Donnelly Group has expanded its Land Rover team once again with the appointments of Richard Crawford and Gareth Stewart to the sales team.
The appointments come just several months ahead of the opening of a new £6 million Jaguar Land Rover showroom at the Group’s flagship site in Dungannon.
Richard has been an employee of Northern Ireland’s largest family-owned new and used vehicle dealership for over 10 years having started his career with Land Rover before taking on a Sales Manager role at Donnelly Honda on the Boucher Road in Belfast.
The Ballynahinch man said:
“I couldn’t have re-joined the Land Rover team here in Dungannon at a more exciting time. We are just months away from opening a new state of the art showroom when Jaguar will join the Group’s portfolio of manufacturers.
“Prior to accepting this Sales position within the Land Rover team, I had been with Honda for nine years so I was ready for a change and when this opportunity came along I jumped.
“Aside from our own exciting developments, the Land Rover product is in a really good place and there is a very strong desire amongst motorists to own a Land Rover vehicle.
“Land Rover vehicles are tailored exactly to what the customer wants making them entirely unique. There are a number of specification variations when it comes to exterior customisation, as well as additions to the interior that make journeys more comfortable and relaxing for drivers and passengers alike. The fact no two cars that leave the showroom are ever the same appeals greatly to motorists.
“At Donnelly Group we are committed to delivering the best service and value to our customers, and our strong relationship with Land Rover enables us to deliver that.”
Cookstown man Gareth Stewart has been in the industry for almost 25 years and has developed stellar relationships with his customers since joining the Donnelly Vauxhall team in Dungannon six years ago.
Of his appointment as Sales Executive at Donnelly Land Rover, Gareth said:
“Working with the Donnelly Group the last six years has been great, everyone is really friendly, encouraging and supportive. Whilst I am sad to leave the team at Vauxhall, I am thrilled to join the Land Rover team. It’s a brand I’ve always wanted to work with and with the new showroom opening later this year, there couldn’t be a better time.
“The expansion of the Land Rover range in recent years, has broadened its appeal to more people than ever before, especially with the addition of the all new Range Rover Velar and hybrid Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models.
“The vehicles drive just as well as they look, and it really is the best range Land Rover has ever had. The various finance options available now also make owning a Land Rover much more affordable for our customers than ever before.
“For me, the customer always has to come first. They have to drive away entirely satisfied in the right vehicle at the right price. I go to great lengths to build strong relationships with my customers to really gain an understanding of their needs, wants and requirements, and it’s really great when they trust you to come back time and time again.”
Sean Donnelly, Head of Business at Donnelly Land Rover Dungannon added;
“Richard and Gareth are great additions to the Donnelly Land Rover team as we prepare for the opening of a new £6 million Land Rover Jaguar showroom later this year that will further enhance the customer experience.
“Our customers will benefit from Richard and Gareth’s extensive experience and knowledge of the industry as they share advice on which vehicles within the range would be best suited to customers’ needs and requirements.”
The new Jaguar Land Rover showroom will be the only premium brand showroom in Mid Ulster and with a strong focus on customer experience, will ensure plenty of space to showcase new and used cars to customers up close, as well as in excess of 100 customer parking spaces.
During building work, the existing Land Rover showroom in Dungannon will continue to operate as normal.
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