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2015 Fleeteye Award Winners

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FleetEye Awards Logo 2015

We're delighted to announce that we have won another award, this time it comes from FleetEye and is our fifth award in the last five years.

This year we have been recognised for our customer innovation, the award builds on our unprecedented quartet of customer service awards won in the last four years thus further underlining our leadership of the UK contract hire and leasing industry in putting our clients first. The award was presented to Ogilvie Fleet Sales and Marketing director Nick Hardy by Rick Yarrow, Experteye’s managing director, in recognition of its innovative approach to the measurement and deployment of customer satisfaction initiatives.

We are one of many contract hire and fleet management companies to use the feedback from Experteye’s Fleeteye CSI survey for ongoing service initiatives and one of its most recent initiatives saw implementation of the Touchpoint driver feedback programme. The award for customer innovation is in response to the very high level of engagement of our customers in the survey, the significant number of service advancements made as a result of client feedback and the excellent customer satisfaction levels achieved.

Gordon Stephen, managing director of Ogilvie Fleet, said: “Ogilvie Fleet’s industry-leading reputation for looking after its customers is the basis for how we continue to expand our client portfolio and continue to be hugely successful in a tough market. Our fifth consecutive Experteye award is testimony to the fact that no UK-based contract hire and leasing company does it better than Ogilvie Fleet.”

Read the full press release here.

Darren Hill joins Ogilvie Fleet

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Darren Hill, Area manager, Ogilvie Fleet

Just a month after our first new appointment of the year comes our second! Darren joins us from Lookers Leasing and brings with him almost 20 years contract hire experience. Darren will report to Ashley Crookes in our Sheffield office joins an 8 strong sales team in England. Ashley said “We are focusing on securing new business as the economy continues to recover and an ever-increasing number of employers review their fleet requirements.”

Darren will be responsible for securing new contracts and providing a wide range of best practice advice and information to existing clients based around the use of the company’s wide-range of fleet management solutions. An associate member of the Institute of Car Fleet Management, Mr Hill said: “Ogilvie Fleet develops a genuine partnership relationship with its clients, which is unusual in the industry. As an independent, privately-owned contract hire and leasing company Ogilvie Fleet can genuinely offer the best solutions from its portfolio for its customers without an ulterior motive. That is not always the case with suppliers that can frequently have a parent company’s interests at heart. “I wanted a fresh challenge and am excited to join a go-ahead company, which is the leading innovator in the UK contract hire and leasing sector.”

Read the full press release here.

FleetEye award winners for the sixth year!

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Fleet decision-makers have voted Ogilvie Fleet the UK’s top vehicle leasing and fleet management company for service to customers in the 2016 Experteye awards.

The Experteye awards cover nine different fleet and automotive categories in total. Ogilvie’s Fleeteye CSI honour is based on results obtained throughout 2015 from Experteye’s market-leading post-sale customer satisfaction survey, drawn from a subscriber base of top leasing companies in the UK. Fleet operators are surveyed independently by Experteye, which asks an extensive range of questions on a monthly basis. The annual CSI award goes to the company that has achieved the highest combined results across the entire year.

“It is a great achievement to win an Experteye award,” said Rick Yarrow, managing director of Experteye, “yet to win an award six times in succession, across multiple categories, is unprecedented.

New Jaguar Land Rover Retailer Building

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A new state-of-the-art £8million Jaguar Land Rover retailer site in Aberdeen, operated by Peter Vardy Ltd, is nearing completion, with the stylish, modern exterior now fully constructed. The retailer is on course to open later this year, with a renewed focus on customer service, complete with a luxurious atmosphere befitting the Jaguar and Land Rover brands it will house.

Ogilvie Construction, which last year completed the Porsche Centre Aberdeen nearby, is building the facility. The building has now officially been ‘topped out’, marking the completion of the highest point of the structure; construction will now focus on making the facility wind and watertight, before installing the stylishly appointed interior.

The new retailer in Wellington Road is one of the first custom built Jaguar Land Rover sites to adopt a brand new look and feel that places an even greater emphasis on customer service and luxury.

Ogilvie Celebrates Diamond Jubilee

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Ogilvie Group is 60 years old and the company has taken delivery of a uniquely liveried 40-strong fleet of Ford vans that also marks the diamond jubilee landmark of its business relationship with the ‘blue oval’.

Ogilvie Group started life as a construction company in Scotland. However, an on-going diversification strategy has seen the Stirling-headquartered company transformed into an organisation with a turnover of more than £200 million with six divisions, including Ogilvie Fleet.

Ogilvie Fleet are now ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Certified

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At Ogilvie we always thought that we had great processes in place but this has now been officially recognised after we secured ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification.

Our Customer Service has won industry awards but as a result of achieving the international quality management standard (ISO 9001) and international environmental management standard (ISO 14001), we believe we now have all the credentials in place to secure new business with major public and private fleets.

Ogilvie Fleet Charges into Electric Vehicle Market

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Ogilvie Fleet has taken delivery of two Tesla Model S pure electric cars and installed recharging points at its headquarters.

The two cars are being driven by Ogilvie Fleet directors and employees and are being loaned to customers to increase their knowledge of electric vehicles as company cars.

The independent vehicle leasing and fleet management company, which has well over 11,000 company cars and vans on its books, has installed three electric vehicle recharging points at its Stirling headquarters. Additionally, it is installing recharging points at employees’ homes.

Ogilvie secure £100m Finance Package from HSBC

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Gordon Stephen, Ogilvie Fleet, Managing Director

Our expansion plans are accelerating, so far in 2015 we've appointed three people to our Sales team and today we can announce that we've secured a £100m finance package from HSBC.

The deal is one of the largest funding arrangements of it's time and will enable us to potentially double in size over the next 5 years. Following on from last weeks announcement about our latest awards win, it's proving to be quite a successful start to 2015.

Gordon Stephen, managing director here at Ogilvie Ogilvie Fleet, said “We are an ambitious business, looking to grow and create jobs. In recent times we have seen an increase in our customer base, invested in technology and devised a prudent disposal strategy, all of which is helping us reach our long-term goals.

“This is a very exciting time for our business and I am pleased to be partnering with HSBC. It is the largest and strongest bank in the UK and the fact that HSBC wants to do business with Ogilvie Fleet speaks volumes for their view of our position in the marketplace.”

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Read the full press release here.

Ogilvie to Launch Salary Sacrifice

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Richard Jessop, Head of Salary Sacrifice, Ogilvie Fleet

2015 is going to be a busy year here at Ogilvie. We're just 3 months into the year and have three new starters targeting 3 new areas of business for us to expand into. Our latest recruit is Richard Jessop as Head of Salary Sacrifice and follows the recent announcement of a major new £100 million funding facility with HSBC.

Historically we've concentrated on contract hire fleets of approximately 100 vehicles but following the appointment of Darren Hill, David Raponi and Richard Jessop together with our latest funding facility i'm sure it's plain to see that 2015 is going to be a good year. 

Read the full press release here.

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