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Successful And Profitable Recruitment Franchise In Chelmsford For Sale

Chelmsford, Essex
Asking Price:
£200K - £500K
£1M - £5M
Net Profit:
Not applicable

Driver Hire Chelmsford is part of the national award-winning brand Driver Hire Nationwide, a management franchise operating in the recruitment sector.

This particular franchise resale is your opportunity to run a very successful and profitable recruitment business within Chelmsford and Harlow - a territory which covers the whole of the CM postcode area.

Driver Hire Chelmsford & Harlow is very well established in the area, having supplied customers from 1993 to present. The current franchisee has run the business since 2006 and is now looking to retire.

Under the stewardship of the current owners the business has experienced significant and consistent growth - from £495k in 2005, to £1.7m in 2016/17. The business has consistently achieved an upper quartile position in the Driver Hire network and currently (Oct 2017) ranks 3rd (out of 101 offices), in terms of sales revenue and number of customers billed.

The business continues to grow and turnover is currently 72% up on 2016/17.

Financial details will be provided on enquiry and profit figures once a non-disclosure agreement has been signed.

Established for over 30 years, Driver Hire's success as a franchised business is based upon a proven franchise formula which combines a market-leading brand name, robust business systems and comprehensive training and support. Driver Hire is also four times award winner of the bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year award, winning the silver award in 2017.

As a Driver Hire business owner you'll specialise in providing staff to the transport & logistics sector, serving clients in both the private and public sector. Customer sectors are very wide-ranging and include, haulage, parcel delivery, retail, construction, oil and gas, recycling and local councils. The number of potential customers for our franchisees is huge. Essentially any company that operates a fleet of vehicles.

In the 2016/17 financial year
• 48% of Driver Hire franchises achieved sales of over £1million
• 71% achieved sales of over £750,000
• 86% achieved sales of over £500,000
• The average franchise turnover (single unit) was £1,106,427

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.

More information available upon request, please contact seller below for further details.

Property information




The business has operated from the same premises for over 15 years and is well known and established in the community. It is based on the high street in Witham, Essex.

Premises Details:

The office is on the ground floor with shop front windows allowing you to advertise your presence and current vacancies.

It is part of a multi-complex with a dedicated car park immediately behind, providing unallocated parking. Driver Hire Chelmsford & Harlow currently utilises three parking bays.

Witham is a growing town with a current population of 20,000, with substantial local transport and warehousing sites and is ideally positioned in the territory, being on the main arterial A12 route through the County.

The premises are old but generally regarded by Driver Hire Group services as being exemplary for purpose. The premises comprise of:

• Main office (Open Plan) approx 225 sq ft and is air conditioned
• Rear (separate) office approx 144sq ft and is air conditioned
• Kitchen approx 50 sq ft fully equipped
• Toilet & sink

The premises are rented under licence for a rolling period, with one month’s notice period on either side.

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

Driver Hire Chelmsford & Harlow has been performing strongly and there is still plenty of scope for further growth.
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 and online learning modules.

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:

The current franchisees are looking to retire.

Trading hours:

Usually 08.00 –16.30 office hours but 24/7 on-call provision is essential

Driver Hire Chelmsford & Harlow is currently staffed by the two directors of the franchise, two other employees working as recruitment consultants, and another member of staff working as a credit controller/systems administrator.
Years established:
Operating since: 1993 – 24 years

Franchise Information

Franchise opportunity:

Franchise Resale

Franchise terms:

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, we will provide you with a comprehensive support package, helping you to plan, launch and develop your business to its maximum potential.

Our six week intensive Foundation Training provides an excellent starting base which is supplemented throughout your lifespan as a Driver Hire franchisee by ongoing development and training.

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

Financing available:

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

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