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An independent judging panel has helped determine the worthy winners*. Learner and newly qualified drivers from the FirstCar audience has helped to unearth the very best driving instructors across the UK. From the 10 regional winners, one overall Driving Instructor of the Year will be chosen. In each category, there will be one overall winner and up to three highly commended awards.
Adrian Flux, Towergate.
ADI Bootcamp, Benefits Package, BriteAngle LED Warning Triangle, C3 ConnectedCAM Citroën, Cabunga, Confident Drivers website, Driving Simulator, Driving Theory Test 4 in 1 App, He-Man Dual Controls, Midrive Instructor App, The Official DVSA Theory Test Kit App, TomTom GO Premium, Total Drive, UK Car Theory Test – Educational Colouring Book.
ADI Network, ADINJC, Driving Instructor Services, Driving Test Success, FBTC Accountancy Services, GoRoadie, He-Man Dual Controls, Marmalade Network, MyDriveTime, Tri-Coaching Partnership.
ADINDI, Arnold Clark, Dualdrive.
BMW i3S, Citroën C3, Kia Ceed, VW Golf, Ford Focus.
Our shortlist is…
2nd2None, Lendrums, Let’s Instruct, Progress School of Motoring, System Driving School, Road From L.
AA, Bill Plant, RED.
John Galloway, Haydn Jenkins, Julia Pistrucci Malkin, John Rogers.
East & West Midlands: Craig Anderson, Neil Bufton, Penny Clarke, Steve Devaney, Kate Fennelly, Katrina Gray, Mike Harvey, Alan Johnston, Christopher Leigh, Craig Foster, Julia Pistrucci Malkin, Mike Simpson, Ray Seagrave, Salvatore Trapani, Neil Wightman.
East of England: Mark Ashby, Liz Barry, Andrew Feller, Gavin Leech, Brian Lees, Heather Lockwood, Marina Mclaughlin, Jeff Tuck.
London: Aysen Aras, Shirley Archibald, Aruna Bangura, Grahame Bennett, Lyndon Bause, Megan Cameron, Ian Campbell, Rosie Garnett, Krzysztof Hajduk, Gary Lamb, Paul Nelson, Terrence O’Hanlen, Charlotte D’ Rozario, Anaya Saddall.
North East & North West: Joe Bangudu, Alan Baxter, Sarah Beddis,Vanroose Brydon, Edward Coxon, Kevin McCann, Phil Hatton, Billy Lowther, Paul Middleton, Christian Ellis Wood.
Northern Ireland: Ann McKiver, Clifford Ogle, Colin Thornton,
Scotland: Taifiq Mirza Baig, Johnny Campbell, Rose Coltart, Scott Forrest, Edward Haggerty, Steve Jefferies, Allan Milne, Lynn Newton, Brian Smith, Colin Wilkie.
South East: Alison Bridges, Martin Caswell, Charlotte D’ Rozario, Martin Forward, Robyn Lait, Darren Lake, Barry Moss, Sue Smith, Simon Stevenson, Dean Thomas, Mark Wardle, Geoff Watkins.
South West: Chris Borchardt, Jay Churchill, Pip Godson, Jason Jefferies, Alan Handford, Angela Presland, Robin Stoneman, Andy Webb, Vern Whereat, Pete Wilkinson.
Wales: Noel Davies, Digby Eade, Leah Green, Lisa Howells, Tecwyn Hughes, Nathan Leach, Andy Ogborne, Ellen Tamilia.
Yorkshire & Humber: Andy Baily, Bob Cormack, John Daniel, Samantha Hickman, Geoff Maiden, Paul Middleton, Adrian Patch, Phil Pemberton Jackie Willis, Jane Wood.
Our judging panel
Lynne Barrie – Chairman, ADINJC
Laurence Braithwaite – National Campaigns Manager, Highways England
Liz Brooker – Chair, RSGB
Carly Brookfield – Chief Executive, Driving Instructor’s Association
Adrianne Carter – Owner, The Face Whisperer
Peter Harvey MBE – National Chairman, The Motor Schools Association of Great Britain
Annette Lloyd – Chief Executive, The Honest Truth
David Motton – Editor, FirstCar Magazine
Mike Quinton – Chief Executive, IAM Roadsmart
Nick Simmons – Chief Executive, RoadPeace
*Intelligent Instructor reserves the right to put forward companies who we feel demonstrate excellence in their category and are a potential award winner.