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Driver Hire - Management Franchise

Run a successful recruitment business with Driver Hire where average net profit levels for the network annually exceed £100,000.

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    Franchise Fee:
    £32,000
    Minimum Investment:
    £60,000
  • Areas Available

    Franchise territories are currently available in a number of UK locations, including start-up franchises and franchise resales i.e. established businesses offering an income stream and cash flow from day one.

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Driver Hire - the UK’s largest specialist logistics recruiter.

Run your own £1m+ franchise within the award-winning Driver Hire network

Are you looking to join a proven business? Find out everything you need to know about how you could join one of the UK’s most successful franchise brands here!

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Established over 35 years ago, Driver Hire has become the UK’s largest specialist logistics recruiter, supplying customers in a wide range of sectors nationwide.

The Driver Hire network consists of 103 offices across the UK, all focused on supplying thousands of satisfied customers each year.

Driver Hire is also one of the UK’s most successful and highly respected franchise brands:

  • Overall Winner – bfa Franchisor of the Year 2019
  • Ranked the No.1 Recruitment Franchise – Elite Franchise Top 100 List [2018, 2019, 2020]
  • Regular Finalist (13 out of the last 15 years) and six-times award winner – bfa Franchisor of the Year

Join a multi-award winning recruitment franchise

Our business reputation is built on the quality of service to both customers who need to find excellent staff and candidates who are looking for work. 94% of customers rated our service as Good or Excellent in our 2019 surveys and 94% of candidates said they were proud to work for Driver Hire. In a highly regulated industry, this reflects the high standards of professionalism from our franchisees and throughout our business.

WHY CHOOSE DRIVER HIRE?

There are several reasons to choose Driver Hire:

  • We are one of the UK’s leading specialist recruiters, providing logistics staff to the private and public sectors.
  • The average turnover of a franchised office in 2019/20 was £1,049,460 – around three times the UK franchise industry average.
  • Driver Hire has been ranked as the No.1 Recruitment franchise in the Elite Franchise Top 100 List for 2018, 2019 and 2020, and is placed 3rd across all franchise companies.
  • We are full members of the British Franchise Association (bfa).
  • In the financial year 2019/20:
    • The average franchise turnover (single unit) was £1,049,460
    • 58% of Driver Hire franchises achieved sales of over £750,000
    • 45% of Driver Hire franchises achieved sales of over £1million
    • 9% of Driver Hire franchises achieved sales of over £2million

Driver Hire franchisee exceeding turnover levels

WHAT DOES DRIVER HIRE DO?

We are the UK’s largest specialist logistics recruiter, and proud to be a franchise business.

Since 1983, our 100+ franchisees have been supplying businesses and firms across the country with temporary drivers, as well as non-driving staff, for all sorts of needs.

Our near 40 years of experience have made us one of the top companies for finding different businesses the staff they need for permanent positions (we work on a no-success, no fee basis), long-term contracts or simply drivers for one-off jobs.

We don’t focus purely on drivers; we regularly help find people for non-driving roles that come with haulage links, such as warehouse staff and managers.

With all of this comes our robust central support system that provides both new and established franchisees with the training and support they need to succeed. This starts with identifying people who are suitable for running a Driver Hire recruitment business, to providing a comprehensive training programme, before then providing a level of operational support which is unrivalled in the industry.

FRANCHISE BENEFITS

  • The average net profit for a franchised office was £130,000 in 2019/20 and top performing franchisees generate significantly higher profits, giving you very realistic potential earnings well in excess of £100k per year.
  • One of the leading logistics recruiters, so you can have every confidence in the service you are selling. Plus, you are providing a service for which there is a clear and growing demand.
  • Over 70 head office support staff when you need them, so you will never be alone in your business.
  • Access to National Accounts, delivering 20% of network revenue.
  • Bespoke IT systems which have been developed to support the needs of a Driver Hire business, giving you the best possible tools to succeed.

FRANCHISEE REQUIREMENTS

Personal traits:

  • Personable
  • Driven
  • Can-do attitude
  • Confident relationship builder
  • Tenacious
  • Good communicator
  • Consistency
  • Effective people manager

Experience (not all key):

  • Sales or Business Development
  • Operations Management
  • Past business ownership
  • Any other role where winning business was a requirement, e.g. self-employed contractor who has to pitch to win work or develop relationships to win future business.

TESTIMONIALS

John Griffiths

“Becoming a Driver Hire franchisee has absolutely changed our lives! I’ve gained all the benefits of being self-employed: the opportunity to run and grow our business, the freedom it can bring and the ability to make decisions for ourselves. It’s certainly given me things I wouldn’t have had if I’d stayed employed.”

