About Us


Pollendines Ford is a locally owned, family run Ford dealership based in the beautiful and unique seaside town of Frinton on Sea, Essex.  Pollendines serves the whole Tendring area, also covering Walton on the Naze, Clacton on Sea, Harwich, Manningtree and the surrounding villages.

Established in the early 1970’s by Peter Pollendine and Max Vinnell. In the late 80’s Max completed a management buyout of the business, retaining the established trading name. Shortly before this time his daughter, Samantha, joined the company as a Sales Executive and worked her way up to Sales Director, eventually taking over as Managing Director in 2001 after the sudden loss of her father.

Pollendines is an independent dealership and has worked with three main brands over the years, Volvo, Fiat and now Ford. The company has operated for over 40 years at the current site and is well known and respected within the local area. Pollendines currently sponsor a number local grass root sports teams in the local community.

In 2008 Pollendines gained approval for the Ford brand and was one the first dealerships to be appointed in a recruitment drive for a Ford retail dealership. Pollendines Ford is in a unique position, being one of the few remaining small local retail Ford dealers and offer a premium value product in a unique seaside location.

Customer satisfaction and good value for money is the Pollendines philosophy. Many of our clients have been recommended to us by existing customers and even through multiple generations of the same families. Pollendines is a local business, employing local people, that aims to give it’s clients, Ford or non Ford, a convenient friendly and personal service.

We do not take our customers for granted and endeavour to have customers for life no matter how often they change their vehicle.