Jim Is Driver Hire's Nationwide Flavour Of The Month

Jim Richards, Driver Hire Birmingham (left) collects his award from local Area Development Manager, Michael Wakeham Driver Hire franchisee, Jim Richards, and the team at his Birmingham office have won a national award. The business has beaten off the challenge of Driver Hire’s nationwide recruitment network to claim the company’s coveted ‘Office of the Month’ prize.

“Jim Richards and his Birmingham team - Carolyn, Tee, Jordan and Gareth - have been on great form over the past month,” said Michael Wakeham, Driver Hire’s Area Development Manager. “They have a top 10 position in our league table and turnover is 20 per cent ahead of same time last year. They’ve also won 10 new customers and brought six lapsed customers back on board.

"In addition, their success with Driver Certificate of Professional Competence training continues. Their dedicated training room has been kept very busy, as have their trainers, who’ve also stepped in to help other offices. This support for neighbouring offices is another hallmark of the way Jim and his team work. All in all, it’s great to see hard work and determination paying off, and hopefully there’s much more to come.”

The Birmingham team was presented with a certificate and magnum of champagne to celebrate their success. They’ve also collected points that they can spend on a wide range of prizes including activity days and consumer goods.

Commenting on their award, Richards said: “My franchise is having another successful year and I’m delighted that our efforts have been recognised in this way. I’m sure it’s going to spur us on to even greater efforts during the coming year.”

Driver Hire is the UK’s largest specialist supplier of staff to the transport and logistics industry. It 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.