John Griffiths – Driver Hire Taunton franchisee

Gary Riches

“Operating at the £1m turnover mark, naturally I’m looking to grow the business even further to maximise its future sale price. The business has changed my life and my family life considerably compared to being employed. The business affords a good lifestyle, but you must put the work in at the start and have a good team around you to achieve this. It’s been a great move and I love what I do.”

Gary Riches – Driver Hire Colchester franchisee

Amanda Jeffries

“Buying my franchise was the best career move I have ever made. I love the systems, quality control and high standards that Driver Hire embraces - follow the model, and it will work. I am very proud to be a Driver Hire Franchisee and delighted to have been able to renew my franchise agreement for another 5 years.”

Amanda Jeffries – Driver Hire Wisbech & The Fens franchisee

Nic Chaviaris

“I cannot recommend and thank Driver Hire enough for providing me with such an opportunity for a dream career and lifestyle. The support during the process, advise as well as guidance throughout my years with Driver Hire has been a key element to a great working partnership. They have the personable touch, yet a solid national brand that is associated with quality and expertise. Thank you to all at Driver Hire and to anyone thinking about it, don`t miss the opportunity!”

Nic Chaviaris – Driver Hire Gatwick franchisee

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

  • Franchise Fee: £32,000 (vacant, minimal areas available) & £50,000 to £600,000 (resales, majority of available areas are resale opportunities)
  • Minimum Investment: £60,000
  • Minimum Liquid Capital: £25,000

 

