June 2013 - Ford Online


June 2013 - Ford Online


Monthly magazine for Ford people in the UK June 2013

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Ford of Britain chairman

and managing director

Mark Ovenden shares

his news and views

We had another stunning month in

April, with Ford car and commercial

vehicle sales in Britain up yet again on

2012 figures for both the month and the

year to date.

We sold 1,557 more cars this April

than last, with a total 3,056 more car

sales for the first four months.

The acclaimed B-MAX has provided

Ford with yet another success story,

gaining leadership of its segment in April

with a 24.6 per cent share.

It means that we now lead in four

categories, as B-MAX has joined Fiesta,

Focus and Galaxy at the top of their


The Fiesta continues as overall best

seller and also best selling car in the

retail market – largely thanks to groundbreaking

EcoBoost technology which

has driven a surge in demand for low

emission, fuel-efficient petrol engines.

As a further illustration of the success

of EcoBoost, we have to look no further

than Formula Ford, which now uses a

tuned 200PS version of the Bridgendbuilt

1.6-litre EcoBoost engine to power

cars in the UK’s fastest junior singleseater

racing series. The championship

provides exciting racing that is easily

accessible because every three-race

meeting is televised live.

Accessibility is also a keynote of what

we are offering customers with Ford

BlueService, a range of new aftermarket

services that will transform the aftersales

experience for customers at Ford


As Ford customer service division

director Jon Wellsman confirms, we are

providing customers with a package

including servicing, roadside assistance

and annual vehicle inspections that

offers excellent value and – by using a

single contact number – unrivalled

convenience. Ford BlueService has been

launched with a £7.5 million investment

from Ford and its dealers, and a commitment

from us all that anyone visiting

a Ford dealership will enjoy the very best

customer experience.

Journalists driving the new Fiesta ST

certainly enjoyed their experience; the

response to the EcoBoost-powered car

has been outstanding and, as one who

has fond memories of Fiesta XR2s in the

late 1980s, it has been great to see the

fantastic reviews for the Fiesta ST. It

confirms once again that Britain is the

spiritual home of fast Fords in Europe.

In closing, I would like to thank the

entire Ford team in Britain for what you

are all doing to ensure our continuing

success in a tough market.

Transit deal

British Gas has

renewed a fleet

supply deal with

Ford which will see

520 signwritten

Transit vans being

used by the utility

company’s central

heating installation

engineer teams who

operate across the


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Budding engineers

Dunton plays host to the

Greenpower Goblins

See page 11


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Ford maintains clear market

lead with strong retail sales

Ford increased its car and commercial

vehicle (CV) sales in April and for the year to

date, compared with 2012.

Ford’s retail car sales were also up for

April and for the year to date, compared

with 2012.

The Fiesta was the retail sales leader,

continuing to outsell its nearest rival by

more than two to one.

According to the official sales figures

from the Society of Motor Manufacturers

and Traders (SMMT):

Ford leads UK car and CV sales in April

and for the year to date

•Fiesta and Focus are the UK’s number

one and two best sellers

Ford extends its April retail car sales

lead by 89 per cent over its nearest rival

•B-MAX takes segment leadership in


Ford CV sales and share up in April and

for the year to date

•Transit is now the UK’s sixth best-selling

vehicle in April.

Ford of Britain chairman and managing

director, Mark Ovenden, said: “April provided

more positive news for the UK market

and has seen Ford’s car and CV models

sustain their impressive sales record

through 2013. Our best-ever vehicle range

has proved attractive to private customers,

helping to drive up our share of more

profitable retail sales.

“The quality of the Ford model range is

underlined by the B-MAX securing segment

leadership as well as the successful launches

this year of the new Fiesta, the Transit

Custom, the Kuga and the headline-grabbing

new Fiesta ST.”

The official figures released by the SMMT

show that total car sales in April were up

14.8 per cent to 163,357 units, compared

with April 2012. Ford car sales of 22,178

were up from 20,621 in April 2012.

Fiesta remains the number one best-selling car in the UK, with Focus in second place

For the year to date total UK car sales

were 768,555, up 8.9 per cent compared

with 2012, while Ford car sales for this

period were 106,525, up from 103,469 in

2012. With a total of 8,083 registrations the

Fiesta was the UK best seller in April –

1,999 sales and 1.2 percentage points of

market share ahead of its nearest rival.

On retail sales alone the Fiesta’s lead is

even more significant at 2,733 registrations

and 3.3 percentage points of market share.

In April the B-MAX secured leadership of

its segment with 1,441 sales, accounting for

a 24.6 per cent segment share. The B-MAX

joins the Fiesta, Focus and Galaxy, which

also lead their respective segments.

CV sales rocket by 25 per cent

UK CV sales in April were up over 25 per cent, compared with April 2012. Total sales of Ford CVs in

April were up from 3,822 to 5,900, compared with the same month last year, with share up from

18.5 to 22.8 per cent. For the year to date (end April), Ford CV sales are up from 20,628 to 24,659

with share up from 20.6 to 22.5 per cent, compared with the same period last year.

Ford medium commercial sales, headed by the industry-leading Ford Transit, were up from

3,096 to 5,013 and Ford’s share of MCV sales was 32.2 per cent up from 27.0 per cent in April

2012. The Ford Transit is the sixth best-selling vehicle in the UK, outsold in Ford’s model range only

by the Fiesta and the Focus.

Transit leads all CV segments in which it competes, with its share of the one tonne segment

bolstered by the introduction of the Transit Custom and the Tourneo Custom. Ford Fiesta van also

leads its segment by a clear margin, taking 60.8 per cent of its segment for the year to date.

Ford News June 2013 5

Ford BlueService is set to

transform customer service

Ford is to transform its aftersales experience

for retail customers with the introduction

of a range of new services launched

under the “Ford BlueService” name.

With a joint investment of £7.5m by Ford

and its dealers, Ford BlueService is being

rolled out across Ford’s 650-strong service

network – the UK’s largest.

Ford BlueService includes a free electronic

vehicle health check (Ford eCHECK),

online service booking, Ford Assistance,

Ford Accident Management and a Ford One

Call helpline. Ford customers will also have

the chance to boost their Nectar point

balance with servicing offers rewarding two

points for every £1 spent.

In the coming months Ford BlueService is

set to expand with new customer benefits

covering fixed pricing for parts, jobs and

servicing, security and operating system

upgrades and other online innovations.

Ford BlueService joins the latest aftersales

services nnounced for commercial

vehicle customers under the Transit24

name, offering convenient appointments,

while-you-wait servicing and extendedopening

service appointments.

Ford customer service division director,

Jon Wellsman, said: “This combined servicing,

roadside assistance and annual inspection

package offers Ford customers driving

cars of any age and with any mileage

excellent value. On top of that the ability to

access services through a single contact

number ensures unrivalled convenience.”

“The Ford UK dealer network accommodates

over one million customer visits a

year, and it’s the company’s aim to make

sure they receive the very best experience.”


A safety inspection and report carried out

by Ford-trained technicians using the latest

diagnostics equipment allowing customers

to see a detailed overview of key components

on their vehicle. Colour coded safety

ratings - green (no attention required),

amber (requiring attention soon) and red

(requiring urgent attention) are included to

provide the customer a clear assessment of

the vehicle’s safety and to point out any

items requiring urgent attention.

Ford Assistance

Ford customers who have a scheduled

service carried out at a Ford authorised

repairer automatically receive free UK and

European roadside assistance through to

the next scheduled routine maintenance,

usually 12 months or 12,500 miles. As well

as the peace of mind provided, this saves

the customer the inconvenience and cost of

buying third-party roadside assistance.

