Rob Stead is the latest recruit to the Driver Hire franchise network. He’s just bought their Huntingdon territory. A greenfield site, along with Huntingdon, the office also covers Chatteris, St Neots and St Ives.
Rob’s business background is rich and varied, starting in property management before joining Hypo Bank in the City of London where he became an administrative accountant, producing management information for their European operations. When his employers relocated to Germany, Rob decided it was time to look for a new challenge.
“I’d no preconceived ideas about what I wanted to do,” says Rob. “I came across Driver Hire at a franchise exhibition and learnt that it’s one of the UK’s leading franchises, with a proven business model and a long-history of success. I did some research and spent time with one of their existing franchisees. His candid advice was one of the key reasons I decided to invest.”
Driver Hire provides temporary and permanent drivers and other logistics staff to organisations across the UK. They help when customers need extra staff to deal with holidays, illness or business expansion. Driver Hire is also a leading provider of Driver CPC and other logistics training.
“Over the past 30 years Driver Hire has built an excellent reputation as a franchisor,” says Rob. “The levels of support I’ve received so far have been outstanding. I’ve just completed a two week foundation training course and, as a new franchisee, for the next six months, I’m part of their Franchise Development Programme. I’m really looking forward to the challenge of running my own business and meeting the staffing needs of local businesses here in Huntingdon.