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Driver Hire

A Driver Hire franchise provides you with a unique opportunity to run your own recruitment business within our established and highly successful franchise network.

Investment Amount:
£50,001 - £100,000
Industry Sector(s):
B2B Franchises, Featured Franchises, Management Franchises, Recruitment Franchises, Specialised, Women In Franchising

Driver Hire has been built on years of experience. Launching over 30 years ago, the award-winning management franchise is a great opportunity for those looking to earn over £130,000 per annum.

Franchising since 1987, you will be able to invest in a Driver Hire business safe in the knowledge that you're buying into a successful, tried-and-tested franchise package. Driver Hire is the UK's leading supplier of drivers and logistics staff. Its core business is to supply temporary drivers to customers, who have their own fleet of vehicles. Customers range from international hauliers and major retailers to builders’ merchants, to local authorities and parcel delivery companies.

A positive life-changing decision, if you decide to become a Driver Hire franchisee, you’ll join its thriving network, as well as a long line of respected business owners who are very pleased that they took the same decision.

Driver Hire - Franchise Marketing Awards

Driver Hire provides:

  • A business with over 30 years of experience
  • British Franchise Association (bfa) full membership
  • A brand which banks classify as a AAA business investment
  • Six-times winner of a bfa HSBC 'Franchisor of the Year' award - Gold in 2019
  • Head-office support provided by a team of over 70 members of staff
  • Four to six weeks foundation training followed by an ongoing franchisee support programme
  • Your own postcode defined territory
  • The opportunity to manage your own B2B business


Investing in a Driver Hire franchise means you will be able to control your own work-life balance in a way that suits your financial and family needs. It is a 24/7 business that needs to be run from a dedicated office space, but current franchisees enjoy the benefits, flexibility and income that the business model offers.

Jamie Williamson from Driver Hire Portsmouth, says:

My quality of life has improved, I'm the one in control of my own destiny and I'm no longer reliant on the decisions of others. If you're going to work you might as well enjoy it. I'd absolutely buy a Driver Hire franchise again. In fact, I wish I'd looked into it earlier!"

Gary Riches from Driver Hire Colchester, says:

Running my own business and being my own boss means I now have a lot more control over my destiny. It's hard work but with a positive can-do attitude I know I've made the right choice for my family and me for the future. I never stop thinking about the business. On the other hand, I am now physically working fewer hours than I did in previous jobs.”

Financial gains

Annually over the last 4 years (2017/18 to 2020/21:

  • 82% of Driver Hire franchises achieved sales of over £500,000
  • 61% of Driver Hire franchises achieved sales of over £750,000
  • 45% of Driver Hire franchises achieved sales of over £1million
  • The average franchise turnover (single unit) was £1,059,644

A great achievement when you consider that the franchise industry average turnover is currently only £400k according to the 2018 bfa/NatWest survey.

Support and training

Franchisees won’t necessarily need any previous experience in recruitment or in the transport sector as our Foundation Training and the ongoing franchisee support programme takes care of that. Naturally the support is ongoing, thanks to a head office team of over 70 staff working in:

  • Marketing
  • National accounts
  • IT
  • Finance
  • Telemarketing
  • Training

Each franchisee is also allocated an Area Development Manager.

Dave Graham from Driver Hire Teesside, comments:

I'd be more than happy to re-invest in a Driver Hire franchise. It's a brand I believe in and it's the people and systems that have made it so successful over the years. The franchisor support is second to none - every day is different in this business, which to me is part of the appeal - and I know that when needs must there is someone I can call for help and advice. Something I wouldn't have if I'd set up on my own."

If this sounds like the right choice then Driver Hire want to hear from you. Submit your interest and a member of the Driver Hire franchise team will be in touch.

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New Franchisees at Leeds recruitment business

Husband and wife team, Tim and Fiona Hennah have bought Driver Hire’s Leeds West recruitment office.

Before buying their own business, Tim’s career was spent in the travel industry, working for Thomas Cook and, most recently, P&O Ferries. For the latter, he launched a mini-cruise programme which, prior to the pandemic, had grown to £2m annual turnover.

Meanwhile Fiona has spent the last 15 years in nursing, working for the NHS and in private Tim and Ruthhealth care at the Yorkshire Clinic. “Both of us have spent our careers working hard for our respective employers, but not really reaping the full reward for the effort we were putting in,” says Fiona. “We both agreed that it was time to start doing it for ourselves and become our own bosses. Franchising presented us with a perfect opportunity to do that.”

Tim adds: “We looked at a number of franchises – Driver Hire came out on top. We could see that the business model has been working well for over 30 years. Equally important, everyone at Driver Hire – from senior management through to franchisees – have been completely open and transparent with us as we moved toward our final decision. We’re both excited about the challenges ahead and really looking forward to contacting customers old and new as we drive the business to new heights of success.”

Graham Duckworth, Driver Hire’s Franchise Sales Director commented: “In common with many successful Driver Hire franchisees, Tim and Fiona have not previously worked in logistics or recruitment. However, they spent two weeks on an intensive Driver Hire Foundation course, joining other new franchisees in person for the first week, with the second week delivered virtually. Looking ahead, our support team will be working closely with Tim and Fiona to ensure their future success.”

The UK’s largest specialist supplier with a nationwide network of franchised offices, Driver Hire provides temporary and permanent drivers and other logistics staff to local and national organisations in both the public and private sector. If they’re short of staff – perhaps because of illness, holidays or seasonal demand – Driver Hire will supply them with a suitable replacement.

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