Our prestigious award for Driving Instructor of the Year (Scotland) goes to Chris Cooney in Edinburgh & Lothians. For the second year in a row!
A huge congratulations to him, it's well clearly deserved with his work ethic throughout 2022.
Once again, Chris received a huge proportion of the Scottish Votes, capturing hundreds of votes from current and past pupils. It makes sense too just by looking at Chris' website, Twitter and outstanding Facebook reviews. Based in the beautiful city of Edinburgh, he has a solid reputation not just with his pupils but with other ADIs.
With a plethora of 5 star reviews and kind comments from his learners on Instagram, Facebook and even LinkedIn, it’s fitting such an instructor wins this award.
Chris is passionate not only about teaching pupils how to become safe drivers for life, he is the founder of Starpic Project providing opportunities for young people in communities within Edinburgh and The Lothians.
We spoke to Chris about his win and he told us this:
Absolutely delighted to have been nominated and win this award. Thanks to everyone who has voted, posted feedback on social media and been part of this success. #LivingTheDream #LearnDrivingSkills Looking forward to 2023. 🏴👏🏻👍🏻
Coming in for the coveted Highly Commended award is Alan Taylor for Driving Instructor of the Year (Scotland). Alan Taylor is the driving instructor you want by your side when it's time to hit the roads! With hundreds of votes and a well-respected reputation in Dundee and its surroundings, Alan is a great choice for anyone looking to get behind the wheel. Pupils love him for his approachable and relatable nature, making learning to drive an enjoyable experience. Alan's wealth of experience, expertise, and enthusiasm for driving have earned him a reputation as one of the best driving instructors in the area.
ADI of the Year England goes to the ADI Doctor himself, the hugely popular Lee Spary.
Commended: Ozgul Guler
Chris Cooney from Edinburgh is winning the coveted ADI of the Year Scotland award whilst staying popular as a fully independent instructor. Nice job!
Commended: Alan Taylor
Mikaela Charles in the Ebbw Vale area is the winner of ADI of the Year Wales. Well done! She has been an inspiration to her learners and other instructors!
A massive congratulations to Wirral APDI for winning Association of the Year.
Commended: Disability Driving Instructors Association
Car of the Year is awarded to Ford Fiesta. The ever popular vehicle with learner drivers is still going strong.
This year, the coveted community of the year goes to The DITC. Very well deserved as the The DITC offer a wealth of support and value to instructors.
Again, a massive congratulations to Francis Noakes for winning this award for the second time in a row! His content delivers a fresh perspective, captures attention and provides practical value for novice drivers, ADIs, and PDIs alike.
Commended: KIT MAG and The Kit Podcast
The award for CPD Provider of the Year goes to the professional CPD trainers to Knowledgeablee Instructor Training. Very well deserved to Mick and his team.
Commended: Bob Morton
In this new category, the award goes to The Driving School. The Driving School is ran by Francis Noakes, who is also the winner of the Content Creator of the Year award. Congrats for being a double winner!
Commended: Cowleys School of Motoring
A huge congratulations to Theory Test Pro for taking this award home for third time in a row! They continuously provide a high quality product that helps learner drivers get their Theory across the line.
Peter Harvey from MSA GB takes home the special award for Lifetime achievement. A special congratulations and thank you for everything!
Congratulations to Chris Bensted in Sevenoaks in Sevenoaks for winning Special Needs Provider of the Year award! Kudos to Chris for taking it home.