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Driver Hire in Top 5 for second year running
Driver Hire in Top 5 for second year running
16 December 2020
A great way to round off 2020 - Driver Hire has been listed as one of the UK’s Top 5 franchise businesses in the Elite Franchise Magazine’s 2021 Top 100. The annual EF100 list recognises the brightest franchise businesses and ranks them according to several criteria and since launch, ...
The award-winning Driver Hire network, welcomes eight new franchisees
The award-winning Driver Hire network, welcomes eight new franchisees
26 November 2020
October 2020 was capped off with eight new franchisees graduating our first ever virtual Driver Hire foundation course with flying colours. Normally delivered in person at our Bradford head office over a 2-week period, it was a great triumph for the team at Driver Hire in adapting the course to be ...
New franchisee at Driver Hire Dundee & Perth
New franchisee at Driver Hire Dundee & Perth
23 March 2020
Jordan Tracey has bought the Dundee and Perth franchises of leading transport & logistics recruiter, Driver Hire. The UK’s largest specialist supplier with a nationwide network of franchised offices, Driver Hire provides temporary and permanent drivers and other logistics staff to ...
Driver Hire franchisee collects top sales award
Driver Hire franchisee collects top sales award
15 January 2020
The recruitment team at Driver Hire’s Stoke franchise are league leaders. And we’re not just talking locally; this is on a national scale. They beat over 100 other Driver Hire offices to top the table in a nationwide sales and recruitment competition. As a result, Driver Hire Stoke ...
Driver Hire welcomes new Manchester South franchisee
Driver Hire welcomes new Manchester South franchisee
18 December 2019
Mike Williams has purchased the Manchester South franchise of leading recruitment franchise Driver Hire. Before deciding to become his own boss, over the past 20 years Mike has had an interesting and varied career. He joined the RAF straight from school; back in civvy street, he worked in ...
Two Driver Hire franchisees complete their five year renewals
Two Driver Hire franchisees complete their five year renewals
02 December 2019
Driver Hire franchisees in Guildford and Lincoln have both renewed their agreements with Driver Hire – the leading transport & logistics recruitment franchise. Sarah Matthews (Driver Hire Lincoln) and Richard Bradshaw (Driver Hire Guildford) have enjoyed outstanding trading over a ...
Recruitment franchise supports road safety week
Recruitment franchise supports road safety week
22 November 2019
Driver Hire, the leading transport & logistics recruitment franchise, is supporting Road Safety Week (November 18th – 24th). All its 100 offices nationwide are being encouraged to share the message on cutting deaths and injuries on UK roads, making them safer for everyone. Organised by ...
Recruitment Franchise's Website Collects National Marketing Award
Recruitment Franchise's Website Collects National Marketing Award
11 November 2019
Driver Hire – the leading transport & logistics recruitment franchise – has won ‘Best Website’ in the 2019 Franchise Marketing Awards. This success builds on investment in the website and a project to redesign it.  The new website was launched in May 2018 following its ground-up ...
New owner at Driver Hire’s Hereford & Worcester franchise
New owner at Driver Hire’s Hereford & Worcester franchise
05 November 2019
Driver Hire, the UK’s leading recruitment franchise, has added a new franchisee to its nationwide network – Andrew Partridge. Earlier this year he bought Driver Hire’s Hereford & Worcester territory and recently completed his first five month’s trading. Andrew has got away to a flying start, ...
Driver Hire announces appointments to its franchise support team
Driver Hire announces appointments to its franchise support team
24 October 2019
Driver Hire franchisees offer their clients much more than a sector-leading transport and logistics recruitment service. An important part of the Driver Hire business model is a range of added-value services including Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training and Driver Risk ...
Recruitment franchise scores with Rugby World Cup poster
Recruitment franchise scores with Rugby World Cup poster
26 September 2019
Driver Hire, the leading transport and logistics recruitment franchise, is helping its franchisees and their customers make the most of the 2019 Rugby Union World Cup. The company has produced a World Cup sweepstake poster which it has distributed to its offices in England, Wales, Scotland, ...
Driver Hire pedals to success
Driver Hire pedals to success
18 September 2019
A nine-person team representing Driver Hire, the leading recruitment franchise, cycled its way to success in the inaugural ‘Great British Franchise Cycle’, a month-long competition open to businesses involved in the franchise industry. Their challenge was to see how many miles they could ride as a ...
Recruitment franchise 'Loves the Lorry'
Recruitment franchise 'Loves the Lorry'
16 September 2019
Driver Hire, the leading transport & logistics recruitment franchise is a key partner in this year’s National Lorry Week (16-22 September). Now into its 5thyear, National Lorry Week celebrates the often overlooked role that lorries – and the road transport industry in general – play in our ...
Driver Hire enjoys Midlands sales success
Driver Hire enjoys Midlands sales success
09 September 2019
Driver Hire, the 2019 bfa HSBC ‘Franchisor of the Year’, recently completed the re-sales of three well established recruitment franchises in the Midlands. Paul Crossley is the new owner of Driver Hire Stoke. Before opting to buy his Driver Hire franchise, Paul had over a decade’s worth of ...
