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5 Must do’s for a successful franchise

Whether you’ve already bought your franchise or you’re in the early stages of finding the right franchise opportunity for you – here are five key ingredients you need to make your franchise a success. 1 – The right [...]

Euro billings continue to grow

Great news for recruitment companies specialising in the provision of a temporary workforce. Working as a temp might just be the best career option in Europe right now. This is according to figures recently compiled by the World [...]

Aiming high: Top performing franchisees – do you fit the bill?

The average turnover for a franchised business according to the latest bfa and NatWest survey is £378,400. In 2015/16 the average turnover for a Driver Hire franchise was £1,076,196 – that’s almost three times the franchise industry average! [...]

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Ed Pockney – Uxbridge Franchise

Ed joined Driver Hire in November 2014, read about his story here: My business background is in derivatives and money-broking. Prior to buying my Driver Hire franchise I’d spent 28 years working in major financial centres around the world: London, [...]

Vance & Sue Parsons – Hereford & Worcester Franchise

Husband and wife team, Vance and Sue Parsons were no strangers to the franchise formula when they bought their latest business venture in September 2013. Vance had previously worked in franchising for a debt management company and was later employed [...]

Michael Connaughton – Former Stockport Franchise

Michael, together with his wife Nicol, purchased Driver Hire’s Stockport franchise as a resale in 2008. Just over eight years later they sold their franchise to realise their investment to start a new chapter in their lives. Once you’ve taken [...]

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Driver Hire growth helps secure Recruiter Fast 50 listing

Ongoing growth at Driver Hire and Driver Hire Australia has helped propel the Specialist People Services Group into the Recruiter Fast 50. The SPS Group is ranked at number 26 in the list which shows the fastest-growing privately-owned [...]

Driver Hire Belfast in line for national award

Diane Maxwell, her brother Danny, daughter Danielle and cousin Helen Alcorn are the fabulous family team behind the success story that is Driver Hire Belfast. So much so, they’ve just been named as finalists in this year’s ‘Family [...]

Successful resale for Stockport franchisee – a Q&A post Driver Hire

When looking to buy a franchise it’s important to keep in mind what you, as a franchisee, wish to achieve, which skills you’d like to develop. And since nothing lasts forever, it’s worth thinking about what you’ll do when you [...]

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  • “It has been hard work but Driver Hire has given me the opportunity of a lifestyle and financial security that I wouldn’t have thought possible when I bought my first franchise back in 1994.” Iain Westman, Blackburn Commenced 1994          

  • “Being part of a network is great. I’ve learned a lot since joining Driver Hire, through the training provided and also from the other franchisees in the network.” Sarah Matthews, Lincoln Commenced 2009        

  • Jamie Williamson Driver Hire Portsmouth

    “My quality of life has improved. I’m the one in control of my own destiny. I’m no longer reliant on the decisions of others and boardroom red tape. I’d absolutely buy a Driver Hire franchise again and wish I’d looked at it a few years ago.” Jamie Williamson, Portsmouth Commenced January 2012

  • “I’m delighted with the way things have gone so far. The support we get from Head Office is superb and we’ve especially benefitted from National Accounts. I’m confident that the future will bring even further growth and success for my business.” Gee Bains, London South East Commenced 2010      

  • Vance and Sue Parsons, Driver Hire Hereford & Worcester

    “Beating our expectations in our first year of trading and gaining recognition for all our achievements has certainly made all the initial hard work worthwhile, and proved we made the right decision.” Vance & Sue Parsons, Hereford & Worcester. Commenced 2013

  • Lee Dean, Driver Hire Warrington

    “This is a truly excellent company to be involved with. There is a real pride in the brand and I am extremely proud to be part of the Driver Hire Group.” Lee Dean, Warrington. Commenced 2015

  • “To be honest, I’d never really considered the franchise option but once I looked at  the Driver Hire model it changed my mind. Driver Hire is very professional, has first-rate business processes and franchisees enjoy great backing to ensure we are successful.” Roy McLellan, Dundee Commenced 2009      

  • “Buying a business is a daunting prospect but the help and support of a good franchisor is paramount, I can honestly say that I love being in this business. If you’re looking for variety and a constant challenge, this is the place to be.” Rowan Pritchard, Romford Commenced 2007