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Our Credentials

Read about the accreditations, affiliations and awards that help us strive to be the best specialist driving recruitment agency in the UK.

We know you need complete reassurance when it comes to driver recruitment. At Driver Require, we are extremely proud of our long-standing commitment to the quality of the services we provide to our clients and drivers, and in the processes we use to deliver those services.  We strive for excellence, going beyond the extra mile, in all aspects of our business and believe that professional certifications help us to better meet the needs of our clients, drivers and staff.

Every accreditation, affiliation or award that we achieve helps us to monitor our success and improve the way in which we work.

We place excellence and compliance at the forefront of everything that we do. We take our responsibilities very seriously, which is why our company has achieved the unique status of being the only UK driver recruitment agency with three gold-standard certifications; we have been assured by the FCSA as an accredited Supply Chain Partner (payroll and tax compliance), we hold a UK Logistics Driver Agency Excellence accreditation (haulage sector compliance) and have passed the REC Audit (recruitment compliance).

Our Credentials

Accreditations

We place excellence and compliance at the forefront of everything that we do. We take our responsibilities very seriously, which is why our company has achieved the unique status of being the only UK driver recruitment agency with three gold-standard certifications; we have been assured by the FCSA as an accredited Supply Chain Partner (payroll and tax compliance), we hold a UK Logistics Driver Agency Excellence accreditation (haulage sector compliance) and have passed the REC Audit (recruitment compliance).

  • Haulage Sector Specialist Compliance
    UK Agency Excellence Accreditation
    We are experts in and fully compliant with the haulage sector regulations, including tachograph regulations, the Road Transport Worker WTR
  • Payroll and Tax Compliance
    FCSA Supply Chain Partner
    We and all our Umbrella partners pay all taxes and statutory payments on behalf of our agency workers We strive to prevent tax avoidance, evasion and fraud All our Umbrella partners are FCSA accredited
  • Recruitment Compliance
    REC Audited
    We are fully conversant with and compliant with the recruitment agency regulations, code of conduct, Agency Worker Regulations (AWR), and the Matthew Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices

Our Credentials

Affiliations

We have forged many strong relationships over the past 21 years that build on our expertise and allow us to better serve our clients and drivers. These relationships enable us to fulfil our mission by:

  • providing our clients and drivers with reassurance that regulations and working practices are adhered to
  • providing us with legal, compliance and sector expertise and advice 
  • reinforcing our commitment to training and development 
  • giving access to our industry sector to understand market trends and developments so we can anticipate the needs of our clients and drivers 
  • working with organisations that share our aims and values
  • creating a network of leadership in service and compliance 
  • lobbying the government and regulatory bodies on issues relevant to our sector and our clients

Here are a few of the organisations with whom we are partnered.

