Manchester West

A very warm welcome to Driver Hire Manchester West. We are proud to be part of a Nationwide network of over 100 offices providing recruitment and training services to the transport and logistics industry in the Manchester West area. Our customers and candidates alike are part of our Driver Hire family and we value everyone with a caring approach.

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Every year Driver Hire finds work for thousands of candidates in temporary and permanent jobs, driving all classes of vehicle and in a wide range of other roles in the transport and logistics sector.

Possible roles in logistics include:

  • Driving – Cat. C+E, Cat. C, PSV, 7.5 tonne, Vans, Cars, Fork Lift
  • Specialist skills – ADR, HIAB, Multi-drop, IPAF
  • Non-driving logistics staff – Mates, Warehouse Operatives, Pickers/Packers etc
  • Public Sector – Waste Disposal, Parks, Recreation, Other Operatives etc
  • Professional / Managers – Logistics Co-ordinators, Transport Managers etc

Depending on the needs of our customers, we also often offer an even wider range of roles in other sectors, from administration to catering.

We want to hear from you

Remember, with new opportunities coming in every day, we are always on the lookout for high quality candidates, so don’t worry if you can’t find what you are looking for here. Give us a call on 0161 672 8670 or call in to the office for a chat and a hot brew. Connect with us on Facebook

We’re selective about who joins our team, but if you have what it takes, our dedicated and professional team will put all their efforts into finding your ideal job.

Apply online

When you create a MyDriverHire account on our website, you’ll have all the information you need about opportunities with Driver Hire at your fingertips. Apply for a job in just one click, track the jobs you’ve already applied for, and sign up for alerts, so that you’ll be first in line when your ideal job comes in.

Why work for Driver Hire?

We value the people who work for us as true professionals. We offer an attractive package, including competitive pay rates and holiday pay. You may also be offered training opportunities, uniforms and a range of other staff benefits. We believe it’s important to offer each candidate a personal service, taking a real interest in what you want from your next career move.

In 2019, over 750 candidates our satisfaction survey. 92% rated the respect and customer service they received from Driver Hire as good or excellent, and 94% said they felt proud to work for Driver Hire. We’ve now received similar results four years running.

Looking for a permanent job?

Many people who come to Driver Hire are ultimately looking for help in finding a permanent job. If that’s you, we’ll be delighted to help.

Trust Driver Hire

Whatever type of work you’re looking for, be it forklift truck driving or courier work, then Driver Hire is a name you can trust. We’ll help keep you up to date with all the legislative changes, so you know you’re safe and staying within the limits of the law.

Our thorough and personal interview process will help you find the driving or logistics job that is suited to your skills and lifestyle. And because Driver Hire is the UK’s leading specialist logistics recruiter, we work with some of the biggest names in the business. For you, that means access to exciting opportunities with high quality employers.

Why come to Driver Hire?

Driver Hire is the UK’s largest specialist provider of transport and logistics staff. We have over 30 years’ experience in this industry and a nationwide network of over 100 offices.

Every day we help to place all kinds of drivers and a wide range of other logistics staff, such as drivers’ mates and warehouse operatives, into temporary and permanent roles with thousands of organisations nationwide.

Much more than driving

As well as supplying high quality drivers and operatives, Driver Hire offers a range of wider recruitment and training services. These include full and part time opportunities in both blue-collar and white-collar roles, Driver CPC training and online licence checking.

Finding the staff you need

We provide a full range of driving and non-driving skills to meet your needs in every situation

  • Driving – Cat. C+E, Cat. C, PSV, 7.5 tonne, Vans, Cars, Fork Lift
  • Specialist skills – ADR, HIAB, Multi-drop, IPAF
  • Non-driving logistics staff – Mates, Warehouse Operatives, Pickers/Packers etc
  • Public Sector – Waste Disposal, Parks, Recreation, Other Operatives etc
  • Professional / Managers – Logistics Co-ordinators, Transport Managers etc

Quality assured supply

Delivering the best possible service to both customers and candidates is at the heart of what we do. We conduct regular satisfaction surveys to monitor this. The most recent surveys show that over 90% of our office staff and candidates are proud to work for Driver Hire, whilst 94% of customers rated our service as good or excellent.

