Driver Hire collect Business Growth award
The Enterprising Worcestershire awards is an annual event, where the awards recognise the hard work and dedication of local entrepreneurs.
Since opening for business two years ago, Driver Hire Hereford and Worcester has already won four awards, with this award being their most recent success. After a record-breaking year in 2014/15, they have continued to succeed and are currently 18.5% up on same time last year.
Driver Hire Herford & Worcester provides 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.
A recent survey conducted by the British Franchise Association (bfa) showed that franchising is a low risk route to growth. During 2015, less than 4% of franchised businesses failed. With standalone business start-ups, in comparison, 50% fail within the first two years.
V. Parsons said, “It’s always good to have your efforts recognised. And, of course, it reflects on the whole team here at Hereford & Worcester. We’re now looking forward to meeting the challenges over the next month or so, one of the busiest of the whole year.”
Graham Duckworth, Driver Hire’s franchise sales director, commented on the Parsons’ journey, “From a standing start they now employ three people, find work for over 50 drivers on a regular basis and provide services to around 80 local businesses. They’ve also added a sister business, & lsquo;dh Recruitment’ which sources and supplies non-driving staff on both a temporary and permanent basis. This award is well deserved – I’m really pleased for them.”