On Sunday 21st October, Ogilvie Fleet will be welcoming members of staff to the Fly DSA Arena as match sponsors for the Elite Hockey League match between Sheffield Steelers and Manchester Storm.
Ogilvie have supported the Steelers for over 10 years as well as managing the player's fleet of vehicles.
Ogilvie have also invited eight youngsters from a local Scout group in a bid to raise awareness for their upcoming trip to the 24th World Scout Jamboree next year. Darren Hill, Ogilvie Fleet Area Manager, is the Scout Leader for the trip and is helping his unit from Central Yorkshire to raise funds. You can make a donation here.
The Ogilvie Group are delighted to announce the continued sponsorship of Glasgow Clan for the 2018/19 season.
The partnership will once again see the Ogilvie branding appear on the ice at Braehead Arena as well as being the official player sponsor of Swedish forward Gerard Hanson.
Nick Hardy, Sales & Marketing Director at Ogilvie said: “Ogilvie are of course delighted to be once again sponsoring the Glasgow Clan. We’ve had a fantastic relationship for a number of years now and have our own growing Clan fanbase from our Head Office in Stirling.
“The branding we have with the club and around the ice helps raise our various Group company profiles in the region in a way that is harder to achieve elsewhere in sports marketing, and also compliments the other relationships we have with a number of other Elite League clubs.
“To say the least we have a fair bit of friendly rivalry within Ogilvie and our fans from Glasgow, Belfast and Sheffield. All in good spirit of course….but nobody ever wants to lose. We hope the Clan have a great season and are thrilled to be alongside again this year”.
Glasgow Clan’s Gerry McLaughlin commented: “Ogilvie aren’t just a great company that covers construction, automobiles and technology, they’re also a tremendous supporter of hockey in the UK. They go above and beyond, not just in their sponsorship support, but also in bringing new people to the sport we all love”
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.”
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."
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.