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Recruitment Business In Chesterfield & Workshop For Sale

Chesterfield, South Yorkshire

This is a new/green-field franchise territory for sale, not an existing territory re-sale.

Asking Price:
£200K - £500K
Net Profit:
Available on request

Driver Hire is the UK's leading supplier of logistics staff to the private and public sectors. Every day our 100+ branch network provides drivers and distribution workers to a wide variety of customers ranging from hauliers and leading retailers to builders’ merchants, parcel delivery companies and local councils.

This is the perfect opportunity to grow one of Driver Hire's start-up opportunities in the Chesterfield and Worksop area.

Driver Hire franchise territories are allocated on a postcode basis and this franchise covers all the following postcodes: S17, S18, S32, S40 to S45, S80 and S81

Driver Hire Sheffield has provided some cover to the Chesterfield & Worksop area though not pro-actively.

We are seeking a sales-focused person to take on this franchise and build a successful business, with the support of Driver Hire’s award-winning Head Office team.

Who is Driver Hire?

Established for over 30 years, Driver Hire’s award-winning success is based upon a proven franchise formula which combines a market-leading brand name, rigorous business systems and comprehensive support, with the ambition and self-motivation of local franchise owners.

Why you should request more information?

Driver Hire delivers an outstanding level of performance. In the 2017/18 financial year:
• 15% of Driver Hire franchises achieved sales of over £2million
• 24% of Driver Hire franchises achieved sales of over £1.5million
• 50% of Driver Hire franchises achieved sales of over £1million
• 72% achieved sales of over £750,000
• The average franchise turnover (single unit) was £1,180,450

Note: Net profits should be between 10% and 15% of total sales.

This is a great achievement when you consider that the franchise industry's average turnover is currently £378,400, according to the 2015 bfa/NatWest Franchise Survey.

Our territories are carefully configured to offer a customer base with a good mix of national, regional and local firms from a wide cross-section of business sectors.

It should be noted that there is considerable potential to develop the business beyond our traditional area of driver supply into other complementary staff sectors including warehouse, distribution, ancillary industrial and professional.

Property information


The territory covers the following postcodes: S17, S18, S32, S40 to S45, S80 and S81 and the business will need to be set up and based within this area to enable candidates to register and for you to co-ordinate customer visits.

Premises Details:

It is not a business you can run from home and you will be required, with our help, to source commercial office premises from which to operate from. The majority of new Driver Hire businesses operate from a serviced office, with the benefit of parking, flexible office space and often a reception desk. The cost of office premises will vary, and we can help with selecting something suitable.

The office will need to be equipped with two computers or laptops, a printer/fax/scanner/photocopier, a telephone system and broadband. You will need to operate the business with at least one member of staff.

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

There is certainly plenty of scope to grow a Driver Hire business in the Chesterfield and Worksop area. For example, the huge increase in home shopping has stimulated demand for multi-drop delivery drivers. In addition to supplying temporary drivers, Driver Hire franchisees can generate revenue from providing permanent staff, delivering classroom-based driver training and selling further complimentary products and services e.g. an online driving licence checker.

Competition / Market:

We operate in a competitive environment but the benefits of an extremely strong brand, a proven business process and central support combined with the hard work, motivation and commitment of the franchise owner provide a competitive edge that has seen Driver Hire consistently succeed where others have failed.

Reasons for selling:

A Driver Hire vacant territory - waiting for the right person to drive the business forward in the Chesterfield and Worksop area.

Trading hours:

8:30 – 17:00 office hours Monday to Friday and 24/7 on-call from one of your team.

You will need to employ as least one member of staff.
Years established:
Franchisor commenced trading in 1983 and has been franchising since 1987.

Franchise Information

Franchise opportunity:

New Franchise

Franchise terms:

5-year renewable term.

When you start a franchise with Driver Hire you will sign a detailed franchise agreement. At Driver Hire the franchise agreement is for a period of 5 years and this can then be renewed every 5 years. Driver Hire does not charge a renewal franchise fee. The purpose of the agreement is to set out your rights and responsibilities and that of the franchisor.

Other Information

Support & training:

As you’d expect from a leading franchise, the franchisor provides you with a comprehensive support package, helping you to plan, launch and develop your business to its maximum potential.

The 4 to 6 week intensive Foundation Training provides an excellent starting base supplemented throughout your lifespan as a Driver Hire franchisee by ongoing development and training. This includes; a six-month franchise support programme as well as regular up-dates and networking opportunities.

Each franchisee is also allocated an Area Development Manager and can access a head office support team of over 80 staff working in marketing, national accounts, IT, finance, telesales and training.

Driver Hire is a four-time bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year award winner, including the Franchisor of the Year Silver Winner in 2017.

In 2016 Driver Hire won the Franchise Marketing Awards for the 'Best Franchisee Marketing Support' award. ?

Driver Hire has been ranked third in the Elite Franchise Top 100 list for 2018.

Driver Hire is a full British Franchise Association member and Graham Duckworth, Driver Hire’s Franchise Sales Director holds the bfa’s ‘Qualified Franchise Professional’ certification.

Financing available:

Funding for Driver Hire franchises is available through all major banks, subject to status.

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