Group directors at Ogilvie Fleet and its sister businesses turned their skills to car washing during the festive period to raise almost £2,000 for charity.
It is an annual tradition for directors across the Ogilvie Group of companies to spend a day washing employees’ cars.
Gordon Stephen, managing director Ogilvie Fleet, Jim Hannah, operations director, Ogilvie Fleet, John Watson, financial director Ogilvie Group, and Steve Lloyd, managing director Ogilvie Homes, were among the directors to don waterproofs and take to the sponges, scrubbing brushes and hosepipes.
Grateful staff rewarded the directors by digging deep into their pockets and raising £930 for charity - a sum that was matched by Ogilvie Group.
As a result, £1,860 will shortly be presented to a charity as a New Year gift.
Nick Hardy, sales and marketing director, Ogilvie Fleet, who booked a week’s Christmas shopping holiday and thus avoided this year’s directors’ charity car wash, said: “Ogilvie Fleet and the Ogilvie Group had a fantastic 2013.
“Ogilvie Fleet grew its fleet to almost 11,000 company cars and vans; we continued to introduce innovative fleet management solutions; and our industry-leading customer service continued to be recognised with awards. Meanwhile, the Ogilvie Group achieved another steady performance, with an 11% increase in profit and 6% growth in turnover.
“All of that is due to the dedication of all the staff who work at Ogilvie Fleet and across the Group. The annual directors’ festive season car wash is a thank you to the staff and also raises funds for very worthy causes.”
Picture caption: (left to right) Steve Lloyd, managing director Ogilvie Homes, John Watson, financial director Ogilvie Group, and Jim Hannah, operations director, Ogilvie Fleet.