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Driver Hire

Driver Hire


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

Strong financial performance


Looking at the numbers, you can see why Driver Hire is a leading franchise brand in the UK. Their average franchisee turnover in 2019/20, for a single unit, was £1,049,460 – nearly three times the franchise industry average of £400k*. Average annual net profit for a Driver Hire franchisee is circa £130,000.

*2018 bfa NatWest Franchise Survey

Recruitment business


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.

Demand for temporary drivers is huge, with this market alone estimated to be worth £3b-£4b per annum, in the UK. Even though Driver Hire is the UK’s largest specialist provider, it still holds a relatively low market share.

Previous experience


Driver Hire franchisees reflect a wide spectrum of backgrounds. The majority haven’t previously run their own business or worked in the recruitment or transport sectors. Managing a successful recruitment business requires you to be excellent with people, organised, sales-focused and dedicated.



As you would expect from a leading franchise, Driver Hire (the franchisor) provides you with a comprehensive support package, helping you to plan, launch and develop your business to its maximum potential.

Initial training includes a 2-week Foundation Course, and typically, at least 2 weeks in a Driver Hire office - helping to get you off to a strong start. Over the coming months, you will then be guided and supported by your Area Development Manager (who will visit your office and actively help you grow your business - tailoring their support accordingly).

You will also receive support from the various Driver Hire head office teams (c 70 staff): marketing, national accounts, IT support, finance, compliance, and HR.

In addition, you will have plenty of opportunities to learn from fellow franchisees, through regional meetings, Driver Hire’s online forum, and simply from talking over the phone (especially with your neighbouring franchisees).

Award-winning business


Driver Hire’s extensive support is one major reason for its external recognition. Driver Hire is a six-times bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year award winner, including the Franchisor of the Year Gold award in 2019. Driver Hire is ranked the top recruitment franchise in the Elite Franchise Top 100 list for 2018, 2019 2020 and 2021 (and currently placed 5th across all franchise brands).

If you want more information about a Driver Hire franchise opportunity, please contact Nathan Mayhew, Franchise Sales Manager via or 07767 270077.

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