Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Happy 15th Birthday to Pulman Volkswagen Durham

Pulman Volkswagen are celebrating their 15th anniversary this November. Mike Pulman launched the first Pulman dealership in 1998, moving to its prime location in Durham, the fantastic purpose built building behind the Arnison shopping centre.

There were 17 employees in total that launched Pulman. Fifteen years later Pulman has grown to over 100 employees. In 2008 Pulman expanded by opening a Pulman Volkswagen retailer in Sunderland. A year later Pulman became and authorised repairer for Skoda at the Durham site.

In 2010, Pulman expanded its retail sales operation into the fantastic SEAT brand, by opening the first Pulman SEAT in Sunderland for which they have since been names dealer of the year on two occasions. Finally this year (2013) Pulman became an authorised repair for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles at the Durham location.
Photo: Pulman Volkswagen Durham employees. Jan Dodds and Carol Fearn holding the balloons.
Jan Dodds and Carol Fearn have been with Pulman from the start, Jan comments “I joined Mike Pulman when he launched Pulman Volkswagen in 1998 and fifteen years on it’s still an absolute joy to work with Mike.”

Carol Fearn comments, “In the fifteen years that I have been here, there has never been a dull moment! I am very proud to say that I have been here from the start and still enjoying every minute.”

Pulman Volkswagen has become a landmark in Durham and has a built a strong name for customer service, with their company goal to deliver a fantastic customer experience.

Mike Pulman comments “Fifteen years is absolutely fantastic! I want to thank everyone, amazing staff and our loyal customers for making this possible. They have made Pulman what it is today.”

Pulman Volkswagen is located behind the Arnison shopping centre in County Durham, for more information visit www.pulmanvolkswagen.co.uk

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

The Pulman Volkswagen - Sunderland Motability Event is now on!

There are some fantastic Volkswagen Motability rates available across the range. We also have a specialist from Motability on-site to answer any questions you may have.

If you claim the higher rate Motability allowance or the war pensioners’ Motability supplement you can lease a car through Motability. You simply exchange your allowance for a brand new car and enjoy:
  • Insurance, servicing and maintenance
  • Full RAC Breakdown assistance
  • Tyre and windscreen replacement
  • Two named drivers
  • 60,000 mileage allowance over 3 years
Paul Jobling - Pulman Motability Specialist

Volkswagen Key Motability offers (available until 31st December 2013):

  • High up! – from £0 initial rental
  • Polo Match Edition – from £0 initial rental
  • Golf SE – from £299 initial rental
  • Tiguan S – from £799 initial rental
  • Touran SE – from £899 initial rental
  • Sharan SE – from £1,999 initial rental

Event: Tuesday 12th November

Location: Pulman Volkswagen, Newcastle Road, Sunderland SR5 1QE

Opening Times: 8.30am to 7.00pm

If you would like to make an appointment or if you have any questions about the Motability scheme please contact us direct on 0191 548 0235 or visit www.pulmanvolkswagen.co.uk.

For more information on the Motability scheme and who qualifies please visit www.motability.co.uk.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Welcome the newest graduates to the Pulman family

Pulman Group are pleased to announce that they have employed four new graduates this year on their fantastic graduate scheme.

(Left to right) Emma Brydon, Tommy Dixon, Bethany Knill, Chris Slater and Louise Richardson.

Chris Slater, SEAT Site Manager, comments: “The Pulman graduate scheme has ran for over 10 years, giving enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals a fantastic platform to develop and learn the entire Pulman process from bottom up.

The difference about the Pulman graduate scheme is that the right candidate will experience every department, switchboard, aftersales, sales, marketing, accounts, IT support, sales administration, HR and fleet. Learning the business from the ground up. I myself started as a graduate and after 7 years became a Senior Manager. 10 years on I’m still enjoying every minute.”

Emma Brydon commented, “I’ve been with Pulman for over 3 years now, learning reception, contact centre where we book in service customers, front of house where we serve service customers, workshop control and marketing. Learning the internal processes in every department and how they inter-link. I enjoyed the project side of the scheme and have consequently become Project Assistant. I’m also responsible for the new graduates and gaining managerial experience, which is fantastic. The Pulman scheme has definitely given me a fantastic foundation.”

This year Pulman have employed even more graduates as the business is growing, Bethany Knill, Louise Richardson, Tommy Dixon and Matthew Newman. Chris Slater continues, “we are very pleased to welcome Bethany, Louise, Tommy and Matthew to Pulman. For the first time at Pulman we have been able to take on multiple graduates who I’m sure will have a fantastic enjoyable experience at Pulman.”

Visit www.pulmangroup.co.uk/careers for all our opportunities. If you would like to submit your cv for future opportunities please email careers@pulmangroup.co.uk.