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Managers at the Driver Hire offices in Belfast and Cambridge liked the businesses they had been running so much that they decided to buy them.

Diane Maxwell, who bought the Driver Hire Belfast office, has been part of the team for four years and became a Manager a year ago. During her time as a Manager she has successfully steered it to a 10 per cent increase in sales in the financial year that ended April 2012.

Maxwell said: “I believe in Driver Hire and its brand strengths. When the opportunity came along to buy I was very excited by it. My experience has shown me that this is a very lucrative and profitable business.”

It was a similar story in Cambridge for John Rigg and Mike O’Dell. They had been running the office for the previous owner for nearly10 years. Rigg said: “Driver Hire is one of the UK’s leading franchise businesses with a successful track record going back nearly 30 years. When the opportunity to purchase the franchise came up, it just felt like the right thing to do.”

Driver Hire has over 90 franchised offices and is one of the UK’s largest specialist in its field, providing temporary and permanent drivers and other logistics staff to local and national organisations in both the public and private sector.

Commenting on Driver Hire’s recent franchise owners, Graham Duckworth, Driver Hire’s Franchise Sales Director, said: “It’s always great to welcome new franchise owners to our network – and help existing ones realise their investment and move on to new business opportunities. It’s particularly pleasing when our Managers decide to buy into the business and make it their own. It’s a great advert for the value and potential offered by a Driver Hire franchise.”


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