One of the promotional posters for the new Ford BlueService programme

Ford Online Service Booking

The new way to book a Ford service and

MOT online can be accessed on www.ford.

co.uk/OSB. It enables customers to book a

service appointment anywhere in the UK

and is available 24 hours a day, seven days

a week.

Ford One Call 24/7 helpline

Ford is offering a single point of contact for

customers through the new One Call

customer hotline (0203 564 4444), whether

their call is regarding a technical issue,

roadside assistance or a request for product

information and services.

Ford Accident Management

This service is free to all Ford owners

through the One Call number. The entire

claim process is managed from vehicle

recovery through completing the claim form,

liaising with the insurance company, arranging

vehicle repair at a Ford accident repair

centre and providing a courtesy car.


The Ford network of premium CV authorised

repairers is conveniently located

across the UK and has specialised staff,

workshop equipment, tools and training to

meet customer demand. It offers first-class

assistance minimising fleet customer

vehicle downtime and provides priority

treatment for urgent cases, aiming to

complete vehicle off-road repairs on the

same working day.

Every Transit carries a three-year/

100,000-mile warranty and with Ford

Assistance, a premium roadside assistance

package which includes ‘load-continuation’,

so that in the event of a breakdown the load

can be delivered before the vehicle is taken

to a repairer. Ford also offers a free Fleet

Accident Management service to business


Future developments

Over the next months, Ford will be rolling

out further Ford BlueService benefits

including a national fixed pricing system for

common service work on older vehicles to

make Ford aftermarket pricing more transparent

to customers before and during their

dealer visit. Additionally Ford will announce

web and software-based service innovations

for its car and CV ranges.

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for new


The all-new B-MAX and latest Fiesta have

earned a pair of top awards from Diesel Car

magazine. Recognition was also given to

the Mondeo, S-MAX and Focus estate, all of

which were highly commended in their


The segment-leading B-MAX was

crowned Best MPV ahead of the Ford

C-MAX, while the new Fiesta fought off

strong opposition to win the Best Small Car


Diesel Car editor, Ian Robertson, said:

“From the moment you get behind the

wheel of a Fiesta, you just know that Ford’s

engineers have got this car spot on.

“The B-MAX is friendly and fun, clever

and capable, with zippy performance and

really good economy.”

Ford’s medium and large car range also

received praise, with the Ford Mondeo,

S-MAX and Focus Estate being commended

in the large car, large MPV and estate

car classes.

Ford has won five awards in the 2013

Fleet World Honours. The B-MAX has won

the Design of the Year award and Transit

The Mondeo has been praised by several awards judges

Custom has won the awards for both Best

New Van and Best Medium Van, while Ford

was named Van Manufacturer of the Year

and also won the Innovation Award.

Ford has won two awards at the 2013

Vehicle Dynamics International (VDI)

Awards: the Dynamics Team of the Year

and Dynamicist of the Year.

The Ford vehicle dynamics department

won for the development of vehicles including

the new B-MAX, all-new Kuga, Focus ST

and new Fiesta ST. Ford Team RS vehicle

dynamics specialist David Put won for his

work on the Focus ST and new Fiesta ST.

The jury of automotive journalists from

around the world hailed the team’s work

“stand-out in all segments”, with vehicles

that are “subtle, responsive, and an absolute

pleasure to drive”.

The awards recognise the best ideas,

technology innovation and achievements in

vehicle dynamics development.

Bridgend helps launch new Fiesta ST

Bridgend engine plant became centre of

attention for Britain’s top motoring writers

when it was the venue for the launch of the

Fiesta ST, which uses the most powerful 1.6

EcoBoost engine made on the lines.

Over three days at the end of April, the

writers from all over the country and whose

opinions are poured over by millions of

paper, magazine and website readers every

week, visited for a detailed briefing.

It is the first time the plant has played a

lead role in a new model launch of a product

it builds.

Plant manager Martin Everitt led the

presentations before the journalists toured

part of the 1.6 EcoBoost assembly lines.

The visitors were also able to test the

Fiesta ST over varied roads through the Vale

of Glamorgan and put it through its high

Employees get a closer look at a Fiesta ST, left, while plant manager Martin Everitt

shows Ford of Britain chairman and managing director Mark Ovenden around the plant

speed paces at nearby Llandow racing

circuit. The launch coincided with the latest

£24 million investment announcement for

the plant which will build a new 1.5 Eco-

Boost engine on the same lines as the ST

unit from 2014.

• Read about the new Fiesta ST on pages

12 and 13

Ford News June 2013 7


get behind

the wheel

As the complete all-new Transit range made its debut

at the CV Show in April, CV sales personnel from UK

Ford dealers received a special preview of the new

models at a training event organised by Ford College.

As the complete all-new Transit range made its debut

at the CV Show in April, CV sales personnel from UK

Ford dealers received a special preview of the new

models at a training event organised by Ford College.

As the complete all-new Transit range made its debut

at the CV Show in April, CV sales personnel from UK

Ford dealers received a special preview of the new

models at a training event organised by Ford College.

As the complete all-new Transit range made its debut

at the CV Show in April, CV sales personnel from UK

Ford dealers received a special preview of the new

models at a training event organised by Ford College.

As the complete all-new Transit range made its debut

at the CV Show in April, CV sales personnel from UK

Ford dealers received a special preview of the new

models at a training event organised by Ford College.

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True Blue training on all-new CV range

As the complete all-new Transit range

made its debut at the CV Show in April, CV

sales personnel from UK Ford dealers

received a special preview of the new

models at a training event organised by

Ford College.

More than 400 delegates attended the

True Blue Truck training programme,

splitting their time between the show and

attending sessions with product experts

learning about the features of the models.

“The CV Show gave us a great opportunity

to provide our dealers with an early

insight into the new range of Transits,” said

Ford district sales manager, Terry Rayner,

who introduced the training sessions.

“Delegates not only got to hear in detail

about the new products, but also to see

them in the metal, which is a huge advantage

for our sales personnel.”

The training session began with a review

of Ford’s recent performance in the commercial

vehicle market, and a look forward

to the future as Ford rolls out its most

comprehensive ever range of products

under the Transit brand name – from the

compact new Transit Courier, through the

Transit Connect and Transit Custom, up to

the large two-tonne Transit.

•Customers attending the show were

able to discuss any queries or concerns on

the spot, with Ford engineers and product

specialists, together with representatives

from the Daventry customer relationship

centre (CRC) who were available on the

Ford stand for all three days.

“It is always great to have the opportunity

to meet customers in person and to hear

their comments and feedback, and it

provides the ideal chance to reassure

people directly about any concerns that

they have,” said Claire Hayden, operations

executive at the CRC, who attended with

colleague Jodie Farrell.

“Following the show, we came back with

a number of queries which have all been

handled speedily and picked up by the CRC


8 Ford News June 2013

The 100 Centenary Blue Oval Scholars gathered together at Dunton to see the latest Ford technologies, such as the Evos Concept



at Dunton

Ford invited all 100 of its Centenary Blue Oval Scholars to

Dunton, to engage with their mentors and to experience the

latest automotive technologies.

The Blue Oval Centenary Scholarship programme was

announced in May 2011 to encourage a new generation of

engineers, scientists and innovators, and to mark 100 years

of Ford’s operations in Britain.

Through 12 leading universities, 100 undergraduate

students on a selection of engineering, science, manufacturing

and technology courses, were awarded scholarships

worth a total of £1 million over a three-year period.

The students met with Ford engineers and technical staff

to gain an in-depth understanding of product development,

as well as an insight into working at a multi-national bluechip


In addition, students experienced the all-new Ford Fiesta

ST around Dunton’s test track.

Ford of Britain chairman and managing director, Mark

Ovenden, and Graham Hoare, global director, vehicle evaluation,

were both on hand to welcome the scholars and university

staff to Dunton.

