Driver Hire Bury St Edmunds & Ipswich is part of the national award-winning brand Driver Hire Nationwide, 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 Bury St Edmunds & Ipswich, a territory which covers the whole of the IP 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 Bury St Edmunds & Ipswich is very well established in the area, having supplied customers from 1994 to present. The current franchisee has run the business since August 2007 and is now looking to retire.
The franchisee/business has won a number of Driver Hire annual awards: the prestigious Driver Hire ‘New Start of the Year’ and then the ‘Franchisee of the Year’ award the year after. This well-established Driver Hire office has a strong trading history and a large existing customer base (154 trading customers in 2016/17).
The performance of this business has never been stronger, and it is very profitable.
The franchisee currently operates the business with a team of very 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.
About Driver Hire
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 five times award winner of the bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year award, winning the bronze award in 2018.
In the 2016/17 financial year
• 48% of Driver Hire franchises achieved sales of over £1million
• 71% achieved sales of over £750,000
• 86% achieved sales of over £500,000
• The average franchise turnover (single unit) was £1,106,427
This is a great achievement when you consider that the franchise industry’s average turnover is currently £378,400, according to the 2015 bfa/ NatWest Franchise Survey.
Driver Hire Ipswich & Bury St Edmunds currently operates from two offices.
The main office is in Bury St Edmunds comprises a first floor set of offices in a building which is a farm supplies shop/store, with a main office with room for four desks, a drivers’ interview room and a managers/spare office.
There are also toilets on this floor and a canteen which is shared with shop/store. The current lease is approximately £10,000 p.a. and includes electricity and gas. This is currently being renewed.
The premises in Ipswich are an ‘easy-in easy-out’ office in a semi-serviced office block. The business currently occupies one room on an industrial estate. The cost is approximately £550 per month with 30 days notice required to terminate.
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.
Expansion potential: Whilst being an established office, there is still certainly plenty of scope for significant growth for Driver Hire Bury St Edmunds & Ipswich
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.
Employees: In addition to the franchisees, there are currently four other members of staff who between them cover the full range of sales, service, training and administrative duties.
Trading Hours: Usually 08.00 –16.30 office hours but 24/7 on-call provision is essential
Support and Training:
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 to 6 week intensive Foundation Training provides an excellent starting base supplemented throughout your lifespan as a Driver Hire franchisee by ongoing development and training. This includes; a six-month franchise support programme 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 is a five-time bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year award winner, including the Franchisor of the Year Bronze Winner in 2018.
In 2016 Driver Hire won the Franchise Marketing Awards for the 'Best Franchisee Marketing Support' award and is a 2018 finalist for the award.
Driver Hire has been ranked third in the Elite Franchise Top 100 list for 2018.
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.
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.
Funding for Driver Hire franchises is available through all major banks, subject to status.