Charlie Grewal has recently bought Driver Hire’s Bristol franchise as a resale opportunity. A Londoner, Charlie couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.
But seeing the chance to become his own boss as a Driver Hire franchisee, made him think again. He soon came to appreciate that Bristol really lives up to its reputation as ‘the best place to live in England’.
“I went to university in New York, worked for a logistics company in Vancouver and then joined Driver Hire as a recruitment consultant in London” says Charlie, “I’d become quite settled but running my own Driver Hire franchise was something I couldn’t turn down.”
Driver Hire Bristol has been operating successfully in the area for over 18 years. It’s carved out a niche in the recruitment industry, providing temporary and permanent drivers and other logistics staff to both local and national businesses. The recruitment team, based in Redfield, help when customers need extra staff to deal with holidays, illness, peak trading periods or business expansion.
Charlie adds: “I chose Driver Hire over other franchise business opportunities because it’s a simple business. There’s no stock or depreciation to worry about. Having worked as a recruitment consultant for Driver Hire offices in London I know that you meet some fantastic people and make a difference to their lives by finding them regular work. It’s also about helping local customers to keep their businesses operating smoothly at busy times. Continually developing, Bristol is the biggest city in the South West, linked to main trunking routes in the area. So it’s perfect for the further growth of what’s already a highly successful operation. It’s a good place to do business.”