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Ogilvie celebrates Modern Day Apprenticeship scheme

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Modern Day Apprenticeships

Ogilvie Fleet's Stirling Head Office has this week welcomed four new members of staff who have joined the team through the Modern Day Apprenticeship scheme.

The scheme has provided work-based learning for over 37,000 school leavers in Scotland with Ogilvie offering apprenticeships in business administration.

The four new starters (pictured left-right) are Steven Campbell, Emile Peel, Quinn Laurie and Robbie Forshaw. Welcome to the team!

Ogilvie staff support local cancer charity

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Weston Park cheque presentation

Staff from Ogilvie Fleet Sheffield were delighted to this week present the final cheque to Weston Park Cancer Charity, following last month’s 6 dales walk.

The total raised including Gift Aid was £2455.25 and will go towards special projects run by Weston park, which include both research and cancer care.

The challenge was a 27 mile hike across 6 dales and picturesque villages of the Derbyshire Peak District.

Also pictured are Charlotte Swinhoe and Darren Hayes from Weston Park who aim to raise £2million every year to continue their life changing work.

6 Dales Walk

Download the 2018-19 tax guide by Colin Tourick

Posted on by Mark Knight


Ogilvie Fleet have once again worked with taxation expert Colin Tourick to produce the 2018-19 Company Car and Van Tax Guide.

The book contains the latest information on vehicle taxation including optional remuneration, salary sacrifice and car allowances, following the autumn budget last year and the spring statement in March. The book covers all areas of fleet taxation and will help both fleet managers and drivers.

Colin Tourick is a professor of automotive management and has been advising the industry on feet related matters for over 20 years.

Click here to download the eBook.

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

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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


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.”

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