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Driving Miss Daisy Franchise

Driving Miss Daisy is a transportation and companionship franchise, helping those unable to drive to remain independent.

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At a Glance

Established: 2014

UK Presence: 35+ franchises

Start Up Cost: £10,000

Min personal contribution: £5,000

International Presence 70 + New Zealand franchises sold

Development type: Single-unit franchises

BFA Status: Associate




Franchise Info

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We make a difference!

Rewarding in a rapidly growing sector making a positive difference to peoples lives whilst earning well and building a valuable asset.

Driving Miss Daisy® offers a unique franchise opportunity to spread heart driven sunshine into people’s lives.

Please allow us to introduce who we are and what we do through this short ITN produced video.

Even before Covid-19 we live in a much changed world with an increasing social need. The services we provide, enable people to maintain independence and lead the life they choose.

Driving Miss Daisy® is a unique transportation and companionship franchise using a proven business model with a solid track record. Our business opportunity offers low start-up costs and is home-based and benefiting from low overheads. This presents you with the opportunity to develop a profitable business and build equity value.

We understand the power of supporting each other to build sustainable, profitable businesses. We thrive on optimism, hard work, fun, and ‘telling the story’. You will be in business for yourself, but not by yourself. You are joining a supportive, collaborative team; you part of the Driving Miss Daisy® family.

How much does it cost to own a Driving Miss Daisy® Franchise?

To open a Driving Miss Daisy® franchise the investment level starts at £5,000 + VAT, depending on the size of the territory, your location and your aspirations (terms and conditions apply). Driving Miss Daisy® has secured competitive finance packages with financial institutions to assist with setting up your business. When required, these options can be explored with you.

You will require a liveried, fit-for-purpose vehicle for your services which will be purchased by you. Driving Miss Daisy® works with you to deliver the vehicle you want and organises the livery of the car.

A franchise provides you with:

  • A Licence to run your own Driving Miss Daisy® business; an established brand with a proven track record
  • Full, comprehensive training providing you with best-practice, knowledge and expertise to hit the ground running
  • A 12-point Support Programme for ongoing growth and development of your franchise, including a mentoring programme
  • A comprehensive business system and customer relationship management system including invoicing and reporting capabilities
  • A Franchise Resource Pack in an easy reference modular format, to support the successful running of your business
  • Marketing materials to promote your business and stimulate demand as soon as you are operational, including uniform
  • Support in gaining appropriate hire licences
  • Launch a professional image with dedicated local Facebook Page, business stationery, business cards, letters of introduction
  • Website and social media facilities to socialise the brand and your business in your locality
  • Our dedicated Client Services Centre field the calls from new potential clients in your area, sympathetically taking their requirements and passing the details to you. They act as your dedicated call centre ensuring you don’t miss a lead
  • On-going training and best practice will always be available; we are passionate about sharing ideas that lead to success
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A growing market with huge demand

The Driving Miss Daisy® franchise business market is diverse and broad.

  • The ‘Sandwich’ Generation. Booking Driving Miss Daisy® services often comes from people in their 30s, 40s and 50s. They juggle full-time careers, a growing family of their own and have elderly relatives. Parents may not live in the same geographical area, adding even more stress. The sandwich generation are time-poor; hence our services are so important and relied upon.
  • Our Ageing Population. The sector with the greatest need is the ageing population. A consequence of ageing usually involves giving up driving at some point. However, when people do not drive, they can experience a restriction in lifestyle choices. As a result, isolation and loneliness can prevail, often leading to ill-health. This market segment offers massive growth potential. Services like taking people to appointments or going on social outings can literally, change lives.
  • Specialist Home-to-Holiday Service. Working with holiday companies, we provide their customers with a home-to-holiday transportation service. Often, these services are for disabled guests and their families.
  • Dementia. People living with dementia and their families, use Driving Miss Daisy®. Importantly, all drivers are Dementia Friends, and our understanding and companionship services are sought-after.
  • Contract Business. As a franchise business, contracts provide a consistent income, so many franchisees tender for contracts, e.g. school runs, to support business growth.

Due to this immense, growing demand for the services Driving Miss Daisy® offers, there is an ideal client base to grow a thriving and profitable business with a multi-car franchise.

Driving Miss Daisy franchisee with customers next to steam train

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Case Studies

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Case Study
Interview: "Building a business has been really interesting and we have learnt LOADS!"

Jocelyn and Tori both came from different background, having worked in events management and as a financial analyst respectively. However they both work together running the Driving Miss Daisy franchise for Farnham, Surrey. Learn about what drew them to franchising and some of the challenges they have faced growing their business here...

