New owner at Driver Hire Guildford
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Richard Bradshaw, who started his business career as a management trainee at Mars UK, is the new owner of Driver Hire Guildford. In fact it’s all change, as the office is moving to new premises in Farnborough.
Richard, who hails from Southampton has, over the past 25 years, built an interesting and varied CV, largely in the hospitality industry. Most recently he spent over a decade in Florida as an award-winning owner-manager for two of the world’s largest hotel companies.
He’s now relishing the prospect of running his own Driver Hire business back in the UK. “I was manager and franchisee of a "Comfort Inn and a ‘Day’s Inn’ hotel in Sarasota, so I know all about the many benefits of franchising,” says Richard. “When I came back to the UK, I started looking for another franchise business. Driver Hire ticked all the boxes; it’s got a proven business model, it’s reputable and highly regarded and, above all, has growth potential.
“On the face of it, running a transport and logistics recruitment business is going to be quite a change from running a hotel. But, as a hotel manager, I was constantly involved in staff recruitment. So I’m looking forward to transferring the skills and best practices I learnt in hotel management and putting them to use in my own new business.”