Driving Miss Daisy Woking

by Lena Thompson in Woking, England, United Kingdom

Driving Miss Daisy Woking

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This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by May 1st 2019 at 2:10pm

Driving Miss Daisy is an established operating franchise providing personal companionship and driving services to elders and children.

by Lena Thompson in Woking, England, United Kingdom

Over-subscribed school buses, unavailable council transport, scattered volunteer services and lack of personal companionship to the elders, disabled and children leave a huge gap in the market for this type of service.

Driving Miss Daisy provide a caring, safe and reliable companion and driving service.  Our difference from other transportation providers is the companionship you get with each and every journey.  We will attend doctor’s appointments,  assist with shopping, or ensure children safely attend after school activities.  Special requirements are catered for including assistance with a walker or wheelchair.

There are around 38 franchises currently up and running in UK. In 2018 Driving Miss Daisy increased the number of journeys by 55%. The franchises increased their revenue by 75% compared to 2017 & a new vehicle added to the UK fleet every 10 days

The investment money will be spent on: 

Franchise    £20000

Car x 2    £26000

Car Wrapping x 2    £2688

Uniforms x 3     £540

Marketing     £720

Operator License    £600

EPL Insurance    £300

DBS Checks x 3    £90

Road Tax x 2    £500

Vehicle Licensing x 2    £500

Driver Salary  x 2ppl x 2 months  £2200

Admin Salary   x 2 months    £1320

Vehicle Insurance x 2 £200

The Team is made up of:

- The customer service center (CSC) which answers all of the initial enquirers from customers. This is made up of 3 members of staff who help with everything from training to ordering more uniforms and stationery.  

- Marketing Department

- Operations – assisting with everything from tender applications to employment contracts

- Business Development – this covers mentoring to building relationships with national organisations.

Let's make 'Driving Miss Daisy Woking' happen