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Award Winning Recruitment Franchise Agency In Teesside For Sale

Teesside, North Yorkshire, UK
Asking Price:
£200K - £500K
Sales Revenue:
£1M - £5M
Cash Flow:
Available on request

This Driver Hire franchise resale in Teesside, North Yorkshire is now available for sale.

Through servicing the transport and logistics industry, this is an opportunity to run a recruitment business within the Teesside/Cleveland area, a territory which covers all of the TS postcodes. Driver Hire is a well established service provider in Teesside/Cleveland, having supplied customers from 1992 to present. This region has a proven history of success, exceeding the £1m mark for the last 4 years and is still growing (2018/19 was 13% up on the previous year).

By joining the Driver Hire recruitment franchise, you will be part of the UK's top franchise and the bfa HSBC 2019 'Franchisor of the Year' award winner. This is the sixth time that this management franchise, operating in the recruitment services sector, has won a Franchisor of the Year award.

Established for over 30 years, Driver Hire has found success as a recruitment business due to it’s proven formula which combines a market-leading brand name, robust business systems and comprehensive training and support.

As a Driver Hire franchise resale owner, you’ll specialise in providing staff and services to the transport & logistics sector, serving professional 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 could benefit from the transport services and drivers supplied by Driver Hire.

In the 2018/19 financial year, Driver Hire achieved the following:

53% of Driver Hire franchises achieved sales of over £1million.
76% achieved sales of over £750,000.
90% achieved sales of over £500,000.
The average franchise turnover (single unit) was £1,214,978.

Financial details and profit figures can be provided once a non-disclosure agreement has been signed. For more information on this opportunity, please contact the seller through the form at the bottom of the page.

Property Information




The business operates from Queensway House on the Skippers Lane Industrial Estate - one of Middlesbrough’s best-known industrial estates. It’s located one minute from the A66, which intersects the territory. There’s free parking for staff and ample parking for registering candidates.

Premises Details:

The office consists of 2 units which are each 500 square feet. One operates as the recruitment office and the other operates as the Driver CPC training suite and candidate registration room.

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

Whilst being an established office, there is still certainly plenty of scope for significant growth for Driver Hire Teesside.

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.

Competition / Market:

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.

Reasons for selling:

After 11 years with Driver Hire the franchisee is simply looking for a change and wishes to realise his investment.

Trading hours:

Usually 08.00 –16.30 office hours but 24/7 on-call provision is essential.

Currently two full-time members of staff support the franchisee and covering the full range of sales, service and administrative duties. The Office Manager has been with the business since 1992.
Years established:
Driver Hire is very well established in the Teesside/Cleveland area, having supplied customers from 1992 to present.

Franchise Information

Franchise opportunity:

Franchise Resale

Franchise terms:

When you start a franchise with Driver Hire you will sign a detailed franchise agreement. The purpose of the agreement is to set out your rights and responsibilities and that of the franchisor.

At Driver Hire the franchise agreement is for a period of 5 years. The franchise agreement is renewable for a further 5-year term and further renewals can be granted (renewal fee only £750). Some franchisees have been with Driver Hire for over 20 years.

Other Information

Support & 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 six times bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year award winner, including the Franchisor of the Year Gold award in 2019.

Driver Hire is ranked the top recruitment franchise in the Elite Franchise Top 100 list for 2018 and 2019.

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

Franchise Marketing Awards:
2016 – Winner for ‘Best Franchisee Marketing Support’
2019 – Winner for ‘Best Website’

Financing available:

Funding for Driver Hire franchises is available through all major banks, subject to status.

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