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Ogilvie Fleet supports local charities this Christmas

Posted on by Mark Knight

Charity News

The directors and staff from Ogilvie Fleet are delighted to announce the four charities we will be supporting this Christmas, in lieu of our usual corporate gifts.

Each office has selected a local charity to make a donation to and help them to continue the critical work each of them does.

The four charities we have selected are:

Start Up Stirling
Start Up Stirling has been supporting local people in need since 1994. The project is focussed on relieving poverty, suffering and distress of people in crisis across Stirlingshire through food banks, helper packs including essential household items and financial support.

Shelter from the Storm
Shelter from the Storm’s Mission is to house and support the homeless in London whoever they are, wherever they come from. Our vision is of a society where charities like Shelter from the Storm are no longer necessary, through rehousing, employment & training and health & wellbeing.

MNDA
The Motor Neurone Disease Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on improving access to care, research and campaigning. There are around 5,000 people with MND in the UK at any one time, for which there is no cure.

Cash for Kids Northern Ireland
Cash for Kids responds to the needs of children in communities throughout NI so they can live life to the full and realise their individual potential. Grants are given to children’s charities and organisations to help them undertake projects and new initiatives or to provide essential care and support.

Managing Director Gordon Stephen commented on the four organisations we are supporting:
“We have decided this year to support some local and national organisations and are extremely happy with the charities that our teams have chosen. They are all doing some fantastic work in a range of areas and we are more than happy to help them in the run up to Christmas. We normally send out corporate gifts to our clients, but we are sure they will agree this is a very worthwhile alternative this year.”

Members of staff from across the Ogilvie Group in Stirling also came together to donate food and other essential items to helps with Start-up Stirling's Christmas appeal.

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Some of the Ogilvie team collecting and delivering essential items to Start Up Stirling

 

Ogilvie celebrates 10 years with the Sheffield Steelers

Posted on by Mark Knight

Steelers Updated

Ogilvie Fleet, one of the UK’s leading contract hire and leasing companies, are celebrating a 10 year partnership with the Sheffield Steelers. Ogilvie opened an office in Chapeltown a decade ago as a customer service and sales base for the north of England with just 6 members of staff. That number has now risen to over 30, with 5 of the original 6 still employed by Ogilvie.

Ogilvie’s long-standing relationship with the Steelers has included shirt sponsorship, dasher boards and sponsored games, with this year’s support including the warm-up shirts and the Ogilvie logo on the ice. Ogilvie Fleet also provide the player’s cars that fans will have seen around the arena on a game day.

Nick Hardy, Sales and Marketing Director at Ogilvie and Steelers fan, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have supported the Steelers throughout the last 10 years and are looking forward to what the future brings. Our sponsorship has given us some great exposure and our sponsored games are always great fun for both clients and staff. We have built a great bond with hockey fans throughout the country with our support of other teams close to our regional offices included the Belfast Giants and Braehead Clan, which makes for some very interesting games for us!”

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The original 'Sheffield Six' 10 years ago. 

Autumn Budget 2017 - What it means for your fleet

Posted on by Mark Knight

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond delivered his second Budget speech today (Wednesday, November 22, 2017).

Below we highlight the Chancellor’s key Budget measures that will impact on the company car and van sector and wider motor industry.

Ogilvie celebrating 10th anniversary of Sheffield office

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Ogilvie Fleet, one of the UK’s fastest growing vehicle leasing and fleet management companies, is celebrating 10 years of providing a multi award-winning service to companies from its base in Sheffield.

To help celebrate a decade of business success an especially liveried Mini is on an Ogilvie Fleet promotional ‘tour’.

A decade ago, Ogilvie Fleet, expanded further into England and opened a new division in Sheffield specifically targeting South Yorkshire and the eastern region in its drive for further growth.

The hand-picked team of six people - five of them remain a key part of the now 30-strong Sheffield-based team today - started to secure new fleet contracts and that business success has continued and led to the more recent opening of an office in Belfast and the creation of a dedicated South of England sales team.

Ogilvie launches stand-alone daily rental division

Posted on by Mark Knight

Ogilvie Fleets daily rental team with operations director Jim Hannah far right

A continuing boom in short-term hire business has led to Ogilvie Fleet launching Ogilvie Rental as a standalone division within the multi award-winning contract hire and leasing company.

In recent years Ogilvie Fleet’s short-term hire business has been transformed into a £4.5 million a year operation - up around 27% on the previous 12 months - with an expectation that turnover will top £5 million in 2018.

The significant growth in business - rental days increased by around 30% over 12 months to 193,883 in 2016/17 from 147,655 in 2015/16 - is due to Ogilvie Fleet maximising short-term hires with existing contract hire and leasing company customers while also winning business in the wider marketplace.

What’s more Ogilvie Fleet’s dedicated Ogilvie Rental team has expanded to nine people from seven in the past 12 months and further sales people are due to be recruited. It is expected a new employee will join the team imminently with plans in place to recruit further over the next two to three years in the face of anticipated increased demand for rental solutions.

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