Builders Turn Delivery Drivers

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Phil West

Pegasus Couriers Director

Builders become courier drivers

Are you a builder feeling the effects of the current economic hardships? Well, we’ve got some good news for you! We understand how tough it is right now, and we want to lend a helping hand.¬†Here, I will explain how builders can trade tool belts for the wheels of opportunity.¬†

Calling Builders: Take Advantage of Delivery Driver Opportunities

The housing construction sector has taken a hit recently, leaving many builders without work. But don’t worry; we’re here to support you during these challenging times. As industry leaders, we are always looking to grow our team of delivery drivers.
We’ve already had a great response from builders who have eagerly embraced this chance to earn money while the building sector stabilises. At Pegasus Couriers, we offer training, mentorship, and an easy transition into the courier industry. It’s a win-win situation for builders facing financial issues right now.

Builders: Join the courier industry today

So, if you’re a builder looking for work, why not consider becoming a delivery driver? It’s a fantastic opportunity to utilise your skills and ensure a steady income. Our team is here to guide you through the recruitment process so you can hit the road quickly and start earning. This shift in occupation can open up new opportunities and help you stay financially secure, even in the face of market fluctuations.

Background: House Building Sector On The Rocks - Why?

Several residential construction companies have announced plans to cut jobs over the last two months ‚Äď an attempt to address the slump. MEdia have said that this downturn is the¬†worst since April 2009.

The Federation of Master Builders called the fall in house building worrying.

In a survey, many businesses pointed to high borrowing costs caused by rate hikes from the Bank of England due to high inflation as one of the main culprits. Economists have also attributed the plunge to the higher mortgage rates. 

Director of S&P Global Market Intelligence, Tim Moore, stated that the subdued market conditions decreased demand and new construction projects. 

Dr John Glen, an economist for the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, added that the cost-of-living crisis made potential buyers hesitant to commit, especially with the possibility of another interest rate increase in September.

What Is The Forecast?

Private housing output is worth £41bn a year to the UK economy and is forecast to be the worst-affected construction sector in 2023.

One of the UK’s largest housebuilders announced in August that it plans to drop¬†output¬†by up to 23% to save costs. Others have come out with¬†job-cut plans already.

The Construction Products Association suggests that housebuilders prioritise completing existing projects rather than starting new developments Рleaving some tradespeople without work. 

The association also predicts that the sector will begin to recover in the second half of the following year. 

It is highly likely that more job cuts could be expected across the sector.

Why Choose to be a Self-Employed Courier?

Well, we’re always on the lookout for drivers! We offer competitive rates and even provide a van if you need one. And the best part? Once things start looking up in the building sector, you can always go back to your trade if you want to.

So why wait? Instead of waiting for the residential building sector to recover, why not become a courier driver with us? We’ll get you started on this exciting new journey. 

Learn More About Being a Courier Driver? Contact Us Today

We are always looking for new drivers to join our team. At Pegasus Couriers, we provide training, support, and opportunities for growth. We are a family-owned business with a long history of success.¬†Reach out to us today and let’s make the most of this opportunity together! To apply, either give us a call on 0131 287 1000 or visit our website to¬†apply online¬†.

 

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