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Driver Hire Franchise

Driver Hire is a recruitment franchise supplying drivers and logistics staff to both private & public sectors. "Franchisor of the Year 2019" winner.

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At a Glance

Established: 1997

UK Presence: Over 100 offices nationwide

Start Up Cost: £45,000

Min personal contribution: £16,000

Development type: Single-unit franchises

BFA Status: Full

Franchise Info

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Be the driving force in your own life & build upon our franchise success

With over 30 years in the industry, Driver Hire is a force to be reckoned with. Not only are we one of the leading recruitment businesses for drivers and logistics staff in the UK, but we are also a multi-award winning franchise with a brand name that opens clients’ doors.

Since 1987 we have seen our franchise network successfully grow thanks to our thoroughly tried-and-tested franchise model which consistently generates high returns for our franchise owners. For example, have at look at our financial year 2018/19:

  • 90% of Driver Hire franchises achieved sales of over £500,000
  • 76% achieved sales over £750,000
  • 53% achieved sales over £1million
  • The Driver Hire franchised office average turnover was £1,214,978

A great achievement when you consider that the franchise industry’s’ average turnover is currently only £400,000 according to the 2018 bfa/NatWest survey.

Driver Hire winning franchise award

Manage your own franchise within a lucrative market

As a Driver Hire franchise owner you would essentially manage a recruitment business. On a day-to-day basis, you would source drivers and logistics staff looking for work and then refer them to your clients.

These clients are often multi-national freight companies, such as builder merchants, parcel carriers and local authorities, looking for a flexible workforce. The market, within which we work, is huge - the UK recruitment industry is estimated to be worth £35.7 billion a year. With our highly recognisable and respected brand, doors are opened to our franchisees that would not be opened to many other businesses.

Driver Hire franchisees at work

Some of the many benefits of franchising with Driver Hire

With Driver Hire, franchise owners benefit in numerous ways. Here are just a few:

  • Established brand in the industry: A business with over 30 years of experience
  • Accreditation as an ethical franchisor: Full British Franchise Association (bfa) member
  • Banks recognise the stability of our business: Banks classify Driver Hire as a AAA business investment
  • High profile brand recognition: SIX times bfa HSBC ‘Franchisor of the Year’ award winner - Gold in 2019
  • Invest in an established business model: The opportunity to manage your own B2B business

Ultimately, for many people buying their own business is a means to controlling their own work-life balance in a way that suits their financial and family needs.

Training and support

One of the major benefits of franchising, which differentiates us from a business start-up, is that a franchisee receives dedicated attention from our Head Office team.

Franchise owners receive 4-6 weeks’ worth of training followed by a 6-month Franchisee Support Programme. They also have access to continued support throughout their franchise journey from Head Office; There are over 80 members of staff who can assist in all areas of business development.

At Driver Hire, your success is our success. We want to see you thrive and so we give you everything you need to do so.

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What do our franchisees say?

We know that we offer a fantastic franchise offering but don’t just take our word for it. Hear what some of our franchisees are saying.

Driver Hire franchisee Gary Riches

"Running my own business, being my own boss means I now have a lot more control over my destiny. It's hard work but with a positive can-do attitude I know I've made the right choice for me and my family for the future. I never stop thinking about the business. On the other hand, I am now physically working fewer hours than I did in previous jobs. I love what I do." Gary Riches from Driver Hire Colchester:

"My quality of life has improved, I'm the one in control of my own destiny and I'm no longer reliant on the decisions of others. If you're going to work you might as well enjoy it. I'd absolutely buy a Driver Hire franchise again. In fact, I wish I'd looked into it earlier!" Jamie Williamson from Driver Hire Portsmouth

Becoming a Driver Hire franchisee is a life-changing decision. In joining us, you’ll be joining a long line of successful business owners who are very pleased that they took the same decision.

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Case Studies

Case Study
Interview with Driver Hire's Andrew Padgett, with over 20 years experience!

We have an exclusive interview with Andrew Padgett, franchisee for Driver Hire, the silver award winner of "Franchisor of the Year 2017". Andrew has been running his Driver Hire franchise in Ashford and Tonbridge for over 20 years, and so who better to give us an insight into Driver Hire, the UK’s leading supplier of temporary and permanent staff to the driving and logistics industry, and why they are one of the UK’s leading franchise companies.

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Exclusive interview: "I have built a thriving business thanks to Driver Hire"

The transport and logistics sector is often viewed as a ‘man’s world’, but Driver Hire’s Belfast franchisee Diane Maxwell has certainly illustrated how a woman can build a business and reap the rewards. Her 2013/14 turnover was just short of £1.5m - in this once male dominated industry. To see why she is so successful...

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Leading transport and logistics recruiter, Driver Hire, has new franchisee

Gary Riches has purchased the Colchester franchise of leading transport and logistics recruiter, Driver Hire.

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Franchisee a strong believer in Driver Hire

Jim Richards has been a Driver Hire franchisee in Birmingham for over ten years. A strong believer in job satisfaction - the fact that every day at Driver Hire is different coupled with the flexibility that comes from being your own boss - means he’d definitely do it all again!

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Managers buy in to the Driver Hire franchise success story

Managers at Driver Hire offices in Belfast and Cambridge like the businesses they’ve been running so much, they decided to buy them. Collectively they have just short of 25 years’ experience of Driver Hire so they clearly know their offices inside out – and its business potential.

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Driver Hire franchisees show that research pays off

David Quinn is no stranger to working in sales or in the transport sector - having previously worked as a General Manager for a commercial vehicle dealership - but that’s not necessarily why he chose to buy his Driver Hire recruitment franchise back in January 2006.

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Jordan Tracey has bought the Dundee and Perth franchises of leading transport & logistics recruiter, Driver Hire.

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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.

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Sarah Parker likes working for Driver Hire Wakefield, the leading transport and logistics recruitment company. In fact she likes it so much, she’s bought the business. A recruitment professional with 15 years’ experience, Sarah was branch manager for the previous owners.

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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 sales, most recently for a waste management company. Along the way he’s also had previous experience of franchising, operating four highly successful Subway outlets in the Manchester/Oldham area.

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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 sustained period since buying their businesses.

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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.

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