A big welcome to Jamie Lamptey who has bought Driver Hire’s Manchester North and Oldham recruitment business from the long-standing owner, Mike Moores.
Before opting to buy his Driver Hire franchise, Jamie, who lives in Timperley, Altrincham, worked in road transport & logistics for a number of leading operators, mainly in the road tanker sector. His most recent role was as a contracts manager with Sutton’s Tankers.
Commenting on his decision to buy his own business, Jamie said: “I felt it was time for a change and self-employment attracted me. In my previous role at Sutton’s I regularly worked with driver recruitment agencies; that made me realise the important role they play in the smooth running of a transport operation. A Driver Hire franchise attracted me because it’s a strong brand with an excellent reputation. That gives me plenty of opportunities to grow the business.”
Welcoming Jamie to Driver Hire’s nationwide network, Graham Duckworth, Driver Hire’s Franchise Sales Director said: “Whilst Jamie knows the road transport and logistics industry well. The skills and experience gained from his previous employment has certainly set him in good stead to make a success of his new business venture. Jamie’s professionalism, experience of team management and ability to plan, organise and build key working relationships are some of the key attributes we look for in our franchisees. We wish him well and look forward to supporting and helping him develop his Driver Hire franchise.”
The UK’s largest specialist supplier with a nationwide network of franchised offices, Driver Hire provides temporary and permanent drivers and other logistics staff to local and national organisations in both the public and the private sector. If they’re short of staff – perhaps because of illness, holidays or seasonal demand – Driver Hire will supply them with a suitable replacement.