Mark Ovenden said: “Ford is encouraging students

through the scholarship programme to engage in courses

which deliver the highest quality science and technology

skills that are fundamental to our future industrial base in the

UK. It is just one of the ways Ford hopes to inspire the next

generation of engineers and scientists.”

Above: a scholar

chats to a Ford


Right: Ford of Britain

managing director

Mark Ovenden with

two of the scholars

The scholars had the chance to try the new Fiesta ST at Dunton

Ford News June 2013 9

Preparing for the future

Equipping colleagues with skills and confidence to embrace change when the plants close is a

key focus for the team at Southampton and Dagenham Stamping and Tooling Operations. While

manufacturing continues, there is equal emphasis on helping colleagues prepare for the next

chapter in their life, with a host of training opportunities available and advice on hand in plant

Scores of potential recruiters from across

the south visited Southampton plant in two

recent jobs fairs.

Many participating companies which

attended the first fair commented on how

well organised it had been and how professional

the employees they met were.

Plant manager John Oldham said: “I was

very proud of the feedback I got from the

employers who were very complimentary

about the skills, knowledge and attitudes of

our people. I was also very proud of the way

employees had embraced the change, were

so positive on the day and were presenting

themselves in a very professional manner.”

The HR team at the plant will work closely

with potential employers to facilitate them

as they work through the selection process.

Some companies have, for example, already

conducted job interviews in the plant itself.

Plant manager John Oldham, above, is enthusiastic about the jobs fairs

• Equipping colleagues with skills and confidence to embrace change is a key focus for the team at Southampton

plant. Outplacement and career specialist Lee Hecht Harrison have a suite on site where employees can

receive help to prepare for the next step, from identifying retraining options to preparing for job interviews.

The support being offered through the plant’s social plan is wide-ranging – from meetings with financial

advisers to health checks. Many have completed training courses at Eastleigh College or through EDAP.

In considering what new skills they may need to acquire, it is just as important to help colleagues recognise

the skills they already have, said human resources manager Geoff Glover. To this end, every Ford employee now

has a skills passport, a binder in which their experience, skills and knowledge are set out.

“Our Southampton team members have very many competences but they may not always realise this or have

confidence in their abilities,” said Geoff. “We wanted our colleagues to be as organised and professional as

possible so that they can maximise their opportunities. The skills passports represent their marketability and are

testimony to our team’s professionalism.

He said: “Plant closure is difficult but we have been trying to do everything we can to provide employees with

an alternative life plan.”

Ford is part of a multi-agency task force set up to ensure appropriate support is in place for employees and the

plant’s local suppliers, including skills, training and help finding new work.

DSTO supporting change in various ways

The team at Dagenham Stamping and

Tooling Operations (DSTO) are supporting

the change in a number of ways.

Outplacement and career specialists, Lee

Hecht Harrison, have met with all DSTO

employees to discuss options and provide

support through the transition.

They have already delivered a range of

support workshops, including:

• Retirement planning and financial


•Assisting employees’ search for external

opportunities, with classroom-based

training on CV writing, filling out job application

forms, interview skills and where to

search for jobs.

This is being followed up with one to one

support, helping employees in whichever

direction they choose to go.

Lee Hecht Harrison have contacted

potential recruiters and have advertised

more than 100 opportunities on noticeboards

within the plant.

Like Southampton, DSTO has been

running job fairs in May, and there has been

keen interest from employers.

The interested parties showing interest

include organisations such as BMW, Jaguar

Land Rover, DP World Thames Gateway,

UK Power Networks, Euro Springs and

Pressings, Amtech Aluminium Castings and


“With workshops and one-to-one support

being run, DSTO and Lee Hecht Harrison

aim to give employees the best possible

chance to present themselves to the recruiting

organisations,” said Dagenham Stamping

and Tooling Operations HR manager

Amy Lewis.

10 Ford News June 2013

The Greenpower

Goblins at Dunton

Budding young engineers-to-be showed off

their green credentials at the second Dunton-based

Greenpower Goblin event for


The eco-vehicles competition is the junior

version of Greenpower (which will be held in

July) and introduces primary school students

to mechanical engineering with environmental

awareness, specifically focusing around

electric power.

Seven teams from six local primary schools

took part in their self-built electric vehicles,

proving that interest in the event is growing

year on year, with the teams competing over a

slalom, drag race and laps of a small oval

circuit throughout the day.

Ford volunteers Ed Berry, Gabrielle Baines, David

Woods, Joanna Papamargaritis and Vipul Saxena

Hannah Enticknap, from Greenpower, said:

“It takes each school about 15 hours to build

their vehicles and we assist by offering kits for

them to develop the cars.”

A total of 11 Ford volunteers took part,

including Dunton exhaust engineering employee

Vipul Saxena, who explained: “I love doing

things like this and seeing the excitement on

the kids’ faces, it is great to encourage young


Ford’s event co-ordinator Nicola Gregory

said: “It was a fantastic day and we have seen

more interest this year, we hope to have even

more teams taking part in 2014.”

The main Greenpower event will be held at

Dunton on 6 July this year.

British Gas in

huge fleet order

for Transit

British Gas has ordered 520 Transit

vans for use by its team of central

heating installation engineers.

The company chose the Transit

primarily for its class-leading economy

and the low emissions from its Dagenham-built

125PS 2.2-litre TDCi diesel


The choice of Transit also enabled

British Gas to achieve significant cost

savings by recycling the bespoke

racking systems fitted to their existing


Another advantage was the superior

security offered by the Transit’s large

load capacity, which enables awkward

loads to be accommodated inside the

van, rather than on external racking.

British Gas fleet general manager

Colin Marriott, said: “It was a no-brainer

really: the vans used by our central

heating installation engineers are a vital

resource for them and they love the


“When we asked, they said: ‘Give us

the same again, please’. On top of that,

by sticking with the same body shape,

we have been able to take fantastic

advantage of being able to recycle all

the racking systems, saving tonnes of

steel, energy and money.

“The Transit can also carry three

metres of copper piping inside the

vehicle, rather than on the roof, and that

is a major security advantage point for


The vans also meet the company’s

sophisticated vehicle whole life cost

model, which determines the replacement

timing for its vehicles.

All the vans being supplied are 330

medium wheelbase, medium roof

models, equipped with air-conditioning,

speed limiter and winter tyres, enabling

the engineers to carry out their work in

the toughest of environments.

Thirty-two will be four-wheel-drive

versions, which will be located strategically

around the country by British Gas,

for use in the most severe weather.

Ford direct sales manager Stephen

Gafson, said: “It is with good reason

that the Ford Transit is known as

Britain’s favourite van, and this new

order from British Gas underlines the

affection in which the vehicle is held,

not only by the end user, but also by

fleets who are looking for versatility and


The new Transits will be delivered

throughout this year replacing half the

fleet used by British Gas engineers.



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Car buyers and motoring

journalists are impressed

with Ford’s latest hot

hatchback model

The new Ford Fiesta ST is just now reaching

dealer showrooms, but more than 1,000 customers

had already placed an order in the three

months from prices being announced in January.

Priced from just £16,995 – up to £2,000 less

than segment competitors – and receiving praise

for its engaging and entertaining drive, the Fiesta

ST is already in strong demand at the head of the

new Fiesta range.

Ford of Britain chairman and managing director,

Mark Ovenden, said: “Our Fiesta ST offers

the winning combination of accessible pricing,

exhilarating performance and outstanding


“Expert commentators have described the car

as sensational, praising its agility, responsiveness

and addictive fun - yet with every-day practicality.

The rush of early orders proves our customers

agree with this assessment too.”

More than 90 per cent of customers have

opted for the Fiesta ST-2 which adds partial

leather Recaro seats, Sony DAB radio, Ford

keyless start, privacy glass and LED daytime

running lamps to the standard specification of

17-inch alloy wheels, ST front fog lights, SYNC

connectivity, Thatcham CAT 1 alarm and My Key.

