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Successful Logistics Recruitment Business Covering In Carlisle For Sale

Carlisle, Cumbria, UK
Asking Price:
£200K - £500K
Net Profit:
Available on request

Driver Hire is the UK’s largest specialist logistics recruiter, with over 100 offices nationwide.

Established for 39 years, Driver Hire has found success as a recruitment business due to its proven formula, which combines a market-leading brand name, robust business systems and comprehensive training and support.

Driver Hire Carlisle has operated since 1995, and is currently operated by the franchisor. Driver Hire is keen to return the business to franchisee ownership, giving somebody an excellent opportunity to build on a good base of customers and revenue. The business covers a very large territory - consisting of all the CA postcodes - and primarily supplies temporary workers (e.g. drivers) to a wide range of clients and sectors e.g., haulage, parcel delivery, retail, construction, oil and gas, waste management, agriculture, and local councils, to name a few. Effectively, any company operating a fleet of vehicles could benefit from the transport services and drivers supplied by Driver Hire.

Driver Hire is one of the UK’s top franchises, winning the prestigious bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year award in 2019. This is the sixth time this management franchise has won a bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year award.

The Driver Hire network contains very successful franchisees, who consistently deliver great results. The average turnover figure for a Driver Hire franchised office (single unit) in the most recent year (2021/22) was an impressive £1,230,183. The top Driver Hire franchised business (single office) generated over £3m in sales.

Financial details and profit figures re Driver Hire Carlisle can be provided following an initial conversation.

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The Driver Hire Carlisle business is currently operated remotely, from Driver Hire Bradford. The new franchisee will operate from an office the CA postcode territory.

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

There’s scope to significantly improve turnover, given the Carlisle business is currently operating remotely.

Despite Driver Hire being the UK's largest specialist provider, it still holds a relatively low market share - there is plenty of room for expansion! For example, the huge increase in home shopping has stimulated demand for multi-drop delivery drivers.

In addition to supplying temporary staff (drivers and non-driving staff), Driver Hire franchisees can generate revenue from providing permanent staff, delivering classroom-based driver training and selling further complimentary products and services, e.g. online driving licence checks and online learning modules.

Competition / Market:

The existence of competitors is typical in the recruitment sector. The Carlisle area is no different. Driver Hire is a well known company with a strong brand.

The recruitment sector (including logistics recruitment) is a thriving and competitive market. Our franchisees benefit from an extremely strong brand, proven business processes and extensive support. Combined with the hard work, motivation and commitment of the franchise owner, Driver Hire has a competitive edge which helps ensure its franchisees consistently succeed.

As mentioned earlier, the average full year turnover of a Driver Hire business (single office) for 2021/22 was over £1.2m.

Reasons for selling:

The business is currently operated by the franchisor.

Trading hours:

Typical office hours: 8am to 4.30pm
Out of hours phone required.

The business is currently operated within the Driver Hire owned network, and includes one experienced member of staff.
Years established:

Franchise Information

Franchise opportunity:

Franchise Resale

Franchise terms:

5-year franchise agreement, renewable every five years with a nominal fee of £750 + VAT.

Other Information

Support & training:

Driver Hire is a multi-award-winning franchise business, and the support provided by the franchisor to franchisees is a major contributing factor to the company's success.

Initial training consists of 2 weeks on Driver Hire's Foundation Course, plus time in a Driver Hire office. Ongoing support is provided by the franchisor (Driver Hire Group Services), who employs over 70 staff. Support includes: Area Manager, national accounts, marketing, IT system and support, HR, and invoicing.

Financing available:

Banks can typically support a buyer with up to 70% of the required capital

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