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Franchisee of the year award 2006

Press Release from Driver Hire Nationwide

Date: 1 August 2006          



Tim Plews, the owner of Hitchin based recruitment business, Driver Hire, is a national award winner. His outstanding business success and overall contribution to Driver Hire’s nationwide network has caught the attention of the company’s directors. As a result he’s been awarded one of Driver Hire’s top honours – ‘Franchisee of the Year 2006’.

Tim opened his Driver Hire business in 2001 and, in just five years, has gone from rookie franchisee to national champion. Good going for the former estate agent who bought his Driver Hire franchise because he wanted to be his own boss and saw franchising as a safer way into self-employment. Tim certainly made the right decision – since opening his business he’s increased turnover many times.

In case you haven’t heard of them, Drive Hire is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of workforce to the road transport industry with a nationwide network of over 100 franchised offices. The core of Tim’s business is the supply of temporary drivers to local companies who are short of a goods vehicle or van driver.

“Winning the award is a real honour,” says Tim. “It’s also made us even more determined to continue the Driver Hire Stevenage success story.”

To ensure this happens, Tim is extending their 24-hour’s a day, 365 days a year service to include all types of transport and logistics’ workforce. They’re also offering clients permanent and long-term contract recruitment solutions too.

Driver Hire’s Chief Executive Chris Chidley made a special visit to Hitchin to present Tim with his award. Commenting on his success Chris said, “Tim and his colleagues have achieved significant growth. But this award isn’t purely about sales’ success. Tim is always happy to embrace new initiatives and willing to adopt best practice. As such, he’s a great example of how to run a successful Driver Hire franchise.”





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