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Welcome to Driver Hire Uxbridge                                                       March 2018

I took over Driver Hire Uxbridge November 2014 and suddenly its my 4th year and the CPC deadline in 2019 is fast approaching. A lot has happened in that time, we extended the original office in 2016 and outgrew it entirely last year. We moved to our new office in Uxbridge in late 2017 and built the CPC Training Room in January 2018.
     The business has continued to grow and we still specialise in HIAB work for a variety of Builders Merchants and niche companies. The number of HIAB drivers trained continues to rise and has now passed 50. We work with ALLMI trainers now and find that the course is a good one for beginners (two days) and refreshers (one day).
It’s nearly two years since  I took over here in Uxbridge and a lot has happened in that time. We are now a much busier and larger branch with many more drivers and clients than before.  My staff has increased from  just Arnika and myself to a team of six.  We have learnt a lot about our client base  and how best to meet their  needs be that last minute or longer term and permanent roles.  Our philosophy is that looking after each client, every shift and our driver is the way to build successful relationship and business.
               We have specialized in HIAB drivers and have trained over 35 of drivers since Spring 2015. Only by investing in our drivers by upskilling them can we meet our client’s needs.  Equally  I take great  satisfaction  every time a  driver gains a  qualification that allows him to boost his earnings and career potential. We also enjoy seeing our drivers join  our clients  on a  full-time basis. With  my current staff  we manage to speak to our drivers in English, Polish, Rumanian and German and this helps them feel more at home and work effectively.
My Staff are;
Arnika,  she is my office manager and has nearly four years’ experience with the office. She is one of our two Polish speakers and has been in the UK over ten years now. Her commitment and  excellence has been recognized widely  within the company and she won South East Consultant of the year in 2016.

Magda has been with me for nearly two years now and runs our payroll and invoicing department.  She is our second Polish  speaker and is very good at sorting out all the problems and issues that our drivers have.

Karen,  she is our business  development  manager  and grew up  around transport in the Uxbridge area as her father ran a haulage business. She excels at producing new clients and contacts  and loves nothing more than popping  out of the office to make a series of visits around the patch.  We never really  know what she does but the results   are  impressive and her contribution to us winning the  2016  Champions competition was immense.
Roxana is our newest member of staff and our Rumanian speaker. While Driver Hire is a new world  for her recruitment is her  passion and what  she studied at  university. She is focussed on registering candidates and managing our compliance. She also runs special projects like Uber for the branch.
Ed, I spent my whole career in the City as a trader and then a broker and from 1996 to 2014 I was working overseas. This is why I focus so hard on what my customers want and  need and go the extra mile  to service  these requirements.  I also understand the mentality of our overseas drivers as I have turned up in a new country with no contacts and local knowledge and had to build a career and life there.
     I strive to run a professional business where we seek to maximise the potential of all our drivers and clients. Getting a driver into a full-time role or upskilling him to earn more money  gives me  a buzz each  time.  Next year we settle into our larger office and start CPC training on site,  2017 will be another year of strong growth and staying true to our principles.
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