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Recruitment Business Part Of Award Winning Franchise For Sale

Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK
Asking Price:
Sales Revenue:
£200K - £500K
Cash Flow:
Available on request

Driver Hire Manchester West 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 the Manchester area, a territory which covers the following Manchester postcodes: M3, 5-7, 25-30, 38, 45-46.

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 is a very well-established business in the Manchester area, supplying customers from 1989 to present. One Driver Hire office (Driver Hire Manchester) historically covered the whole of the M and OL postcodes - a huge and challenging area to cover for one franchisee and one office.

Therefore, Manchester was split into more manageable territories, to help Driver Hire cover the Manchester area more effectively and provide opportunities for new franchisees. As a result, Driver Hire Manchester West opened for business in March 2017. The new franchisee continues to grow the business and the database of candidates and clients.

The franchisee moved to the UK in 2016 and has no ties to the Manchester area. They have been offered another opportunity they feel they cannot pass up, and therefore, they have reluctantly decided to sell their Driver Hire business.

The franchisee is selling the goodwill (existing customers and workers) i.e. there is some immediate revenue and a good base to build on.

Financial details will be provided on enquiry and profit figures once a non-disclosure agreement has been signed.

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 six times award winner of a bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year award, winning the top award in 2019 and 2006.

In the 2018/19 financial year
• 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

This is a great achievement when you consider that the franchise industry’s average turnover is currently £400k, according to the 2018 bfa/ NatWest Franchise Survey.

Property Information




The business operates from a commercial office space on the 8th floor of St James’s House in Salford, which provides excellent views.

Premises Details:

There is one main office and one smaller interview room, plus a kitchen area on the same floor. In addition, there is an excellent shared meeting room, with desks, comfy chairs and TV, available to use anytime.

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

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

The franchisee moved to the UK in 2016 and has no ties to the Manchester area. They have been offered another opportunity they feel they cannot pass up, and therefore, they have reluctantly decided to sell their Driver Hire business.

Trading hours:

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

Driver Hire Manchester West is currently staffed by two directors of the franchise and one other employee.
Years established:
Driver Hire is very well established in the Manchester area; supplying customers from 1989.

Franchise Information

Franchise opportunity:

Franchise Resale

Franchise terms:

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.

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-week training programme consisting of 2 weeks in a Driver Hire office and 2 weeks of intensive training at Driver Hire Group Services (with free accommodation); followed by a structured 6 months training programme, delivered in your office 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, winning the top award in 2019 and in 2006.

In 2016 Driver Hire won the Franchise Marketing Awards for the 'Best Franchisee Marketing Support' award.

Driver Hire has been ranked as 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.

Financing available:

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

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