Proud to Sponsor Hertfordshire’s New Business of the Year Award
Following our double success at last year’s Awards, we are delighted to be supporting Hertfordshire’s New Business of the Year Award 2018 in recognition of how sound strategic planning and the ability to adapt to change can lead to business success.
Driver Require is a leading specialist driver recruitment agency based in Stevenage. We find the best commercial drivers for our transport industry clients 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
We first opened in 2000 with a simple philosophy based on trust, professionalism and providing a level of customer service second-to-none. Today, we are a multi-award-winning company with 7 branches, serving more than 150 customers in Hertfordshire, the Northern Home Counties and the South & East Midlands.
Agency drivers are the backbone of the transport industry, helping businesses stay on schedule and deliver on time. We provide LGV drivers to some of the biggest names in retail and logistics, including Ocado, DHL, Clipper, TK Maxx and Kingsmill.
What’s different about Driver Require?
- We know our stuff. And then some. We don’t cover multiple industries – driving’s our thing. As specialist driving recruiters (lots of our consultants are qualified drivers) we have the in-depth knowledge to deliver what our clients need.
- We develop close client relationships. Our consultants meet face-to-face with clients to get a true feel for their needs. They’ll even drive a shift if they need to!
- We respect our drivers. Our interview process is thorough and we take a personalised approach. It’s not just about testing capabilities. We get to know our drivers’ preferences, so we can match them to jobs and shifts that work for them.
- We’re hot on compliance and safety. We adhere to all industry regulations and closely monitor driver performance and hours, to ensure safe and efficient driving.
Driver Require has been on a remarkable journey, going from a thriving business to complete financial crisis when the recession hit. This was a defining moment in our history and we took tough decisions to stay in business, despite formidable debt repayment plans, and work our way out of the recession.
However, the company survived, emerging stronger with its values and principles intact and retaining its loyal, core customers and drivers. The company has since gone from strength to strength and we are still growing, without compromising our mission or values and ensuring business integrity is at the heart of everything we do.
We were absolutely delighted to have two awards last year. We fully believe that this success has raised our profile and made us more credible, particularly within the local Hertfordshire business community. CEO Kieran Smith says: “We are incredibly proud to be a multi-award-winning business. For anyone who has ever considered entering a Business Award, just go for it – it’s certainly worth the effort.” We found that by reaching the final stage of the process and the Awards evening itself brought our whole team together to celebrate our success and years of hard work every member of our team has contributed to. Good luck to all the finalists!