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NGK names Salesman of the Year 2018

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has named Mark Peacock its Salesman of the Year 2018.

The original equipment (OE) supplier of spark plugs, glow plugs, NTK Lambda and other engine management sensors, presented the award at its recent end of year conference held in Marbella, Spain.

It is the first time 48-year-old Mark has won the title; an achievement he has been aiming for since first joining NGK in 2011.

He said: “It is brilliant to have been named Salesman of the Year. It is something I have been striving for since I first joined the company. I remember when I came for my interview and saw the winners’ names printed on an honours board that I knew I wanted to win it one day.

“I think I won the award this year because I was consistent each month on sales of all the company’s products – spark plugs, glow plugs, sensors and ignition coils. I work as part of a very good and experienced sales team and to have pipped my colleagues to the title is fantastic.

NGK Salesman of the Year 2018 Mark Peacock is pictured centre with Tammy Suzuki, Managing Director, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, and Marko Wowczyna, Automotive Director, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd

“I have a good relationship with my customers and would like to thank them and everyone at NGK for helping me win this.”

Mark Hallam, Marketing Manager, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: “I am delighted that Mark has been named Salesman of the Year. He thoroughly deserved this award for his efforts over the past 12 months.

“At NGK we pride ourselves on having an experienced and conscientious sales team who work hard to provide our distributors with everything they need to supply a top-quality service to their garage customers and for Mark to have come out on top is a great personal achievement.”

Prior to joining NGK, the winner, whose sales area covers the English counties of Shropshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, plus south Wales, worked as a Sales Representative for automotive distributor FPS in Nottingham and Sheffield.

Mark – who is married to Gayle and has two sons, Sam (19) and Josh (14) – is a keen sports fan and supports Birmingham City FC. He was also a talented cricketer when younger, representing Worcestershire as an opening batsman and leg spin bowler in all age groups until the age of 19. He is also a keen music fan and regularly attends concerts.

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