The same is true for Focus ST which has seen

the majority of customers opting for the highly

specified, technology-rich models.

More than three in five new medium hot

hatches in the UK is a Focus ST, with sales to

date exceeding 3,000, outselling the Volkswagen

Golf GTi by more than two to one.

What the press says...

• Andrew English described the Fiesta ST to Daily Telegraph readers as: “the best fun you can

have for the money….this is the best of this year’s B-segment hot hatches and it’s £2,000 cheaper

than its rivals. Why would you pay more for less?”

He said: “It just monsters roads and is the kind of car that drives supercar owners crazy

wondering why they spend all that money. The grin hasn’t left my face all week.”

• Autocar tested a Fiesta ST-2 head-to-head against a Renault Clio RS 200 Turbo LX and Peugeot

208 GTi and declared: “We’ve become accustomed to Ford delivering class leaders right out of the

gate, and the ST is no exception.”

Although costing £900 less than the Peugeot and £2,000 less than the Renault, the Fiesta ST-2

won the test comfortably, with Autocar commenting: “The ST proves an object lesson in familiar

Ford development – namely, giving us exactly what we want.”

• Jack Rix told Auto Express readers: “Ford has called up every ounce of its hot hatch knowhow

to deliver a car that does exactly what a hot hatch needs to do – excite. Instant performance, a

fantastic exhaust note and great agility make the Fiesta fun in town and on track, while it costs

much less than rivals.

“We had big expectations and the ST more than meets them.”

12 Ford News June 2013

Road test

Ford News reporter

Robin Roberts, who

also edits the

Wheels Within Wales

automotive website,

put the Fiesta ST to

the test on the roads

of south Wales

Ford has restored its image for making

dynamic hot hatches as it rolls out the

Fiesta ST.

It is visually and dynamically very different

to its stablemates and its Team RS tuning is

immediately apparent.

The 1.6 litre engine is a compact fit under

the bonnet and delivers very willing acceleration

from rest and through the gears. On

motorways it cruises with nonchalance at

the legal limit.

But it’s on twisting roads that the Fiesta

ST comes into its own.

The figure-hugging Recaro seats really

hold you securely in place and there is an

immediate response to the steering and

immensely powerful brakes which include

all round discs for the first time on Fiesta.

You can tell the suspension has been

firmed up a lot and the ride lowered because

it corners in a much flatter manner

and it does transmit a lot of bumps back

into the cabin.

Handling is agile and the roadholding very

good with a good safety margin built into

the set-up.

A side effect of this is much more road

noise too from the bigger wheels and tyres

but there is no complaint about the deliberately

intruding exhaust note.

Access is easy in front, more of a

squeeze to slip behind, but the boot and

oddments provision is good. Once seated

there is fairly good leg and headroom in

front but less behind.

Visibility is reasonably good at the back

when parking and clear to front and side.

Instruments are decently sized and easy to


I liked the flowing nature to the powertrain

and gearbox, the agile steering and confidence-inspiring

brakes underfoot.

Over a mixture of roads I managed to get

into the low-30s economy but the engine of

my test car was barely run in and I would

expect this to improve.

Ford News June 2013 13


plant shows its

community spirit

Community spirit has always been

strong in Southampton plant – and that

extends to its links with the local


So when Hampshire Cricket Club

approached the plant to ask if its front

car park could be used to help accommodate

the crowds at the England vs

New Zealand international at the Ageas

Bowl this month, the plant was happy to


And, in the spirit of reciprocity, the

cricket club offered the plant 50 free

tickets for the match which is to be

played on 2 June – which have been

distributed through a free-entry prize


This is just one of many examples

where Ford Southampton has allowed

local community groups to use its

facilities or its grounds.

A local animal rescue charity, for

example, has used part of the plant’s

rear car park every year for a summer

fundraising sale.

The plant also set up an IT suite for

community use.

Southampton plant HR manager

Geoff Glover, said: “This is all part of

Ford Southampton being a ‘good

neighbour’ to others in our community,

as we have been over many a year.

“We feel it is important to try to give

something back to the local


The plant has recently held talks with

the cricket club to share learning about

engaging with the wider community.

The club has recently established its

own community trust and was keen to

learn from the plant and initiatives such

as the Ford Britain Trust.

Cycling team help

raise £800 for BEN

Five sets of ‘somewhat ageing legs’ from

Southampton plant came second in a gruelling

cycle challenge, clocking up an impressive 406

miles in 12 hours.

The five-strong team from Southampton

took silver by completing 211 laps in the Le

Mans-style challenge at Rockingham Motor

Speedway in Northamptonshire in March. The

team comprised Bryan Palmer, Mike Scott,

Mark Mole, Ian Summerville and Kiomars

Brink, a former Ironman Wales competitor.

In the process, the team raised about £800

in aid of the charity BEN, which provides care

and support for past and present employees of

the automotive and related industries.

The annual challenge is usually held over 24

hours but poor weather prompted the organisers

to halve the duration – making the endurance

test shorter but sharper.

“That meant we squeezed 24 hours of

cycling into a 12-hour window so it was one

hour on and one hour off,” explained vehicle

evaluation senior engineer Bryan Palmer.

“There was just enough time to throw a bit of

pasta down your throat and then it was back

on the bike.

“We drove through two hours of fog to get

there and when we arrived the track was

frozen. Because they were concerned about

safety, they decided we’d race from 9am to


“We’re all in our 40s and 50s. The next day I

just slept... but it was a good day.”

Bryan’s enthusiasm for cycling inspired the

ongoing On Your Bike campaign at Southampton

plant which has involved a series of

promotional and practical events to encourage

colleagues back into the saddle.

Cyclist Bryan Palmer recovers after the bike ride

Dunton mentors see pupils succeed

Dunton employees who have been mentoring

primary school pupils within the Basildon

area as part of the Primary Engineer

challenge were delighted as the schools

took two wins and a second in the event’s

regional national final in April.

Primary Engineer is designed to get

children interested in design and engineering

and Ford was involved with 24 employees

mentoring 12 schools.

A regional final was held in February at

James Hornsby secondary school, with

pupils having to create model vehicles – infant

schools were classed as ‘apprentices’

and made theirs from shoe boxes, while

junior schools were ‘engineers’ and made

wooden-chassis vehicles that were battery


Judging at the event was carried out by

Ford employees who had not been involved

in the mentoring programme, and the best

designs were carried forward to the Southern

England final, held on 19 April at Wilmington

Grammar School – where pupil

teams from Ryedean Primary School won at

apprentice level 1 and apprentice level 2,

and came second in engineer level 1.

South Basildon and East Thurrock MP

Stephen Metcalfe said: “I was delighted to

attend the regional final of the Primary

Engineer competition and particularly

pleased to see the five schools from Basildon

do so well, taking two firsts and a


“However, every single participant was a

winner. The experience gained from taking

part, I hope, has opened the students’ eyes

to the enormous possibilities engineering

has to offer and also shown them that it’s

fun! Congratulations to everyone who took

part and to the organisers.”

At the regional final held in Basildon in

February, Phoenix School won apprentice

level 1, Greensted School won apprentice

level 2 and Northlands School and Kingswood

School shared first for engineer level

1. Ryedean was invited to the Southern

England final as a runner-up.

14 Ford News June 2013

Southampton safeguards

future of historic plaque

Southampton has added another chapter

to the history of a plaque whose past is

every bit as colourful as its own.

