Manager buys transport and logistics recruitment firm

The former office manager at the Wakefield franchise of a Batley-based recruitment company has now bought the business.

Sarah Parker has bought Driver Hire Wakefield, which is a transport and logistics recruitment company. She is a recruitment professional with 15 years’ experience.

Parker said: “I love working for Driver Hire and have wanted to buy the business for some time. I know how to run it and I know how successful it is. When the previous owners announced they were selling, it was a great opportunity and I didn’t want to miss it. I’m really excited.”

Graham Duckworth, Driver Hire’s Franchise sales director, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Sarah to our franchised network. She’s one of a number of office managers who’ve taken the opportunity to buy the business they’ve been working for. We’re confident Sarah will be another highly successful Driver Hire franchisee.”

Parker added: “There’s plenty of potential here in Wakefield. I’m looking forward to growing the business further by meeting the staffing needs of any local businesses, and indeed any organisation, which operates a fleet of vehicles.”

Established for over 30 years, Driver Hire is the current British Franchise Association (bfa) HSBC ‘Franchisor of the Year’.

Its franchisees provide temporary and permanent drivers and other logistics staff to local and national organisations in both the public and private sector.

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