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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 [...]

Top 10 tips for a successful recruitment franchise

Top 10 tips for a successful recruitment franchise Be fully engaged in your business at all times. This is not a part-time or ‘lifestyle’ business.  Nor should it be combined with other business activities. Have an absolute passion [...]

Driver Hire’s Q&A with the British Franchise Association

As 2017 bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year finalist, Graham Duckworth, Driver Hire’s Franchise Sales Director sat a Q&A with the bfa. As you can read below it discusses the systems Driver Hire has in place to gauge [...]

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Driver Hire Case Studies


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 [...]

Ed Pockney – Uxbridge Franchise

Ed joined Driver Hire in November 2014, read about his story here: My business background is in derivatives and money-broking. Prior to buying my Driver Hire franchise I’d spent 28 years working in major financial centres around the world: London, [...]

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First anniversary for Croydon and Nottingham franchisees

The 12th September 2017 sees Tony Goacher (Croydon) and Andy O’Donnell (Nottingham) celebrate their first year as Driver Hire franchisees. Tony was no stranger to the Driver Hire network when he bought the Croydon resale, having previously been [...]

New owner at Driver Hire’s Carlisle franchise

A huge welcome to our new Driver Hire Carlisle franchisee – Marc Harrison. Previously, Marc was a member of Driver Hire’s head office franchise support team. “I joined Driver Hire four years ago and absolutely love the business,” [...]

Driver Hire franchisee is business woman award winner

Huge congratulations to Jayne O’Flynn, director and joint franchisee at Driver Hire Grimsby & Scunthorpe, who recently collected the Work Wise Women Grimsby ‘Business Woman of the Year’ award. Work Wise Women (WWW) is a local women’s business [...]

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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      

  • “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        

  • 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

  • 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

  • Vance and Sue Parsons, Driver Hire Hereford & Worcester

    “Beating our expectations in our first year of trading and gaining recognition for all our achievements has certainly made all the initial hard work worthwhile, and proved we made the right decision.” Vance & Sue Parsons, Hereford & Worcester. Commenced 2013

  • “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      

  • “It has been hard work but Driver Hire has given me the opportunity of a lifestyle and financial security that I wouldn’t have thought possible when I bought my first franchise back in 1994.” Iain Westman, Blackburn Commenced 1994