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 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.”
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.
Ogilvie Fleet has overcome the “challenges and uncertainty” that exist in the fleet sector by refusing to standstill and continuing to make product investment to win a prestigious industry ‘Oscar’.
The Stirling headquartered company with offices in Sheffield and Belfast won the Leasing Company of the Year (up to 20,000 vehicles) trophy at the annual awards hosted by industry publication Fleet News. Ogilvie Fleet was also a finalist in the Customer Service Award category.
Known as the fleet industry ‘Oscars’, the awards were presented at a glittering ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel hosted by BBC TV newsreader and presenter Huw Edwards and attended by around 1,300 people.
Ogilvie Fleet operates an expanding fleet of more than 18,500 vehicles on lease and under fleet management including company cars and vans and models funded via salary sacrifice and Personal Contract Hire schemes offered by customers to their employees.
The Government’s Spring Statement 2019 and how April 2019 changes to vehicle-related taxes will hit fleets and drivers
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond’s second Spring Statement today (Wednesday, March 13) was an update on the health of the UK economy and the state of the Government’s finances, rather than laying out any major new tax or spending announcements.
The fleet industry had hoped that the Chancellor in his 35-minute speech would indicate the “direction of travel” on any changes to the existing company car benefit-in-kind tax and Vehicle Excise Duty regimes from April 2020 in the wake of last year’s introduction of the Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP).
However, the fleet industry was left disappointed as the Chancellor merely stated that “in the coming months” the Government would publish its response to its recent call for evidence in relation to its review into the impact of WLTP on company car tax benefit-in-kind tax and Vehicle Excise Duty.
With Brexit just around the corner, in whatever shape it may take, Ogilvie Fleet would like to update our clients on the position of all our automotive suppliers. We are in constant communication with all of our suppliers and will update this page as and when we have further information.