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Ogilvie supports #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Posted on by Mark Knight

Mental Health Awareness Week

The Ogilvie Group is proud to be supporting the Mental Health Awareness Week, 13-19 May, run in conjunction with the Mental Health Foundation, Heads Together and This is Me.

Across the business a number of activities have been organised including the 'Big Walk' on Wednesday 15th May and a Wellbeing Breakfast on Friday 17th May.

This coincides with new initiatives recently launched to help improve and support employee mental health. These include the appointment of mental health first aiders and the Employee Assistance Programme, a telephone and online service to give employees and their families support and advice in areas including legal, medical, financial and family care.

Fleets & company car drivers urged to respond to government

Posted on by Mark Knight

Fleets have been urged to provide evidence if employees are opting out of company cars due to the increasing benefit-in-kind tax burden. 

Simultaneously, company car drivers have been called on to report details of the vehicle they are now driving if they have opted out of a company car for tax reasons.

The ‘demand for evidence’ comes from the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) in an industry-wide call to provide “a robust and loud response” to the government’s ongoing review into the impact of the Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) on company car benefit-in-kind tax and Vehicle Excise Duty.

In a bid to encourage fleet industry stakeholders, including fleet decision-makers and company car drivers to respond to the government’s review document, the BVRLA has launched a “call to action” page on its website - https://www.bvrla.co.uk/resource/taking-action-on-wltp.html. It is gathering responses, including case studies, and is also opening social media channels before passing all information on to HM Treasury.

A fleet of new vans for Ogilvie Construction

Posted on by Mark Knight

Vans 5Ogilvie Fleet's sister company Ogilvie Construction has taken delivery of its latest batch of vans to replace existing ones and allow for continued expansion.

The 38 Ford Transit Customs have been branded up in Ogilvie colours by specialist livery company Mediafleet. Ten of the vans have been designed with the rear doors branded in the style of each of the Ogilvie Group divisions - Ogilvie Fleet, Ogilvie Homes, Malcolm Hughes and Net Defence.

The have been leased on a four-year fully maintained basis and are now on the road working on major construction sites across Scotland.

Duncan with VansOgilvie Group CEO Duncan Ogilvie

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Ogilvie completes technology awards double triumph

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BC Tech awards 2018 WEB

Ogilvie Fleet has notched double top in the 2018 fleet industry ‘Techies’ - the annual awards that recognise the fleet industry’s technology-specific products and services across all areas of the business car market - thus repeating last year’s twin triumph.

Ogilvie Fleet won the Remarketing Award and the Editor’s Choice Award for APPraisal, its smartphone app designed to help fleet managers and drivers overcome often contentious end-of-contract damage charges on company vehicles.

Launched this year, APPraisal is a sister app to the company’s award-winning ‘Happy Drivers’ App, which contains a raft of features and information available to all fleet managers and company car and van drivers not just customers.

The two awards, the latest in a raft of industry award triumphs stretching back almost a decade, further cements Ogilvie Fleet’s position as the number one contract hire and leasing company for providing the most technologically advanced and sophisticated management and information solutions to customers.

Ogilvie expands with acquisition of Active Auto Solutions

Posted on by Mark Knight

Active Auto

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 is a registered company in Scotland with company number SC067027
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