We recognise that we operate in an industry where even a small mistake could have serious consequences, so we are relentless in our commitment to providing fully qualified and referenced staff, and to full compliance with all relevant legislation.

All our work meets ISO9001 standards and we are members of many well-respected trade bodies, including the Road Haulage Association and the Freight Transport Association. Driver Hire is a franchise business, find out more here.


Driver Hire is a leading provider of Driver CPC training – we have delivered over 130,000 driver training days throughout the UK. Visit our training website to find out more.

National Accounts

Since we are part of a genuinely nationwide network, we are able to offer a range of specialist services to customers who operate on a multi-site, regional or national basis. Simply ask us for more details.

In Summary

As a Driver Hire customer you benefit from:

  • Genuine 24 hour, 365-day service
  • A nationwide network combining consistency of service with local attention to detail
  • Access to high quality drivers and logistics staff that are competent, assessed and fully referenced
  • Peace of mind – recruitment problems will not affect the efficiency of your organisation
  • Cost effective recruitment services for all your drivers and logistics staff

To discuss any requirements, call us today on 0161 672 8670 or email

dh Recruitment

Some people think of Driver Hire and immediately think ‘Lorry Driver’.

But there’s much more to us than that!!!!

As a leading specialist recruiter we’re also experienced in finding staff for a variety of other roles, often because a customer wants the benefit of Driver Hire service levels for their wider recruitment needs.

Whatever the role, you can count on us to supply well briefed, professional and motivated people that will help you achieve your organisation’s objectives.

Driver Hire Manchester West can supply temporary and permanent staff for a variety of roles from:



  • Personal Assistant/Executive Assistant
  • Customer Service Advisor
  • Administrator
  • Call Centre Operative
  • Receptionist
  • Secretary
  • Data Entry Operative
  • Sales
  • Logistics Planner
  • Transport Manager
  • Bookkeeper


  • Waiters
  • Event Staff
  • Silver Service
  • Bar
  • Chefs
  • Commis Chefs/General
  • Assistants Kitchen
  • Porters
  • Cleaners
  • Housekeepers
  • Cooks



Our careful selection procedures ensure that the people we supply guarantee both quality and competency when you need it most. When you ask Driver Hire Manchester West to supply temporary staff we will:

  • Take a full job brief and ‘person specification’ from you:

Details of role, type of person, licence requirements, vehicle type etc. Details of role, type of person, licence requirements, vehicle type etc.

  • Search our extensive database for suitable candidates:

All referenced, competency assessed, licence and medical history checked

  • Match those candidates to your specific requirements
  • Brief candidates about the specifics of the assignment in accordance with your own HSE and working practices
  • Conduct an appraisal at the end of the assignment to ensure our compliance and your satisfaction Whatever time of the day or night you call us, we will tell you if we have someone available within 15 minutes.


  • A fast, informed response to your enquiry / booking 
  • Access to a local office with local candidates ensuring timely supply
  • Extensive nationwide database of quality assured candidates
  • Experienced recruitment staff who understand the logistics sector
  • Total flexibility – manage staffing levels for maximum cost-effectiveness and according to demand
  • No more interruptions to workflow due to staff shortage
  • Accountability (after hours on call – 24.7.365) 

Health and well-being of drivers

As a professional driver, health & well-being is key to ensuring safety while out on the road. We’re proud to offer resources to help our candidates with looking after themselves.


We’re part of an award-winning national network!

We’re part of an award-winning national network!

We’re part of an award-winning national network!


