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Recruitment company gears up for expansion

A West Yorkshire recruitment company is gearing up for expansion.

Driver Recruitment Agency, which supplies drivers for haulage companies and other clients across the county, has set its sights on doubling its turnover and adding more drivers to its books over the next 12 months. It is also updating its website.

The Honley-based firm was launched in July 2013, by Andy Thorp and his father Peter. Andy has about 12 years experience in driver recruitment while Peter has a background in financial services, having run his own business for more than 30 year.

Andy said: “I was working in Leeds for a big national recruitment company, but I grew disillusioned and decided that given my experience I should have a go myself.

“Basically, we started with no drivers and no customers, so we got on the road knocking on doors and advertising for drivers.

“We now have 15 to 20 drivers on the books – people who had been out of work or simply wanted a change.

“We provide cover for busy periods, holidays or last-minute absences as well as having several regular contracts where our drivers are in week after week.”

Driver Recruitment has clients in Huddersfield, Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Brighouse, Wakefield, Sheffield, Barnsley and surrounding areas.

Andy said: “Speaking to our clients, the economy is picking up now, although it is slow progress.

“We have doubled our turnover since starting and we aim to double it again in the next 12 months. We are also looking to recruit more drivers, although it is important to get the right people. We have clients who ask for drivers by name.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Robert Beaumont .

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