New franchisee at Driver Hire’s Chelmsford office

Pascal Giraud has bought Driver Hire’s Chelmsford franchise from long-standing owner, David Quinn.

The UK’s largest specialist supplier with a nationwide network of franchised offices, Driver Hire provides temporary and permanent drivers and other logistics staff to local and national organisations in both the public and private sector. If they’re short of staff – perhaps because of illness, holidays or seasonal demand – Driver Hire will supply them with a suitable replacement.

Pascal has an interesting CV. Originally from Paris, he’s lived in the UK for 32 years, working as a bond broker in the City. A couple of years ago he passed his HGV driving test as a bucket list exercise. Late last year, he finally left his city job and met Driver Hire’s Uxbridge franchisee, who has a similar City background. Unbeknownst to him, the idea of owning his own franchise had been seeded.

I worked for a couple of major food companies for a few months and that gave me time to think about my next career”, says Pascal. “The opportunity to buy Driver Hire Chelmsford came along at just the right time. It’s a well established, well run business and there is plenty of space to take it further. I’m really excited by the prospect of running my own Driver Hire franchise.”

To maintain continuity, Pascal is retaining the team that worked with David Quinn, the previous owner. “They’ve been highly successful and I wanted to ensure that existing customers enjoyed a seamless handover of ownership.”

Welcoming Pascal to Driver Hire’s nationwide network, Graham Duckworth, Driver Hire’s Franchise Sales Director said: “We wish Pascal well and look forward to supporting and helping him develop his Driver Hire franchise business.”

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