Kieran Smith

Kieran Smith

CEO

Driver Require Ltd, Stevenage

www.driverrequire.co.uk

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Kieran Smith is the CEO of Driver Require, a multi-award-winning specialist driver recruitment agency based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, with six regional branches.

Kieran Smith is the CEO of Driver Require, a multi-award-winning specialist driver recruitment agency based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, with six regional branches.

Career Overview

Smith took over as CEO of Driver Require in 2007 following a two-year stint with Autocue Group Ltd. Smith had initially been approached by EPIC Private Equity to turn around the Autocue business in 2005, before being asked to take on Driver Require as one of EPIC Private Equity’s then new acquisitions.

Smith is also experienced in running a start-up business, having co-founded hi-tech wireless telecoms company Norwood Systems in 2000, in partnership with an INSEAD classmate. Smith remained there until joining Autocue five years later.

Prior to the Norwood Systems days, Smith occupied a number of roles with names such as Mobil Oil Company Ltd, Mobil Europe Ltd and Gemini Consulting from the late 1980s through to 1999.

In July 2020, Smith appeared on a Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland podcast, discussing the importance of leadership and its impact on his career to date.

Listen to Kieran Smith's Leaders of Great Britain podcast.

In the News

Driver Require boss quoted heavily in Transport Committee report

News | Published June 20th 2022, 2:19 pm

Driver Require CEO, Kieran Smith, features prominently in the House of Commons Transport Committee’s recent report, which explores the challenges currently facing the supply chain in the road freight industry.Read more →

Keeping up-to-date: Driver Require releases latest edition of The Extra Mile

News | Published May 17th 2022, 8:45 am

Multi-award-winning specialist driver recruitment agency, Driver Require, has released the latest edition of its online magazine, The Extra Mile, which contains news and views from the world of HGV and goes out to all its drivers.Read more →

Driver Require CEO criticises temporary extension to HGV drivers’ working hours

News | Published July 16th 2021, 3:10 pm

Speaking on BBC World Business Report, Driver Require CEO Kieran Smith critiques the government's decision to temporarily extend the working hours of HGV drivers.Read more →


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