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Telephone: 01274 361035
Min. Investment Level: £32,000

Driver Hire

Franchising since 1987, Driver Hire is a secure, multi-award-winning franchise brand with a proven business model for generating high returns.

Established in 1983, Driver Hire is a multi-award-winning franchise, with a proven business model that generates high returns.  

Average turnover for a Driver Hire franchise business (single office) in 2022/23 was £1,314,361.  The top performing franchised offices achieved over £3m turnover.  Net profits are typically between 10% and 15% of turnover for a mature Driver Hire franchise.   

Franchisees run a recruitment business in a defined postcode area, supplying temporary and permanent drivers, logistics and non-logistics staff to local and national businesses that operate commercial vehicles. It’s a fast-paced environment where quality service and sales activity are paramount.

Driver Hire franchisees reflect a wide spectrum of backgrounds. Many had not previously operated a business or worked in the recruitment or transport sectors.  Running a successful recruitment business requires you to be excellent with people, organised, sales-focused and dedicated.      

Currently celebrating its 40th year, Driver Hire has developed an excellent understanding of how to train and support its franchisees. This includes comprehensive pre-start training and the support of 70 head office staff with marketing, IT, national accounts, finance, HR, and more.  An area manager regularly visits the franchisee’s office and actively helps them grow their business, tailoring their support accordingly.  

Driver Hire is an eight-time bfa HSBC ‘Franchisor of the Year’ award winner – Silver Winner in 2023 and 2022 and Gold Winner in 2019 – and has been a finalist 15 times over the last 18 years.