Sheffield business partners renew franchise agreement
Robert Leek and Ian Leadbeater, franchise owners of Driver Hire Sheffield, have completed the renewal of their franchise agreement with Driver Hire for a further five years.
Robert and Ian initially bought the Sheffield business in 2009. Prior to that, they both worked at Driver Hire’s Bradford recruitment office. Since taking over the business they’ve grown annual turnover to in excess of £1m. Along the way they’ve received numerous accolades for business achievements; they’ve moved to new offices which were opened by Sheffield politician Lord Blunkett. In addition staff member, Elisha Bowen was voted Driver Hire’s 2018 Regional Recruitment Consultant of the year.
“Driver Hire is a great business to be involved with,” says Robert. “It’s a great place to work, we have a great team with amazing candidates. Every day is different and there’s not a day we don’t enjoy going into work. The job satisfaction we get from knowing we are helping people locally across South Yorkshire find employment is second to none.”
His business partner Ian Leadbeater added: “We renewed for another five years because of the potential for further growth. Driver Hire as a whole recently won the bfa HSBC ‘Franchisor of the Year’ award. This is a great accolade for us. The recent investment in the network with a new database system, a new website, ongoing Driver CPC training and Driver Hire’s Licence Checking service only reinforced the easy decision it was to renew our franchise agreement.”
Picture: Left to right: Graham Duckworth (Franchise Sales Director), Robert Leek, Ian Leadbeater (Driver Hire Sheffield) and Simon Johnston (Franchise Network Development Director).