harley-Davidson, made it perfect business sense to invest and further develop the business.”

Sohail, who aims to follow in the footsteps of his successful father, has also gained valuable knowledge and experience working within various departments across Jennings Motor Group’s branch network across the North East region. 

His current role as Director at Jennings Motor Group, involves being responsible for marketing and digital management throughout the group. 

Jennings Motor Group currently employs 485 loyal members of staff at its Ford, Ford Direct, Kia, Mazda, SEAT, Mitsubishi and Used Car Outlet located across Tyneside, Wearside, South Tyneside and Teesside.

Responsible for new and used retail, fleet, commercial and Motability sales, the group also operates service, MOT, accident repair centres and parts departments across its North East and Teesside territory.

The company prides itself on its multi-award winning customer service, having been the recipients of Ford Motor Company’s most prestigious ‘Chairman’s Award’ on 20 occasions over the past 22 years.

For more information about the range of products and services available at Gateshead Harley-Davidson, part of the Jennings Motor Group call 0333 414 9750.

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