Driver Hire Business Partners Renew Franchise Agreement
Driver Hire Business Partners Renew Franchise Agreement
29 August 2019
Robert Leek and Ian Leadbeater, owners of Driver Hire Sheffield, have completed the renewal of their franchise agreement with Driver Hire for a further five years. Robert and Ian initially bought the business in 2009. Prior to that they both worked at Driver Hire’s Bradford recruitment ...
Crewe recruitment company celebrates national success
Crewe recruitment company celebrates national success
20 August 2019
When it comes to sales calls, the recruitment team at Driver Hire’s Crewe franchise are leaders. And we’re not just talking locally; this is on a national scale. They recently collected Driver Hire’s National Sales & Recruitment winners’ award for topping the second (of three) 8-week ...
Driver Hire collects top franchise award
Driver Hire collects top franchise award
09 July 2019
Driver Hire Nationwide has been named the UK’s top franchise at the bfa HSBC Franchise Awards 2019, held in Birmingham at the end of June. Driver Hire, the leading transport & logistics franchise, collected Gold in the Franchisor of the Year category. This is the second time Driver ...
Driver Hire completes three ten year renewals
Driver Hire completes three ten year renewals
17 May 2019
Three Driver Hire franchisees – in Brighton, Cardiff and Gatwick – have recently completed renewal agreements securing further five year business partnerships with the leading transport & logistics recruitment specialists. Franchising for over 30 years, Driver Hire recruitment offices ...
Driver Hire's Capital Performance
Driver Hire's Capital Performance
02 May 2019
Driver Hire, the leading specialist transport & logistics recruitment franchise, has been enjoying a successful spring in London, completing  two franchise re-sales and one greenfield territory covering South West London. Sisters, Sandy and Sindy Sohal are the latter. They are ...
Driver Hire franchisee is bfa 'Business Transformation' finalist
Driver Hire franchisee is bfa 'Business Transformation' finalist
21 March 2019
Ed Pockney, franchisee at leading transport & logistics recruiter, Driver Hire Uxbridge, is in line for a national award. He’s one of the finalists in the 2019 bfa HSBC Franchise Awards, in the ‘Business Transformation’ category. His nomination is well deserved. Since buying the ...
Two new franchisees join the Driver Hire network
Two new franchisees join the Driver Hire network
04 March 2019
Leading recruitment franchise, Driver Hire, welcomed two new franchisees to its nationwide network during February: Scott MacGregor and Stephen Hobbs. Scott has purchased Driver Hire’s Leeds East business. Before opting to buy his Driver Hire franchise, Scott worked largely in sales, as ...
Driver Hire gets the ‘Knowhow’!
Driver Hire gets the ‘Knowhow’!
30 January 2019
Driver Hire’s National Accounts’ team has finalised a national agreement with Team Knowhow, the expert services division of Dixons Carphone plc, which includes Currys PC World and Carphone Warehouse. The agreement enables individual Driver Hire franchisees to trade with Team Knowhow depots across ...
York conference celebrates franchisees’ success
York conference celebrates franchisees’ success
21 January 2019
Driver Hire’s 2019 annual conference was a perfect opportunity to mark the achievements of its top performing and long-standing franchisees. Leading the way was Diane Maxwell who, along with her brother Danny, is joint-owner of Driver Hire’s Belfast office, crowned ‘Franchisee of the ...
Driver Hire celebrates Elite franchise top 100 listing
Driver Hire celebrates Elite franchise top 100 listing
20 December 2018
Driver Hire is celebrating its listing in the UK’s top ten franchises. It’s come in at number 9 in the hot off the press 2019 Elite Franchise Top 100 list, Britain’s definitive franchise league table The Top 100 list celebrates the most dynamic, innovative and successful franchises in the ...
New Driver Hire franchisee in Manchester
New Driver Hire franchisee in Manchester
10 December 2018
Mahomed Imtayas has bought Driver Hire’s Manchester South franchise from long-standing owner, Mike Moores. Mahomed has an interesting CV. He was born in Malawi and has a background in accountancy. He moved to the UK in 1976 before returning to Malawi in 1996 to run his own stationery ...
Driver Hire supports Road Safety Week
Driver Hire supports Road Safety Week
20 November 2018
‘PEDALLING’ THE ROAD SAFETY WEEK MESSAGE  A cyclist or motorcyclist is killed or seriously injured every hour on British roads Two wheeled transport users are 34 times more likely to be killed than car drivers Nearly 4 in 10 deaths on British roads involve ...
Driver Hire supports World Mental Health Day
Driver Hire supports World Mental Health Day
05 October 2018
Wednesday October 10th is World Mental Health Day. Organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the aim of the day is to promote mental health education, awareness and advocacy. At work, professional drivers are recognised as a particularly high-risk group. And that’s one of the ...
New franchisee at Driver Hire's Chelmsford office
New franchisee at Driver Hire's Chelmsford office
03 October 2018
Pascal Giraud has bought Driver Hire’s Chelmsford franchise from long-standing owner, David Quinn. Franchising for over 30 years, Driver Hire provides temporary and permanent drivers and other logistics staff to local and national organisations in both the public and private sector. If ...
Love the lorry! Driver Hire supports National Lorry Week
