The Driver Hire Franchise process
Becoming a Driver Hire franchisee
Kasia Baldwin on 01274 361 073 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Graham Duckworth on 01274 361035 or email@example.com
How your enquiry progresses is then dependent on whether a franchise territory is available in the area you are interested in and whether that start-up or resale business opportunity matches your budget.
If an area which suits is available an initial telephone conversation is a great opportunity to answer any questions you may have. Following this, if we both believe that a Driver Hire franchise is the way forward for you, we’d look to arrange a face-to-face meeting. This would take place either somewhere convenient to the both of us or at the Driver Hire head office.
Once a suitable postcode-defined territory has been identified, we’ve met and you’ve signed a non-disclosure agreement, we will provide you with a list of our current franchisees so you can really find out what life is like as a Driver Hire franchisee.
If you haven’t done so already at this stage we’d also love you to come and meet the Head Office team in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Currently over 75 team members – who cover all aspects of running your own recruitment business – support our network of franchisees.
It’s really important that you take the time to research our business and speak to those involved so you can get a true flavour of what’s involved and what’s expected. We will provide you with as much information as possible and you should also seek independent advice from organisations such as the British Franchise Association and other professionals [accountants, solicitors, banks] who are used to working within the franchise industry.
Joining Driver Hire
Once you’ve decided that a Driver Hire franchise is the right choice for you, we’ll help you pull together a business plan, introduce you to lenders for purchase finance and working capital if required, as well as provide advice on finding suitable premises, IT equipment and in recruiting office staff.
There’s a big tick list to get through, but as you’re joining an already successful network there are plenty of people available to help you work through each step.
Our intensive four to six week Foundation Training course which is followed by our six month Franchise Support Programme will provide you and your staff with all the knowledge and skills to launch and grow your own business.
Open your new office
A full franchise launch package – which includes a £1,000 marketing budget – is provided and with that you can choose to receive a personalised newsletter to send out to clients, press and PR coverage, various promotional materials and much more.
In the first six months, you’ll benefit from the focussed support of an Area Development Manager who will help to ensure you get off to a flying start. This is tailored to your specific needs and will tap into the vast knowledge gleaned from our experts and the franchise network.
Our Financial Planning & Analysis Manager will monitor your financial performance and provide valuable guidance as appropriate.
The support and training we offer continues throughout your time as a Driver Hire Franchisee. As we work to develop new products for you to sell, update our systems and integrate any new legislation into our working practices, it’s important to us that we can all stay ahead of the game and be confident in the high level of service we deliver to our customers.
At Driver Hire we know that choosing the right business needs thorough research. You want to make sure that your final choice fits in with your family, friends and future aspirations. As franchising is a long-term business partnership we want to help by giving you all the facts necessary to help you make the right choice.
Throughout the franchise process we will encourage you to meet as many people as possible working within Driver Hire. We’ll also give you honest feedback if, during this process, we feel our franchise might not be suitable for you.