Top workplace culture is the key for award-nominated Driver Hire

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 12 May 2017

DRIVER Hire has been named as one of the best workplaces in the UK.

The specialist transport and logistics recruiter, which has a franchised office in Grimsby, is ranked 51st in Great Place To Work's annual list of the best workplace cultures, published in The Sunday Telegraph.

Its franchised office at Europarc is run by husband and wife Jayne Anne O'Flynn and Michael O'Flynn, pictured, and is one of a network of more than 100 locations across the UK.

The business supplies commercial vehicle drivers to logistics providers and fulfils nearly a million shifts a year.

Great Place To Work has been measuring the health and success of UK workplaces since 2000. In its debut entry, Driver Hire was recognised for its strong workplace culture of integrity and respect, commitment to staff welfare, rigorous hiring procedures and employee engagement and development.

The O'Flynns have also been nominated for a Northern Lincolnshire Business Award for training excellence.

Chris Chidley, chief executive of Driver Hire, said: "We are incredibly proud of our business and our people, and we make a concerted effort to engage our employees to make sure they are too. Our most recent staff survey showed that 93 per cent of Driver Hire employees are proud to work here.

"We've seen significant growth over the past few years, and recently reported a turnover of more than £100 million in our fourth successive year of record trading. This growth and our reputation as an industry leader is in part down to our employees taking pride and care in the work we do. To be recognised as one of the UK's best workplaces is a great accolade for the positive culture we aim to foster."

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