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).
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).