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Driver Hire has named the winner of its Franchisee of the Year award. Rowan Pritchard received the Driver Hire Franchisee of the Year award at the company's Winter Conference.

Rowan has operated his Driver Hire franchise, which provides transport and logistics recruitment, in Romford, Essex for the past two years. Factors used in deciding the winner of the award include overall business performance, financial excellence, business building and contribution to the Driver Hire network, Rowan's outstanding achievements put him at the top of Driver Hire's 90-plus franchised office network.

"Since purchasing the Romford franchise, Rowan has quadrupled past turnover in a difficult economic climate," said Chris Chidley, Driver Hire's Chief Executive. "He also plays an important part in our network by making valuable contributions at regional meetings, and he works closely with neighbouring franchise owners when additional drivers are required to meet customer requirements at particularly busy times. All in all he's a great role model for our franchise network."

Rowan added: "It really was a complete surprise when my name was announced at the presentation ceremony but it's great to have my efforts recognised. Of course, I couldn't have won without the support of my Operations Manager, Jacky Ashton, and my team of temps who day in, day out help me deliver excellent service to my customers."


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