Managers turn into franchisees at Driver Hire

Managers of two branches of Driver Hire, the employment agency for commercial drivers, have bought them – one from a retiring franchisee and the other from the company.

“It’s particularly pleasing when our managers decide to buy into the business and make it their own,” said Graham Duckworth, the franchise sales director. “It’s a great advert for the value and potential offered by the franchise.”

The Cambridge office has been bought by two managers, John Rigg and Mike O’Dell, who ran it for the franchisee for 10 years.

Rigg said: “This is one of the leading franchise businesses with a successful track record going back nearly 30 years. When the opportunity to purchase the franchise came up, it just felt like the right think to do.”

Driver Hire franchiseeThe second branch to be sold, Belfast has been acquired by Diane Maxwell (left), who has worked there for four years, initially for a franchisee and then latterly for the company. She was promoted manager a year ago and in the past 12 months has increased turnover by 10 per cent.

“I believe in Driver Hire and its brand strengths,” she said. “When the opportunity came along to buy I was very excited. My experience has shown me that this is a very lucrative and profitable business.”

Driver Hire has nearly 100 franchised offices and is the largest firm in its field supplying permanent and temporary drivers to both the public and private sectors.

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