So, what have I been up to lately? Very good question. I’ve only been travelling around the midlands and Nottinghamshire areas of the UK and yes, you guessed it. I’ve been reviewing driving schools in these areas. One of the main driving instructors in Worksop I’ve been interviewing is Worksop Driving School. The other instructor I’ve been interviewing is one of the best driving instructors in Leicester and this is Hexagram Driving School in Leicester. You may have heard about Hexagram Driving School in one of my other Blogs. This time, I went back there after visiting him some months ago. I went back just to see how things have been going for him and his driving school in Leicester.
Anyway, let’s talk about Worksop Driving School. This is a brand new driving school that’s been set up by the very reputable driving school business development team, Get Your Own Driving School who are specialists in getting driving instructors set up with an independent business and breaking away from their franchises with the national schools.
The owner operator of Worksop Driving School is a chap called Andrew Buckler. Andrew was previously with one of the national driving schools called LDC. However, he was starting to get disillusioned by the industry and he thought that the market was drying up. It wasn’t up until he heard about Get Your Own Driving School that he decided to break away from his franchise and go independent. This was the perfect meeting for him.
Both Andrew and Get Your Own Driving School had a few chats over the telephone and online using messenger and before he knew it, GYODS had come up with the whole business concept and branding for him. Andrew was so keen to get his own independent business, so much so in that he gave his 4 weeks notice to LDC and then started looking towards the future as a business owner.
At the time of our meeting with Andrew, he was only 4 weeks into his new independent business but he told me that this is a move he should have done much sooner. He realised that the market hadn’t dried up and that there is plenty of work out there. You’ve just got to know how to reach your customers quickly.
He complimented Get Your Own Driving School and couldn’t sing their praises enough. He said without their skills and knowledge about the Driving Schools industry, he probably wouldn’t be as successful as he is now. Alex also went on to say that he is actually turning customers away and that he’s actually thinking about employing another driving instructor and forming a franchise.
He’s told us to get in touch with him if 6 months time and he can give us an update on this.
Well Andrew, we whish you every success and we will certainly catch up with you in 6 months time. God luck with your new business.
Automatic Driving Schools in Bangor – We recently visited Bangor in North Wales on holiday a few days ago and we were sat in this café and I saw a driving school pull in. I looked closely at the car and noticed it was a Hybrid driving school car. Now, there’s nothing new about hybrid cars these days and they’re getting more popular by the day.
But what was unusual was that we never would have thought that out of all the driving schools in Bangor that we would of bumped in to a driving instructor with a hybrid, especially in Bangor because Bangor is not the most densely populated town with driving instructors.
Anyway, I watched as the driving instructor came into the café and he sat at the table opposite us. The waitress came over and took his order. I said to the wife that I’m just going over to say “Hi” and I’ll be back shortly. I approached the guy and introduced myself and asked him if I could sit with him and talk about his car. He said “sure”.
I introduced myself and he told me his name was Alan and his driving school name was Evolved Automatic Driving School from Bangor https://www.evolvedautomaticdrivingschool.co.uk/driving-instructors-bangor.html
I asked him what was the benefits of having a hybrid car as a driving school car? He replied saying that firstly the costs of running a hybrid was much cheaper, especially on fuel. This led me into asking him if he thought that the power and fuel used to recharge the battery was equal to that of running on a normal petrol engine. He told me that these costs would be slightly higher and when he switches to hybrid mode the length and distance far out weighs that if he was using a non-hybrid car.
Anyway, cutting a long conversation short – I realised that Alan from Evolved Automatic Driving School was actually a good businessman and had obviously invested in a car that was saving him money. I wonder if the hybrid car will be the norm for driving schools soon offering driving lessons in Bangor – I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Hi there, hanks for stopping by on my Blog. When you first start reading my pages you may feel slightly confused. In the first few sentences on my home page I start to talk about trainers, trainers as in footwear such as Nike.
Then as you read further down the page, you’ll notice my conversation flows into talking about driver trainers. I apologise for any confusion this may cause. The main purpose of the site is to give you my own thoughts and experience about the driver training industry.
When you read lines with the words coaching in, I am referring to coaching for driver training and development. I use a couple of real-world scenarios and case studies from real customers and clients such as Get Your Own Driving School and talk to driving instructors such as Shaun from Shaun’s Driving School from Andover, Hampshire.
One of my first Blogs will be about how a driving school gets established, here I’ll be blogging about Alex from Hexagram Driving School in Leicester. Make sure that you catch my Blog that’s coming in December. I’ve got a special article about Amanda who provides driving lessons in Rochester with her highly recommended driving school DCJ Driver Training, renowned as one of the best driving instructors in Rochester https://www.dcjdrivertraining.co.uk
I hope you enjoy my Blogs and I would really appreciate it if you popped back every now and then just for a quick catch up and a bit of a nose around. Please feel free to say hello.