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Driver Hire’s Q&A with the British Franchise Association

As 2017 bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year finalist, Graham Duckworth, Driver Hire’s Franchise Sales Director sat a Q&A with the bfa. As you can read below it discusses the systems Driver Hire has in place to gauge [...]

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 [...]

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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


Driver Hire celebrates thirty years in franchising

At Driver Hire we’re celebrating a special anniversary. It’s thirty years since Driver Hire sold its first franchise – in Newcastle on 15th May 1987. Since then, our network has grown to 100 offices across the UK. “In [...]

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

Franchised business Driver Hire Nationwide has been named as one of the best workplaces in the UK. Ranked 51 in Great Place to Work®’s annual list of the best workplace cultures, published in The Guardian on the 4th [...]

Ayrshire & Dumfries are national franchisee finalists

Donald McClymont, owner of Driver Hire Ayrshire & Dumfries, is into the final round of the British Franchise Association (bfa) HSBC ‘Franchisee of the Year’ awards, nominated in the ‘Customer Focus’ category. Donald initially bought the business as [...]

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  • “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      

  • 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

  • “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      

  • 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          

  • “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

  • “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