As our population is rapidly ageing, the physically and cognitively challenged are also facing more isolation than ever before.
We at Driving Miss Daisy empower our clients, young or old, to live more independent lives while providing a social connection to the community.
Way back in 2008, Driving Miss Daisy founder Melanie Harper started driving her Aunt Trish to appointments in Havelock North, New Zealand. Trish no longer drove herself and she enjoyed the companionship of Melanie driving her to her appointments.
Having built a flourishing brand in New Zealand with more than 250 vehicles assisting hundreds of thousands of customers each year, and fast on the way to becoming an icon in the UK, Driving Miss Daisy has commenced operating in Australia under the direction of two highly respected franchise professionals in Stanley Zets and Alan Branch.
Our companion driving service offers passengers safe, friendly assistance for their daily needs – pick up and return. Peace of mind every time.
At the core of our company, we’re dedicated to providing our clients with a safe, friendly and reliable companion driving service.
To be open, honest and trustworthy, acting with the utmost integrity at all times.
To provide a caring, considerate and respectful environment, compassionate to all.
To be reliable, smart, accurate and appealing in every way.
The care and safety of everyone will be paramount around everything we do.
To brighten up the day, by always incorporating laughter, cheerfulness, enthusiasm and positivity.
Whether it’s a trip to the doctor, going to the hairdresser, a drive to the beach, helping with the shopping or even a pet to the vet, Driving Miss Daisy is there – with love and care.
Driving Miss Daisy is a Unique Social Enterprise that offers inter alia:
- Comfortable Income
- Good return on investment
- Low entry cost
- Low overheads
- Work from home
- Flexible working hours
- Opportunity to grow
- Build an asset you can sell
- Help your community
- Love your job
Each of our Daisy Franchisees have the desire to make a difference in their community while building their own business.
Our franchises are an opportunity for people to own and operate a small business within the community they live.
Driving Miss Daisy provides guidance and support through our franchise system.
Our core focus is helping people to enjoy life to the full.
We support clients in their day to day activities and encourage them to get out and about wherever and whenever possible.
We aim to make a positive difference to our client’s lives and it is essential that our Daisy Franchisees share this vision.
Our Daisy Franchisees are passionate about building their businesses whilst enjoying the rewards of offering a valued service to the local community.
We share our business model and vision with you.
Each Daisy Franchisee is supported and guided through the established business systems.
As your franchisor, we’re there for you; just as you’re there for your clients.
As a Driving Miss Daisy Franchisee, you will be providing a life-changing service. The demand for our service continues to grow along with the special needs of children and the ageing population.
The Initial Franchise Fee for a NEW franchise is from $25,000 + GST (plus your Daisy vehicle). The complete details available on application. Each vehicle will have the distinct Daisy decals and be customised for passenger comfort and enjoyment.
The initial franchise fee provides you with:
- Our Franchise Training Program
- Business support
- An established international brand
- Comprehensive business systems
- Detailed marketing including tools, collateral and social media
- Comprehensive training and operation manuals
- Step by step business set up process
- Well recognised and respected national brand
- System and technology upgrades
- Support with marketing material, software and research on new trends and benefits
- Established quality and high standards of excellence
- Full Police checks for all Daisy Franchisees and Drivers
Our franchisee training programme includes:
- Operating and managing a Driving Miss Daisy franchise
- Passenger services
- Business Management
- Driver Recruitment/Training
- Health & Safety Systems
- Sales and marketing tools
- How to grow your business
- Bookkeeping and accounting
- Compliance and reporting
Your Next Steps:
Submit your expression of interest today to start your Driving Miss Daisy journey.
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