Driver Hire

Established Member
– Joined 1997

Established in 1983 (and franchising since 1987), Driver Hire is a B2B management franchise in the vibrant recruitment sector.

With over 100 UK offices, our franchisees specialise in supplying commercial drivers and other logistics staff to the private and public sectors. We provide high-quality temporary staff to cover holidays, sickness, and longer contracts.

Driver Hire is part of the £35.9bn UK recruitment and staffing industry and the UK market for temporary drivers alone is estimated to be worth at least £2.2bn.

There is very strong demand for our core services, and additional revenue streams include permanent recruitment and non-driving staff.

Recognition and performance

Driver Hire is one of the UK’s top franchises, winning the prestigious bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year award in 2019.  This is the sixth time this management franchise has won a bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year award. They we’re also the BFA HSBC Franchisor of the Year Silver Winner in 2022.

The Driver Hire network contains very successful franchisees, who consistently deliver great results.  The average turnover figure for a Driver Hire franchised office (single unit) in the most recent year (2022/23) was an impressive £1,314,361. The top Driver Hire franchised business (single office) generated over £3m in sales.


Our intensive two-week Foundation programme helps to provide all the core knowledge needed to run a successful business, even if you are new to the industry.  This can be supplemented with time in a Driver Hire office.

Foundation Course topics include important transport and recruitment industry legislation, and all aspects of day-to-day operations, including finding and winning new customers, candidate recruitment, finance, marketing, IT systems, compliance, and much more.

Further ongoing training and updates are provided on a regular basis

What will I do as a Franchisee

Every day is different. Typical tasks – depending on how the team is structured – will include sales calls and customer visits, interviewing candidates, filling bookings (job assignments), advertising for further candidates, holding team meetings, and planning local marketing campaigns.  You will receive plenty of guidance and support with the above, from Driver Hire’s head office team of 70+ staff.

Driver Hire offices provide a 24/7 service. This doesn’t mean someone has to be based in the office round the clock, as staff normally take turns being on call.

Working in a Driver Hire office can be hectic, but it’s rewarding!

Key Information

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Start-up Franchise



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