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Ogilvie Fleet retains investors in people gold standard

Posted on by Matt Topham

Ogilvie Fleet cements its business excellence by retaining investors in people gold standard


Ogilvie Fleet is celebrating after retaining its Investors in People Gold Standard accreditation.

The multi award-winning vehicle leasing and fleet management company gained the Gold Standard for the first time three years ago and has retained the accreditation following a comprehensive audit involving interviews with almost half of the businesses’ 120 employees.

Investors in People Gold represents a true commitment to employees and demonstrates a solid foundation of good practice which remains challenging and aspirational for many organisations. 

What’s more, securing Investors in People Gold Standard accreditation further adds to Ogilvie Fleet’s reputation as being at the forefront of the UK’s vehicle leasing and fleet management industry following multiple award wins, notably for customer service.

Additionally, Ogilvie Fleet, which has almost 17,000 leased cars and vans on its books and a further almost 3,000 on fleet management, achieved a two-star accreditation in the 2019 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ annual national survey that measures and acknowledges excellence in workplace engagement.

Company car tax rates 2020/21 to 2022/23

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Company car benefit-in-kind tax rates for the three years 2020/21 to 2022/23 have been announced by the Government. 

The announcement, which sees company car benefit-in-kind tax rates for zero emission cars in 2020/21 cut to 0% from the previously announced 2% but all other already published rates remaining unchanged for cars registered before April 6, 2020, sees reduced rates for cars first registered from April 6, 2020.

The twin-track approach will remain in place for the two financial years 2020/21 and 2021/22 before company car benefit-in-kind tax rates realign in 2022/23 (see tables below).

Figures for 2023/24 and beyond have not been published and, said the Government, “remained under review”. It said it would “aim to announce appropriate percentages at least two years ahead of implementation to provide certainty for employers, employees and fleet operators”. Therefore, it can be anticipated that 2023/24 company car benefit-in-kind tax rates will most likely be announced in the Budget in November 2020.

In announcing the new rates, the Government said it “recognised the value of the company car market in supporting the transition to zero emission technology. This is reflected in a higher proportion of company cars with zero emissions - compared to private registrations - and the high proportion of these that are subsequently supplied to the second-hand market after three-four years”.

The Government added: “By providing clarity of future appropriate percentages, businesses Will have the ability to make more informed decisions about how they make the transition to zero emission fleets.”

Ogilvie highly commended in IAFN Awards 2019

Posted on by Mark Knight

IAFN Awards 2019 HighlyCommended UKEuropeIndependentLessor

Ogilvie Fleet has once again received industry recognition, having been highly commended in the European Independent Lessor category of the International Asset Finance Network Awards 2019.

The annual awards take place during a gala dinner attended by hundreds of finance professionals and look to celebrate the leading organisations in asset finance and the contribution they have made to the industry.

Also celebrating on the night was fleet tax expert Colin Tourick who was inducted into the Fleet Finance Hall of Fame. Colin is author of Company Car and Van Tax 2019 which can be downloaded for free by clicking here

Ogilvie supports #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Posted on by Mark Knight

Mental Health Awareness Week

The Ogilvie Group is proud to be supporting the Mental Health Awareness Week, 13-19 May, run in conjunction with the Mental Health Foundation, Heads Together and This is Me.

Across the business a number of activities have been organised including the 'Big Walk' on Wednesday 15th May and a Wellbeing Breakfast on Friday 17th May.

This coincides with new initiatives recently launched to help improve and support employee mental health. These include the appointment of mental health first aiders and the Employee Assistance Programme, a telephone and online service to give employees and their families support and advice in areas including legal, medical, financial and family care.

Ogilvie celebrates 40 years of success

Posted on by Mark Knight

Ogilvie Fleet, one of the UK’s fastest growing vehicle leasing and fleet management companies, is gearing up for further growth as it celebrates 40 years of providing a multi award-winning service to businesses.

Stirling-headquartered Ogilvie Fleet, which now has offices in Sheffield and Belfast and a home-based South of England sales team, operates an expanding fleet of more than 16,000 vehicles on lease and 2,500 under fleet management. The leased vehicles include company cars and vans and models funded via salary sacrifice and Personal Contract Hire schemes offered by customers to their employees.

Looking forward, managing director Gordon Stephen, who has spent 26 years with the company and more than 30 years in the fleet industry, said: “Our next milestone is to reach 20,000 vehicles on lease in the next two-three years and this is achievable based on our current contract win success rate and embedded growth as vehicles are delivered to new clients.”

While most of Ogilvie Fleet’s expansion is due to organic growth, the company has made acquisitions and, not ruling out further purchases, Mr Stephen said: “If the right company is available with good synergy and it helps grow the business in a profitable manner we would look at the opportunity.”

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Underpinning Ogilvie Fleet’s growth has been first class customer service and its continuous investment and focus on introducing sophisticated and industry-leading IT solutions and, said Mr Stephen, both would “remain pillars” on which the company’s future success would be built.

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