Jennings Kia has further strengthened its sales team, after welcoming a new recruit on board.
Music graduate Laurence Wike, 23, from Thornaby, has joined as sales executive at the motor dealer group’s Concorde Way branch in Stockton.
Working as part of an 11-strong sales team, Laurence will be responsible for selling the new Kia model line-up, and a range of quality approved used cars to customers, in addition to contributing towards achieving monthly and quarterly sales objectives.
Working within the busy sales department will also entail liaising with existing and prospective customers, completing regular training programmes organised by the manufacturer in order to keep up-to-speed with products and services, as well as ensuring the highest level of customer care is delivered at all times.
Originally from Huddersfield, Laurence relocated to Teesside two years ago after he completed a degree in music at the University of Huddersfield.
Laurence said: “I decided to relocate to the region from West Yorkshire to be nearer to my girlfriend who I met when I was playing at a gig in Middlesbrough.
“From a very young age, I’ve always been interested in cars, so when the vacancy in sales came about at the dealership, I just knew it was the perfect opportunity for me to pursue something I’ve always wanted to do.”
Prior to joining Jennings Kia, Laurence spent the past year and a half gaining experience in retail sales with multinational retailer, M&S.
Franchise manager Steven Flack said: “We’re delighted to welcome Laurence on board. He’s joining the company at an exciting time with the launch of the new cee’d and Sportage models both scheduled to take place during the third quarter.
“The coming months will see Laurence completing a variety of training programmes where he will gain new skills and learn about the Kia product range.”
In addition to selling the new Kia car line-up, customers who purchase a car from Jennings Kia, can also take advantage of a number of quality approved used vehicles, a Motability service, and a range of aftersales facilities, including service, MOT, and genuine parts and accessories.
Jennings Kia operates dealerships in Stockton, Sunderland and Washington.