A decade ago, Ogilvie Fleet, expanded further into England and opened a new division in Sheffield specifically targeting South Yorkshire and the eastern region in its drive for further growth.

The team of six people – five of them remain a key part of the now 30-strong Sheffield-based team today – started to secure new fleet contracts and that business success has continued and led to the more recent opening of an office in Belfast and the creation of a dedicated South of England sales team.

To help celebrate a decade of business success an especially liveried Mini is on an Ogilvie Fleet promotional ‘tour’.

Ogilvie Fleet managing director Gordon Stephen said: “When we opened our Sheffield-based division 10 years ago with just six members of staff little could we have believed the business would have expanded to the size it has – employing 30 people in the office from where almost 6,000 vehicles are managed, which is more than a third of the company’s total fleet, on behalf of hundreds of customers.”

Nick Hardy, now Ogilvie Fleet’s sales and marketing director, headed up the original ‘Sheffield six’ team, also continuing to be employed by Ogilvie Fleet in Sheffield are: Ashley Crookes, then divisional sales manager but now director of sales (North); Nick Faulkner, who was then a new business Eexecutive and is now key account manager; and Louise Blair and Matt Topham, who started as customer services executives but have since been promoted to customer services team leader and group marketing manager respectively.

Stephen said: “The original staff immediately understood and embraced the ethos of Ogilvie in terms of customer service and this has continued during our expansion over the last decade. I am immensely proud that we have managed to grow the Sheffield office so significantly over the last 10 years while still maintaining our core values. This is testament to Nick Hardy and his team.”

“It has been a fantastic 10 years for the Sheffield-based team and we look forward to many more years of success working with existing customers to continually improve the efficiency and operating effectiveness of their fleets and winning new clients.”