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Ogilvie Fleet Charities 2019

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For the last 3 years, Ogilvie Fleet has decided to support charities in lieu of sending corporate gifts and Christmas cards. The charities are picked by staff based upon the regions we operate in.

This year we will be supporting:

Keech Hospice

As a registered charity, Keech provide free, specialist care for adults in Luton and south Bedfordshire, and children from Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes, who have life-limiting and terminal illnesses.

My Name5 Doddie

The charity raises funds for support and research into MND in the UK. It was started by former Scotland rugby player Doddie Weir who was diagnosed with the disease in June 2017. Their main objectives are:

- To raise funds to aid research into the causes of MND and investigate possible cures.
- Make grants available to individual sufferers to enable them to lie as fulfilled life as possible.

Motor Neurone Disease Association

MNDa is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on improving access to care, research and campaigning for those people living with or affected by MND.

As well as this, our local offices are supporting food banks around the country.

- Ogilvie Fleet in Stirling have raised over £1,000 for Start-up Stirling, along with around 50 bags of shopping
- Ogilvie Fleet in Sheffield have donated funds raised from dress down days to a local food bank
- Ogilvie Fleet Southern team donated Tesco vouchers to Grand Union Housing Association to support a Christmas food bank created for residents in their properties
- Our Tilsun and Active Claims Solutions offices have supported their local food banks in Cheshire and Bournemouth respectively.

We would like to wish all our customers, staff and suppliers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


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Ogilvie Fleet Christmas Opening Hours 2019

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Ogilvie Fleet will be closing our offices over the festive period but our drivers helplines will remain open 24/7 365 days a year.

Our office opening hour will be as below.

    • Christmas Eve - 08.30-13.00

    • Christmas Day - Closed

    • Boxing Day - Closed

    • Friday  27th - 10.00-16.00

    • Monday 30th - 10.00-16.00

    • Tuesday 31st - 10.00-16.00

    • Wednesday 1st Jan - Closed

    • Thursday  2nd Jan - Business As Usual (08:30-17:30)

We wish all our customers and suppliers the best for Christmas and the New Year.


Bristol diesel ban approved

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Bristol will become the first city within the UK to ban diesel vehicles from entering parts of the city centre in a bid to reduce air pollution.

In a Bristol City Council cabinet meeting on the 5th of November, plans to ban diesel vehicles by 2021 were approved. The ban will mean all privately owned diesel vehicles will not be able to enter the city centre during the day, and commercial vehicles with have to pay a fee.

This makes Bristol the first city within the UK to approve such plans, however in mainland Europe Madrid, Paris, Brussels and Barcelona all have  implemented similar plans to ban or charge a fee for diesel vehicles in the city centres, with the aim to reduce pollution.

The ban will be in affect from 7am to 3pm, 7 days a week, and cover the centre of Bristol and include parts of the M32, the old city, Redcliffe, Spike Island, the Harbourside, and part of Hotwell.

A wider Clean Air Zone has also been approved which will charge vehicles which do not meet emission standards.

For diesel taxis and vans to enter the wider Clean Air Zone,  drivers will have to pay a daily charge of £9 and buses and HGVs £100. Private diesel car will not be charged for entering the wider Clean Air Zone.

The ban in the city centre and the wider CAZ will be enforced through a number plate recognition system, similar to the one used to enforce the congestion charge in London. However the specific detail of how much fines will be are yet to be decided.

Full details of where and how the ban will affect Bristol see

Ogilvie fleet scoops further industry award success

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(left to right): Awards compare Simon Evans, Ogilvie Fleet director of sales Jo Clark and BusinessCar publishing and event director Chris Milton.

Expanding Ogilvie Fleet has underlined its industry-leading position with another title - the Customer Service trophy in the annual awards from trade publication BusinessCar.

The trophy is the second industry award that Ogilvie Fleet has collected in 2019, the company’s 40th anniversary year, having won the Leasing Company of the Year (up to 20,000 vehicles) title at the annual ‘Oscars’ hosted by industry publication Fleet News.

Averaging more than two industry awards per year this decade, Ogilvie Fleet has increased its leased fleet size by almost 1,000 company cars and vans to 16,700 units in the past 12 months with a further almost 3,000 units under fleet management, up around 1,000 units on a year ago.

That makes Ogilvie Fleet 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. 

Simon Harris, editor of BusinessCar, explaining why Ogilvie Fleet won the Customer Service Award, said: “The company had many testimonials from satisfied clients and we were impressed by Ogilvie Fleet’s fuss-free approach to helping its customers and providing them with the advice they may need. Customers said the website was user-friendly and the service provided was second-to-none.”

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Ogilvie nominated for two Business Car Awards

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This week sees the 2019 Business Car Awards take place in London, where Ogilvie Fleet will be looking to become Leasing Company of the Year (Under 25,000 vehicles) for the third successive year. Having won both the 2017 and 2018 awards, Ogilvie has also been nominated for the Customer Service Award.

The evening celebrates the best of the fleet industry with a host of categories for suppliers and manufacturers. For the first time, Ogilvie have also sponsored a category – Green Fleet of the Year – with the award being presented by Ogilvie Sales Director Jo Clark. The nominees of this hotly contested category are Active Building Centre, Falkirk Council and Leeds City Council. Good luck to all!

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