Sturgess Says Goodbye After 48 Years
28th November 2018 Paul Andrews
After 48 years, this week Sturgess Jaguar bid a fond farewell to Balu Mistry who was the company’s longest serving employee.
Back in 1970, the Jaguar E-Type, Morris Minor and Ford Zephyr were still in production, the UK’s top selling car was the Ford Cartina MK 3 and Balu started his career as a Parts Advisor at Sturgess Jaguar, Leicester.
In the years since 1970, Balu has worked with three generations of the Sturgess family and has served Jaguar owners far and wide with their parts and accessories needs. His accumulated knowledge of Jaguar’s past and present was limitless and he will be a great loss not only to Sturgess but to the wider Jaguar scene.
Commenting on Balu’s retirement, Group Chairman Mr Chris Sturgess said, “Balu has been a part of the fabric of our business for many years and we are all extremely sorry to see him go. However, he has worked very hard during his time with our Company and his retirement is richly deserved. I know he has got lots of adventures with his family planned over the coming months and I am sure he will enjoy that time to the fullest.”
Chris added, “Balu has built up a wide circle of friends including Jaguar owners and specialists. It is not unusual for people associated with the brand to enjoy many years of loyal service to Jaguar and its customers.”
Sturgess Motor Group has a long-established history as a leading car dealer in Leicestershire. The company was originally founded in 1897 by Walter E. Sturgess when he set up a small shop in the West End of Leicester manufacturing, selling and servicing bicycles known as W.E. Sturgess & Sons.
Since 1897, Sturgess Motor Group has grown to become one of the oldest family-operated motor dealers in the UK and also one of the most respected names in UK motor retailing.
With a strong reputation for outstanding customer service in the local community and a reputation as a leading motor retailer in the wider community, Sturgess Motor Group has been a trusted name for more than 120 years.