Franchisee is business woman award winner

Jayne O’Flynn, director and joint franchisee at Driver Hire Grimsby & Scunthorpe, is an award winning business woman, recently collecting the Work Wise Women Grimsby ‘Business Woman of the Year’ award.

Work Wise Women (WWW) is a local women’s business networking group with the key aim of improving opportunities and knowledge for women in business in the Grimsby area.

The award is given to a WWW member who, in the opinion of the judges, has not only been a regular attendee and keen supporter of Work Wise Women, but have also demonstrated hard work, outstanding commitment and professionalism in their daily business life.

Jayne and her husband Michael bought their Driver Hire franchise in 2016, a move which also involved relocation to the area. Together they’ve got their new business away to a flying start with turnover already 30% up on same time last year. As well as developing a highly successful business, Jayne has also found time to organise several fund-raising events for local children’s charity. ‘When you wish upon a star’, raising £5,550 in the process.

Commenting on Jayne’s achievements the judging panel said: “Jayne and her husband Michael are new to the area. But this hasn’t stopped her developing a highly successful business. She’s a woman operating in transport & logistics which is still a male dominated industry and a round the clock, 365 days a year operation. Through her dedication, hard graft and excellence in customer service delivery, business turnover, customers and drivers have increased rapidly. And, of course, we are very impressed with her support for the local community.”

Jayne added: “Taking on our first business venture is proving to be a great experience. I love Driver Hire and being my own boss. It was a very pleasant surprise to discover that my efforts had been noticed and were considered worthy of this award.”

Pictured: Jayne O’Flynn (on the far left)