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Ogilvie celebrates 10 years with the Sheffield Steelers

Posted on by Mark Knight

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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

Posted on by Mark Knight

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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.

Ogilvie expands with acquisition of Active Auto Solutions

Posted on by Mark Knight

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Ogilvie Group, the parent company of Ogilvie Fleet, has acquired privately-owned Active Auto Solutions for an undisclosed sum.

Formed in February 2007 with year-on-year growth, Lincoln-headquartered Active Auto Solutions provides claims handling and support services to fleets and clients of commercial insurance brokers and intermediaries across the UK following motor accidents and incidents.

Critically, in addition to managing motor vehicle claims, Active Auto Solutions provides temporary vehicles following collisions.

Ogilvie Fleet is planning to launch a standalone rental division within the business and sees Active Auto Solutions providing major synergies with that operation.

The multi award-winning privately-owned contract hire and leasing company has recorded significant short-term hire business growth in recent years and in 2016/17 saw turnover reach around £4.5 million - up around 27% on the previous 12 months - with an expectation that revenue will top £5 million in 2018.

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