The plaque is the roll of names of the 52

people killed in an air raid during the Battle

of Britain on the Cunliffe-Owen aircraft

factory which occupied the site

The roll of honour has been lost, replaced,

damaged, salvaged and restored,

then relocated several times – and has now

been given a new home at a local .aviation


Surviving relatives of those killed in the

raid on 11 September, 1940, were keen that

the plaque should be safeguarded and it will

now be re-housed at the Solent Sky


When the original roll of honour went

missing, the plant organised for a replacement

to be made – an oak plaque, which

now hangs in the chapel in the memorial

garden marking the factory hit in the air raid.

And when the original plaque resurfaced

in a storeroom a few years ago, it was

restored and resited – first in the visitors’

room and then in the main foyer. It is this

older plaque which has been moved to

Solent Sky.

Helen Corben and Audrey Davey, whose

father Fred Burnet died in the raid, are

appreciative that Ford has always accommodated

their annual visit to the chapel –

and to the plaques.

They returned this April with Audrey’s

daughter Caraline Whittenham, to receive

the original plaque on behalf of all the

From left: Audrey Davey, Doug Twogood (who safeguarded the plaque), plant manager

John Oldham, Helen Corben and squadron leader Alan Jones

relatives – and to hand it over to Squadron

Leader Alan Jones of Solent Sky museum.

Helen said: “Everyone at Ford has been

most helpful and respectful of me and my

sister over the years, and it has meant such

a lot.”

HR manager Geoff Glover said: “We have

always been aware that this plaque is more

than just a plaque. It represents the sacrifice

of those who were killed at the factory

during the war. It is a symbol of the deep

roots of this site and the important role it

has played in the history of Southampton.

“We were delighted to give this plaque a

new home where it can be viewed by a

wider population, but can also be there to

provide a private moment of thought and

reflection for those family members who

have cherished the memory of their loved

one with such dedication.”

Hannah takes the plunge for JDRF

Hannah Jarrett has fallen into the record books at Bridgend engine plant.

The 16-year-old daughter of engineer Neil Jarrett sky-dived from 13,000ft to

raise yet more money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

Hannah set herself a target of £660 for the tandem jump, which would have

taken her to £6,000 in total over three years for JDRF. But the plucky parachutist

actually pulled in £1,000 from the jump over Swansea aerodrome.

Before she leapt out of the plane attached to an instructor, Hannah completed

a zip wire descent from Newport Transporter Bridge, as well as

walking in events which brought personal recognition when she was asked to

carry the Olympic torch through South Wales.

Politicians have also asked for her observations and input into diabetes

research and treatment in Wales and she has visited the Houses of Parliament

to meet MPs and peers who want to develop resources and better


Hannah has type 1 diabetes, and said the jump was “an amazing


Dad Neil added: “You wouldn’t catch me jumping out of a plane like that.

She’s a very brave young woman and we are immensely proud of her.”

Her feet had barely touched ground before she went into training for her

next fund-raising event, a sponsored assault course with the Army.

Hannah Jarrett during her skydive in aid of JDRF

Ford News June 2013 15

In the

pink for


Dunton and Warley have been in the pink as

part of a fund-raising drive to help beat

breast cancer that has raised more than


A team of 16 people – including Ford

employees from Dunton, Warley and Cologne,

and their families and friends – took

part in the London MoonWalk 2013, an

annual event which sees people in decorated

bras walking either a half-marathon or

marathon in London overnight to raise

money for breast cancer research.

As part of that fund-raising effort, a Pink

Day was co-ordinated by Jackie Beenham,

from Dunton HR, when employees were

encouraged to dress in pink for a £1


An enormous bake sale saw a variety of

tasty goodies sold, while more than 300

pink roses were sold in the restaurant.

Some employees went even further with the

theme – Terry Boucher and Tony Adams

donned pink ‘onesies’, wigs and bunny ears

to collect money, while Arvinder Marway

wore a pink tie and pink turban on the day.

Overall, £2,250 was raised at Dunton, with

another £1,526 at Warley from cakes and a

bucket collection (and including £610 from

selling roses), with the MoonWalk sponsorship

and pledges taking the total to £9,000.

Jackie Beenham described the Dunton

Pink Day as: “a truly incredible day and so,

so many people kindly volunteered to help

– we are grateful to every one of them.”

Warley organiser Jayne Miles added: “I

think that is just an amazing response for

such a good cause.”

16 Ford News June 2013

Ford Land’s Paul Wynne, Karl Griffin, Ava McGregor and Neil


Warley energy

saving team

People in Warley are being urged

to switch off lights, computers and

electrical equipment when not

needed to save some of the

£830,000 spent every year heating

and lighting the building.

“We use £200,000 of that energy

at evenings and weekends when

the building is empty,” said Ford

Land facilities manager Neil Samuels.

“Probably half of those lights

and heaters can’t be turned off, but

we believe half can, and that means

a big potential saving.”

In line with the global energy

efficiency strategy to reduce energy

consumption by 25 per cent by the

end of 2016, Neil’s team is developing

energy efficiency initiatives

including installing staircase and

escalator lighting sensors which will

save around £12,000 a year, car

park lighting timer controls reducing

the number of hours car parks are

lit and specifying `power-save’

printers and copiers when replacement

units are required.

With the annual £75,000 water

bill added, the total cost of utilities

works out at around £650 for every

person in the Warley building – and

next year it will be even more, as

costs increase by around 10 per

cent a year.

According to figures from the

Carbon Trust:

• Air conditioning an office for one

extra hour a day uses enough

energy in a month to power a TV for

more than a year

• A 2degC increase in office

temperature creates enough CO2 in

a year to fill a hot air balloon

• A computer left on overnight for a

year creates enough CO2 to fill a

double-decker bus

Don’t forget:

• Switch off screens during prolonged

periods of inactivity (lunch,

meetings etc) and before you go

home each evening

• Only boil the water you need

• Unplug chargers when not in use

and do not overcharge mobile

phones or PDAs

• Have your computer and screen

go on standby after five minutes

and do not use screen savers.

Ford News June 2013 17


volunteer at


Two teams of second year Essexbased

Ford apprentices volunteered to

help Hall Mead School at Upminster

as part of National Apprenticeship


The school needed assistance with

getting equipment that had been

unused for many years in running

order again. The school wanted to

develop more metal working capability

and did not have the maintenance

experience to undertake this work.

The tasks involved the recommissioning

of four lathes and two mechanical

hacksaws that had not been

used for at least 10 years.

The apprentices designed and built

a work bench that complemented an

existing bench to create a bigger


They also identified some safety

issues with other machines and

resolved a long outstanding issue with

a wood storage area.

“Work is still ongoing as they have

taken away some items to work on

which will be returned to the school

soon,” said training co-ordinator Andy


“The apprentices were a credit to

Ford Motor Company.”

The lathe team, from left: David Balin (instructor), Dan Tapp, Dan Hammond, Oscar Leigh,

Dan Smith, Bradley Rose, Luke Mulholland (ex-pupil of the school) and Mathew Burchett

The bench team,

from left: Richard

Hepworth, Tom

Appleton, Jack

Baker, Tyler Powell

and Jake Gray

Police train Dunton EDAP motorcyclists

Motorcyclists at Dunton can learn to be safer on the roads thanks to a new

scheme arranged through EDAP.

The inaugural Bike Safe training course was the first time such an EDAP course

has been held at a Ford site, rather than at an external venue.

Essex Police motorcyclists, as well as an Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

rider, helped 10 Dunton employees to improve their road safety awareness when

on their bikes.

The day involved classroom theory sessions, an assessed ride and then an

audio-assisted ride in which a police motorcyclist led the way, pointing out all the

dangers and informing the group how best to read the road as a biker.

Bike Safe is a drive by Essex Police to help improve the safety of motorcyclists

on our roads, from education to practical advice and tips.

Mark Bird, a motorcyclist of three years who is a purchasing manager at Dunton,

said it was a superb course and recommended it to fellow motorcyclists .

