Two Driver Hire offices – Enfield and Aberdeen – have just passed important business milestones. They’ve both achieved £3m turnover during the current financial year. For both offices it’s a first in their trading history.
Aberdeen, which is owned by Grant Wilson, is also marking its 20th year in business. A new all-time turnover record is a great way to do it. “We’ve enjoyed an exceptional year’s trading, 24% up on last year,” says Grant. “Our wide business mix – as well as drivers we also supply workers to oil and related industries – coupled with an improving economic outlook, has helped us to a record year. But it also comes down to the service and commitment of my staff and candidates all of whom deliver great service day in day out, 365 days a year.”
Meanwhile, Enfield also has plenty to celebrate. Owner Manjit Singh and his team have had the £3m milestone in their sights for some time, so finally getting past it has been very satisfying for all concerned – a real team effort. “I thought last year was a good one, but we’ve added another 40% to our turnover this year. We take a great deal of time and trouble to source and recruit the best drivers. It’s clearly paying off as our clients continue to make us first call whenever they need temporary staff.”
Chris Chidley, Driver Hire’s Chief Executive added: “My congratulations go to both these offices. Reaching that level of turnover is a significant achievement and comes down to their hard work and commitment. It’s indicative of the wider Driver Hire network, where record levels of trading are being driven by a flight to quality. Our customers clearly value the reliability and peace of mind our high quality recruitment services deliver.”
The achievement of these two offices is just part of another spectacular record year’s trading for the Driver Hire network as a whole. In the financial year ended April 2015 it increased turnover by 20% to £94m, the highest in its 30 year history.