Ogilvie Fleet director Nick Hardy joins Group board
By Kyle Linsay
Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 13:01
PROMOTION: Nick Hardy, of Ogilvie Fleet
Ogilvie Fleet Sales and Marketing Director Nick Hardy has been promoted to the board of parent company Ogilvie Group.
Mr Hardy, who joined Ogilvie in 2007, is one of two new appointments as the company push for continued growth and development across their operations portfolio.
He retains his fleet responsibilities on joining the board, where he will focus on developing marketing activities across the Ogilvie Group.
With 22 years’ fleet industry experience, Mr Hardy has helped transform award-winning Ogilvie Fleet into one of the UK’s fastest-growing vehicle leasing and fleet management companies.
Mr Hardy said: “When I joined Ogilvie Fleet in 2007 the fleet size was less than 7,000 vehicles.
“Since then our customer base has grown significantly and the fleet size has increased by about 50% with much of that growth achieved during a tough economic climate.
“Credit for that goes to the whole Ogilvie Fleet team and the excellent level of service delivered to our customers.
“I look forward to using the knowledge and experience I have gained in helping to expand Ogilvie Fleet in seeking out new growth opportunities in other businesses within the Group.
“Simultaneously, I anticipate that Ogilvie Fleet will continue to grow over the coming months and years.
“We are well positioned to further expand with an aspiration for a fleet size of around 12,000 vehicles through organic growth over the next two years.”
Also joining the board is Alan Greig, Managing Director of Ogilvie Communications.
He takes on specific responsibility for the development of the Ogilvie Group’s IT infrastructure.
Duncan Ogilvie, Chief Executive of Ogilvie Group, said: “These new appointments recognise the value of the fleet and communications businesses within the Group and their significant success in recent years.
“We are focused on building from the current very solid baseline performance to grow the business across all of our operations.
“The further strengthening of the board adds expertise, experience and a range of knowledge that will ensure that Ogilvie Group continues to deliver high quality products and services to all of its customers.”