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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 [...]

A Step-by-Step Guide to Buying a Franchise (Video)

Want to be your own boss and contemplating the franchise route? Buying and running your own business is a life-changing decision with the potential to provide you with the flexibility and returns you’re looking for. If all of [...]

The Future of Franchising – Report by Raconteur

In this, the second report by Raconteur on The Future of Franchising, we can read about corporate social responsibility within franchising as well as the potential costs involved when it comes to buying a franchise. An independent publication, the [...]

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Driver Hire Recuritment 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

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Driver Hire celebrates further franchise success

Driver Hire has further proof that it is one of the UK’s top franchise businesses, collecting bronze in the ‘Franchisor of the Year’ category at the 2018 bfa HSBC Franchise Awards. This was the 12th time in the [...]

Driver Hire franchisees celebrate 25 year partnership

Driver Hire is celebrating a 25-year partnership with our Motherwell-based franchisees who operate under, Wilson Gibb Management Services Ltd (WGMS). WGMS was formed in 1992 by business partners Darrin Gibb and Hugh Wilson. They purchased their first Driver [...]

Business partners buy established Driver Hire Coventry franchise

Business partners, Richard Bannister and Jane Moses, have bought our established Driver Hire Coventry franchise. Previous owners, Tony and Linda Lucas, are retiring after seven successful years in charge. Both Jane and Richard have run their own businesses in [...]

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  • “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.” Roy McLellan, Dundee Commenced 2009      

  • 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.” Lee Dean, Warrington. Commenced 2015

  • 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.” John Griffiths, Taunton […]

  • 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?” Ed Pockney, Uxbridge Commenced November 2014

  • 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.” Andrew […]

  • “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.” Rowan Pritchard, Romford Commenced 2007      

  • “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.” Gee Bains, London South East Commenced 2010      

  • “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.” Sarah Matthews, Lincoln Commenced 2009        

  • 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.” Jamie Williamson, Portsmouth Commenced January 2012