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What makes a successful franchise?

What makes a successful franchise? According to the 2015 bfa and NatWest franchise industry survey “A record 97% of franchisee-owned units reported profitability, with 56% saying they are ‘quite’ or ‘very’ profitable.” Whilst this indicates this is a great time [...]

Preparing to sell your business – things to do

There are many reasons as to why you may choose to sell your business, including retirement, a new life direction or the feeling that you’ve taken the company as far as you can, and it would benefit from [...]

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 [...]

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Driver Hire Recuritment Franchise Employees

Driver Hire Case Studies


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 Recuritment Franchise Offices

Driver Hire News


Expanding local coverage in the Manchester area

A fantastic franchise opportunity in Manchester has enabled our Driver Hire network to get even more local with the recruitment and training services we provide, with the opening of a new office in Whitefield. Named Driver Hire Manchester [...]

New franchisees join the Driver Hire success story

Driver Hire is continuing its excellent record on franchise sales. The 2016 calendar year saw eight new franchisees join the network. And now, the first two months of 2017 have already seen two new franchisees completing the purchase process, [...]

Driver Hire are national franchise finalists

Driver Hire Nationwide have been named as one of five finalists in the 2017 bfa HSBC  ‘Franchisor of the Year’ awards. The awards highlight the UK’s most exceptional franchisors; the ones that are driving business success through best [...]

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  • 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

  • “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      

  • “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        

  • “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      

  • 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

  • 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

  • “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          

  • “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