Firm backs youngsters

Geoff Cox garage Denby.
Geoff Cox garage Denby.

A CAR and mobile home retailer and service centre is looking to take on up to three apprentices over the next few months.

Family business Geoff Cox, of Denby, which this year celebrates its 45th anniversary, is considering recruiting more youngsters to follow the success of its latest apprentices.

Eighteen-year-old Ashley Hill, of Ripley, joined the company in August, 2010, and was the first apprentice recruited to join the training programme for Ford. Geoff Cox became a dealer for Ford last year with authorised repair and workshop facilities.

Managing director Neil Cox discovered Ashley when he went to the open day at his son Aidan’s school, nearby John Flamsteed, Community School in the village.

Another apprentice success has been 24-year-old Stuart Ryan, of Smalley.

He had already worked at a garage in Codnor before joining Geoff Cox in October 2010.