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Finalist in prestigious bfa franchise awards


Driver Hire is one of six finalists in the 2013 bfa HSBC ‘Franchisor of the Year’ awards. A winner in 2012 and 2006, this is the eighth year in succession that Driver Hire has made it through to the finals. Also in the frame are Agency Express, Dream Doors, Home Instead Senior Care, ServiceMaster and Water Babies.


The awards, now in their 24th year, showcase the UK’s most exceptional franchisors that are driving business success through best practice, innovative strategies and building strong brands.


Commenting on Driver Hire’s nomination, Brian Smart, director general, bfa, said: “We’ve been delighted to see such an array of franchises stepping forward to compete to be crowned bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year. It’s refreshing to hear such positive success stories at a challenging economic time and we have been extremely impressed with the high levels of drive and passion franchisors hold for these businesses.”


Chris Chidley, Driver Hire’s Chief Executive added: “Our business model, franchise support and customer service all contribute to our ongoing success and growth. It’s great news that our efforts have been recognised once again. To make it to the finals for the eighth year in succession says a huge amount about our business and what it offers our network of franchisees.”


Winners will be announced at the bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards gala dinner on Thursday 4th July 2013 at the Honorary Artillery Company, London.


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