Starting from a clean sheet in May 2010 when he bought his franchise, Gee is on track for annual sales in excess of £800,000 – more than twice the £353,000 average turnover for a franchise in the UK. A rising star at Driver Hire, he was recently named the Driver Hire New Start of the Year.
Gee’s background working in IT for a leading City law firm hid an entrepreneurial spirit, but once he had decided to become self-employed there was no turning back. He explains: “I’d spent some time considering several options when a good friend of mine, Manjit Singh, who runs Driver Hire Enfield, recommended the business to me. He explained how valuable being part of a strong franchise had been to him, especially through the recession.”
“It’s actually quite a simple business”, says Gee. “Recruitment is just bringing people together and we now also have a thriving additional revenue stream in driver training.
“I love that every day in my business is different. I get a real buzz from helping my customers and the rewards are excellent too. If you are organised, have great people skills and the determination to build your own successful business, you should take a closer look at Driver Hire.”