New franchisee for Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich
Stephen Hobbs has bought Driver Hire Bury St Edmunds & Ipswich from long-standing franchisee, George Griffiths.
Before opting to buy his Driver Hire franchise, Stephen, who’s an FCCA qualified accountant, had a diverse and interesting CV, including a desk job in the Armed Services and running a gastro pub. He’d held a variety of finance director roles in the private and public sector before, most recently, working as a contractor for numerous NHS organisations as an interim finance consultant.
“Having done the research I realised that a well-established franchise was the right choice for me,” says Stephen. “Driver Hire was the winner because of its longevity, heritage, quality support and geographic location. I’m proud to be one of their franchisees.
“I’ve dealt with recruitment agencies for many years – and having worked as a contractor – have an idea as to how it should be done. Key to success is listening to customers and having the ability to deliver quality candidates when and where clients want them. The previous owner, George Griffiths, developed a great business in the area. I’m looking forward to working with local businesses to continue his success.”
Welcoming Stephen to Driver Hire’s nationwide network, Graham Duckworth, Driver Hire’s Franchise Sales Director said: “Stephen’s mix of financial, commercial and customer facing experience as a self-employed consultant, is a perfect combination for running a Driver Hire franchise. We wish him well.”