  • RHA: Associate Member
    The Road Haulage Association provides dedicated campaigning, advice, information and business services specially tailored for the haulage industry. Associate Members have long played an important role within the RHA, providing the tools, products, services and the expertise that keeps the UK’s haulage business’s wheels turning. Through our Associate membership we support and benefit from the RHA’s lobbying and campaigns for the interests of the UK haulage sector, while having access to their expertise and networking events.
  • REC Corporate Member
    The REC is a reliable source of information, analysis and insight about the world of work and it offers support to ensure the growth and development of recruitment businesses. REC Corporate membership offers access to a team of recruitment law specialists, as well as a comprehensive library of contracts, policies and legal guides to give us complete compliance on all aspects of employment law. We benefit considerably from the REC Legal Services and advice, as well as their lobbying and campaigns for the interests of the recruitment sector, to which we actively contribute through our participation in the REC Driving Sector Executive Steering Committee.
  • Logistics UK
    Logistics UK is one of the biggest business groups in the UK, supporting, shaping and standing up for, efficient logistics. As a Non-Vehicle Operator Member of Logistics UK, we support and benefit from the Logistics UK’s lobbying and campaigns on issues affecting road haulage, as well as getting early and subsidised access to their valuable research and publications. We also attend their Transport Manager Conferences, which provide us with the latest information and guidance on industry legislation, not mention an excellent networking opportunity.
  • FCSA
    The FCSA is the UK's leading membership body dedicated to raising standards and promoting supply chain compliance for the temporary labour market. Its accreditation sets the “gold standard” for tax and payroll compliance by umbrella employers, contractor accountants (PSC) and CIS payroll providers. Many blue-chip companies who depend on agency workers for their supply chain operations are seeking assurance that their agency worker providers are fully tax and payroll compliant, they are therefore demanding that their agencies are compliant and partner only with FCSA accredited Umbrella providers. We adhere to the FCSA’s rigorous standards and accordingly we have signed up to the FCSA Supply Chain Partner Charter, one clause of which confirms that we will only partner with FCSA accredited Umbrella companies.
  • Tachomaster
    Driver Require uses the Tachomaster System and web-service to analyse our drivers’ tachograph records and infringements to ensure first class compliance. It provides us with real-time analysis of digital tachographs records against both the European Tachograph and Drivers’ Hours Rules and Working Time Directive regulations, which enables us to proactively coach and develop our drivers to improve their working practices and compliance.
  • Driver CPC
    We are a JAUPT-approved Driver CPC training provider with two in-house DCPC trainers and a selection of CPC courses on offer to our LGV drivers, customers and our team-members. This internal resource ensures that we maintain our standards as experts in our field, as well as providing expert coaching to our drivers and advice to our customers.
  • Armed Forces Covenant
    We are very proud to announce that we have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. This covenant sets out the relationship between the nation, the government and our Armed Forces. It recognises that the whole nation has a moral obligation to members of the Armed Forces and their families, and it establishes how they should expect to be treated. The covenant exists to redress the disadvantages that the armed forces community may face in comparison to other citizens, and to recognise sacrifices made. This is something we at Driver Require passionately believe in and support.
  • Parliamentary Review
    The main aim of the Parliamentary Review is to showcase best practice as a learning tool to the public and private sector.  It looks back on the year in industry and Westminster and is sent to leading policymakers. It is essential that politicians have a firm understanding of the challenges with which British organisations must contend and The Review provides the platform for their insights to be aired. Driver Require’s first report was published in 2019 in the Transport section of The Review and can be viewed here. Our second feature will be published in February 2021. Driver Require also featured in the Parliamentary Reviews news “Turbulent times for UK haulage sector but it will adapt to post-Covid-19 world”
  • The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Chaired by former Home Secretary and Education Secretary, Lord Blunkett, The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland brings together the most influential figures from across the country. It celebrates the hard work and achievements of the nation’s unsung leaders, while laying the ground for the next generation. As a member of the Leaders Council, Kieran Smith, our CEO, has committed to the Council’s code of conduct, with its stringent emphasis on high standards and a responsibility to share knowledge with others.
  • UK Haulier
    Driver Require is a member of UK Haulier's award-winning Directory, one of the busiest and most comprehensive online directories of companies from the UK’s road transport and freight logistics industries.

Our Credentials

Testimonials

Many of our clients praise us for our great service, expert knowledge, responsiveness and professionalism. But we think it’s better if we let our clients do the talking, after all, they probably judge us just as you would, on the things that really matter. Here are what just a few of them had to say:

Our drivers also have some kind words for us: you can also check out our latest reviews on Google.

