New Owner for Driver Hire Southampton

Driver Hire Southampton has announced a change in ownership after Greg Walter (pictured) purchased the business from long-standing franchise owner, Ivan Carter, who has successfully run the business for two decades.

Carter, from Basingstoke, previously worked in IT before investing in the logistics recruitment business. Alongside the core recruitment, he will continue to offer Driver CPC training.

He said of his new role: “I’ve always wanted to be my own boss. Buying a franchise is a safer way of doing it. For a start, you’re buying into a tried and tested business model. Research by the NatWest 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 is currently celebrating 30 years in business which, in itself, speaks volume about its reputation and strength of its business model.” Gillian Walter (Office Manager) and Richard Booker (Training Manager) will continue in their roles, alongside Carter, in the Southampton business.