Driver Hire - A Successful Business Model Built On Years' Experience

Since launching over 30 years ago, the Driver Hire brand has grown from strength to strength within the recruitment, transport & logistics and franchise industries. As an award-winning business to business management franchise, it's a great choice for someone looking to build a relatively low-cost venture and aiming to achieve a net profit of over £100,000 per annum.

Driver Hire has been franchising since 1987, so you can feel confident in the fact that you're buying into successful, tried and tested franchise package.

The Driver Hire Market

Well-known within our market - the transport and logistics sector - we are the UK's leading supplier of drivers and logistics staff. Our core business is to supply temporary drivers to customers that have their own fleet of vehicles who range from international hauliers and major retailers to builders merchants, local authorities and parcel delivery companies. The UK recruitment industry is itself estimated to be worth £32.2 billion a year.

A Secure Investment

Becoming a Driver Hire franchisee is a positive life-changing decision. In joining our thriving network, you’ll be joining a long line of respected business owners who are very pleased that they took the same decision.

"To be honest, I'd never really considered the franchise option, but once I looked at Driver Hire it changed my mind. Driver Hire is very professional, has first-rate business processes and franchisees enjoy great backing to ensure we are successful." - Roy McLellan - Driver Hire Dundee Franchisee since 2009

Driver Hire provides:
  • A business with 30 years of experience
  • Full British Franchise Association (bfa) membership
  • A brand which banks classify as a AAA business investment
  • Head office support provided by a team of more than 80 members of staff
  • Two 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


For many people buying their own business is a means to controlling their own work/life balance in a way that suits their financial and family needs. A Driver Hire franchise is a 24/7 business that needs to be run from a dedicated office space. At the same time, current franchisees enjoy the benefits, flexibility and income that the business model offers.

"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!"

Jamie Williamson - Driver Hire Portsmouth

“Running my own business, 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 me and my family 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. “Did I make the right choice? Absolutely. I love what I do.”

Gary Riches - Driver Hire Colchester

Financial Gains

  • 85% of Driver Hire franchises achieved sales of over £500,000
  • 72% of Driver Hire franchises achieved sales of over £750,000
  • 50% of Driver Hire franchises achieved sales of over £1million
  • The average franchise turnover (single unit) was £1,180,450

A great achievement when you consider that the franchise industry average turnover is currently only £378,400 according to the 2015 bfa/NatWest survey.

Support And Training

Potential Driver Hire franchisees don't necessarily need any previous experience in recruitment or in the transport sector, as our two-week Foundation Training and the ongoing Franchise Support Programme takes care of that. Naturally the support doesn't end after this induction period, thanks to a head office team of over 80 staff working in:

  • Marketing
  • National accounts
  • IT
  • Finance
  • Telemarketing
  • Training
  • Each franchisee is also allocated an Area Development Manager

Driver Hire also promotes a 'share best practice' culture by facilitating communication between franchises through an online forum, regular regional network meetings and a full network conference twice a year.

“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.”

Dave Graham - Driver Hire Teesside

The Next Step?

If being part of the Driver Hire business network sounds like the right choice for you then we'd love to hear from you. Once you submit your interest a member of the Driver Hire franchise team will be in touch with further information and details on how to get in touch for an initial informal chat.

What our franchise partners say

What our franchise partners say

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  • Investment Level
  • £30,000 - 250,000
  • Place of Operation
  • Office Based
  • Dedicated Premises Based
  • Franchise Type
  • Single Unit Franchises
  • Franchise Resale
  • Management Franchise
  • BFA Membership Level
  • BFA Full Members
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