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Christmas demand drives Driver Hire to new record

17 December 2015

High demand for drivers during the run-up to Christmas has enabled Driver Hire, the  transport and logistics recruitment franchise, to set a new trading record. During the week ended 13 th December, its 104-office network’s combined weekly turnover soared to £2.35m, the highest in its thirty year history.

This performance was no flash in the pan -- it’s the culmination of another year of strong growth. Looking at the financial year to date, an outstanding overall trading performance by its franchisees sees the Driver Hire network 7.5% ahead of same time last year. Fifteen of its franchised offices have already passed the £1m turnover mark with two – Aberdeen and Enfield – breaching the £2m turnover barrier.

Driver Hire offices provide temporary and permanent drivers and other logistics staff, chiefly to the road transport and logistics industry. They help when customers need extra staff to deal with holidays, illness, peak trading periods or business expansion. 

Commenting on Driver Hire’s record trading performance, Chris Chidley, Driver Hire’s Chief Executive Officer said: “The continued increase in online shopping is just one factor in our record-breaking run, as customers seek additional staff to meet the Christmas delivery deadline. But that’s only part of the story. Our franchisee’s reputation for quality and compliance continues to put us ahead of the rest, as transport operators and businesses of all types want to work with a recruitment partner they know they can rely on.”

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