Proud to be Driver Hire

What our customers said about working with Driver Hire Nationwide:

  • 95% of people rated Driver Hire’s customer service as Excellent or Good – 77% chose excellent
    (responses from 320 customers in December 2020)
  • For the fifth year running ‘reliable service’ tops the list as the main thing customers would miss if they weren’t using Driver Hire
    (responses from Driver Hire customer surveys December 2016 – December 2020)
  • 81% of customers rate the value for money received from Driver Hire as Excellent or Good
    (responses from 320 customers in December 2020)

Some things our customers said about Driver Hire include:

‘extremely professional’, ‘the drivers they supply are excellent’, ‘I don’t know what we would have done without Driver Hire this year’, ‘excellent service’, ‘very flexible and responsive’, ‘Driver Hire understands our business and what we require’, ‘never look anywhere else’, ‘dependable’, ‘reliable’, ‘a pleasure to deal with’, ‘spot on with all aspects’, ‘an example of how a recruitment agency should be run’ (taken from customer survey responses in December 2020)

What our candidates said about working for Driver Hire Nationwide:

  • 97% of candidates said they were proud to work for Driver Hire
  • 95% of candidates rate the level of respect and service received from their Driver Hire office as Excellent / Good
  • 88% of candidates scored 8/10 or more when asked if they would recommend working for Driver Hire
  • Friendly/welcoming pace to work, variety of work and independence our candidates’ top three reasons to work for Driver Hire
  • Nearly two thirds (64%) if candidates said they would definitely recommend working for Driver Hire
    (responses from 1014 candidates in December 2020)

Some things our candidates said about Driver Hire include:

‘very pleasant to deal with’, ‘prompt payment’, ‘friendly and welcoming atmosphere’, ‘very good at keeping me informed’, ‘really impressed and feel valued’, ‘I enjoy the variety of work’, ‘very flexible’, ‘a pleasure to work for’, ‘real team players’, ‘will never work for another agency’, ‘feel part of a professional team’, ‘excellent service’ (taken from candidate survey responses in December 2020)

For candidates

Every year Driver Hire finds both temporary and permanent work for thousands of candidates. This includes all driving licence categories and a wide range of other roles across the transport and logistics sector.

Check out our current vacancies. As well as helping people to find jobs, Driver Hire is also a leading provider of Driver CPC training, in the classroom and online.

For customers

With over 30 years’ experience, Driver Hire now provides thousands of organisations nationwide with the staff they need. Whether you need someone for just one shift or to join your team on a permanent basis, we can help.

24/7 service

We offer a genuine 24/7 service, 365 days a year. No matter what time of the day or night you call us, you will be able to speak directly to a member of the Manchester West team.

Call: 0161 672 8670
Visit: We’re in the office from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Commitment to quality

When you deal with Driver Hire – as a candidate or as an employer – you can be confident that you are dealing with the very best. Listening is one way we make sure that you receive the highest quality of customer service so we run regular surveys to help us understand what you think – the most recent survey showed 94% of customers rated our service as good or excellent and 94% of candidates said they were proud to work for Driver Hire.

The high quality standards that we offer is something we are very proud of. Driver Hire has won a string of awards over the years, including awards for training and customer service. These include the REC’s ‘Agency Driver of the Year’ award.

Proud to Franchise

Driver Hire Manchester West is part of a franchise organisation. We passionately believe that franchising gives our customers and candidates the very best of both worlds.

You benefit from using a locally owned and managed business – it is in our interest to succeed by giving you the best service and attention to your needs that we can. At the same time, you benefit from the extensive experience, consistent quality standards and the support of the UK’s largest specialist transport and logistics network. For more information on franchise opportunities with Driver Hire, click here.

Contact us:

How to find us:

Situated just off the Pendleton Way roundabout, our modern office is easily accessible via all major routes. Did you know that we are just a stones throw away from the Salford Precinct which provides reliable public transport. We also have 3 hours of FREE parking opposite St James’s House.

Our team

We’re family run business, and so we believe in offering a personal service to our customers and candidates alike. If you are a job seeker, we want to take the time to get to know you so we can find you that perfect role. Looking for staff? Every business has their own particular needs – we want to understand yours and offer you a positive outcome.

