For the first time in its 30-year history, Driver Hire now has an office in Barnsley.
The greenfield site was snapped up by new franchisees, Helen and Stuart Ward. They clearly know a good thing when they see one, because they’re moving 190 miles from Bristol to Barnsley to start their new business.
“We looked at a number of options, some of which were much closer to home,” says Stuart. “However, we felt that Barnsley offered the best business potential.”
In addition to their enthusiasm for their new business venture, Helen and Stuart bring customer services, sales, staff recruitment and management experience to their business.
Before buying their franchise, Helen worked in retail management; she was a Store Manager for Peacocks, Poundworld and the Card Factory. Stuart’s CV is an eclectic one. In the past he’s been a fire fighter, a Methodist Minister and, most recently, a self-employed funeral services celebrant.
“We’re delighted to have joined the Driver Hire network,” says Stuart. “Over the coming weeks and months we’re looking forward to contacting local businesses to see how we can help them with all their staffing needs.”