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Autumn Budget 2017 - What it means for your fleet

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Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond delivered his second Budget speech today (Wednesday, November 22, 2017).

Below we highlight the Chancellor’s key Budget measures that will impact on the company car and van sector and wider motor industry.

Ogilvie celebrating 10th anniversary of Sheffield office

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Ogilvie Fleet, one of the UK’s fastest growing vehicle leasing and fleet management companies, is celebrating 10 years of providing a multi award-winning service to companies from its base in Sheffield.

To help celebrate a decade of business success an especially liveried Mini is on an Ogilvie Fleet promotional ‘tour’.

A decade ago, Ogilvie Fleet, expanded further into England and opened a new division in Sheffield specifically targeting South Yorkshire and the eastern region in its drive for further growth.

The hand-picked team of six people - five of them remain a key part of the now 30-strong Sheffield-based team today - started to secure new fleet contracts and that business success has continued and led to the more recent opening of an office in Belfast and the creation of a dedicated South of England sales team.

Ogilvie launches stand-alone daily rental division

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Ogilvie Fleets daily rental team with operations director Jim Hannah far right

A continuing boom in short-term hire business has led to Ogilvie Fleet launching Ogilvie Rental as a standalone division within the multi award-winning contract hire and leasing company.

In recent years Ogilvie Fleet’s short-term hire business has been transformed 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.

What’s more Ogilvie Fleet’s dedicated Ogilvie Rental team has expanded to nine people from seven in the past 12 months and further sales people are due to be recruited. It is expected a new employee will join the team imminently with plans in place to recruit further over the next two to three years in the face of anticipated increased demand for rental solutions.

Ogilvie expands with acquisition of Active Auto Solutions

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Ogilvie Group, the parent company of Ogilvie Fleet, has acquired privately-owned Active Auto Solutions for an undisclosed sum.

Formed in February 2007 with year-on-year growth, Lincoln-headquartered Active Auto Solutions provides claims handling and support services to fleets and clients of commercial insurance brokers and intermediaries across the UK following motor accidents and incidents.

Critically, in addition to managing motor vehicle claims, Active Auto Solutions provides temporary vehicles following collisions.

Ogilvie Fleet is planning to launch a standalone rental division within the business and sees Active Auto Solutions providing major synergies with that operation.

The multi award-winning privately-owned contract hire and leasing company has recorded significant short-term hire business growth in recent years and in 2016/17 saw turnover reach around £4.5 million - up around 27% on the previous 12 months - with an expectation that revenue will top £5 million in 2018.

Ogilvie Fleet continues awards blitz with double top success

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Gordon Stephen managing director Ogilvie Fleet with the Customer Service Award flanked by BusinessCar editor Debbie Wood right and comedian and Awards presenter Zoe Lyons

Ogilvie Fleet has cemented its position as Britain’s best contract hire and leasing provider scooping two trophies in the annual awards from trade publication BusinessCar.

The awards for Leasing Company of the Year - up to 25,000 vehicles, and the highly competitive Customer Service Award add to the clutch of trophies won by Ogilvie Fleet already this year and make it 20 titles collected so far this decade.

Gordon Stephen, managing director of Ogilvie Fleet, which operates a fleet of more than 15,000 company cars and light commercial vehicles, was presented with the two newest awards in a glittering ceremony at London’s Park Plaza Hotel.

The BusinessCar Awards were judged by a panel of industry experts, including fleet managers, and the publication’s editor Debbie Wood said: “We are delighted to have awarded Ogilvie Fleet not one but two awards this year. Ogilvie Fleet’s recent innovations and investments have paid off, putting the company at the forefront of delivering technology solutions to fleet managers and drivers.

“Ogilvie Fleet’s commitment and passion for its customers is rooted in its culture and the company has set the bar high for great customer service. Our judges were extremely impressed.”

In addition to the BusinessCar Awards, Ogilvie Fleet, which continues to experience significant growth as it targets a fleet size of 20,000 units over the coming years underpinned by industry-leading customer service and cutting-edge IT vehicle and driver solutions, has already this year won:

- The Experteye Award for being the best vehicle leasing and fleet management company with more than 250 vehicles for service to customers thus becoming the first business to win a Fleeteye CSI (customer satisfaction index) award seven times in succession (2010-2016).

- Fleet Technology Awards - known in the industry as the ‘Techies’ - from BusinessCar magazine for being the best leasing and contract hire company and having the best app, its ‘Happy Drivers App’.

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