Driver Hire has enjoyed a fantastic December especially from its Australian arm. This part of the business has delivered year-on-year growth of 60 per cent with network turnover of £1.51m (AUS$ 2.62m). As part of that, its Brisbane office recorded turnover of £116k (AUS$ 202k) in a single week – an all-time record not only for Driver Hire Australia, but for Driver Hire as a whole.
Chief executive Chris Chidley said: “Our ability to deliver the right people to meet the demands of our customers, along with a highly compliant 24/7, 365 days a year service continues to set us in good stead. That is being reflected with strong trading, right across our network, both here in the UK and in Australia. I’d just like to thank everyone from our candidates to our office staff for the part they played in this success.”
Meanwhile in the UK, demand for temporary workers provided work for more people than ever before and boosted turnover in December to £13.1m, 14 per cent up on the equivalent period in 2016.
Commenting on a highly successful Christmas period Chidley said: “Once again there’s been a big demand for our service in the run-up to Christmas. As in previous years, the increasing percentage of online retail sales – which create more home deliveries – has played a significant part in our success. In addition, our core national account customers, for whom high quality reliable service really matters, have also kept us exceptionally busy.”