Love the lorry! Driver Hire supports National Lorry Week
14 September 2018
Driver Hire, the leading transport & logistics specialist recruitment company is a key partner in this year’s National Lorry Week (15-21 September). Now into its 4th year, National Lorry Week celebrates the often overlooked role that lorries – and the road transport industry in general – play ...
Driver Hire’s marketing support earns place in finals
Driver Hire’s marketing support earns place in finals
31 August 2018
The outstanding levels of franchisee support delivered by Driver Hire’s in-house marketing team has earned it a place at the finals of the 2018 national ‘Franchise Marketing Awards’ Now into their 13th year, the Franchise Marketing Awards have become a highly-coveted accolade within the ...
Driver Hire celebrates further franchise success
Driver Hire celebrates further franchise success
11 July 2018
Leading recruitment franchisor Driver Hire has further proof that it is one of the UK’s top franchise businesses, collecting bronze in the ‘Franchisor of the Year’ category at the 2018 bfa HSBC Franchise Awards.  This was the 12th time in the last 13 years that Driver Hire has been a ...
Franchise footie eclipses World Cup (well almost!)
Franchise footie eclipses World Cup (well almost!)
19 June 2018
Whilst the football world’s attention is on Russia right now, sneaking in just ahead of the big kick-off in Moscow, was leading transport & logistics’ recruitment franchise, Driver Hire’s own football tournament. However, rather than Volgograd, this one was played out in Tamworth. ...
Motherwell business celebrate silver franchise partnership
Motherwell business celebrate silver franchise partnership
12 June 2018
Leading transport & logistics recruitment franchise, Driver Hire, is celebrating a 25 year partnership with Motherwell-based business services provider, Wilson Gibb Management Services Ltd (WGMS).  WGMS was formed in 1992 by business partners Darrin Gibb and Hugh Wilson. It purchased ...
Driver Hire Grimsby hoping to catch community award
Driver Hire Grimsby hoping to catch community award
16 May 2018
Fingers will be firmly crossed this Friday (May 18th) at Driver Hire’s Grimsby & Scunthorpe office. Franchisees Michael and Jayne O’Flynn are in the finals – for the second year running – of the Hull & Northern Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce ‘Excellence in the Community’ Business Awards. ...
Driver Hire enjoys southern success
Driver Hire enjoys southern success
09 May 2018
Leading recruitment franchise, Driver Hire, has just completed the re-sale of two of its Southern region franchises – Luton and Twickenham. The new owners of Driver Hire Twickenham are Sonny and Avi Samra. Before joining the Driver Hire network Sonny worked in a management role for the ...
Driver Hire, franchise award finalists, again!
Driver Hire, franchise award finalists, again!
27 April 2018
Driver Hire is one of six finalists in the 2018 bfa HSBC ‘Franchisor of the Year’ awards. The awards highlight the UK’s most exceptional franchisors; the ones that are driving business success through best practice, innovative strategies and a strong brand. Commenting on the nomination, a ...
Driver Hire franchisees play an essential role in another record breaking year
Driver Hire franchisees play an essential role in another record breaking year
06 April 2018
Driver Hire franchisees have plenty to celebrate right now. The transport & logistics recruitment business is celebrating another record breaking year. Turnover for the twelve months to the end ofMarch 2018 increased by £8m to £108.5m – an 8% increase on 2016/17. Driver Hire’s 92 ...
Newcastle conference celebrates franchisees’ success
Newcastle conference celebrates franchisees’ success
21 February 2018
Driver Hire’s 2018 annual conference was a perfect opportunity to mark the achievements of its top performing and long-standing franchisees. Leading the way was David Quinn, owner of Driver Hire’s Chelmsford office, crowned ‘Franchisee of the Year’. Other top awards winners included: Nic ...
Driver Hire franchisee ‘highly commended’ at national awards
Driver Hire franchisee ‘highly commended’ at national awards
03 January 2018
Richard Bradshaw, franchisee at Driver Hire Guildford, was a ‘Highly commended’ finalist in the ‘Franchisee of the Year’ category at the 2017 ‘Startups’ awards. The results were announced shortly before Christmas. Established in 2004 by ‘Startups.co.uk’, the UK’s number one service for ...
Driver Hire launches Road Safety Week campaign
Driver Hire launches Road Safety Week campaign
20 November 2017
This week (November 20th -26th) is Road Safety Week and leading franchisor Driver Hire is encouraging all its franchisees to give it their full support. “Road deaths in the UK are at the highest level for five years,” says Justine Turner, Driver Hire’s Road Safety Week co-ordinator. ...
Driver Hire franchisee enjoys business ‘Startups’ success
Driver Hire franchisee enjoys business ‘Startups’ success
07 November 2017
Richard Bradshaw, franchisee of  Driver Hire’s Guildford office, is in line for a national award. He’s one of the finalists in the 2017 ‘Startups.co.uk’ awards. Organised by ‘Startups.co.uk’, the UK’s number one service for starting a business, the awards celebrate inspiring and exciting ...
Driver Hire franchise celebrates first birthday with national success
Driver Hire franchise celebrates first birthday with national success
18 October 2017
When it comes to sales calls, the recruitment team at Driver Hire’s Croydon franchise are leaders. And we’re not just talking locally; this is on a national scale. They recently collected Driver Hire’s National Sales Day winners’ award for booking the most appointments in a single day. ...