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Paul is a local ambassador for Driving Miss Daisy in Wiltshire

Paul Dyer has been lucky to have had a good career in software development having been actively involved in some of the most exciting and key technological developments of the last half a century.  Reaching an age where he wanted to do something different that was equally as rewarding, Paul recognised the benefits of franchising and growing a template business rather than starting from scratch. And after narrowing down his selection to 10 companies, Paul’s further research and his heart, led him to Driving Miss Daisy. By satisfying a growing need in society for helping people to stay independent longer, Paul recognised that Driving Miss Daisy offered him an excellent business opportunity.

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New Franchise Interview: Driving Miss Daisy, Sutton Coldfield

At the helm of one of Driving Miss Daisy's newest franchises are Andrew and Lucy, who recently opened Driving Miss Daisy, Sutton Coldfield. They decided to follow the franchising route as they wanted to run their own business after both having careers in the private sector. Learn about the community-orientated offering with the chance to give something back to their local area with Driving Miss Daisy helped make their decision to join an easy one!

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Interview with Rachel & Julian Staddon, Driving Miss Daisy, Bognor Regis

In 2016 whilst we were living in Cape Town, South Africa, I started to look at ways I could help my elderly parents who still lived back home in West Sussex.  In doing so, I discovered the Driving Miss Daisy website, and was intrigued by their claim of ‘we’re family when family can’t be there’ as the services they offered were exactly what I wanted to provide for my mum and dad. We’re delighted to say that we are now back in the UK and are proud owners of a Driving Miss Daisy franchise in Bognor Regis.

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Exclusive Interview: "I wanted to have a business with a USP and recognisable brand ."

Driving Miss Daisy is a niche relatively low investment franchise which is likely to expand across the UK over the coming years with our ageing population. We provide a service which is loved by our customers, including where family are not on hand for their elderly relative(s) – we can support in their absence!

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Driving Miss Daisy’s new franchisees are raring to go!

Choosing a franchise that resonates with personal goals of working and supporting the communities we live in, as well as providing a financial return is an appealing idea for a lot of people. Driving Miss Daisy is such a franchise and Joe and Sarah Webb are the new Bath franchise owners.

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Interview

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Franchisor Interview
Exclusive interview with Paul Nuth, Driving Miss Daisy

What do you do when you have no intention of retiring but instead want a future that is enterprising, has deep personal meaning and supports the communities we live in? You enthusiastically and wholeheartedly become a franchisor and launch Driving Miss Daisy in the UK!  Paul Nuth, Driving Miss Daisy talks about his journey with the franchise so far and his plans for expanding the brand throughout the UK.

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News

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Davina's 5 year' Daisy business is growing from strength to strength

From corporate hospitality to business owner, Davina is celebrating her 5th successful year running a Driving Miss Daisy Franchise in Kingswinford, nr Dudley. Inspired by her dad, who also ran his own business, Davina looked extensively for something that would fit around being a single mum of two teenage daughters whilst carving out a legacy she could build of her own and using her inter-personal skills.

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1st Year Birthday Celebrations for Driving Miss Daisy Didcot

Husband-and-wife team Zororo Mubaya and Terence Kavuru, are celebrating their first business birthday after securing their Driving Miss Daisy franchise in August 2019.

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We're still here for you

Greg Blezard, Chief Executive Office Driving Miss Daisy UK, gives an update on the work of Driving Miss Daisy at the front line of the crisis and why it being part of a franchise and wider support network has never been as important as it is now.

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Driving Miss Daisy Barnstaple makes an Impact During its First Year

Driving Miss Daisy Barnstaple is celebrating its one year anniversary in June 2019 and are delighted with the impact it has made in the local community. The Driving Miss Daisy brand provides specialised transportation and companion services for young, elderly or disabled people throughout the country enabling them to remain independent.

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My Driving Miss Daisy journey so far

Ann Overdijking has reached the 6-month milestone in her Driving Miss Daisy journey, and she has loved every minute of it!  Though being the first Driving Miss Daisy franchisee in Scotland was daunting initially, with hard work, determination and a lot of pre-planning, Ann’s business is going from strength to strength, so much so that Ann is already planning on buying her second wheelchair accessible vehicle. Read why Ann loves being part of a franchise that cares for its clients and is making a huge difference in the lives of the elderly and vulnerable population.

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Driving Miss Daisy Finalist in 2019 Silver-i Award - Product

Driving Miss Daisy® are proud to announce that they are finalists in the Silver Travel Advisor’s Silver-i Product Award 2019 category. This award recognises the company that has delivered outstandingly for the mature traveller since 1 May 2018 in terms of an idea, initiative or innovation in its Product Development. 

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