Like the Belfast Giants, Ogilvie Fleet have had a great 2017/18 season with taking 2 superb awards at the BusinessCar Awards late 2017 – the awards of ‘Leasing Company of the Year – Up to 25,000 vehicles’ and ‘Customer Service Award’ are big achievements for the entire team throughout GB and N.Ireland.
The Belfast Giants also brought home some fine silverware by winning the Challenge Cup in early 2018. Paul Griffiths, Head of Sales in N.Ireland commented “we have had great growth with existing and new clients in our local market as our contract hire model is unique and very beneficial to local fleets. We love having our client nights at the Belfast Giants, it’s a great event to take clients with their families and hear all the kids yelling ‘let’s Go Giants’, and very loudly”! “We are delighted with our own awards and even more pleased for the guys at the Giants, so much so we will continue our partnership into the 2017/18 season again”.
Fleet decision-makers have voted Ogilvie Fleet the UK’s top vehicle leasing and fleet management company for service to customers in the 2018 Experteye awards.
Topping the category which recognises service to fleet operators with more than 250 vehicles further extends the contract hire and fleet management specialist’s record of winning an Experteye award to an unprecedented eighth year in succession, and the third year in a row for customer service.
Fast-growing Ogilvie Fleet has, in recent years, seen the number of company cars and vans on its books under lease and fleet management arrangements expand to 16,500. In the past 12 months the company has secured more than 60 new customers, with industry-leading customer service and cutting-edge IT instrumental in underpinning that growth.
The latest triumph further builds on Ogilvie Fleet’s six Experteye customer service awards and a customer innovation award won in the previous seven years, thus further underlining the company’s leadership of the UK contract hire and leasing industry in putting clients first.
The Experteye awards cover nine different fleet and automotive categories in total. Ogilvie Fleet’s Fleeteye CSI honour is based on results obtained throughout 2017 from Experteye’s market-leading post-sale customer satisfaction survey, drawn from a subscriber base of top leasing companies in the UK.
In December 2017 the Ogilvie Fleet team in Belfast decided to use their client gift fund for NI’s Cash4Kids Christmas appeal. The Cash4Kids charity raised over £23m in 2017 for 709,000 children around the UK. Enlighted with the story of the charity, the management at Ogilvie Group in Stirling decided to increase the donation to a very sizeable amount. The response from Darren at the Cash4Kids NI team showed how much the money was actually needed and sent a heart-warming response as below, you can find out more information about the charity at www.cashforkids.uk.com :
Hi Paul, THANK YOU SO MUCH!! Please pass this on to everyone that made this donation possible.
Absolutely great news, we have very little older boys left as of right now! You can see below how low the level of this this older age group is compared to the others! We are trying to support 1,110 14-18 year old males still!!
In December 2017 Ogilvie Fleet took the decision to support a number of nominated charities chosen by each of their teams in lieu of providing corporate Christmas gifts. In response to this the Ogilvie Fleet Southern Sales Team nominated the London based charity for the homeless, Shelter from the Storm as their chosen beneficiary.
This year the number of people sleeping rough in England has risen for the sixth year in a row, according to the latest official figures. An estimated 4,795 people are bedding down outside in 2017, according to the snapshot survey, an increase of 16% on the previous year’s figure of 4,134, and more than double the 2010 figure and London accounts for over 23% of this figure.
Co-founded in 2007 by Sheila Scott in response to her recognition of the homeless issue in her Borough of Islington. Shelter from the Storm has grown from a small group of homeless guests seeking shelter in a local church to where it is today helping more than 40 guests with overnight shelter, food and advice, 365 days of the year.
Based in Islington, North London Shelter from the Storm help a broad spectrum of people who have fallen on hard times. Whether it’s an ex squaddie with post-traumatic stress compounded by alcoholism, a domestic worker kept in slavery or a young person thrown out by their family for being gay, or someone may have simply fallen through the cracks of society each guest is treated as an individual by a team of willing volunteers. With amazing skill, experience and love, they pick up the pieces from the human fallout; be it finding a doctor, a counsellor, a lawyer, training, a job. Each evening the guests sit down to eat together; a simple ritual for most, but for many of the guests at Shelter from the Storm this will be the first time they’ve experienced such an event since they left home.
The charity’s mission is simple - to house and support the homeless in London whoever they are.
It costs just £18 per guest per day to provide a warm bed, breakfast, a hot evening meal and a range of services including – laundry, showers, counselling, and legal clinic
Shelters from the Storm do not receive any funds or grants from Government bodies and relies entirely on generous donations to survive. Everything donation is used purely to keep offering their services to those who need them.