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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 [...]

The Future is Franchising – Video

Mention the word franchise and quite often people immediately think initially of fast-food businesses or film franchises such as Star Wars! With franchising receiving many misconceptions and people showing little understanding of how it works, a programme launched [...]

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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


Welcoming Geoff as the new franchisee of Driver Hire Walsall

Geoff Marshall has bought Driver Hire’s Walsall recruitment business. Geoff has an interesting CV. A qualified electrical engineer, before buying his Driver Hire franchise, Geoff owned and operated several successful businesses in manufacturing, retail and businesses services. Most [...]

Driver Hire Training adds to franchisees’ success

One of the many benefits of franchising is the franchisor’s ability to undertake market research and, based on the results, develop relevant new products and services which will increase franchisees’ revenue flows. That’s certainly the case here at [...]

Driver Hire promotes mental wellbeing

Wednesday, October 10th is World Mental Health Day. Organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the aim of the day is to promote mental health education, awareness and advocacy. At work, professional drivers are recognised as a particularly [...]

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  • How long does foundation training last at Driver Hire?

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  • 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.”

  • 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?”

  • “I’m delighted with the way things have gone so far. The support we get from Head Office is superb and we’ve especially benefitted from National Accounts. I’m confident that the future will bring even further growth and success for my business.”

  • “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.”

  • 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.”

  • 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.”

  • 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.”

  • “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.”