Ogilvie Fleet’s new standalone rental division, Ogilvie Rental, has won its first industry award less than 12 months after being launched.
The company won the Best Daily Van Rental Award at the 2018 Van Awards, which celebrated the very best light commercial vehicles and service providers with a networking lunch, held at Twickenham Stadium, London.
Judged by an expert panel from sister publications Van Fleet World and Vans A2Z, the 18 categories sought to recognise innovative new products and services which cut costs, streamline operations and contribute to safer, more fuel-efficient fleets.
Ogilvie Fleet’s short-term hire business has been transformed since 2013 into a £4.5 million a year operation - up around 27% on the previous 12 months - with an expectation that turnover will top £5 million in 2018.
The significant growth in business - rental days increased by around 30% over 12 months to 193,883 in 2016/17 from 147,655 in 2015/16 - is due to Ogilvie Fleet maximising short-term hires with existing contract hire and leasing company customers while also winning business in the wider marketplace. In 2017/18 Ogilvie Fleet is on target to record 240,000 rental days and is averaging 19,000 rental days per month.
That growth led to the launch in 2017 of Ogilvie Rental accompanied by a dedicated website - www.ogilvie-rental.co.uk.