Driver Hire franchisee wins London business award
Driver Hire franchisee wins London business award
09 October 2017
Manjit Singh, owner of Driver Hire’s Enfield office, has added his name to an ever growing list of Driver Hire franchisees to win a local business award. He’s just been crowned ‘Best Franchisee’ at the inaugural London Asian Business Awards. The awards recognise the entrepreneurial spirit ...
Leading franchisor, Driver Hire, announces joint venture franchises
Leading franchisor, Driver Hire, announces joint venture franchises
18 September 2017
During the summer, Driver Hire, the leading transport and logistics recruitment franchise, announced the completion of three joint venture franchises in Liverpool, Doncaster and at its Maidstone & Medway office. They are following in the footsteps of a number of other Driver Hire ...
New owner at Driver Hire’s Carlisle franchise
New owner at Driver Hire’s Carlisle franchise
11 September 2017
The Carlisle office of leading recruitment franchise, Driver Hire, has a new owner – Marc Harrison. Previously, Marc was a member of Driver Hire’s head office franchise support team.   “I joined Driver Hire four years ago and absolutely love the business,” says Marc. “Because I was ...
Driver Hire in the medals at bfa awards
Driver Hire in the medals at bfa awards
04 July 2017
Driver Hire is in the medals again. The leading recruitment franchise collected silver in the 2017 bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year awards, organised by the British Franchise Association. The award judges were impressed by Driver Hire’s passion and commitment to ethical franchising, as ...
New owner at Driver Hire’s Derby franchise
New owner at Driver Hire’s Derby franchise
23 June 2017
The Derby office of leading recruitment franchise, Driver Hire, has a new owner – Kathy Wylie. Before buying Driver Hire Derby, Kathy worked in property development and, prior to that, retail banking.  Driver Hire specialises in the supply of staff to the road transport and logistics ...
Driver Hire franchisee is national finalist
Driver Hire franchisee is national finalist
02 June 2017
Donald McClymont, owner of Driver Hire Ayrshire & Dumfries, is into the final round of the British Franchise Association (bfa) HSBC ‘Franchisee of the Year’ awards, nominated in the ‘Customer Focus’ category. Donald initially bought the business as a joint franchisee in 2005. He ...
Driver Hire celebrates thirty years in franchising
Driver Hire celebrates thirty years in franchising
15 May 2017
Driver Hire, the leading transport & logistics recruitment business, is celebrating a special anniversary. It’s thirty years since Driver Hire sold its first franchise – in Newcastle. Since then, its network has grown to 100 offices across the UK. “In the 1980s Driver Hire’s founders ...
Driver Hire named one of the UK’s best places to work
Driver Hire named one of the UK’s best places to work
09 May 2017
Driver Hire, the specialist transport and logistics recruiter and leading franchisor, has been named as one of the best workplaces in the UK. It was ranked 51st in the ‘Medium Business’ category of the Great Place to Work® annual list of the best workplace cultures, published in The Guardian on 4th ...
Driver Hire franchisees enjoy a fourth record year in succession
Driver Hire franchisees enjoy a fourth record year in succession
24 April 2017
It’s been another outstanding year for Driver Hire franchisees. Nearly half of them are celebrating annual turnover in excess of £1m. That’s translated into another record year – its fourth in succession – for the leading specialist transport & logistics recruitment company. Network turnover ...
Conference celebrates success
Conference celebrates success
27 February 2017
There’s another record trading year in the offing at leading recruitment franchise, Driver Hire. And that was reflected in the celebrations at this year’s annual conference, where the outstanding, award-winning individual performances of a quarter of its franchisees were recognised. ...
Christmas cheer as Driver Hire franchisees set £11.5m record
Christmas cheer as Driver Hire franchisees set £11.5m record
18 January 2017
Driver Hire’s franchisees are celebrating an outstanding December. Christmas 2016 sales across its nationwide network of specialist recruitment offices proved to be an all-time record, topping out at £11.5m, a 9% increase on same time last year. Its December performance caps a successful ...
Local recruiter supports drive to cut road deaths
Local recruiter supports drive to cut road deaths
21 November 2016
Franchisees at Driver Hire, the leading supplier of staff to the road transport & logistics industry are, once again, supporting Road Safety Week (November 21st – 27th). Organised by road safety charity, Brake, this year’s campaign encourages drivers to follow six simple road safety pledges: ...
Major investment gives further boost to Driver Hire’s franchise network
Major investment gives further boost to Driver Hire’s franchise network
17 November 2016
Franchisees at Driver Hire, the leading transport & logistics recruitment business, are benefiting from a £1m investment from their franchisor. The investment includes the development and roll-out of dhOps X, Driver Hire’s new core operations system. Driver Hire has also invested ...
Uxbridge Recruiter In Line For National Award
Uxbridge Recruiter In Line For National Award
02 November 2016
Ed Pockney, franchisee of transport & logistics business, Driver Hire Uxbridge, is in line for a national award. He’s one of the finalists in the 2016 Startups.co.uk awards – organised by the UK’s number one service for starting a business.   Ed has been ...
