Sign up to the newsletter

One of those was the South East's Regional Manager Richard Pugh from Essex who is on target to reach a £500,000 first year turnover. Prior to joining Driver Hire in 2002, Richard worked for Amtrak were he gained invaluable sales experience. In 2007 Richard decided to invest in a franchise after witnessing the success of franchisees in his area.

He says: 'Driver Hire approached me to run a franchise in East London and it seemed like a good option for me, as I could combine my Driver Hire knowledge with my sales experience. I've never looked back. Driver Hire is a strong brand and there is a great deal of support in terms of training and setting up the business.

'Confidence to set up my own franchise came from being part of a national network of over 100 franchises. I broke all records for a start up and have now got a broad customer base, it can be hard work but it is definitely worth it.'Driver Hire is to continue its nationwide expansion and is on the look out for new franchisees to purchase re-sales or new territories.

Head of Franchise Recruitment for Driver Hire John Warren comments: 'Driver hire is always delighted when one of its employees wants to invest in a franchise. They understand the business inside out and in some cases have been supporting other franchisees to achieve their successes, so have an excellent start. It's a real endorsement of the franchise model.

'They can see first-hand that Driver Hire has experienced significant expansion this year, with sales revenue showing double-digit growth and over one third of the franchise network having 'best ever' weeks in 2007. Some of the strongest growth in the network recently has come specifically from offices where a new franchisee has come onboard.'


Back to news