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Why franchising works at times of political and economic uncertainty

From the political and economic uncertainty around Brexit and the UK’s minority government, to the increasing impact of technology on every aspect of our lives, it can be hard to keep up. This is as true in the [...]

Recruitment Industry Trends 2016/17 Survey by the REC (Infographic)

The recruitment industry plays a vital role in the UK economy. Here’s a snapshot from The REC’s (The Recruitment & Employment Confederation) 2016/17 survey results. Key headline figures for the 2016/17 Recruitment Industry Trends report includes: Total Industry turnover [...]

What makes an award-winning business?

In 2018 Driver Hire won the bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Bronze award. This is the fifth time Driver Hire has won an award in this particular category. According to the British Franchise Association (bfa) award winners in [...]

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Driver Hire Recruitment Franchise Employees

Driver Hire Case Studies


Richard Bradshaw – Driver Hire Guildford

Richard Bradshaw joined the Driver Hire network as a franchisee when he bought our already established Guildford branch in October 2014. He’d previously worked in the hospitality industry in Florida. Richard relocated back to the UK following the global financial [...]

John and Alison Griffiths – Driver Hire Taunton

John Griffiths with his wife Alison bought a Driver Hire greenfield site in Taunton in March 2007. Since then they’ve been steadily growing their recruitment franchise into a very successful and profitable business. Their goal is to maximise their investment [...]

Andrew Padgett – Driver Hire Ashford & Canterbury

Andrew Padgett joined Driver Hire as a franchisee in 1998. “Before deciding to buy a franchise I worked in retail sales for the local electric company,” says Andrew. “I got fed up with the politics of a large organisation and [...]

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Driver Hire Recuritment Franchise Offices

Driver Hire News


Latest franchisee Foundation Training comes to a close

Driver Hire’s latest cohort of new franchisees and office staff have just completed their two weeks of classroom-based training at the Driver Hire head office in Bradford. Over 20 delegates attended the Foundation Course, including franchisees for 7 [...]

Driver Hire gets the ‘Knowhow’

Driver Hire’s National Accounts’ team has finalised a national agreement with Team Knowhow, the expert services division of Dixons Carphone plc, which includes Currys PC World and Carphone Warehouse. The agreement enables individual Driver Hire franchisees to trade [...]

Conference celebrates franchisees’ success

Driver Hire’s 2019 annual conference was a perfect opportunity to mark the achievements and milestones achieved by our franchisees both new and long-standing. Leading the way was Diane Maxwell who, along with her brother Danny, is joint-owner of Driver [...]

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  • Driver Hire Uxbridge Franchisee Ed Pockney

    “Whilst the financial side is key, I just enjoy running a Driver Hire franchise. We’ve taken people who were unemployed onto our books and found them full-time jobs. That’s an amazing feeling. I love hearing a client say to me: “He’s perfect for the job, can I keep him?”

  • Jamie Williamson Driver Hire Portsmouth

    “My quality of life has improved. I’m the one in control of my own destiny. I’m no longer reliant on the decisions of others and boardroom red tape. I’d absolutely buy a Driver Hire franchise again and wish I’d looked at it a few years ago.”

  • Andrew Padgett

    “I still love what I do, so the plan is to continue. Retiring is not on my horizon at the moment. I’d certainly buy a Driver Hire franchise again knowing what I know now. One of the things I’ve enjoyed the most is building a team of people I can rely on and trust.”

  • John Griffiths

    “Becoming a Driver Hire franchisee has absolutely changed our lives! I’ve gained all the benefits of being self-employed: the opportunity to run and grow our business, the freedom it can bring and the ability to make decisions for ourselves. It’s certainly given me things I wouldn’t have had if I’d stayed employed.”

  • “Buying a business is a daunting prospect but the help and support of a good franchisor is paramount, I can honestly say that I love being in this business. If you’re looking for variety and a constant challenge, this is the place to be.”

  • Manjit Singh

    “My Driver Hire franchise has helped me develop a great business, work with some great people and deliver some great returns for my family.”

  • “Being part of a network is great. I’ve learned a lot since joining Driver Hire, through the training provided and also from the other franchisees in the network.”

  • “To be honest, I’d never really considered the franchise option but once I looked at  the Driver Hire model it changed my mind. Driver Hire is very professional, has first-rate business processes and franchisees enjoy great backing to ensure we are successful.”

  • Lee Dean, Driver Hire Warrington

    “This is a truly excellent company to be involved with. There is a real pride in the brand and I am extremely proud to be part of the Driver Hire Group.”