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Richard Bradshaw - Driver Hire Guildford

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.

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.

Andrew Padgett - Driver Hire franchisee Ashford and Canterbury

Andrew Padgett – Driver Hire Ashford & Canterbury

Andrew Padgett joined Driver Hire as a franchisee in 1998. He’d previously worked in retail sales for a local electric company. Even though Andrew had never worked in recruitment he’d recognised that his skill set matched that of a Driver Hire franchisee.

Ed Pockney - Driver Hire Uxbridge franchisee

Ed Pockney – Uxbridge Franchise

Ed joined Driver Hire in November 2014 with a business background in derivatives and money-broking. Prior to buying his Driver Hire franchise he’d spent 28 years working in major financial centres around the world: London, New York and Tokyo.

Michael Connaughton - Former Driver Hire Stockport franchisee

Michael Connaughton – Former Stockport Franchise

Michael, together with his wife Nicol, purchased Driver Hire’s Stockport franchise as a resale in 2008. Just over eight years later they sold their franchise to realise their investment to start a new chapter in their lives.

Roy McLellan

Roy McLellan – Dundee & Perth Franchise

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, […]

Manjit Singh

Manjit Singh – Enfield Franchise

A Q&A session with our Enfield franchisee Manjit Singh (originally published 11th October 2013) How long have you been running your franchise? I’ve been running my Driver Hire franchise for over 7 years having bought the Enfield territory in April in 2007. It was an area that had been split from the original East London […]

Sarah Matthews

Sarah Matthews – Lincoln Franchise

Sarah Matthews has spent much of her life in the education sector and had relatively limited commercial experience prior to buying Driver Hire Lincoln. She did have family connections with the business though, and the self-belief and motivation to quickly become one of the network’s high-flying new franchisees. Sales in 2011/12 topped £750,000. Says Sarah, […]

George Griffiths – Former Bury St Edmunds & Ipswich Franchise

George, who is originally from New Zealand, is a qualified Accountant and spent many years working for a number of motor dealerships. Redundancy provided George with the motivation to work for himself. A personal recommendation is the best possible advertisement, and that’s what George received from a good friend, Dave Quinn, the successful franchisee at […]