Gee Bains, owner of Driver Hire’s London South East office is this year’s British Franchise Association (bfa) ‘Franchisee of the Year’ for the London & South East Region. His award was announced at the 2012 ‘bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards’ held at the National Exhibition Centre on the 4th October.
Gee bought his Driver Hire franchise in May 2010. The original London South East office had been closed for 18 months prior to his arrival but he rapidly tapped into the local business potential. The office now covers an average 130 shifts a week, which is a fantastic achievement from a standing start. Working with his two-person team, Gee has built a strong client base which includes major national companies and local businesses.
Commenting on Gee’s success, Chris Chidley, Driver Hire’s Chief Executive said: “Gee’s London South East office has been a brilliant success story. He’s a star performer within the Driver Hire business and his efforts have already been recognised through a series of internal awards. It’s great that he’s now achieved external recognition from the bfa Awards’ judges who were clearly impressed by Gee’s ability and determination. This is the second year in succession that a Driver Hire office has been amongst the honours at the bfa awards, which I think says a huge amount about the talent and expertise in our network.”
Brian Smart, Director General of the bfa, said: “Each year we’re captivated by the stories showcased by franchisees. It’s brilliant that these awards highlight such great ethical business practice among the industry and recognise the work of so many talented people.”
To view Gee’s finalist presentation video see below: