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Meet the Minibus Leasing Team

The Minibus Leasing team has many years of experience in the vehicle finance and leasing industry and many of us have worked with OVL Group for over 10 years.

Focused on delivering excellent customer service, the team has built up powerful relationships with all of the important manufacturers and major contract hire companies.

This allows us to negotiate the very best discounts and competitive finance rates.

The OVL Team

Martin Wedge

Martin Wedge

Managing Director

Martin founded OVL Group in 1989 in a small office in the centre of Oxford. His vision was to create a vehicle leasing company to give business to business customers outstanding and long-term service.

Early success was built on by recruiting fabulous talent who shared his vision. This can be seen by the length of service of many of the team.

There have been many changes in the market since 1989, and of course none less than we have experienced in 2020, but the agile nature of the business and the outstanding quality of the team has meant that OVL Group has gone from strength to strength.

Martin keeps close to clients and is always interested to gain their feedback. Here is what one such client wrote about OVL Group:

"I think of OVL as my fleet department, they are professional, efficient and dedicated."

Neil Taylor

Neil Taylor

Sales Director

Neil is Sales Director of OVL Group and has worked for the group for 20 years.

Neil's strategy is to give customers outstanding service through a knowledgeable and committed account team.

The team are encouraged to develop expertise in specific sectors of the market. Like electric vehicles, commercial vehicles and minibuses, which they then share with the rest of the team.

His industry knowledge is based on working in vehicle leasing for 30 years.

"We work with OVL for three main reasons – they offer the best service, the best pricing and are very reliable. What more could anyone want from a supplier? We started working with OVL 4 years ago and they are one of our best suppliers by a big margin. I want as little hassle as possible with my fleet and that’s what I get. They are incredibly attentive and once a new car is ordered, I know I can forget about it as all the work is done for me. Here's to many more years of working together OVL!"

Andrew Beale

Andrew Beale

Operations Director

Andrew is Operations Director of OVL Group and has worked with the group for 28 years.

Andrew is driven by the commitment to deliver outstanding service to OVL Group customers.

The operations team ensure customers get the service they expect. Customers' expectations are carefully managed and communicated with, throughout the process from order to post delivery.

As one customer said; "I would like to take this opportunity of thanking OVL in the supply of BMW 530d. Excellent service, positive response to my initial enquiry. Always kept up to date on the cars order progress, arrived on the day required."

Scott Allen

Scott Allen

Account Director

Scott Allen is Account Director at OVL and has worked for the group for 14 years.

Scott is part of the furniture at OVL and if there’s anything he doesn’t know about vehicle leasing, it’s probably not worth knowing! He’s also the resident “IT support” for the team in the office!

Scott has built excellent relationships with his customers over the years, here’s a recent testimonial for him:

"I have always found the service from OVL to be far superior to any other supplier I’ve used for our fleet requirements. The latest lease was a recommendation from OVL that we would never have known about unless they had taken a pro-active approach with us. Thank you team, for all your continued efforts and support."

Nick Dew

Nick Dew

Account Director

Nick Dew is Account Director at OVL and is one of the longest serving members of the team, having worked for the group for 20 years.

Nick is one of the groups' minibus experts and deals with current and new clients in this area of the business as well as cars and vans.

Nick's customers often rate his service ‘5-star’ with words such as the following commonplace.

"We are delighted with the mini bus and the service that we have received from yourselves. We definitely received 5 star service."

Chris Tunnell

Chris Tunnell

Account Director

Chris Tunnell is Account Director at OVL and has worked for the group for 10 years.

Chris works across the business but has excellent knowledge in commercial vehicle leasing.

Prior to joining OVL Chris worked as a Sales Executive in the Broker Division at Lex Autolease.

Here's what one of Chris' recent customers had to say about working with him:

"This is the third vehicle I have arranged through OVL over the last seven years and see no point of changing provider such is the level of service of service I receive. What impressed me on this occasion was the support given at the outset of the process that helped me choose the vehicle that best matched my needs. Sound advice, not pressurised in the slightest; in short I am a delighted customer!"

Kate Day

Kate Day

Senior Account Manager

Kate Day is Account Director and has worked at the group for 14 years. Kate builds strong working relationships with her clients and her service feedback second to none. Kate combines an understanding of client needs with her excellent knowledge of vehicle leasing.

Here is what one of Kate's clients volunteered about her services:

"I have been ordering cars from OVL Group for nearly 7 years. I want to point out that the reason I keep returning for business is down to the experience I have when engaging with Kate Day. Over the years she has been nothing short of exceptional in her management of my expectations, providing knowledge of the industry and its processes and most importantly making me feel like a valued customer. I have recently started a company, and as my business grows we will be looking at building a fleet for the sales and consultants we employ. This business is ringfenced for OVL and my future growth will add to yours. This is down to Kate and the service she provides, and the fact that OVL process and procedures make your organisation good to deal with and is delivered at high standards across all areas I have engaged. I just wanted to drop this note to you to highlight this feedback and share my experiences and wish you all the best for future business growth."

Geoff Edrich

Geoff Edrich

Marketing Manager

Geoff Edrich is Marketing Manager at OVL and has worked for the group for 10 years.

Geoff had worked with OVL during his 10 years with Lex Vehicle Leasing and 11 years as Account Director with Lombard Vehicle Management so joining OVL was an obvious progression.

"Coming to join Martin and his team at OVL was an exciting opportunity and to be part of such an enthusiastic and customer friendly organisation, makes coming to work a real pleasure” says Geoff, “and a lot of fun too."


Joanna Ryland

Sales Support and Compliance Manager

Joanna joined OVL in April 2021 as Sales Support and Compliance Manager and brings with her a wealth of industry expertise, having worked at Lex Autolease for over 22 years.

Joanna has worked in various customer service roles at Lex Autolease, latterly as Customer Service Manager with a team of 14 people. Her knowledge and contacts are second to none as is her attention to detail throughout the customer journey. In her role, she strives to deliver a streamlined process in sales support whilst overseeing our compliance to industry and regulatory requirements.

Jane England

Jane England

Operations Manager

Jane is Operations Manager of OVL Group. Jane has been at the group for 12 years.

Jane is highly dedicated to giving customers outstanding service underpinned by her attention to detail and tenacity.

As one customer said; "Not sure what Jane at your office did, but I think she must jump tall filing cabinets and catch bullets in her teeth, within five mins of speaking to her the chap from the collection company rang with a very different attitude full of apologies and is collecting the car this evening."

Maxine Nye

Maxine Nye

Operations Administrator

Maxine is Operations Support for the OVL Group.

Maxine has worked at the group for 6 years. Her commitment to giving outstanding service is driven by her organisation skills and attention to detail.

As one customer said; "We have been leasing our company vans from OVL for many years now. OVL provide great customer care and aftersales support which makes the experience of doing business with them an easy and pleasurable one."

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