Mark, who with his purchasing colleagues was instrumental in getting the

Dunton-based course accepted by EDAP, added: “It was mentally tiring, believe it

or not, as you are concentrating throughout the day on taking in the information.

“When we went out later with earpieces on, listening to how the police rider was

assessing the road and the risks, it was a real eye-opener – he was taking in so

much more than your normal motorcyclist would.

“It is a very valuable course and they pair two riders of equal ability with one

police assessor, so you can get the most out of the day no matter what level of

skill or experience you are at.”

Dunton will also be able to do the Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) bike test in

the visitors’ car park area in the coming weeks, following approval from the DVLA.

•For more on the Ford course, contact Dunton EDAP

Above: Riders

and instructors

involved in the

Bike Safe day

line up outside


Left: a biker

gets some


18 Ford News June 2013

Dagenham’s jetty

gets a spring clean

Ford and river charity Thames 21 came together

in the early part of May to perform a clean-up

of the shoreline at the Company’s Dagenham


A team of 30 Ford volunteers were advised by

two members of Thames 21 about safety before

accessing the River Thames foreshore area via a

scaffolding staircase at the south west end of the


The volunteers removed a number of waste

items from the shore during the clean-up operation

at low tide, including a Christmas tree that

had been dumped in the river.

Brian Hargis, the estate environmental specialist

for Dagenham, said: “The operation shows

that Ford as a company makes a big effort to look

after its environment across all of its sites. We are

delighted that Thames 21 assisted us on the


Thames 21 is the voice for London’s waterways

and works with more than 9,000 volunteers

annually to keep the city’s 400-mile network of

rivers and canals clean for people and wildlife to


• For more information, please visit www.


FSID event

for Archie

Ford employees are invited to be

part of a fund-raising dinner in

July in aid of the Foundation for

the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID).

The event is being organised

by Dagenham Diesel Centre

worker Bob Morris and comes

just over a year after a similar

fund-raiser was held in memory

of his grandson Archie, who died

of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

in August 2011.

A three-course dinner, with

live band, singer and a raffle are

being lined up on Saturday, 20

July, at the Chigwell Sports and

Social Club, with all proceeds

going to FSID.

Bob said: “It will be a great

evening and we are looking to

sell the last few tickets.”

Tickets are £50 for adults and

£15 for children under 12. You

can contact Bob on 0208 595




The clean up team at Dagenham jetty

Football fans in the Daventry

customer relationship centre

(CRC) proudly wore their colours

during a themed fund-raising day

which raised £60 for the Bobby

Moore Fund in aid of bowel

cancer research.

More than 30 CRC team

members spent a Friday sporting

their favourite football kit, and

the football theme was continued

during the day with a number of

fun challenges including a

keepy-uppy competition.

“The day provided a great

chance to have some fun with

the team while collecting some

money for a worthwhile cause,”

said CRC team leader Jo Rowley.

Plant reunion

Darren Wetherald and Geoff Bores Jamie Willis Paul Masterson, Darren Baldwin

A reunion for Southampton plant

colleagues past and present will

take place at the Ford Sports and

Social Club in Southampton, on

the evening of Friday 5 July.

Contact the organisers if you

would like to attend: Michael

Needle on 07777610173 or

michael.needle@sky.com or Edi

Bega on 023 8073 7474 or


Ford News June 2013 19

A marathon

effort from

Ford people

Ford employees across Essex have gone

further to raise more than £17,500 for

charity at this year’s London Marathon.

And one Dagenham security guard

completed his tenth London Marathon,

raising another £2,200 towards his total of

around £21,000 across all of his epic runs.

Mark Mathurin, who works for plant

protection at Dagenham, entered his first

London Marathon in 1995 – and has run it

another nine times since.

He said: “I used to be a good runner

when I was a youngster, doing half-marathons

in around 1hr 18m, but as you get

older these marathons just get longer and

longer! My best time at the London Marathon

was 3hrs 25m, but this time I took just

over five hours, I was exhausted!

“I entered my first in 1995 and at that

time, a family member had motor neurone

disease so I decided to raise money for that

charity. Each time I’ve entered it since then,

I’ve raised money for different charities –

such as Breast Cancer Research, St Luke’s

Hospice, Leukaemia Research and also

Cancer Research UK, for which I raised

£2,200 at this year’s run.

“I want to say a huge thank you to my

colleagues in plant protection, the vehicle

holding compound and jetty operations, all

of whom have supported my fundraising

efforts across these 10 marathons. And also

to my mum – she is a fantastic fundraiser

and a bit of a bully, making sure that people

sponsor me!”

Mark says he has already been challenged

to enter the 2014 event by his son

Luke, 22, with both hoping to be selected to

run in the marathon’s annual ballot.

Dunton runners, from left: Catherine Rodgers, Craig Caves, Simon Rawlings, Rob

Argles, Tony Riordan, Andrew Fletcher, James Blackshaw and Alistair Baxter

Meanwhile, nine runners from Dunton

finished the 2013 marathon – raising

£15,500, with more still to be collected.

The nine runners were (in the order they

finished): Simon Rawlings; Aaron Paterson;

Rob Argles; James Blackshaw; Tony

Riordan; Andrew Fletcher; Alistair Baxter;

Craig Caves; and Catherine Rodgers.

They raised money for nine charities,

including Great Ormond Street Hospital,

Macmillan Cancer Support, the British Heart

Foundation and the National Blind Children’s


Simon finished in 3hrs 26m 29s, while

Catherine completed the team’s effort at

5hrs 58m 13s.

“I struggled at the end and had to walk

the final six miles – but I was happy to

finish,” said Aaron, who finished in an

excellent time under three-and-a-half hours.

James added: “It was tougher than I

expected – it’s not just two half-marathons.”

Tony said: “I did it, but only just – it was

the best of times and the worst of times; it

was agony and ecstasy!”

Lone female runner Catherine exclaimed:

“I’m back and I survived!”

Mark Mathurin with his 10 medals

Ford and Schaeffler develop eWheelDrive car

Ford Motor Company and automotive

component manufacturer and supplier

Schaeffler have demonstrated the Fiestabased

eWheelDrive car, a driveable research

vehicle that could lead to improvements

in urban mobility and parking by

making possible smaller, more agile cars.

Powered by independent electric motors

in each of the rear wheels, eWheelDrive

technology offers space under the bonnet

that in conventional cars is occupied by the

engine and transmission, and in electric

cars by a central motor.

This technology could in the future

support the development of a four-person

car that only occupies the space of a

two-person car today. At the same time,

eWheelDrive steering system designs could

enable vehicles to move sideways into

parking spaces – a potential breakthrough

as cities become more populated and


“This is an exciting project to work on

with Schaeffler because it potentially opens

new options for the development of zero

emission vehicles with very efficient packaging

and exceptional manoeuvrability,”

said Pim van der Jagt, Ford’s director of

research and advanced engineering in

Europe. “Looking forward, we have the

opportunity to scope out the vehicle’s

capabilities and how we might overcome

some of the challenges presented by

implementing the technology.”

With in-wheel motors, the components

required for drive, deceleration and driver

assistance technologies are installed in an

integrated wheel hub drive – including the

electric motor, braking and cooling systems.

Ford joined the project to investigate the

potential for future vehicles that also could

offer zero emissions, and more space for

features such as protection zones.

In-wheel electric motors are seen by

many experts as a potentially important

technology enabler for city cars as the world

becomes more crowded. It is projected that

by 2050 the number of people living in cities

globally will have increased from 3.4 billion

to 6.4 billion, and the number of cars

worldwide will have increased fourfold.

20 Ford News June 2013

Big-hearted Rob hits

fund-raising milestone

Bridgend’s big-hearted charity fund-raiser Rob

Buckley has celebrated donating more than

£120,000 to local good causes.

