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Milestones

1983
Driver Hire formed in West Yorkshire

1987
First franchise opened in Newcastle

1989
ISO 9002 Accreditation

1994
First Investors in People Award

1996
D.Q.S (Dedication to Quality and Service)

1997
National Accounts set up

1998
1st Driver Hire Training Scheme

2001
National LGV Licence Scheme

2002
100th office opens
Officially Number One (Ernst & Young - report)

2003
British Franchise Awards - Runners Up - Driver Hire Glasgow
National Courier Awards - Winners of Corporate Safety Awards

2004
bfa Franchisor of the Year – Finalist
bfa Franchisee of the Year - Driver Hire Cambridge & Northampton
Special Commendation at the National Courier Awards
Chris Chidley joins as Driver Hire's new Chief Executive
Fleet Safety Forum Award Winners for 'Commitment to Road Safety'

2005
Road to the Future Seminars
REC Agency Driver of the Year – Tom Laird

2006
bfa Franchisor of the Year Winner
REC Agency Driver of the Year – Colin Reader
REC Agency Workers Awards – Alan Pryce Jones & Ross Munday - Highly Commended.
Fleet Service Provider – Highly Commended by Brake, The Road Safety Charity

2007
REC Agency Driver of the Year – Malcolm Davidson
bfa ‘Franchisor of the Year’ Finalist
CBI Growing Business Awards ‘Customer Excellence’ Finalist

2008
REC ‘One in a Million’ – the UK’s best Temporary Worker – Colin Ramsden
REC Agency Driver of the Year – Colin Ramsden
REC Agency Workers Awards – Laura Salmon & Simon Roe – Highly Commended
Driver Hire moves to new Head Office in Bradford

2009
Introduction of Fuel Efficient Driving and Home Delivery Driver Training
bfa Franchisor of the Year Finalist - Driver Hire’s status as the UK’s Number 1 specialist logistics recruiter reconfirmed in RI ‘Top 250’ report
Introduction of Driver CPC qualification for LGV drivers

2010
Driver CPC Training service launched – over 2,000 drivers trained in 6 months
Shortlisted for ‘Best Industrial Recruiter’ award
bfa Franchisor of the Year finalist for 5th year running

2011
Shortlisted for ‘Best Temporary Recruiter’ award
New financial backing with a private equity investment by LDC
Launch of AWR Awareness seminars, e-Learning module and AWR Tracker
Over 1,000 Driver CPC training courses run in under 2 years
bfa SW & Wales franchisee of the year - Driver Hire Oxford
bfa franchisor of the year - Driver Hire is shortlisted again

2012
bfa 'Franchisee of the Year' - Regional Award Winner: Gee Bains of Driver Hire London South East
bfa 'Franchisor of the Year' - Bronze Award Winner
First Driver Hire Australia office launches in Perth

2013
Launch of e learning (modules in Fuel Efficient Driving and the Daily Walk Around Check)
Over 40,000 drivers have received Driver CPC training to date
Driver Hire Brisbane office opens

2014
Driver Hire Melbourne office opens
dh Licence Checking is launched

 
 

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