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Ogilvie named one of Scotland's Best Companies to work for

Posted on by IDAC Media Editor

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Ogilvie Fleet has been named as one of Scotland’s best companies to work for, ranking in 17th place this year. The ranking follows a comprehensive accreditation process, which ranks employers based on a number of workplace criteria. 

Best Companies speaks to employees throughout the organisation and asks them questions covering topics such as the management, personal growth opportunities, fair remuneration and charitable opportunities.

Ogilvie ranked well in terms of employee well-being, with 80% saying they were happy with their balance between work and home life. Employees were also encouraged to engage in community activities, with 87% saying Ogilvie supported them in charity work. 

The total Best Companies Index score of 709.1 gave Ogilvie a 2-star accreditation, improving on the scores from the previous 5 years.

A more in depth breakdown of the results can be found here.

Ogilvie rolls out CrossClimate+ tyres to improve efficiency

Posted on by Mark Knight

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Michelin’s highly-acclaimed CrossClimate+ tyres have helped boost the efficiency of a key Ogilvie Fleet customer that was losing too much time on the road switching between summer and winter fitments.

Following the success of a CrossClimate trial with Complete Price Eyewear in 2016, Ogilvie Fleet – which has approximately 18,000 vehicles on contract – was quick to recommend the latest version of Michelin’s summer tyre with winter capabilities to Wavin, a UK manufacturer of plumbing and drainage products.

The pilot project has proved a major success, culminating with Wavin giving the green light for Ogilvie Fleet – via Kwik Fit – to fit Michelin CrossClimate+ tyres on all 140 of its company cars.

Jim Hannah, Operations Director at Ogilvie Fleet, says: “Swapping the tyres every winter and summer was proving to be a logistical nightmare for Wavin and adding significant cost. 

“We proposed the Michelin CrossClimate+ product to them, having proven successful with Complete Price Eyewear. They love the tyre, the flexibility, and not having to change tyres twice a year – which equated to six complete swaps over a three-year contract period. They’re now in the process of fitting the new Michelin CrossClimate+ tyres as vehicles come out of the winter tyre programme.”

Hannah continues: “For most fleets our climate in the UK does not necessitate switching between winter and summer tyres. Yes, some need guaranteed performance year-round, but CrossClimate+ can deliver this.”

Ogilvie Fleet supporting Weston Park Cancer Charity

Posted on by Mark Knight

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Members of staff from Ogilvie Fleet's Sheffield office are taking park in a sponsored walk next week in aid of a local cancer charity. The 6 dales challenge takes in 27 miles and 1,000 feet of ascent through the Peak District.

Weston Park Cancer Charity is the only charity solely dedicated to supporting Weston Park cancer patients. Their projects provide:

- Practical help to those in need
- Emotional support to those in despair
- Enhanced care for those who need it most

Weston Park Cancer Charity is currently funding 20 innovative research projects, including projects to improve treatments to breast, bone, skin, lung and prostate cancer.

To donate to this amazing charity, please click here.

Ogilvie delivers LCV solution to Grand Union Housing Group

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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.

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Ogilvie launch new end of contract mobile app

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Innovation-focused Ogilvie Fleet has launched a new smartphone app designed to help fleet managers and drivers overcome often contentious end-of-contract damage charges on company vehicles.

Called APPraisal by Ogilvie Fleet, the new app builds on the independent vehicle leasing and fleet management company’s long established total transparency policy in respect of defleeted company car and van damage charges which tells customers what they will be at the outset of the contract via a recharge cost matrix. 

APPraisal by Ogilvie Fleet also sits alongside the company’s ‘Happy Drivers’ App, which was launched in 2015 and contains a raft of features and information available to all fleet managers and company car and van drivers not just customers.

The new app, which is has been developed in partnership with leading automotive data provider cap hpi whose technology also powers the tool, has been designed to save fleet managers and drivers’ time and to avoid any unnecessary end-of-contract damage costs by fully assessing a vehicle prior to its return at the end of a lease.

APPraisal by Ogilvie Fleet fully streamlines the end of contract process and informs customers well ahead of industry timescales on the expected return condition of vehicles via a straightforward step-by-step process.

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