Ogilvie Fleet unveils multi-million pound investment plans for Northern Ireland
The vehicle leasing and fleet management company presently has almost 1,000 vehicles on its books in Northern Ireland and has a strategic objective to expand the business to 3,000 units over the coming years under a £2.5 million investment that will also see the firm move from its current Dundonald premises.
Sales and marketing director Nick Hardy said: ‘We want to become the number one vehicle leasing provider in Northern Ireland.
‘We believe that is possible as a result of on-going investment, the availability to customers in the province of our multi award-winning product portfolio as well as innovative web-based solutions for fleet decision-makers and drivers and finally first-class customer service.’
Ogilvie Fleet has to-date invested about £1m as a result of the opening of its business in the province in 2011 and the recent creation of three new jobs to almost double the workforce. This includes the appointment of Jim Humphreys, who has been recruited as regional manager to lead the Ogilvie Fleet team in the province, as well as Jonny Crooks as area manager and Joyce McFaul as customer service team leader.
Humphreys said: ‘In Northern Ireland our philosophy is “local service from local people”. We are working with organisations running small, medium and large fleets across the public, private and voluntary sectors.’
He added: ‘Customers in Northern Ireland want to benefit from account management at a local level and we are not only complying with that wish but our ongoing investment in vehicle management systems means service levels are at, we believe, unprecedented levels.’