Driver Hire franchisees celebrate record trading in September
Driver Hire franchisees celebrate record trading in September
14 October 2016
September proved to be a month to remember for Driver Hire’s franchisees. The leading transport & logistics recruitment specialist’s nationwide network chalked up turnover of £10.7m – an all time record in the company’s thirty plus years of trading. Individually, across the ...
Driver Hire Turnover Leads The Way
Driver Hire Turnover Leads The Way
27 September 2016
Sometimes the best things come in threes. That’s certainly the case at leading recruitment franchise, Driver Hire. They’ve recently calculated that growth in their nationwide network is three times the franchise industry average. Figures from the bfa (British Franchise Association) show that, over ...
Andy’s the new leader at Nottingham recruiter
Andy’s the new leader at Nottingham recruiter
13 September 2016
Andy O’Donnell has bought the Nottingham franchise of leading transport & logistics recruitment company, Driver Hire. In a successful career spanning thirty years, Andy has worked in senior management roles for a number of plcs. He’s also run two of his own businesses – a ...
Busy 'Bs'
Busy 'Bs'
‘A’ might be the first letter in the alphabet, but when it comes to selling franchises at Driver Hire, the letter ‘B’ is number one. Summer 2016 has seen three new franchisees snapping up opportunities in Barnsley, Blackburn and Bournemouth. Joining Driver ...
Driver Hire appoints new Area Development Managers
Driver Hire appoints new Area Development Managers
08 July 2016
Driver Hire, the leading specialist transport & logistics recruitment company, has announced the appointments of two new Area Development Managers, one for Scotland and one for its South West region. Linda Glen will be responsible for all 16 Driver Hire offices in Scotland ...
Rapid growth ‘Down Under’ propels Driver Hire into Sunday Times HSBC International listings
Rapid growth ‘Down Under’ propels Driver Hire into Sunday Times HSBC International listings
15 June 2016
Outstanding levels of growth at Driver Hire Australia, the international arm of leading recruitment franchise, Driver Hire, have propelled the company’s owners, Specialist People Services (SPS) into the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200. The list covers the 200 UK firms with the fastest ...
Driver Hire offers free Euro 2016 poster
Driver Hire offers free Euro 2016 poster
06 June 2016
With the 2016 UEFA European Championships kicking off next week, leading franchisor, Driver Hire, is ensuring that all its customers are up to speed with all the football action. The company, which has nearly 100 franchised offices nationwide, has supplied them with a Euro 2016 ...
AWARD WINNING GATWICK RECRUITER SWOOPS INTO GLENEAGLES
AWARD WINNING GATWICK RECRUITER SWOOPS INTO GLENEAGLES
25 May 2016
The award winning recruitment team at Driver Hire’s Gatwick franchise is on the move – to new premises at Gleneagles Court, Brighton Road, Crawley. Their ongoing success story – turnover at the business is 77% up on same time last year and heading for another all time record – means that ...
Franchisees enjoy a record breaking run
Franchisees enjoy a record breaking run
16 May 2016
Franchisees at Driver Hire, the specialist transport & logistics recruitment business, are celebrating another year of achievement. At the end of the 2015/16 financial year, 90% of their 86 office franchised network had passed the £500k turnover mark. Even more impressive, ...
New owners at leading recruitment franchise office
New owners at leading recruitment franchise office
29 March 2016
The Grimsby office of leading recruitment franchise, Driver Hire, has new owners – Michael and Jayne O’Flynn. The office specialises in the supply of staff to the road transport and logistics industry.  Before buying their Driver Hire franchise, Jayne worked in facilities and ...
JOINT VENTURES BREED SUCCESSFUL FRANCHISEES
JOINT VENTURES BREED SUCCESSFUL FRANCHISEES
24 March 2016
Joint venture franchises are proving to be a brilliant breeding ground for successful franchisees at Driver Hire. The leading transport and logistics recruiter has just completed the sale of its stake in Driver Hire East London to joint venture partner, Richard Pugh.  Richard, who was ...
Driver Hire collects national marketing award
Driver Hire collects national marketing award
15 March 2016
Leading recruitment franchise, Driver Hire, received some excellent news last week. It was announced winner of the ‘Best Franchisee Marketing Support’ category in this year’s ‘Franchise Marketing Awards’. One of the industry’s most coveted, it celebrates innovative campaigns and the effective ...
Driver Hire hires new FD as growth drive continues
Driver Hire hires new FD as growth drive continues
10 February 2016
Driver Hire, the leading road transport and logistics recruitment franchise which is part of Specialist People Services (SPS), the diversified recruitment group backed by private equity investor LDC, has announced the appointment of Paul McNulty as group finance director. With more ...
Christmas demand drives Driver Hire to new record
Christmas demand drives Driver Hire to new record
17 December 2015
High demand for drivers during the run-up to Christmas has enabled Driver Hire, the  transport and logistics recruitment franchise, to set a new trading record. During the week ended 13 th December, its 104-office network’s combined weekly turnover soared to £2.35m, ...
Driver Hire pull out a couple of Christmas crackers
Driver Hire pull out a couple of Christmas crackers
