A provider of staff for the road transport and logistics industry has purchased larger premises in Langley supported by a £1.17m commercial mortgage from HSBC UK.
Driver Hire Slough’s move has enabled the company to create six permanent jobs and expand the company’s service offering.
Tejwant Karir bought the Driver Hire Slough franchise in 2012 and has grown the company significantly, with average year-on-year growth of 50 per cent.
Driver Hire Slough supplies both permanent and temporary drivers to companies across Berkshire and offers training services tailored to the road transport and aviation industries.
A bigger team, incorporating two new senior appointments, and much larger premises mean the company is now able to expand its training provision for the sector.
“Our office is more than ten times the size of our previous premises, with desk space for 20 members of staff,” said Tejwant Karir.
“We were finding work for around 60 local people every week, but the funding has given us the capacity and resource to double our recruitment team.
“We’re on track to find work for over 120 people before the end of the year, which will generate an annual pay roll of about £3m. That’s a massive boost for the local economy and I’m grateful to my relationship manager, Amit Tomar and HSBC for supporting our expansion in the area.”
Dale Allen, HSBC UK’s area director for business banking in West London, said: “Since buying the company six years ago, Tejwant has taken it from strength to strength.
“It’s great to see the team bolstered with local recruits, enabling the company to improve its offering and reach more businesses across the region.”
Driver Hire Slough is now located at Thames House (Unit B), Waterside Drive, Langley, Slough.
Story courtesy of Insider Media Limited