Driver Hire Newcastle is celebrating a special anniversary. On 15th May 1987 Driver Hire sold its first franchised office – in Newcastle. Since then, the Driver Hire network has grown to over 100 offices across the UK.
“In the 1980s Driver Hire’s founders wanted to expand. They saw that franchising was a great way to do this,” says Driver Hire’s Chief Executive, Chris Chidley. “Over the past thirty years we’ve helped hundreds of people from all walks of life fulfill their dream of running their own business. The strength of the brand and our business model means that we continue to generate large numbers of enquiries from new entrepreneurs wanting to become part of the Driver Hire success story.”
To mark the occasion, staff at Driver Hire’s Newcastle office held an open day, inviting customers and drivers to share a slice of their anniversary cake. They also organised a raffle for local charity ‘Cash for kids’ which supports disabled and disadvantaged children across the north east.
Driver Hire Newcastle is part of a nationwide success story with the Driver Hire network having recently completed a fourth consecutive record trading year. Nearly half of our franchisees are also celebrating annual turnover in excess of £1m. This compares to the industry average of £378k (bfa/NatWest Survey 2015).
Chris Chidley comments. “Looking around our network in 2017, we have eight franchisees who’ve been with us for over 20 years. That does, I think, speak volumes about the long-term value of a Driver Hire franchise and the Driver Hire brand. What’s more, we continue to invest in new systems and products to ensure that our franchisees are able to offer a premium recruitment and training service to our customers and candidates.”
To find out more about franchise opportunities with Driver Hire, visit www.driverhirefranchise.co.uk
Picture: Driver Hire’s Franchise Marketing Manager helps the Newcastle team celebrate their 30th Anniversary as part of an open day in the office. Left to right: David Burn (Recruitment Consultant), Kasia Baldwin (Franchise Marketing Manager), Michelle Haack (Recruitment Administrator) and Jordan Tracey (Branch Manager)