Driver Hire

Company Overview

Established for 30 years, Driver Hire is a B2B management franchise in the vibrant recruitment sector. With over 100 offices nationwide, our franchisees specialise in supplying commercial drivers and other logistics staff to the private and public sectors. We provide high-quality temporary staff to cover holidays, sickness and longer contracts. We can respond to a staffing emergency, or help wlt_fielders with strategic staff planning. With strong demand for our core services, additional revenue streams include permanent recruitment and training services. 

Franchise Overview

Driver Hire has been franchising since 1987 and currently has 101 offices throughout the UK; 86 of these are franchised. Driver Hire is part of the £24bn UK recruitment and staffing industry and the market for temporary drivers alone is estimated to be worth around £2bn. Backing from private equity investor LDC has helped Driver Hire to support its innovative culture in the development of new products such as e-learning. The Driver Hire group also includes Driver Hire Training and Driver Hire Australia.

Training

Our intensive two-week foundation programme, held at our Bradford head office, provides all the core knowledge needed to run a successful business, even if you are new to the industry. Topics include important transport and recruitment industry legislation and all aspects of day-to-day operations, including finding and winning new wlt_fielders, candidate recruitment, finance, marketing, IT systems, compliance and more. Further ongoing training and updates are provided on a regular basis.

Daily Life of a Franchisee

Every day is different. Typical tasks – depending on how the team is structured – will include sales calls and wlt_fielder visits, interviewing candidates, holding team meetings and planning local marketing campaigns. Our offices offer a 24/7 service. This doesn’t mean someone has to be based in the office round the clock, as staff normally take turns being on call. Working in a Driver Hire office can be hectic, but, it’s always rewarding!

Full Description

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A truly fantastic business opportunity with this
recruitment franchise

Who we are

Driver Hire has been in business for over 30 years and has been franchising its award-winning business model since 1987.

Driver Hire is well known in the industry as the UK’s leading supplier of drivers and logistics staff. Our core business is to supply temporary drivers to customers that have a fleet of vehicles, for example if one of their current drivers calls in sick or goes on holiday they still have a vehicle that needs to go from A to B. So they call their nearest office and hire a Driver Hire driver.

This means that every day our 100+strong branch network provides thousands of workers, mainly on temporary assignments, to a wide variety of customers ranging from international hauliers and major retailers to builders merchants, parcel delivery companies and local authorities.

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A trusted brand

We are full members of the British Franchise Association and in ten of the last eleven years have been finalists in the bfa’s prestigious ‘Franchisor of the Year’ competition, winning the silver award in 2015, the bronze award in 2012 and the award outright in 2006.

Rewards

As a Driver Hire franchisee you should be able to achieve a net profit of over £120,000 per annum (10k per month). In 2015/16 the average full year turnover of our franchised offices (single unit) was £1,076,196 and 49% had a turnover of over £1 million.

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The franchise package

Our comprehensive support package will equip you with all the tools that you’ll need to succeed in your new venture, including:

  • Pre-launch advice: All financial and legal aspects, business planning, finding and fitting-out premises and recruiting staff.
  • Training: Our 2-6 week Foundation Training course equips you with the basic skills and knowledge to set up and run your franchise.
  • Brand management: Our market-leading brand is supported by a wealth of centrally produced marketing and promotional material, regular sales and marketing initiatives and an in-house creative design team to help with your own local campaigns
  • Business tools and systems: Our own industry-leading software enables you to manage your day-to-day activities with maximum efficiency
  • National Sales: Our experienced National Sales team negotiates agreements with key national customers and delivers business directly to you
  • Dedicated Support: An experienced team including your own Area Development Manager and over 80 Head Office staff covering all key business areas

Our market

Buying your own recruitment business means your investment is part of the private recruitment and staffing industry which is worth £31.5 billion in the UK. The market for temporary drivers is boosted by ever-increasing customer demands for a flexible workforce solution and the massive growth in online retailing which requires more delivery drivers.

As customers continually look to save costs, their ever-increasing demands for a flexible workforce solution means Driver Hire, with our commitment to quality and service, is a certainly a franchise worth investing in.

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In Summary:

Description:
Driver Hire provides you with a unique opportunity to run your own specialist recruitment business within our established, highly successful franchised network.
Opportunities:
In the UK.
Business Type:
Franchise.
Minimum Investment:
£40,000.
Training Provided:
Yes
Home-based:
Yes
Part-time:
Yes
BFA Membership:
Member - Full
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In Summary:

Description:
Driver Hire provides you with a unique opportunity to run your own specialist recruitment business within our established, highly successful franchised network.
Opportunities:
In the UK.
Business Type:
Franchise.
Minimum Investment:
£40,000.
Training Provided:
Yes
Home-based:
Yes
Part-time:
Yes
BFA Membership:
Member - Full