Join an established, award-winning recruitment franchise, with a proven business model that generates high returns.
A Driver Hire franchise provides you with the opportunity to run your own recruitment business, within the transport and logistics sector.
There’s clearly a formula for success. Average franchisee net profit levels for a single unit are over £120k per annum and the average Driver Hire franchise turnover (single unit) for the full year in 2016/17 was £1,106,427.
Over the last 30-plus years Driver Hire has become one of the most consistently successful franchise brands in the UK. It has been a bfa HSBC ‘Franchisor of the Year’ Award winner four times and a finalist 11 times out of the last 12 years.
Since 1987 we have seen our franchise network successfully grow, thanks to its thoroughly tried-and-tested franchise model, which consistently generates high returns for its franchise owners. In the 2016/17 financial year:
48% Driver Hire franchises achieved sales of over £1million
71% achieved sales over £750,000
86% achieved sales over £500,000
The average full year turnover for a Driver Hire franchised office was £1,106,427. This is three times the current UK franchise industry average of £378,400. (2015 bfa/NatWest Franchise Survey)
Driver Hire is an office-based management franchise operating in a fast-paced environment where quality service and sales activity are paramount. Its franchisees run their own recruitment business, specialising in the provision of temporary and permanent drivers and logistics staff. It’s a huge market, with the UK recruitment industry worth an estimated £35.1 billion (REC/KPMG 2016). The Driver Hire network supplies thousands of satisfied customers each year, including major logistics companies, builders’ merchants, parcel carriers and local authorities.
With a Driver Hire franchise you can also access valuable additional income streams which include training and online services products.
Training and support
Driver Hire’s fully supported initial six-week training programme sets you up for success.
Once the franchisee has opened for business (or taken over an existing franchise business), training continues in the form of the franchise support programme, which can deliver up to six months of further support and training in the franchisee’s office.
Support is also available from specialist teams at the Driver Hire head office, including an area development manager, national accounts, HR, marketing and IT. Peer-to-peer support is just as valuable, and Driver Hire feels it is very important to encourage and facilitate positive working relationships between franchisees. This is achieved through regular regional meetings, an annual conference and their online forum.
The ideal Driver Hire franchisee
Current franchisees have come from a wide range of backgrounds such as; IT, accountancy, sales, teaching and banking. This means no previous experience of working in recruitment or the transport and logistics sector is required.
At Driver Hire we’ve found that the common attributes of our most successful franchisees relate to personal qualities, rather than to a specific technical or career background.
It’s important that you’re highly self-motivated and ambitious with a very positive outlook and a ‘can do’ attitude.
Roy McLellan,the Driver Hire franchisee for Dundee, said: “I’d never really considered the franchise option but once I looked at Driver Hire it changed my mind. Driver Hire is very professional, has first-rate business processes and franchisees enjoy great backing to ensure we are successful.”