Roy McLellan – Dundee & Perth
Roy McLellan came to Driver Hire in 2009 with an impressive track record in logistics, including a spell as Royal Mail’s Scotland & Northern Ireland Distribution Director. He has also been a senior officer in the Merchant Navy.
Buying his franchise provided an opportunity to move back to Scotland. Just as importantly, as Roy explains, “Over the past few years I’ve made a lot of money for the shareholders of the companies I’ve been in charge of. Now it’s my turn to be my own boss and make some money for myself.”
Driver Hire Dundee & Perth was already a successful operation with a strong team, an established customer base and annual sales of more than £1m. The previous owners had decided the time was right to realise their investment and move on to something new. Nonetheless, Roy wasted no time making his mark on the business, and under his leadership it goes from strength to strength.
“To be honest, I’d never considered franchising, but a good look at the Driver Hire model changed my mind,” says Roy. “Driver Hire puts all new franchisees through an intensive two-week induction course covering the recruitment industry, transport and logistics and their ISO quality processes and procedures, so I was fully prepared to take over the business.
“The whole set up is very professional, and franchisees enjoy great backing to ensure we are successful.”