Driver Hire announces latest franchise recruit following re-sale opportunity
Ivan Carter to take over Southampton outlet from long-standing franchisee
Transport and logistics recruiter Driver Hire has welcomed its latest franchisee, Ivan Carter, to its network after a re-sale opportunity became available for its Southampton territory.
New owner Carter has taken over the business from long-standing franchisee Greg Walters, who has operated the Driver Hire Southampton outlet for the past 20 years.
Carter, who previously worked in IT, joined the chain after making the decision that he wanted to be his “own boss” and chose to start a franchise as he felt it was “a safer way of doing it”.
Established in 1983, Driver Hire provides temporary drivers and logistics employees to short-staffed local businesses and claims to be the UK’s “largest specialist supplier” to the industry.
Alongside its core recruitment aspect, the franchise also offers CPC training to drivers looking to obtain large goods vehicle licences.
It has franchise packages available from £30,000, with re-sales of existing franchises ranging from £40,000 to £500,000. The company provides training, IT infrastructure and marketing to its franchisees.
Discussing his reasons for choosing Driver Hire, Carter commented: “For a start, you’re buying into a tried and tested business model.
“Research by the Nat West Bank shows that franchises have a much higher success rate and move into profitability more quickly than a standalone business start-up. And of course, Driver Hire are currently celebrating 30 years in business which, in itself, speaks volume about its reputation and strength of its business model.”
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