The Sigma line worker founded Neath Sportsmen’s

Society in 2005 and uses it to hold regular

dinners and evenings attracting top celebrities to

pull in hundreds of paying guests each time.

Neath Sportsmen’s society recently met at the

Glyn Clydach Hotel, Neath when the guest

speaker was former world snooker champion

Dennis Taylor.

Over 250 guests gave Dennis a standing

ovation after his varied and amusing talk on the

game and his career and showed he has lost

none of his skills when he cleared the balls on a

snooker table within minutes.

“We raised over £5,000 on the night with

YMCA, The Wooden Spoon and Neath ATC all

getting £1,000 each and many others over the

past few weeks getting £250 each,” said Rob.

In 2012, Rob passed £120,000 he has raised

for worthwhile causes and now he’s pressing on

towards £250,000 over the next few years.

“I could not have achieved this figure without

the support of the club and the enthusiasm from

guests over the years,” he added.

The next evening is 4 October at the Glyn

Clydach Hotel in Neath with former Bath, England

and Lions prop forward Gareth Chilcott.

• If you want to go or join Neath Sportsmean’s

Club, contact Robert on 07979693018 or email rfbuckley1963@gmail.com

From left:

charity beneficiary


Ford, Dennis

Taylor, Rob


charity representative


Brown and

WRU referee

tutor Clive


Goodwood FoS ticket offer

Ford’s FF1, a Formula Ford-inspired 1.0-litre

track car, will make its public debut in the UK at

the 20th Goodwood Festival of Speed, taking

place from 11-14 July.

The three-cylinder EcoBoost-powered FF1 sits

side-by-side with some of the world’s most exotic

supercars following its astonishing pace around

Germany’s famed Nürburgring Nordschleife


The FF1 will tackle the famous Goodwood

hillclimb and it will also be on display in the

FoS-TECH area during the festival.

In addition, Ford will be showcasing the all-new

Fiesta ST at the Moving Motor Show on Thursday,

11 July. The show allows car enthusiasts the

chance to see the industry’s latest models, with

manufacturers using Goodwood Hill to demonstrate

their newest products.

Legendary Ford GT40 models, pictured, from

the Company’s UK heritage collection will take

part in the Goodwood Revival on 13-15 September,

supporting the 50th anniversary of the start

of development of the classic endurance racer.

• Tickets for the Goodwood Festival of Speed are

on sale now, and Ford people can buy up to four

single day adult tickets at a 25 per cent discount

by calling 01243 755055 and quoting ‘Ford13’.

Under-12s get in free if accompanied by a paying

adult. For details go to www.goodwood.com

ForDivas go


The ForDivas are walking,

jogging and running on 23 June

in Basildon’s Gloucester Park to

join other women from the area,

in the fight against cancer.

The 5k Race for Life event,

hosted by Cancer Research UK,

is a family fun day where women

come together to take on the 5k

challenge raising sponsorship for

the charity.

The team is formed with

women who work at Ford, or are

friends, family or colleagues of

someone who does.

The team will be supported

by the Ford events team who are

showing their support by

providing useful amenities such

as tables and chairs for


The ForDivas are veterans in

dressing up in raising money for

the charity and ensuring they

have fun while they do it.

Donations are invited and more

team members are always


•For more information,

contact jbelling@ford.com or

visit www.facebook.com/fordivas

League seeks

new players

Ford Sunday Football League

(FSFL) is looking for new

members for the 2013/2014


This is an adult 11-a-side

league with two divisions and

three cup competitions.

All matches are played at either

Basildon or Newbury Park Ford

Sports and Social Club grounds.

•For information, contact

Derek Green on 0208 594 2645,

07851 466731, green453@

btinternet.com or Chris Hart on

01277 653312 07733 332727,


Warley VED

Don’t forget: Warley Vehicle

Enthusiasts’ Day will be on

Friday, 26 July. If you want to

bring along an interesting,

historic, classic or unusual

vehicle, register your interest by

emailing fnews@ford.com and

we will send joining instructions.

Ford News June 2013 21



Lily Wallace and family sadly announce Robert Wallace (Wally to

his colleagues) died peacefully on 19 March at the age of 81.

Robert worked in fire and security at Dunton for 26 years. His

wife Lily and children Paula, Robert, and Richard would like to

thank Ford Motor Company for their floral tribute. Also thanks

go to his colleagues, friends and family for their donations to

the cancer charities. He will be sadly missed.

The family of Horace "Horry" Exley are sad to announce that he

passed away on 21 March, aged 82. He worked at stamping

and body plant in Dagenham for 37 years and retired in 1990.

He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Thank you

to Ford for the floral tribute.

The family of Paul Hibberd are sad to announce his passing on

28 March after a short illness. Paul worked in the accounts

department of Ford in Swaythling for over 35 years before

retiring to Devon in 2006. He will be missed enormously by his

wife Miriam, children Marc and Jackie.

Former Ford of Britain chairman Sir Terence Beckett died on 2

May, aged 89. Obituary next issue.

To place a personal notice email fnews@ford.com


Activities / Clubs


John Farringdon, who worked for Ford from 1935 until 1974,

celebrates his 100th birthday on 7 June. He started at

Dagenham as a resident typewriter mechanic and moved to

Leamington foundry in 1942 in the employment department,

where they were recruiting staff to help with the war effort.

John, who still drives, has no surviving family, but his friend

Mike Durant sends him congratulations on his centenary.

BILLERICAY, double room to

let, shared bathroom, kitchenette,

Internet, tv, laundry,

parking for 3 cars. £130 a

week (including bills), extra

if breakfast and dinner

required. Patel, 01268


BADMINTON club for Ford

players. Brentwood area.

Friendly atmosphere.

Intermediate to advanced.

Thursdays 8-10.30 pm. Four

courts. Please call Peter,

01708 473997.

FORD Basildon Rendezvous

Club, Gardiners Lane,

Basildon, is now able to

accommodate new members.

Ford retirees can

apply. Meetings take place

on Tuesdays from 1.30 to

3.30. Day trips, short

breaks. Further information

from 01268 289763 or

01268 420822.

FORD Sports (Basildon)

Bowls club would welcome

new members. We have an

all-weather green, playable

throughout the year. Novice

and experienced bowlers

welcome. Qualified coaching

available. Please contact

Christine, 01268


Camping /Caravans

ATLAS Florida caravan, 2001,

static, small residential site

in Little Clacton, Essex, fees

paid for 2013, season is

March to October, close to

Frinton-on-sea and Waltonon-the-Naze,

close to

Morrisons and Tesco supermarkets.

£7000. Altringham,

07751 027549.

GROUND sheet, maroon,

suitable for caravan awning

or tent, 16ft x 8ft, soft and

warm under foot, used

twice, paid £100. £55 ono.

Thomas, 01702 547274.


FORD Focus ST2, 5 door in

Electric Orange, 58 plate -

registered Nov 2008, one

owner since new, 49,000

miles, excellent condition

with full Ford service history,

road tax & 6 months

MOT, mini spare wheel

included. £9,200. Emma,

07736 283401.

KA Zetec Climate, 1.3i, 2008

reg, 26,000 miles, 2 female

owners, Oyster Grey, 12

months MOT, taxed till

September, FSH, Alloy

wheels, Radio/CD Player

MP3 Adapter, height

adjustable drivers seat, rear

headrests, remote central

locking, electric door mirrors,

heated front and rear

windscreen, PAS, immobiliser,

air conditioned climate

control, body coloured

bumpers, cloth seats,

airbags, electric windows,

petrol, manual. £3,000 ono.

Lovell, 07423 456965.

PRIVATE plate, K200 JES.

