Thursday, 8 May 2014


Two stalwarts at Mitchells Renault in Long Road have been presented with specially-commissioned motoring-related gifts after each completing 25 years of service at the dealership.

Andy Duffield, the dealership’s sales manager and John Whiting, a Renault Technical Expert (RTE) both started in the late 1980s when the new vehicle line-up included the Renault 5, the Renault 9, the Renault 11 and the Renault 25.

After leaving school and a catering career, Andy started as a trainee valet. He would occasionally step in as a sales executive to cover holidays meaning that sometimes he would clean the very car he’d just sold.

They were both recently honoured at a special staff presentation with a gift of cufflinks in the style of a tax disc with their start dates engraved onto them.

l-r Andy Duffield, Matthew Huke-Jenner and John Whiting

Matthew Huke-Jenner, owner and dealer principal said: “Andy and John are well-known in the area and have played an immeasurable part in the success of Mitchells. It’s been a pleasure to work with them both, particularly as it’s increasingly rare these days to find staff who will remain with one company for so long. We’re very grateful for their hard work and look forward to many more happy years.”

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