Driving Instructor Interviews

We catch up with prominent driving instructors to find out what makes them tick, and to get their insight on learning to drive and the shape of the driving instructor industry.

In 2020 we caught up with some of the key instructors from the MSA, Tri-coaching Partnership and Caledonian Driver Training. Expect more in 2021 from all over the United Kingdom so check back every month as we update with new instructor content.

Chris Scott Douglas on growing SSADIs - June 2021

South Staffordshire ADIs has built a strong association that is growing by focussing on CPD, a solid relationship with their test centres and fun - making sure everyone feels welcome to join in social and charity events.

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Diane Hall Nerves and anxiety specialist - April 2021

Renowned across the driver training industry for her accreditations as not only an Approved Driving Instructor but also as a Therapist, Diane takes through her experience and gives actionable tips on how to teach anxious learner drivers.

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Dave Allen, Birmingham Approved Driving Instructors - April 2021

Birmingham Approved Driving Instructors is one of the highest regarded driving instructor associations in the United Kingdom. David Allen talks to us about their origins, their best practices and what separates them from the rest - by focussing on positivity and improving each and every one of their members.

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Bob Morton, Director of Training at LDC - March 2021

The legend that is Bob Morton from LDC and Client-Centred Learning talks us through how CCL really helps ADIs get decrease stress and anxiety and how to prepare your business for the future.

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Gavin Brownlie, Co-Founder of NASP - February 2021

Scottish driver trainer Gavin Brownlie talks about the inception of NASP and why he is always pushing for ADIs (Approved Driving Instructors) to get a better deal.

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Russell Coleman, Chairman of ADIA - February 2021

Russell talks about his experience running ADIA, and why communication and a strong relationship with test centres are the secret of a strong association.

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Jaimmie Sheriff, Chairman of ELDIA - February 2021

Jaimmie talks to us about ELDIA, being people centric and how technology and electric vehicles are the future of the industry.

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Tony Poole, Chairman of LDIA - January 2021

We chat with Tony Poole from Leeds Driving Instructors Association and discover why local associations are essential in todays world.

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Mian Qasim, MQW Driving School - May 2020

Mian Qasim of MQW Driving School on how he's coping during the COVID-19 pandemic and how he's learning new skills to benefit his students during and after lockdown.

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Chris Bensted, Better Driver Training - April 2020

Chris Bensted of Better Driver Training on how he's coping during the COVID-19 pandemic and how he's sharing much needed information.

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Graham Hooper, Tri-Coaching Partnership - April 2020

Graham talks talk about coping during the epidemic and what instructors can do to stay engaged.

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Neil Wightman, Training Hero of the Year - November 2019

Neil talks about his excellent career, all the way to being Training Hero of the Year 2018.

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Susan McCormack, Tri-Coaching Partnership - August 2019

Susan talks about her passion for driver safety and client-centred learning.

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Rob Cooling, Apple Driving - July 2019

Rob talks about his passion; Electric Vehicles and how the industry is changing.

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Stewart Lochrie - June 2019

Stewart talks to us about how Caledonian LDT helps tackle isolation and get more instructors on the road.

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Kate Fennelly - May 2019

Kate Fennelly on how the Driving Instructors Network Group (DING) is helping instructors.

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Mike Spooner - April 2019

Mike speaks to us about the origins of The Driving Instructor Show.

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