Drivers Direct reports 20% increase in turnover
Profits were also in line with expectations for the year ended 31 March 2014 reflecting the increase in sales. The increase is a result of growing demand for well qualified temporary and permanent commercial drivers to service the recovering economy.
The positive results mean that Drivers Direct will be reinvesting in the business, opening six new offices and creating an additional 180 jobs across the UK.
The company, which is headquartered In Runcorn, will be investing more than £1m into the six new offices located in Liverpool, Swindon, Derby, Durham, Leicester and Romford. All offices will aim to have regular jobs for more than 30 drivers by Christmas and will work together to serve a growing blue chip client base across the UK.
The strong performance has also allowed the company to further invest in -- staff, as existing employees have been promoted to manage the new branches. As well as this, Drivers Direct has also implemented a new IT system for their drivers to better track and manage their timesheets.
Gethin Roberts, Managing Director of Driver Direct, comments: “We’re pleased to report strong results and are thrilled to be opening six offices this financial year. The positive figures will allow us to make further investments in the company, extend our offer into new markets and grow our customer base.”
Established in 2002, Drivers Direct covers all driver classes, from chauffeurs and fork lift driver’s right through to LGV Class 1 and 2 drivers, supplies more than 700 drivers a week to clients from across the public and private sectors. The company currently has a network of 20 branches across the UK.