The ability to make fleet operating cost savings and the ‘simplicity’ of monthly fixed costs contributed to Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG) switching to a fully outsourced contract hire solution with Ogilvie Fleet for its 45 light commercial vehicles.
Historically, GUHG, an innovative leading provider and developer of affordable housing and related services in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire, managing almost 12,000 properties, has purchased its fleet vehicles.
However, Richard Pearce, the organisation’s Health, Safety and Business Services Manager, undertook a root and branch funding review to ascertain the most cost effective method of acquisition for its vehicles.
Ogilvie Fleet, one of the UK’s fastest growing vehicle leasing and fleet management companies with more than 16,000 company cars and vans on its books, was among the contract hire providers approached to provide a detailed whole life cost analysis of the fleet.
Utilising the Deloitte modelling tool, Ogilvie Fleet identified that contract hire was the most cost-effective funding mechanism for the procuring of vans by GUHG.
Ogilvie Fleet subsequently worked with Richard and van users’ representing the various operatives’ skill sets within GUHG, including electricians, multi-trade operatives and ground maintenance staff, to select vehicle make and models and specify the vans to ensure they were fit-for-purpose.