Driver Hire Franchise
Driver Hire is the UK’s largest specialist logistics recruiter, supplying customers in a wide range of sectors nationwide.
Established in 1983, the award-winning Driver Hire network consists of over 100 offices across the UK, all focused on supplying thousands of satisfied customers each year.
What Does Driver Hire do?
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; we are now the UK’s largest specialist logistics recruiter, and proud to be a franchised business.
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.
Who is Driver Hire looking for?
Driver Hire franchisees come from all walks of life but there are personal traits common to many:
- Can-do attitude
- Confident relationship builder
- Good communicator
- Effective people manager
- Sales or Business Development
- Operations Management
- 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.
Relevant industry experience is not necessary as we provide you with all the training you will need, however we do find that the following backgrounds can be beneficial:
How Much Do I Need to Invest?
The Driver Hire franchise fee for a new start-up is just £32,000 however there are only a few remaining start-up areas available. If you are looking to invest in an established territory re-sale these start from £50,000. The minimum investment required is £60,000 and your minimum liquid capital amount should be at least £25,000.
The average yearly franchise turnover of a Driver Hire franchised office in 2021/22 was over £1.2m. The top franchised office achieved over £3m turnover. Average net profit is typically between 10% and 15% of turnover.
Why Choose Driver Hire?
The Driver Hire brand provides you with a huge advantage over the competition and is supported by a wealth of support from over 70 head office staff across several important departments. So if you can see yourself owning and running a Driver Hire office we want to hear from you today – we have a specialist in-house Franchise Sales team ready to help you learn more.
|Min Personal Investment:||£25,000|
|Min Total Investment:||£ 60,000|
|BFA Relationship:||Full Member|
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Driver Hire franchisees are benefiting from a major investment in new technology which is enabling them to expand their existing territories into previously hard to reach postcode areas.Read more
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Bradford-based national recruitment company, Driver Hire, is playing its part in preventing deaths and injuries on UK roads by supporting this year’s ‘Road Safety Week’ (14th-20th November). Organised by Brake, the national road safety charity, the theme for 2022 is ‘Safe Roads for All’.Read more
Darrin Gibb celebrates 30 year milestone with Driver Hire
Darrin Gibb is the longest serving franchisee in the Driver Hire network and this month, he celebrates his 30th anniversary. Driver Hire itself was still a young business when Darrin came on board, having been established only nine years before Darrin joined forces with Hugh Wilson and set up Wilson Gibb Management Services (WGMS) in 1992.Read more
Manchester conference celebrates best ever year
Back for the first time in two years, Driver Hire’s annual conference, held at the Lowry Hotel, Manchester, provided a perfect opportunity to celebrate an outstanding year for a whole host of franchisees and their offices.Read more
NEW FRANCHISEES AT LINCOLN RECRUITMENT BUSINESS
Two young local entrepreneurs, Peter Quittenton and Christian Salter, have bought specialist recruitment agency, Driver Hire Lincoln. Peter (24) and Christian (24) already know the business well because they both worked for the previous owner.Read more
Proud survey confirms Driver Hire is getting it right
Driver Hire is clearly getting it right when it comes to both reliable service and value for money. That’s what its eighth annual ‘Proud Survey’ has revealed. Over 500 customers responded to the survey, and whilst ‘reliable service’ remains the top reason for using Driver Hire overall, more respondents than ever said they’d miss ‘personal contact’ the most if they weren’t using Driver Hire.Read more
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