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Ogilvie retains Leasing Company of the Year Award

Posted on by Mark Knight

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Fast-growing Ogilvie Fleet will be gunning for a hat-trick of Leasing Company of the Year up to 25,000 vehicles trophy wins in 2019 after retaining the title in the annual awards from trade publication BusinessCar.

The win, Ogilvie Fleet was also highly commended in the Customer Service Award category, also meant a hat-trick of industry awards in 2018 as the company had previously won Best Daily Van Rental Award at the 2018 Van Awards hosted by sister publications Van Fleet World and Vans A2Z and was named the UK’s top vehicle leasing and fleet management company for service to customers in the 2018 Experteye awards.

Averaging more than two industry awards per year this decade, Ogilvie Fleet has increased its leased fleet size by more than 1,000 company cars and van to almost 16,000 units in the past 12 months with a further almost 2,000 units under fleet management, up almost 900 units on a year ago.

That makes Ogilvie Fleet, without doubt, one of the fastest growing contract hire and leasing companies through core fleet expansion - as opposed to white label growth via manufacturer-backed leasing schemes. 

Gordon Stephen, managing director, Ogilvie Fleet, said: “Ogilvie Fleet is bucking the industry trend in terms of growth, notably due to a series of major outsourcing contract wins such as Colas Rail with almost 900 company cars and light commercial vehicles and we have started to deliver new vehicles to the business; as well as Cambian Group and Voyage Care.

“Notwithstanding fleet industry uncertainty resulting in some fleets putting vehicle replacement on hold due to the well documented introduction of the Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) for homologating vehicle emission and MPG data and a lack of company car benefit-in-kind taxation detail post-2020, we are recording significant growth.

“That is down to our contract wins and taking over new clients’ vehicles on fleet management, while also continuing to supply new vehicles on contract hire to both those customers and some existing clients. Our forward order bank is up considerably on where it was 12-18 months ago.

“What’s more, we hope the Chancellor of the Exchequer will provide vehicle tax clarity in the autumn Budget. If he does, I would expect our fleet customers that have put the brake on vehicle replacement to accelerate company car and van renewal.”

Donna Towler joins Ogilvie Fleet

Posted on by Mark Knight

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Ogilvie Fleet, one of the UK’s fastest growing vehicle leasing and fleet management companies with almost 17,000 company cars and vans on its books has seen further expansion of its sales team due to continuing new business growth.

Donna Towler will be part of Ogilvie Fleet’s Southern sales team, bringing with her almost 30 years’ experience in the contract hire and leasing industry. Donna joins as Area Manager and her role will see her seeking new business opportunities and evolving long lasting business relationships. Donna will be working closely with Director of Sales Jo Clark, having spent 20 years with JCT600.

Jo Clark commented: "Donna joins Ogilvie bringing a wealth of experience in our field. I am delighted to welcome her to the team and wish her a long and happy tenure with us."

Drew McCrindle retires after 49 years service

Posted on by Mark Knight


One of Ogilvie’s longest serving members of staff is retiring this week, having been with the company for almost 50 years.

In January 1969, a 16-year-old Drew McCrindle joined Mogil Motors as a motor mechanic. Mogil Motors was a Ford dealership in Stirling, with the name derived from a combination of Millers (the garage’s previous name) and Ogilvie.

Drew became the Maintenance Controller of the Fleet Division of Ogilvie Management Services in 1998, which later become Ogilvie Fleet. Drew has since served in a number of maintenance roles up until his current position of Operations Maintenance Manager, responsible for the repair and maintenance of Ogilvie’s 15,000 vehicles.

Drew’s outstanding service has spanned six decades and helped to keep tens of thousands of Ogilvie vehicles on the road. All at Ogilvie would like to wish Drew a long and happy retirement, which he intends to spend with his wife Lesley, walking the dog, holidays, gardening and golf.

Ogilvie continues support of British ice hockey teams

Posted on by Mark Knight

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Ogilvie are delighted to have delivered a new fleet of vehicles to the Sheffield Steelers, one of the Elite Ice Hockey Leagues most successful clubs.

As long term partners of the Sheffield Steelers, Ogilvie have supplied the clubs vehicles for over 10 years. This year opting for a fleet of branded Honda Jazzs for the players alongside a VW Passat, Nissan Juke and Skoda Octavia for the management team.

The 2017 Play Off champions start the new season this weekend with friendlies against Leskands IF of Sweden.

Ogilvie will also continue to support other teams in the league including Glasgow Clan and Belfast Giants.

Pictured below is Sheffield Steelers captain Jonathan Phillips (second left) with team mates Brad Day, David Phillips and Robert Dowd alongside some of the new cars.

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HMRC to publish AFR for 100% electric cars

Posted on by Mark Knight

HMRC will introduce an advisory fuel rate (AFR) for pure electric cars from September 1 at 4 pence per mile (ppl).

The new rate, called the Advisory Electricity Rate (AER), has been set at 4p per mile and will be published alongside AFRs for petrol, diesel and LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) cars based on engine size.

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