One month after announcing a record £100m in annual turnover, road transport and logistics recruitment specialist Driver Hire is celebrating the addition of Kathy Wylie to its franchise network.

With a past career in property development and retail banking, Wylie is the new owner of the chain’s Derby franchise – following a resale opportunity.

After researching several franchising opportunities, Wyle said she “settled on Driver Hire” after coming across the brand at the NEC’s franchise exhibition and was impressed by their business model which enabled her “to offer an in-depth range of recruitment and training services”.

Established in 1983, Driver Hire provides temporary and permanent drivers and other logistics staff to businesses and organisations, particularly useful when customers need additional staff to deal with illnesses, holidays or business expansion.

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With a franchise network of 103 offices across the country, Driver Hire asserts that it is one of the UK’s longest established and most highly respected franchisors.

A three-time ‘Franchisor of the Year’ award winner, the chain has franchise packages available from £32,000 for a start-up to £40,000 to £50,000 for a resale opportunity.

On its latest recruit, Driver Hire franchise sales director, Graham Duckworth commented:

“I’m delighted that Kathy has joined the Driver Hire network. Her past experience in customer service and sales coupled with her enthusiasm and drive will ensure she’s able to capitalise on the many opportunities to grow the business in Derby and be a highly successful franchisee.”

Wylie added: “The back-up, systems and support offered by a Driver Hire franchise are almost unrivalled and give me every opportunity to grow a successful business, serving the needs of local employers and candidates alike.”

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