When you deal with Driver Hire Manchester West, here are the people who’ll be looking after you:

office member

Glenn Knight


Telephone: 01616728670

About Glenn Knight

Glenn, together with his fellow Franchisee Monique purchased the Manchester West franchise in March 2016. With a varied background and over 40 years of experience including the Financial and Sales sector, together they have grown and developed this “greenfield” site.
During his spare time, Glenn is a keen rugby enthusiast (being an ex South African) who supports his local rugby club (with beer in hand). Walking and sightseeing are his favourites too.

office member

Monique Gadd


Telephone: 01616728670

About Monique Gadd

Monique, together with her fellow franchisee Glenn acquired Manchester West in 2016. As a qualified teacher with over 30 years of experience in the industries of personal assistant and management, she has established a wonderful rapport with customers as well as candidates. A Jill of all trades, she is focused on delivering the ultimate customer service and nurturing candidates to achieve their best.
Downtime includes spending time with family, cooking, walking and sightseeing. Although she is an ex South African she does not share Glenn’s passion for rugby!


Information to help you work in a safe and compliant way.

As part of our commitment to maintaining the highest possible standards in our industry, Driver Hire provides a wide range of information to both candidates and customers. We achieve this in many ways, including our Driver CPC training programmes and eLearning, through the Code of Conduct books that are given to all candidates, and through information posters that are provided free of charge as part of our regular Newslink mailings. You can also download our free white papers from this page. We hope that you will find the following resources useful.

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Frequently asked questions

What do I need to do to register with you?

You can set up job alerts by creating an account here. Alternatively if you prefer, you can give us a call or just pop in. Quality is at the heart of all we do so we take our candidate registration process very seriously. Before we can offer you work you will need to attend a face-to-face interview.

When you come in to see us, you will need to bring certain key information with you. You must provide your National Insurance number, bank details and another form of ID such as a passport or birth certificate. Where relevant you will need to provide proof of your right to work in the UK. For driving work we need to see your original driver’s licence (both parts if a photo card) and proof of any licence upgrades you hold.

We always take up references on every candidate so please also provide phone numbers of two work related referees.

What type of work can you offer me?

We can offer you a wide range of different jobs. As well as lots of driving work, across all licence categories, we are always recruiting for many non-driving roles. Whether you are looking for part time work, a contract role or a long term career, we can help. Check out our online jobs board, phone or call in to find out more.

How old do I have to be to work as a Driver Hire driver?

We welcome candidates of all ages. Please be aware that insurance requirements for certain roles mean that an age limit may apply to that particular role.

Are all your drivers fully compliant with relevant legislation?

Nothing is more important to Driver Hire than safety and full regulatory compliance. All Driver Hire drivers have to take a 150-point competency test before they are allowed to work for us and we provide ongoing updates on new rules and regulations as they are introduced. We also have bespoke IT systems in place to monitor the work our staff do for us.

You can be confident that any member of staff you take on from Driver Hire has been fully briefed on any relevant legislation.

Can you help me out at short notice?

Absolutely. Some people say it’s what we do best. As the UK’s leading specialist supplier of transport and logistics staff, we have an extensive database of high quality candidates ready to step in and help you out.

You can call us any time of the day or night, 365 days a year and speak to a real person on the other end of the line. We know the pressures you are likely to operate under, so will take down the details of the person you need and if we can’t tell you instantly who we have available, we will get back to you within 15 minutes with a definite answer either way.

Can you help with non-driving roles?

Yes. Driver Hire is about much more than driving. We can help you find the ideal candidate for just about any role connected with the transport and logistics industry. That includes drivers of course, but also warehouse staff, operations and back office roles, plant operatives, managerial staff and much more. Check out ‘Looking for Staff’ for more information.

Do you just provide temps?

No. Our experience in the industry and our extensive candidate database means we are ideally placed to help you find long-term contract staff and of course, permanent employees. Our permanent recruitment service operates on a no success no fee basis and is backed up by generous guarantees.