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Driver Hire Wakefield is part of Driver Hire Nationwide: the UK's top franchise and bfa HSBC 2019 'Franchisor of the Year' award winner. A management franchise operating in the recruitment sector. This particular franchise resale is your opportunity to run a very successful and profitable recruitment business within Wakefield, a territory which covers the whole of the WF postcode area.
As a Driver Hire business owner, you'll specialise in providing staff to the transport & logistics sector, serving clients in both the private and public sector. Customer sectors are very wide-ranging and include, haulage, parcel delivery, retail, construction, oil and gas, recycling and local councils. The number of potential customers for our franchisees is huge. Essentially any company that operates a fleet of vehicles.
Driver Hire Wakefield is very well established in the area, having supplied customers from 1999 to present. The current franchisees have run the business since February 2013 and are now looking to realise their investment.
Since taking over the business in 2013, they have exceeded their annual turnover targets, increasing turnover from around £687k in their first year and has exceeded £2m.
The franchisees currently operate the business with a team of experienced staff. It is likely the staff will wish to continue working for the new franchisee. The current franchisee is also willing to assist the purchaser by providing a comprehensive hand-over of the business.
Financial details will be provided on enquiry and profit figures once a non-disclosure agreement has been signed.
Established for over 30 years, Driver Hire's success as a franchised business is based upon a proven franchise formula which combines a market-leading brand name, robust business systems and comprehensive training and support. Driver Hire is also a six times award winner of a bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year award.
In the 2018/19 financial year
• 53% of Driver Hire franchises achieved sales of over £1million
• 76% achieved sales of over £750,000
• 90% achieved sales of over £500,000
• The average franchise turnover (single unit) was £1,214,978
This is a great achievement when you consider that the franchise industry’s average turnover is currently £400k, according to the 2018 bfa/ NatWest Franchise Survey.
The business operates from a business park in the Batley area.
An open plan office there are two office areas, a meeting/training room and reception area which is used for registering candidates.
Whilst being an established office, there is still certainly plenty of scope for significant growth for Driver Hire Wakefield.
For example, the huge increase in home shopping has stimulated demand for multi-drop delivery drivers. In addition to supplying temporary drivers, Driver Hire franchisees can generate revenue from providing permanent staff, delivering classroom-based driver training and selling further complimentary products and services e.g. an online driving licence checker and online learning modules.
We operate in a competitive environment but the benefits of an extremely strong brand, a proven business process and central support combined with the hard work, motivation and commitment of the franchise owner provide a competitive edge that has seen Driver Hire consistently succeed where others have failed.
The current franchisees have run the business since February 2013 and are now looking to realise their investment.
Usually 08.00 –16.30 office hours but 24/7 on-call provision is essential
When you start a franchise with Driver Hire you will sign a detailed franchise agreement. At Driver Hire the franchise agreement is for a period of 5 years and this can then be renewed every 5 years. Driver Hire does not charge a renewal franchise fee. The purpose of the agreement is to set out your rights and responsibilities and that of the franchisor.
As you’d expect from a leading franchise, the franchisor provides you with a comprehensive support package, helping you to plan, launch and develop your business to its maximum potential.
The 4-week training programme consisting of 2 weeks in a Driver Hire office and 2 weeks of intensive training at Driver Hire Group Services (with free accommodation); followed by a structured 6 months training programme, delivered in your office as well as regular up-dates and networking opportunities.
Each franchisee is also allocated an Area Development Manager and can access a head office support team of over 80 staff working in marketing, national accounts, IT, finance, telesales and training.
Driver Hire has six times won a bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year award: gold in 2019.
In 2016 Driver Hire won the Franchise Marketing Awards for the 'Best Franchisee Marketing Support' award.
Driver Hire has been ranked as the top recruitment franchise in the Elite Franchise Top 100 list for 2018 and 2019.
Driver Hire is a full British Franchise Association member and Graham Duckworth, Driver Hire’s Franchise Sales Director holds the bfa’s ‘Qualified Franchise Professional’ certification.
Funding for Driver Hire franchises is available through all major banks, subject to status.
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