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About

A cohesive group is more than the sum of its parts.

Ogilvie Group 60 Years

Mission Statement

quote-left To deliver exceptional customer service; operate with trust, transparency and integrity; be innovative, creative and unique; consider all environments around us; and provide a workplace where our people feel safe, appreciated and respected. quote-right

OVER 60 YEARS OF SUCCESS

Established in 1953, the Ogilvie Group started life as a construction company in Stirling, Scotland. An on-going diversification strategy has seen the company successfully branch out into areas including Vehicle Contract Hire, Daily Rental, IT, Surveying and House Building.

Today, the Ogilvie Group has a turnover of over £200 million, employs over 450 people, has offices throughout the UK and trading partnerships with organisations across Europe.

About Ogilvie

Ogilvie Group comprises of the following companies:

Duncan Ogilvie

The Ogilvie Family

The Ogilvie Group has been steered by three generations of the Ogilvie family and current Chief Executive, Duncan Ogilvie, is the grandson of the firm’s founder.

Whilst the company has grown and changed considerably over sixty years, it still has the traditional values of a family-run business with a focus on people at its heart. Trust, transparency, accountability and reliability – these are the key tenants of the Ogilvie Group which set the tone for all dealings with clients, partners, and prospects.

 

Our People

As a people business, much of Ogilvie’s success can be attributed to the strength and quality of the extended Ogilvie family. A nurtured and happy workforce results in improved client services and our low staff turnover is testament to our high levels of staff satisfaction.

Clients undoubtedly benefit as they are serviced by highly specialised and skilled teams, who have historical knowledge of their accounts, and a sense of ownership and accountability.

Dynamic and Forward
Thinking

Whilst the Ogilvie Group has traditional values, it has survived and flourished over more than six decades and a number of recessions, constantly adapting its business model and commercial approach to remain profitable and able to reinvest.

Careful planning and responsible management in the face of changing market forces has generated steady expansion through organic growth and acquisition.

Quality Service,
Consistently Delivered

Another key factor in the continued success of the business, and one related to the quality of the workforce, is the commitment to deliver the highest standard of quality and service across all of the operations.

This goal has been embraced throughout the group companies since inception, and is adopted by all – from the board members to grass roots staff.

The diversified Ogilvie portfolio enjoys a solid financial foundation, providing stability
and security for staff and clients alike.

BRIEF HISTORY OF OGILVIE GROUP

July 1946

Ogilvie Builders is founded in Stirling. the family business carries out building work of all sizes in and around Stirlingshire.

February 1953

Ogilvie Builders is incorporated and trades under this name for over 40 years with projects in the public sector, private sector and home building.

February 1979

Steadfast contracts is founded to provide vehicle contract hire and fleet management services to customers.

January 1985

Ogilvie Homes is founded to promote our home building projects. Ogilvie Builders continues to trade separately focussing on commercial projects.

August 1985

Ogilvie Group is established and becomes the parent company for Ogilvie Builders, Ogilvie Homes and Steadfast contracts.

March 1993

Steadfast Contracts changes its name to become Ogilvie Fleet.

October 1997

Ogilvie Builders changes name to become Ogilvie Construction.

July 2006

Loy Surveys becomes part of the Ogilvie Group. Loy Surveys had been a well-respected supplier to the Ogilvie Group for many years before this.

June 2009

Net-Defence is formed to focus on corporate and celebrity online security.

July 2014

Wales based Longdin & Browning becomes part of the Ogilvie Group to continue our expansion into the survey sector.

July 2014

Ogilvie Geomatics is established to bring together Loy Surveys and Longdin & Browning into one business.

Present Day

The Ogilvie Group is 100% owned by the Ogilvie family. Our CEO is Duncan Ogilvie and is the third generation of the family to hold this position. We are delighted that we remain a truly independent company.

Ours is a group of companies that relies on two key elements – our great staff and our growing family of satisfied customers.

Duncan Ogilvie | CEO