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Ogilvie targets public sector fleets

Ogilvie Fleet is targeting public sector expansion after successfully winning a place on a major new vehicle leasing framework agreement.

The contract hire and leasing company is one of four providers under the terms of a new four-year outsourced vehicle supply and fleet management framework agreement in Scotland.

The successful NHS Scotland tender marks a major return to the public sector for Ogilvie Fleet and  could provide the springboard for further growth by the organisation in the segment.

Although Ogilvie Fleet continues to supply vehicles and fleet management services to a number of public sector organisations, managing director Gordon Stephen said a decision by some local authorities to step back from providing vehicles to staff resulted in the company increasing its focus on the private sector.

He said: “We were quite heavily involved in the public sector 10 years ago, particularly in Scotland. But the decision of many local authorities not to supply cars to essential users and to provide cash instead saw our involvement in the public sector shrink, although we continued to win some business.”

However, Ogilvie Fleet has continued to see its fleet expand as it increased its focus on the corporate sector.

Stephen said: “Winning a place on the new framework agreement marks a first time involvement for Ogilvie Fleet with the NHS and heralds a major return to the public sector.

“Earning a place on the new framework agreement will potentially help Ogilvie Fleet to win more business in the public sector across the UK.

“Ogilvie Fleet also has offices in Belfast, Birmingham and Sheffield, but Stephen said: “We are a company headquartered in Scotland and we are delighted to be supporting the health service across the country.”

Full details of the new framework agreement have not been disclosed.

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