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Fleet News interview with Managing Director Gordon Stephen

Posted on by Mark Knight

Following a successful start to 2020, which included winning Leasing Company of the Year at the Fleet News Awards, Gareth Roberts from Fleet News spoke to Ogilvie Fleet Managing Director Gordon Stephen about the year that followed.

 

Fleet News: What measures did you take to try to manage the situation?
Gordon Stephen: We made a decision at the end of March, when we sent out invoices to all of our 2,100 customers, that we would turn it completely on its head and say ‘unless you tell us otherwise we will not take your April direct debit’. 

We gave anybody who wanted it a three-month payment holiday. About half of our customers paid. 

Our funders agreed to a payment holiday as well, so it wasn’t impacting us financially.

No direct debit payments were taken from customers until July and, after that, we just agreed a payment plan with them, which worked exceptionally well. It was the right thing to do.

 

FN: Did all of your customers take advantage of the payment holiday?
GS: Some said they were fine, because they were still working. But a lot of our customers, like us, had to, effectively, mothball their business.

We’ve got 100 employees and on April 1 we put 65 on furlough. Most of them remained on furlough through April, May and part of June, and then we started bringing people back as and when required.

Cyber Essentials Plus certification for Ogilvie Fleet

Posted on by Mark Knight

Ogilvie Fleet is celebrating becoming one of the first leasing companies in the UK to achieve both the Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus security certification.

Cyber Essentials is a government backed scheme that helps organisations to protect against a range of common cyber attacks.

The scheme has two levels of certification. Cyber Essentials is a self assessment of the business that helps to address the basics and prevent the most common attacks.

Cyber Essentials Plus is a hands on technical verification provided by our cybers security partner Net Defence. This includes a full audit of our internal security capabilities that provides total peace of mind to both the business and our stakeholders. 

To find out more about Net Defence and their Cyber Security offering, visit their website here.

Net Defence is part of the Ogilvie Group.

Business as usual, within appropriate Government Guidelines

Posted on by Matt Topham

Our Sales, Customer Service and Daily Rental teams are available and ready to serve you as always

All of our colleagues are fully enabled to work remotely and have been for many months now

Our accounts, operations and logistics teams are also available and able to provide service and support

Over the past months, we have learned to work in a different way and are far better prepared now than ever to be able to ensure uninterrupted service to our clients and their drivers. We are completely driven by the desire to provide the very best customer service at all times and that remains the case even during these challenging times. We operate in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and whilst each area has its own guidelines, we understand them all and will provide the fullest service we can in each territory. Our teams are fully available to answer all of your questions about any aspect of how we work with you.

 

On the Road

For breakdown and recovery call 0800 107 2342

To book a service or maintenance for your vehicle, visit your nearest franchised garage or click here to book online.

For tyre repair or replacement, make a booking online, or visit your nearest Kwik-Fit centre.

For replacement glass we recommend National Windscreens but please check with your employer before making an booking. Appointments can be booked online - https://www.nationalwindscreens.co.uk/booking/

If your car is due an MOT, or the MOT has been extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend that you have this done as soon as possible. Visit your nearest franchised garage or book online.

Please consider that whilst many of our suppliers are open, they may have reduced capacity due to COVID-19 precautions.

 

Daily Rental

Our short term hire team are operating as normal but with reduced capacity due to additional cleaning and COVID-19 precautions. You can contact our team via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Further Information

For a full list of our departments and how you can contact us, please click here

Merry Christmas from Ogilvie Fleet

Posted on by Mark Knight

As has become the tradition at Ogilvie Fleet, we have supported charities chosen by our #TeamOgilvie members of staff this Christmas, in lieu of sending cards and gifts. To find out which charities were chosen and the work they do, click the links below:

Everyone at Ogilvie Fleet would like to wish you, your families, friends and colleagues a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

#OgilvieChristmas week 4 supports Keech Hospice Care

Posted on by Mark Knight

It is the final week of #OgilvieChristmas and we are delighted to once again be supporting Keech Hospice Care in Luton.

Keech Hospice provides specialist care for adults in Luton and south Bedfordshire, and children from Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes, who have life-limiting and terminal illnesses.

The Hospice opened 25 years ago and relies on donations for around 70% of their £6million annual costs. Our donation will go towards:

- One of hour of nursing care - £38

- Art therapy to help a patient come to terms with a diagnosis - £43

- Bereavement care to help a family come to terms with a loss - £65

To find out more about the Hospice, visit their website here.

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