Driver Hire’s Crewe franchise aiming for a hat-trick
When it comes to sales calls, the recruitment team at Driver Hire’s Crewe franchise are leaders.
And we’re not just talking locally; this is on a national scale.
They recently collected Driver Hire’s National Sales & Recruitment winners’ award for topping the second (of three) 8-week competitions.
“It’s all part of an annual competition across the whole of the Driver Hire network, designed by the franchisor’s marketing and business development team, to help each of us grow our business,” says joint franchisee at Crewe, Lee Statham.
“There have been two National Sales competitions so far this year. We were also the winners in the first round and, with one round to come in the autumn, we’re going to be pushing hard to be the first office to score a hat-trick!”
Each competition begins with a single National Sales day, where the whole of Driver Hire’s 100 plus office network competes to see how many appointments they can book in a single day. Live TV broadcasts keep competitors up to date with the scores. Points are then earned throughout the following 8 weeks when appointments are turned into business, resulting in office growth.
Earlier this year, Lee, who’d previously been the office manager, was offered the opportunity to take a joint stake in the Crewe business. It’s clearly paid off. Along with competition success, turnover is currently well ahead of the same time last year.
“I invested my own money in the business and that does make a massive difference to the passion and approach you bring to your job. Of course, our success to date is a team effort. When it comes to sales, we’ve stuck to the basics; making the calls, following up and then doing face-to-face visits.”
Along with a trophy, the Driver Hire Crewe team chose a £2000 voucher prize.
Commenting on Crewe’s success, Graham Duckworth, Driver Hire’s Franchise Sales Director said:
“National sales competitions are another example of the comprehensive support package we offer to help franchisees develop their business and maximise its potential. Lee and his team at Driver Hire Crewe are to be congratulated on their success.”
Driver Hire specialises in the supply of staff to the road transport and logistics industry. Its Crewe franchise is one of 100 Driver Hire offices across the UK providing temporary and permanent drivers and other logistics staff to businesses and organisations. They help when customers need extra staff to deal with holidays, illness or business expansion.
Header Photo: Left to Right – Matt Roberts, Lee Statham, Brad Kerin