Driver Hire

Investment level
£50,001 - £100,000
Management Franchises

A Driver Hire franchise provides you with a unique opportunity to run your own recruitment business within our established and highly successful franchise network

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Driver Hire has been built on years of experience. Established in 1983 the award-winning management franchise is a great opportunity for those looking to earn over £140,000 per annum.

Franchising since 1987, Driver Hire offers a business where investors are safe in the knowledge they’re buying into a successful, tried-and-tested franchise package. Driver Hire is the UK’s leading supplier of drivers and logistics staff. Its core business is to supply temporary drivers to customers, who have their own fleet of vehicles. Customers range from international hauliers and major retailers to builders’ merchants, to local authorities and parcel delivery companies.

A positive life-changing decision, if you decide to become a Driver Hire franchisee, you’ll join its thriving network, as well as a long line of respected business owners who are very pleased that they took the same decision.

Driver Hire - Franchise Team

Investing in a Driver Hire franchise means you will be able to control your own work-life balance in a way that suits your financial and family needs. It is a 24/7 business that needs to be run from a dedicated office space, but current franchisees enjoy the benefits, flexibility and income that the business model offers.

Driver Hire provides:

  • A business with over c.40 years of experience
  • British Franchise Association (bfa) full membership
  • A brand which banks classify as a AAA business investment
  • Head-office support provided by a team of over 70 members of staff
  • Four to six weeks’ foundation training followed by an ongoing franchisee support programme
  • Your own postcode-defined territory
  • The opportunity to manage your own B2B business

See what some of our existing franchisees think HERE

Driver Hire bfa HSBC Franchise


Driver Hire is one of the UK’s most successful and highly respected franchise brands in the UK, they are:

  • Overall Winner – bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year 2019.
  • Ranked the No.1 Recruitment Franchise – Elite Franchise Top 100 List (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022) Currently placed 9th overall.
  • Regular Finalist (14 out of the last 17 years) and six-times award winner in the bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year awards.

Our business reputation is built on the quality of service both to customers who need to find excellent staff and candidates who are looking for work. 97% of customers rated our service as Good or Excellent in our 2022 surveys and 96% of candidates said they were proud to work for Driver Hire. In a highly regulated industry, this reflects the high standards of professionalism from our franchisees and throughout our business.

Award-winning franchise Driver Hire

Why choose Driver Hire?

Driver Hire are one of the UK’s leading specialist recruiters, providing logistics staff to the private and public sectors, consequently there are a number of reasons why joining us is a great idea!

For the last financial year, 2021/22: 

  • The average franchise turnover (single unit) was £1,230,183 – around three times the UK franchise industry average
  • 73% of Driver Hire franchises achieved sales of over £750,000
  • 55% of Driver Hire franchises achieved sales of over £1million
  • 13% of Driver Hire franchises achieved sales of over £2million
  • The average yearly net profit for a franchised office was more than £140,000 and top performing franchisees generate significantly higher profits, giving you very realistic potential earnings well in excess of £100k per year.
  • We are full members of the British Franchise Association (bfa).
  • One of the leading logistics recruiters, so you can have every confidence in the service you are selling. Plus, you are providing a service for which there is a clear and growing demand.
  • Over 70 head office support staff when you need them, so you will never be alone in your business.
  • Access to National Accounts, delivering 20% of network revenue.
  • Bespoke IT systems which have been developed to support the needs of a Driver Hire business, giving you the best possible tools to succeed.
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The investment

The Driver Hire franchise fee for a new start-up is just £32,000, there are, however, only a few remaining start-up areas available. If you are looking to invest in an established territory re-sale these start from £50,000. The minimum investment required is £60,000 and your minimum liquid capital amount should be at least £25,000.

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Support and training

Franchisees won’t necessarily need any previous experience in recruitment or in the transport sector as our Foundation Training and the ongoing franchisee support programme takes care of that. Naturally the support is ongoing, thanks to a head office team of over 70 staff working in:

  • Marketing
  • National accounts
  • IT
  • Finance
  • Telemarketing
  • Training

Each franchisee is also allocated an Area Development Manager.

Your next steps

The Driver Hire brand provides you with a huge advantage over the competition and is supported by a wealth of support from over 70 head office staff across several important departments. So if you can see yourself owning and running a Driver Hire office we want to hear from you today – we have a specialist in-house Franchise Sales team ready to help you learn more

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