Richard brings in record results at Furrows

A Shropshire motor dealer’s parts specialist has won a prestigious award for his record-breaking sales figures.

Richard Rooke is the Parts Manager at Furrows of Oswestry, and he has worked for the family-owned Group for more than 27 years.

Now he has been recognised by ŠKODA UK for his impressive sales performance after beating the target set for him by almost 140% - the top sales results in the region in the last 12 months.

General Manager at the Whittington Road dealership, Richard Pettener, said the entire team was extremely proud of Richard’s dedication and commitment.

“To have beaten his national sales target by such a huge margin, Richard has shown that his knowledge and expertise after so many years in the industry is just second-to-none.

“We’re delighted he’s been recognised at the very highest level for his success, and we appreciate the effort he puts in every day to ensure our customers receive the best possible advice.”

Richard received his award from Jo Hardy (Regional Service and Parts Manager for ŠKODA UK) in the brand new ŠKODA showroom at Furrows of Oswestry’s site.

He said: “I’m really pleased to have achieved these results, but I couldn’t have done any of it without the support of my team. It’s a real honour that ŠKODA UK have chosen to reward the performance we’ve put in, and we’ll be working hard to ensure our success continues.”

In over 27 years’ service with Furrows, Richard has worked in several different departments: he began in the goods inwards division, worked as a parts sales representative on the road, in parts tele-sales, and as a service adviser.

He became a parts manager ten years ago and has worked at Oswestry since 2009 where he leads the parts team.

Furrows sells parts to both trade customers and the general public, and supplies franchised and non-franchised parts, as well as selling wholesale tyres.