Driver Hire duo diversify as team is bolstered after successful start
Launching the new business, DH Recruitment, at THe Innovation Centre, Europarc, Grimsby, are from left, Michael O'Flynn and Jayne Anne O'Flynn, directors, Jacob Wilding, office administrator, Tom Hall, operational manager, Melissa Shaw, sales consultant
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 2 Mar 2018
IT has been a whirlwind two years for the husband-and-wife team of Driver Hire Grimsby & Scunthorpe, and they’re showing no signs of slowing down.
Jayne and Michael O’Flynn, directors of the northern Lincolnshire branch of the transport recruitment specialists, are celebrating the two-year anniversary of taking over the business by diversifying their recruitment services.
At an event for invited members of the local business community, they launched DH Recruitment – the provision of permanent staff for clients and partners in the wider logistics industry, as it badges itself as “your partner in recruitment”.
Mr O’Flynn said: “We’re known for the provision of temporary staff, operating largely in the transport sector and for supplying reliable drivers with excellent customer service, but now we’re expanding the scope of what we offer. We’re working with businesses and partnering with training organisations to offer a complete service.”
Since buying the business in February 2016, Driver Hire have continued to supply temporary drivers to clients while analysing all areas of the agency. During the second year, the team focused on expansion through recruiting, moving to larger offices within Grimsby's Europarc Innovation Centre, collaborating with training partners and now, growing into permanent recruitment.
Mrs O’Flynn said: “We get a lot of requests for permanent placements as well as temporary, so now it is time to explore both. The business has grown by 35 per cent, we have the room to grow and we’ve taken on new staff to enable us to develop the business even further.”
The latest recruit is Melissa Shaw who joins the team as a sales consultant. Melissa said: “I'm really enjoying working with the team. I'm still in the early stages of getting to know all the ins-and-outs of the job but I can't wait to get stuck in, catch up with clients and meet potential clients for the future.”
Driver Hire also provides training for their drivers and are making connections with key providers in the area. Ella Brown, business development manager at Modal Training in Immingham said: “Not only are Jayne and Michael excellent at what they do, but they have a huge belief in staff development. We’re excited to be working with them and supporting them in the future.”