YEAR on year sales growth has seen a York franchisee win a national award.

Carrie Ann Donohue, owner of Driver Hire’s York office, has collected the firm’s New Franchisee of the Year award at their winter conference, after what judges described as “outstanding levels of trading” her first full year in business.

Driver Hire, which has a nationwide network of more than 100 offices, provides temporary and permanent drivers and other logistics staff to businesses and organisations based in and around York.

Ms Donohue had worked at Driver Hire York for ten years when the opportunity came along to buy the specialist recruitment business from her boss in 2015. Since then York has gone from strength to strength. They’ve already smashed their business plan sales targets and are currently 53 per cent up on same time last year.

Chris Chidley, Driver Hire’s chief executive said: “This award is well deserved. It reflects what has been a truly outstanding business performance by Carrie Ann and her three person recruitment team.”