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Winning business formula

12 July 2012


Driver Hire has won the Bronze award in the British Franchise Association’s annual ‘Franchisor of the Year’ awards, in association with HSBC and supported by Express Newspapers.

With over 90 franchised offices, Bradford based Driver Hire is 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. If they’re short of staff – perhaps because of illness, holidays or seasonal demand – Driver Hire will supply them with a suitable replacement.

The prize was presented at a glittering ceremony in Telford on 21st June, and confirms Driver Hire’s position as one of the UK’s most successful and respected names in franchising. Indeed, the company has been a finalist for seven years running, having won outright in 2006. This year’s Gold and Silver awards went to Autosmart and Home Instead Senior Care.

"Everyone at Driver Hire is delighted at this latest accolade," commented Chris Chidley, Driver Hire's CEO. "Our entry was built around the outstanding support, business innovation and growth that Driver Hire has achieved in the past year, and it is very satisfying to have the efforts of the whole team recognised in this way."

Brian Smart, director general of the bfa, said: “Congratulations to all our exceptional winners. The judging panel was presented with outstanding examples of fresh thinking, brand development and franchisee support, confirming that it has been another great and innovative year in UK franchising. Now in their 23rd year, the Awards continue to inspire the next generation of franchisors and franchisees by highlighting the success and best practice driving our industry.” 

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