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.