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Driver Hire - Management Franchise

Run a successful recruitment business specialising in the transport & logistics sector, serving clients in both private and public sectors.

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Initial Franchise Fee:
£35,000

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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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Take control of your life with a Driver Hire franchise

Having been in business for over 30 years and franchising since 1987, Driver Hire is a secure, established franchise brand with a proven business model for generating high returns.

In the financial year 2015/16:

  • 90% achieved sales of over £500,000
  • 69% achieved sales of over £750,000
  • 49% of Driver Hire franchises achieved sales of over £1million
  • The average franchise turnover (single unit) was £1,076,196

A great achievement when you consider that the franchise industry average turnover is currently only £378,400 according to the 2015 bfa/NatWest survey.

The Driver Hire Business

Driver Hire franchisees essentially run a recruitment business. Finding drivers and logistics staff looking for work and then supplying thousands of satisfied customers each year, from multi-national freight companies to builders merchants, parcel carriers and local authorities, with a flexible workforce. We operate in a huge market - the UK recruitment industry is estimated to be worth £31.5 billion a year.

A secure investment

  • Three times bfa 'Franchisor of the Year' award winner
  • A business with over 30 years of experience
  • Full British Franchise Association (bfa) member
  • Many banks classify Driver Hire as a AAA business investment
  • Head Office support provided by a team of over 70 members of staff
  • Two to six weeks Foundation Training followed by a 6 month Franchisee Support Programme
  • Your own postcode defined territory
  • The opportunity to manage your own recruitment business in the B2B sector

“To be honest, I’d never really considered the franchise option but once I looked at Driver Hire it changed my mind. Driver Hire is very professional, has first-rate business processes and franchisees enjoy great backing to ensure we are successful.”

Roy McLellan, Driver Hire Dundee Franchisee since 2009.

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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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 wanted to exp...
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 for the...
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. Leading the wa...
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 2016 in w...
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 substantially in ...
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 nominated for the ‘Franchisee of the Year’ awar...
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 network, seven offices hav...
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 t...
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 convenience store and post o...
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 Hire’s network are Matt Robinson (Barnsley),...
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 and the North East. Before ...
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 grow...
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 poster covering all th...
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 a move to...
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, perhaps, is that just short...
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 event management and, mo...
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 previously a bu...
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 suppor...
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 than 20 years’ exp...
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 13th December, its 104-office network’s combined weekly turnover soared to £2.35m, the highest in its thirty year his...
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 Barnsley. The new owners a...
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 where ...
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 core recruitment busin...
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 12th year, ‘Startups’ Awards celebrate the achievements of the UK’s most impressive, fast-growing businesses launch...
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 challenge is to keep the m...
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 offices in England, Wale...
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 Richards. 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 Manual Hand...
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 head of fran...
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 own debt manag...
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 m...
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 field, providing temp...
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 the past six months...
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 dinner in Birmingham.  The awards are also supported by Express N...

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