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Ogilvie Fleet expands into Northern Ireland

Ogilvie Fleet has continued its expansion drive with a development that sees it serve businesses and the public sector in Northern Ireland.

The appointment of Gary Kennedy as area sales manager for Northern Ireland based in Belfast sees Ogilvie Fleet become the only UK-mainland headquartered contract hire and fleet management organisation with a business base in the province.

Scotland-headquartered Ogilvie Fleet, which also has offices in Birmingham and Sheffield, has moved into Northern Ireland having spent considerable time assessing the opportunities that exist in the province. This follows Ogilvie Fleet’s other recent cross-seas tie-up with Germany-based Sixt Leasing and further supports their desire to offer a true pan-European service.

Sales and marketing director Nick Hardy said: “A number of the major contract hire and leasing funders to the vehicle leasing market in Northern Ireland have pulled out in the last 12 months. Those decisions by Bank of Scotland, Lombard and First Trust (a division of the Allied Irish Bank) mean we believe that there is a major business opportunity for Ogilvie Fleet.

“Businesses are expanding in Northern Ireland and there are many start-ups that require vehicles as well as an established public sector and we believe we have a track record in serving the small to medium fleet sector that will help to win new contracts.”

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