Summary
Driver Hire provides you with a unique opportunity to run your own specialist recruitment business within our established, highly successful franchised network.

Driver Hire

  Opportunities:
Available across the UK
  Business Type:
Franchise
  Minimum Investment:
£40,000
  Training Provided:
Yes
  Home-based:
Yes
  Part time:
Yes
  BFA Membership:
Member - Full

A truly fantastic business opportunity with this recruitment franchise

Who we are

Driver Hire has been in business for over 35 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.

A trusted brand

We are full members of the British Franchise Association and a six times award winner of the national and prestigious bfa HSBC ‘Franchisor of the Year’ competition. Winning the top gold award in 2019.

Rewards

As a Driver Hire franchisee you should be able to achieve a net profit of over £130,000 per annum (10k+ per month). Between 2017 and 2021, the average full year turnover of our franchised offices (single unit) was £1,059,644 and 45% had a turnover of over £1 million.

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 4-6 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 Head Office support provided by a team of over 70 members of staff.

Our market

Buying your own recruitment business means your investment is part of the private recruitment and staffing industry which is worth £35.7 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 certainly a franchise worth investing in.

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    28th March 2022

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    2nd September 2021

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    15th December 2020

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    13th January 2020

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    17th December 2019

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    Cathedral City Recruiters Complete Franchise Renewals

    2nd December 2019

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    Recruitment Franchise Supports Campaign for Safer Streets

    18th November 2019

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  • Driver Hire Website Wins Award

    Driver Hire Website Wins Award

    7th November 2019

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    9th September 2019

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    28th August 2019

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    9th July 2019

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    7th December 2018

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    6th October 2017

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    4th July 2017

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    2nd June 2017

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    15th May 2017

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  • Driver Hire named one of the UK’s best places to work

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    9th May 2017

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    24th April 2017

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  • Driver Hire conference celebrates success

    Driver Hire conference celebrates success

    27th February 2017

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  • Christmas cheer as Driver Hire franchisees set £11.5m record

    Christmas cheer as Driver Hire franchisees set £11.5m record

    18th January 2017

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  • Amanda Jeffries (Driver Hire Wisbech & The Fens franchisee)

    Amanda Jeffries (Driver Hire Wisbech & The Fens franchisee)

    Buying my franchise was the best career move I have ever made. I love the systems, quality control and high standards that Driver Hire embraces – follow the model, and it will work. I am very proud to be a Driver Hire Franchisee and delighted to have bee...

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  • Ed Pockney (Franchisee at Driver Hire Uxbridge)

    Ed Pockney (Franchisee at Driver Hire Uxbridge)

    Whilst the financial side is key, I just enjoy running a Driver Hire franchise. We’ve taken people who were unemployed on to our books and found them full-time jobs. That’s an amazing feeling. I love hearing a client say to me: “He’s perfect for the jo...

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  • Diane Maxwell (Belfast)

    Diane Maxwell (Belfast)

    I just love the business. I could see the potential and the idea of making it mine was an exciting one. I still feel the same. The big difference I’ve noticed is that, as your own boss, you really cherish success.

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  • Gary Riches (Driver Hire Colchester franchisee )

    Gary Riches (Driver Hire Colchester franchisee )

    Operating at the £1m turnover mark, naturally I’m looking to grow the business even further to maximise its future sale price. The business has changed my life and my family life considerably compared to being employed. The business affords a good lifestyle...

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  • Nic Chaviaris (Driver Hire Gatwick franchisee )

    Nic Chaviaris (Driver Hire Gatwick franchisee )

    I cannot recommend and thank Driver Hire enough for providing me with such an opportunity for a dream career and lifestyle. The support during the process, advise as well as guidance throughout my years with Driver Hire has been a key element to a great workin...

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