£450 ono. Osborn, 07872


RENAULT Megane Coupe

Cabriolet, 2005, 1.9 DCi

Turbo, 46,000 miles, black,

manual, Renaultsport

extras, DVD/CD/radio, full

red leather, chrome pack,

excellent condition, tax and

MOT, full Renault service

history. £6,495 ono. Regan,

01708 458660.

VAUXHALL Zafira Breeze

Plus, 1.6i, Silver, 57 Reg,

MOT, Taxed, 4 new tyres,

excellent condition. £4625.

Vickery, 07734 083684.

WIND Deflector for Mini

Convertible, 2007, as new,

unused still in case, worth

£200. will accept £50.

Orme, 01702 520211.


Extensions /

loft conversions,

including calculations.

01268 412431

0791 354 1382

Holiday Property

CYPRUS, North (Non EU),

large detached bungalow in

2 acres of land, 3 large bedrooms,

fully furnished, private

pool (10m x 5m).

£130,000. 01277 656559.


COSTA Blanca, Denia. Luxury

2 bed, 2 bath house. Sleeps

4-6. A/C, heating & pool. 5

mins walk to beach restaurants,

bars. Suit families,

couples, golfers. From



Sylvia or Alan 01425


COSTA del Sol, Calahonda.

Gr-floor 2 bed 2 bath apt.

Sleeps 5. Beautiful quiet

location close to all amenities.

Ken, 01245 322191 or


DEVON / Cornwall border.

Three cosy cottages sleeping

2, 4 and 6. Situated in

flowered courtyard with 11-

acres of gardens and river

meadows. B&B also available.

Eight miles from

beaches and coastal paths.

Brochure 01409 271298.



DISNEY, Florida. Executive

villa. 5 beds, 4 baths, pool /

spa. Disney 10 mins.


Brochure 07766 403375.

PORTUGAL, Praia da Luz,

W.Algarve. 5 bed, 4 bath

villa. Sleeps 10. Private

pool, gdns. Fully equipped

kit, utility. Sea and country

views. Nr beaches, golf.

07803 922223.


CAR trailer, fitted with leaf

springs, mini wheels with

spare, new tyres, tailgate

and a cover, suitable for

any job. £145. Gordon,

01708 521475.

GRINDER, Clarke international

bench grinder 6"

(150mm) £20. Office, home

swivel chair, fully

adjustable. Chesnut brown

/ mottled. £25. Brand new.

Roof rack for Frontera. £25.

Floor tiles, Welsh quarry x

32. New, heather brown, 6"

square. £20. Garden table

Umbrella, large, oblong,

blue/green floral design,

excellent condition. £12.

Howe, 01708 340274.

SUITCASES, 2 x brand new,

soft, black, large, 4 wheels.

£30 each. Cooke, 01279



FRESHWATER fishing tackle,

£1000 worth of equipment,

everything you will ever

need. £200 ono. Hopper,

01268 2812865.

GOLF clubs, bag and trolley.

£50. Claude Butler, mans

bike. £50. Fishing rods

including beachcaster. £50.

Nash, 01702 714354.

MAZUNA clubs in good condition,


3,4,5,6,7,8,9,wedge & bag.

£60. Morris, 01708 788668.



detached, cul de sac, field

views. £230,000.

Woodhams, 01206 272743


BATTERY charger for Nu-tool

drill, 18V, for Ford pensioner.

John Regan, 01708 852438.


GARDEN Pond, fibreglass,

(L) 2m x (W) 1.5m x (D)

0.5m, Free to collect.

White, 07731 662783.



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Aldborough Road South, Ilford,


Hall available for hire for

wedding receptions

and dinner, dances.

Cricket nets for hire hourly,

7 days a week.

For further information call

Jean on 0208 590 3797

Lottery results


March draw: a new Ford Fiesta

Style went to G M Deighton,.

£1,400 goes to P E Jarrold and

£1,000 to F Hyde, D Penny, M

Barry. D P Mazzey wins £850 and

£700 goes to D G Carder, £400 to

E S Stewart, £300 to J John.

Prizes of £200 to E J Bennett, W F

Smith, L Garard, A Harper, R K

Ivory and S F M Black. £100

prizes go to F Smallwood, T R W

Quennell, I Davies, M J Gapes, L

Barr, M Bissett, M D Martin, W

Gwyther, M W Cox, D M Cassar, F

Butcher, B Hyde, L Coghlan, B A

Perkins and P H Lewis.


Goodwood Festival of Speed

competition winners: Vanessa

Pugh, Darren Johnson, Chris

Rushton, Mike Burgess and

Paul Stafford

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£20 crossword

Quick across

Cryptic across

Parking technology

Reversing and parking are among the

biggest sources of stress for many

drivers, and now more and more Ford

customers are buying cars that make

those activities easier.

Ford’s fastest-growing driver

assistance technology of 2012 was the

rear view camera that helps drivers with

reversing manoeuvres including parking.

Ford customers in Europe bought

55,000 cars equipped with rear view

cameras, over 11,000 of which were in

the UK. This represents an increase of

45 per cent on the 38,000 sold in 2011 in

Europe – making it the third best-selling

driver aid.

Ford also sold more than 100,000

vehicles in Europe equipped with Active

Park Assist, the second best-selling aid,

which helps drivers parallel park at the

touch of a button, and without touching

the steering wheel.

Ford’s rear view camera shows

obstructions such as low obstacles,

animals and children on a screen in the

instrument cluster or in the rear view

mirror. It debuted on the Kuga in 2008;

was introduced on Mondeo, Galaxy and

S-MAX in 2010; and has since has been

rolled out across Focus, Grand C-MAX,

C-MAX, Fiesta and B-MAX.

7. Of horses (6)

8. Trouble (6)

10. Offence (7)

11. Unfaithful (5)

12. Only (4)

13. Search (5)

17. Steer (5)

18. Scoff (4)

22. Rage (5)

23. Novelty (7)

24. Sensitive to pain (6)

25. Battle (6)

7. Actually one may be surprised to say it (6)

8. Pressed on amid dire trouble (6)

10. An attractive item has nothing of interest to a

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13. Stick to imitation jewellery (5)

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24. There’s no difference between them (6)

25. Venerate an American patriot (6)

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2. A suspended sentence? (7)

3. Yet it may be quite a young tree (5)

4. The physical attraction of a body (7)

5. Got down to making a proposal? (5)

6. Turn aside for inspiration (5)

9. With everything to throw around there’s nothing left (5,4)

14. Loud chuckle first heard from Lewis Carroll (7)

15. The final game ends with a drink (7)

16. Garment can be adapted for tin legs (7)

19. Shouted and wept (5)

20. A number join four for a meal (5)

21. Unusual romance (5)

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Quick Across

1 Wrath; 4 Blemish; 8 Tension; 9 Caper; 10 Ogle; 11 Insolent; 13 Mime;

14 Mess; 16 Disclose; 17 Edge; 20 Unity; 21 Empress; 22 Tantrum; 23


Quick Down

1 Without a doubt; 2 Annul; 3 Hail; 4 Banana; 5 Enclosed; 6 Impress; 7

Horatio Nelson; 12 Employer; 13 Mission; 15 Esteem; 18 Dream; 19 Aped.

Cryptic Across

1 Might; 4 Crack up; 8 Tendril; 9 Ate up; 10 Rest; 11 Unchaste; 13 Inst;

14 Clap; 16 Instance; 17 Fate; 20 Trawl; 21 Appoint; 22 Citadel; 23 Tense.

Cryptic Down

1 Materialistic; 2 Gongs; 3 Tory; 4 Colony; 5 As a whole; 6 Keeps up;

7 Puppet theatre; 12 Assailed; 13 Instant; 15 Scrawl; 18 Alien; 29 Spot.




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