Driver Hire Franchise in Ireland

Driver Hire Franchise in Ireland company facts

Driver Hire has been established for over 25 years and offers its franchisees the opportunity to build up their own management business, supplying drivers and logistics staff to both private and public sector organisations.

If you stand by the side of any busy road and note the volume and diversity of commercial vehicles, ranging from articulated trucks through to courier vans, every single one is a potential customer of Driver Hire.

The basic licence fee is €35,000 for a start-up opportunity; a total start-up budget of around €48,000 will be required plus working capital.

Take control of your life with a Driver Hire franchise business

Having been in business for 30 years and franchising since 1987, Driver Hire is a secure, established franchise brand with a proven business model for generating high returns.

In the financial year 2013/14:

    • 29 Driver Hire offices achieved sales of over £1million
    • 48 offices achieved sales over £750,000
    • 73 offices achieved sales over £500,000
    • The Driver Hire franchised office average turnover was £828,000

A great achievement when you consider that the franchise industry average turnover is currently only £356,000 according to the latest bfa/NatWest survey.

The Driver Hire Business

Driver Hire franchisees essentially run a recruitment business. Finding drivers and logistics staff looking for work and then supplying thousands of satisfied customers each year, from multi-national freight companies to builders merchants, parcel carriers and local authorities, with a flexible workforce. We operate in a huge market - the UK recruitment industry is estimated to be worth £26.5 billion a year.

A secure investment

    • A business with 30 years of experience
    • Full British Franchise Association (bfa) member in the UK
    • Many banks classify Driver Hire as a AAA business investment
    • bfa ‘Franchisor of the Year’ award winner
    • Head Office support provided by a team of over 60 members of staff
    • Two weeks Foundation Training followed by a 6 month Franchisee Support Programme
    • Your own postcode defined territory
    • The opportunity to manage your own B2B business

“To be honest, I’d never really considered the franchise option but once I looked at Driver Hire it changed my mind. Driver Hire is very professional, has first-rate business processes and franchisees enjoy great backing to ensure we are successful.”
Roy McLellan, Driver Hire Dundee Franchisee since 2009.


For many people buying their own business is a means to controlling their own work-life balance in a way that suits their financial and family needs. A Driver Hire franchise is a 24/7 business that needs to be run from a dedicated office space. At the same time, current franchisees enjoy the benefits, flexibility and income that the business model offers.

Jamie Williamson from Driver Hire Portsmouth:
"My quality of life has improved, I'm the one in control of my own destiny and I'm no longer reliant on the decisions of others. If you're going to work you might as well enjoy it. I'd absolutely buy a Driver Hire franchise again. In fact, I wish I'd looked into it earlier!"

Gary Riches from Driver Hire Colchester:
"Running my own business, being my own boss means I now have a lot more control over my destiny. It's hard work but with a positive can-do attitude I know I've made the right choice for me and my family for the future. I never stop thinking about the business. On the other hand, I am now physically working fewer hours than I did in previous jobs." When asked if he's made the right choice, Gary's answer is, "Absolutely, I love what I do." 

Becoming a Driver Hire franchisee is a life-changing decision. In joining us, you’ll be joining a long line of successful business owners who are very pleased that they took the same decision.

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