  • "I was looking for a company that could take care of our driver requirements and alleviate the strains that this puts on the business throughout the peak season. Driver Require is able to meet our requirements both at short notice and when planned. They are the first company I have used that actually took time to understand our requirements rather than just putting drivers on seats. This has resulted in a much better working dynamic and I would struggle to go elsewhere."
    Kaboodle (Stevenage branch)
  • “I would like to say a huge thankyou to Hugo, Matt, Paul and all of the team at Driver Require. All of the interactions we have had with anyone from Driver Require have always been highly professional and very pleasant. The Driver Require team have remained enthusiastic at all times and having personally seen their drivers in action, I can certainly say that they have done everything we could have asked of them and helped contribute to us achieving our project targets.”
    Darren Carter (Stevenage branch), General Manager UK
    UTAC Ceram
  • I just wanted to say a huge thank you to both of you and your teams for your support this year with our peak staff. The majority of our peak staff have been supplied by yourselves and the quality of the people coming in is outstanding. Virtually all the drivers are at a high standard and achieving more stops each day than I was expecting, or even asked for. Vetting for all staff is flawless and your attention to detail really shows. I can confidently say we would not have got through this period without your help and I will 100% be using Driver Require in the new year as my first stop for temporary, temp/perm workers. Thank you all so much…
    National Supply Chain operator (Northampton region)
  • We have been using Driver require for nearly 3 years now and we find them to be one of the best Driving recruitment agencies around. Gemma and Vicky are very professional at all times. They supply us with a large amount of drivers on a daily permanent basis. Excellent work guys . We look forward to continuing to work with you in the future.
    Anthony Main, Driver Trainer
    GBA Services Ltd (Andover branch)
  • We were first introduced to Driver Require in September 2016. The made all the usual promises you hear from agencies and asked us to give them a list of vacancies we had and said they would cover them. They came back the same afternoon with full details to cover all the work and have been doing so ever since. We regularly use them for between 35-50 jobs a week. They provide reliable, professional drivers both for ad-hoc work and longer term vacancies. They are always our first call with any holidays, sickness and last minute cover and they always go the extra mile to deliver, keeping us fully informed along the way. They really do have the driver you require.
    Guinan Girls' Logistics Ltd, (Tamworth branch)

Accreditations

Awards

Taking part in awards schemes is a good way to benchmark and keep track of our progress, to maintain rigour in the way in which we operate our business and the standards we set ourselves. It is an important way to gain valuable feedback from established external bodies, so that we can continue to challenge ourselves to innovate and improve.

  • The Recruiter Fast 50: 2019 & 2020
    Driver Require has been recognised as the only dedicated logistics recruitment agency in the list of the FAST 50 – the UK’s 50 fastest growing recruitment companies - for two years in a row. Driver Require’s CEO Kieran Smith says “This is another endorsement of the tremendous growth achieved by the Driver Require team over the past 3 years, an accomplishment they can be very proud of. I firmly believe the reason we’ve been able to continue to grow our business is by developing lasting relationships with our drivers and clients and by operating on a simple philosophy built on excellence and integrity.”
  • The Recruiter Fast 50: 2019 & 2020
    Driver Require has been recognised as the only dedicated logistics recruitment agency in the list of the FAST 50 – the UK’s 50 fastest growing recruitment companies - for two years in a row. Driver Require’s CEO Kieran Smith says “This is another endorsement of the tremendous growth achieved by the Driver Require team over the past 3 years, an accomplishment they can be very proud of. I firmly believe the reason we’ve been able to continue to grow our business is by developing lasting relationships with our drivers and clients and by operating on a simple philosophy built on excellence and integrity.”
  • Hertfordshire Business Awards 2017
    In the Hertfordshire Business Awards 2017, we were proud to win two awards. The Business Growth Award, which recognised our growth in innovation, market development, staff development, strategic leadership and financial measures. And the Medium Business of the Year Award which recognises growth, ambition and quality of management in businesses with a turnover of £2m-£15m.
  • IRP Awards
    The IRP Awards are the only recruitment sector awards hosted by the REC and present a unique platform upon which to celebrate the successes of the brightest recruitment professionals and companies in the UK. Driver Require was a Finalist in the Best Company to Work For (up to 50 employees) and Business Leader of the Year categories, achieving significant industry recognition,
  • Biz4biz Award 2018
    The aim of the Awards is to recognise excellence in business across Hertfordshire, voted for by the public. First nominated in 2018 and then again in 2019, we were nominated in three categories including Best Employment Provider and Best Large Company. We won the award as the Hertfordshire’s Best Professional Services of the Year 2018 provider.

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