Ogilvie Fleet has notched double top in the 2018 fleet industry ‘Techies’ - the annual awards that recognise the fleet industry’s technology-specific products and services across all areas of the business car market - thus repeating last year’s twin triumph.
Ogilvie Fleet won the Remarketing Award and the Editor’s Choice Award for APPraisal, its smartphone app designed to help fleet managers and drivers overcome often contentious end-of-contract damage charges on company vehicles.
Launched this year, APPraisal is a sister app to the company’s award-winning ‘Happy Drivers’ App, which contains a raft of features and information available to all fleet managers and company car and van drivers not just customers.
The two awards, the latest in a raft of industry award triumphs stretching back almost a decade, further cements Ogilvie Fleet’s position as the number one contract hire and leasing company for providing the most technologically advanced and sophisticated management and information solutions to customers.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond delivered his third Budget speech this week (Monday, October 29, 2018).
It was the final Budget prior to the UK leaving the European Union on March 29 next year. However, the Chancellor said that in the event of the UK being unable to secure a Brexit agreement with the European Union, and therefore there being a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, he would hold an emergency Budget.
Below we highlight the Chancellor’s key autumn 2018 Budget measures that will impact on the company car and van sector and the wider motor industry.
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.”