15 December 2015
Driver Hire, the leading transport and logistics recruitment franchise has two cracking new franchisees, both for offices in Yorkshire. The franchisor, which already has 103 offices covering the whole of the UK, has added to its network with the sale of a greenfield site in ...
Wonderful Worcester collect another award
Wonderful Worcester collect another award
26 November 2015
When it comes to winning awards, Sue and Vance Parsons are making rather a habit of it. Owners of Driver Hire Hereford & Worcester, since opening for business two years ago, they’ve already bagged four of them. Their most recent success was in the ‘Enterprising Worcestershire' business awards ...
New recruits for Driver Hire’s eServices team
New recruits for Driver Hire’s eServices team
23 October 2015
Award-winning transport & logistics franchise, Driver Hire, has further strengthened  franchise support. To aid franchisees’ sales efforts and enhance after-sales support, Driver Hire has added two new staff to its eServices team: Shadia Teers and Jimmy Singh.  “Alongside their ...
Slough businessman in line for national award
Slough businessman in line for national award
14 October 2015
Tejwant Karir, franchisee at Driver Hire’s Slough, is in line for a national award. He’s one of just six finalists in the 2015 ‘Startups’ Awards ‘Franchisee of the Year’. Now into their 12 th year, ‘Startups’ Awards celebrate the achievements of the UK’s ...
AWARD WINNING RECRUITMENT FRANCHISE ADDS NEW SERVICE
AWARD WINNING RECRUITMENT FRANCHISE ADDS NEW SERVICE
30 September 2015
Sue and Vance Parsons, owners of the Driver Hire franchise for Hereford & Worcester, have enjoyed a phenomenal start since buying the business in 2013. They’ve increased turnover by over 900% and could be heading for £1m by the end of the current financial year.  Their next ...
Driver Hire score with rugby World Cup poster
Driver Hire score with rugby World Cup poster
16 September 2015
Driver Hire franchisees are helping their customers and clients make the most of the Rugby Union World Cup. The specialist transport and logistics franchise has produced a World Cup sweepstake poster which franchisees will be distributing via its nationwide network. “With 107 ...
Driver Hire enjoys a summer of success
Driver Hire enjoys a summer of success
07 September 2015
While most of the UK were on the beach this summer, Driver Hire’s franchise sales team has been busy, sealing resale deals on two of its well-established franchises. The most recent was Driver Hire Birmingham which has been purchased by Lisa Hughes from long-standing franchisee, Jim ...
New courses add to Driver CPC choice
New courses add to Driver CPC choice
29 July 2015
Driver Hire franchisees will soon be able to offer an even wider range of Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) courses to their customers. This follows the announcement by Driver Hire Training of the imminent launch of two new Driver CPC modules – in First Aid and ...
DRIVER HIRE CELEBRATES SILVER AT FRANCHISE AWARDS
DRIVER HIRE CELEBRATES SILVER AT FRANCHISE AWARDS
01 July 2015
Leading specialist recruitment franchisor, Driver Hire, has been nationally recognised at the prestigious 2015 bfa HSBC ‘Franchisor of the Year’ Awards, collecting this year’s Silver Award. An award winner in 2006 and 2012, Driver Hire has been a bfa finalist in nine out of the last ten years.     ...
Driver Hire is franchise finalist
Driver Hire is franchise finalist
23 April 2015
Leading recruitment franchise, Driver Hire, is one of eight finalists in the prestigious 2015 bfa and HSBC ‘Franchisor of the Year’ awards. A winner in 2006 and 2012, Driver Hire has been a finalist in nine out of the last ten years.  Commenting on the nominations, Andy Brattesani, UK ...
Driver Hire celebrates excellent half year
Driver Hire celebrates excellent half year
13 December 2013
Franchisees at specialist transport and logistics recruiter, Driver Hire, are clearly benefiting from the improved economic outlook. As the company approaches the end of the first half of its financial year, just short of a quarter of its 100 office network have passed the half million turnover ...
New owners at Driver Hire Hereford and Worcester
New owners at Driver Hire Hereford and Worcester
13 December 2013
Driver Hire Hereford and Worcester, the latest addition to Driver Hire’s nationwide network of specialist recruitment offices is now owned by local couple Vance and Sue Parsons.  Vance is no stranger to franchising. Before deciding to buy Driver Hire Hereford & Worcester, he ran his ...
DRIVER HIRE: IDEAL FOR THE OLYMPICS
DRIVER HIRE: IDEAL FOR THE OLYMPICS
12 July 2012
Driver Hire the transport and logistics recruitment franchise, are busy proving the Olympic doom-sayers wrong. Some have suggested that this massive sporting event will have little impact on business in the UK, but that’s certainly not the case at Driver Hire East London. Over ...
Winning business formula
Winning business formula
12 July 2012
Driver Hire has won the Bronze award in the British Franchise Association’s annual ‘Franchisor of the Year’ awards, in association with HSBC and supported by Express Newspapers. With over 90 franchised offices, Bradford based Driver Hire is the UK’s largest specialist in its ...
Oxford franchisee wins Franchisee of the Year award
Oxford franchisee wins Franchisee of the Year award
07 December 2011
Lorraine Thompson, who owns Driver Hire Oxford, is now an award-winning franchisee.   Thompson was crowned British Franchise Association/HSBC ‘Franchisee of the Year’ 2011 for the South West and Wales Region at a gala ...
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