From his father’s apprentice to fully-fledged Franchisee: New owner of Milton Keynes
Oliver Maxwell has enjoyed working at Driver Hire so much that he has now followed in his father’s footsteps and taken over the Driver Hire Milton Keynes business.
Starting out as an apprentice at just 17, Oliver began working for his father, Grant Maxwell, the Franchisee at Driver Hire High Wycombe & Aylesbury. Having gained significant experience of logistics recruitment (and the specifics of operating a Driver Hire business) during six years at High Wycombe, Oliver was ready for his next challenge, as a franchisee himself.
“I will be forever grateful for all of the time and effort my dad put into my training. He threw me in to the deep end and gave me a lot of responsibility. This was a huge part of my development and it has massively developed me as a person”, says Oliver.
The father and son duo have built up a loyal client and candidate base, which has contributed to their growth over the years. Oliver hopes to now replicate this business strategy in Milton Keynes.
“I know that Driver Hire Milton Keynes already has many happy customers and candidates, but there are areas of the business where I feel I can make improvements and it’s my mission now to make that happen”.
Commenting on the takeover, Jeremy Neale, Managing Director said, “We’re delighted that Oliver has joined the team of Driver Hire franchisees. The combination Oliver has is a very powerful one; the success of the Milton Keynes business as it is today, the skills Oliver has learnt from Grant over the years, his own work ethic and strong personal commitment to the Driver Hire business, and strength of Driver Hire Nationwide’s brand. We are confident Oliver will make another highly successful Driver Hire franchisee.”
Established for over 35 years, the 2019 bfa HSBC ‘Franchisor of the Year’, Driver Hire provides temporary and permanent drivers and other logistics staff to local and national organisations in both the public and 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.