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2002
  • April – Drivers Direct opens three branches – Feltham, Northampton and Runcorn.
2004
  • February – Gained Freight Transport Association Membership
  • May – Drivers Direct wins its first onsite account
  • July – Drivers Direct opens branch in Nuneaton
  • August – Drivers Direct opens branch in Eastleigh
  • October – Drivers Direct opens branch in Preston
2005
  • June – Drivers Direct wins its second on site account.
2007
  • September – Drivers Direct named in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100.
  • October – Drivers Direct opens branch in Sutton
2008
  • October – Drivers Direct Training is launched.
  • December – Drivers Direct introduces NVQ training for all of its drivers
2009
  • February – Drivers Direct is named in the Recruiter Magazine Hot 50 recruitment companies
  • June – Drivers Direct’s first franchised branch opens in Northampton
  • August – Drivers Direct’s second franchised branch opens in Nuneaton
  • September – Drivers Direct gain Recruitment and Employment Confederation membership
  • September – Drivers Direct Training becomes an approved driver CPC training centre
2010
  • February – Drivers Direct is once again named in the Recruiter Magazine Hot 50 recruitment companies.
  • June – Drivers Direct moves to its new head office in Runcorn.
  • June – Drivers Direct’s third franchise branch opens in Leicester.
  • July – Drivers Direct gains British Franchise Provisional membership.
  • August – Drivers Direct Training completes 1000 NVQ qualifications.
  • August – Drivers Direct opens its fourth franchise branch in Ashford.
  • December – Drivers Direct gains British Franchise Associate membership.
2011
  • March – Drivers Direct opens its fifth franchise branch in Manchester.
  • April – Drivers Direct opens its sixth franchise branch in Romford.
  • April – Drivers Direct branch opens in Crewe.
  • May – Drivers Direct branch opens in Leeds.
  • May – Drivers Direct branch opens in Alfreton.
  • June – Drivers Direct opens its seventh franchise branch in Cardiff.
2012
  • March – Drivers Direct launches central sales branch in Leatherhead.
  • March – Drivers Direct branch opens in Wolverhampton.
  • May – Drivers Direct joins the Institute of Recruiters.
  • June – Drivers Direct branch opens in Reading.
  • June – Drivers Direct passes FTA Audit.
  • July – Drivers Direct branch opens in Sheffield.
  • September – Drivers Direct branch opens in Bristol.
2013
  • January – Drivers Direct recruitment group opens People Direct Recruitment Perm Division.
  • May – Drivers Direct opens another franchise branch in Swanley, Kent.
  • June – Drivers Direct passes another FTA Accreditation audit.
  • July – Drivers Direct acquires the Cardiff Franchise.
2014
  • April – Drivers Direct Recruitment branch opens in Swindon.
  • April – Drivers Direct Recruitment branch opens in Liverpool.
  • June – Drivers Direct Recruitment branch opens in Bishop Auckland.
  • June – Drivers Direct passes another FTA Accreditation audit.
  • July – Drivers Direct Group reports a 20% growth in turnover to £16.2 million.
2015
  • February – Drivers Direct Recruitment launches a military recruitment campaign.
  • March – Drivers Direct Recruitment passes a JAUPT audit.
  • April – Drivers Direct Logistics gains RHA membership.
  • May – Drivers Direct passes another FTA Accreditation audit.
  • June – Drivers Direct Group’s Logistics division opens its first depot in Royton.
  • June – Drivers Direct Logistics completes a successful application for an operator licence.
  • June – Drivers Direct Group reports a 23% growth in turnover to £20 million.
  • August – Drivers Direct Recruitment branch opens in Coalville.
  • August – Drivers Direct Recruitment branch opens in Doncaster.
  • August – Drivers Direct Recruitment branch opens in St Albans.
2016
  • March – Drivers Direct Group’s Logistics division opens its Second depot in Tamworth.
  • April – Drivers Direct is headline news in “The Recruiter” magazine.
  • May – Drivers Direct achieves corporate membership of The Institute of Logistics.
  • May – Drivers Direct Recruitment branch opens in Oldham.
  • June – Drivers Direct Group reports a £21.9 million turnover, a growth of 9.5%.
  • July – Drivers Direct Recruitment receives “Best Recruitment Agency in Cheshire” award.
  • September – Drivers Direct Recruitment passes another FTA Audit.
2017
  • January – Drivers Direct Logistics completes a second Operator Licence application.
  • March – Drivers Direct’s thoughts appear in “The Recruiter” Magazine regarding Brexit.
  • March – Drivers Direct Logistics opens its third depot in Southampton.
  • May – Drivers Direct reaches the finals of “Global Recruiter 2017” awards in the category of “Best Use Of Social Media”.
  • June – Drivers Direct become finalists in the “Talent Awards” for “Best Team Motivation Event”.
  • June – Drivers Direct Group reports a £26.2 million turnover, a growth of 19.6%.
2018
  • January – Our MD, Gethin Roberts features several times in the “Recruiter” magazine
  • February – Drivers Direct’s MD, Gethin Roberts has more comments published in industry articles
  • May – Gethin Roberts again has his comments published in Recruiter International Magazine
  • May – Drivers Direct reports an turnover of £26.8 Million for 2017-2018, a growth of 2.29 % on last year
  • November – Drivers Direct is a Finalist in the Business Brilliance Awards
2019
  • February – Drivers Direct opens branch another branch in Bury St Edmunds
  • April – Drivers Direct opens branch another branch in Enfield