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Our Team

Our Team - Driver Trainers

Our Story

Advanced Driving Academy was established in 2015 by David Watt and Jim Thompson. Between them, David and Jim have over 50 years of experience in training drivers of all skill levels. Over the years, they have gained and developed their knowledge, to become amongst the most experienced driver trainers in the UK. They have delivered training both here in the UK and internationally, to several businesses, operating in a variety of sectors. This training has helped the businesses that they have worked to develop a strong culture of safety and save thousands of pounds each year.

Our Passion For Driver Training

With the number of road users and incidents rising in tandem, they recognised the need for high-quality driver training. This saw the creation of our sister company Pass Drive Ltd in 2009. Pass Drive was established by David to help promote safe and responsible driving practices and limit the number of incidents on UK roads. Over the years, Pass Drive has helped thousands of learner drivers achieve their full UK driving licences, promoting a culture of safe and responsible driving. 

Following the creation and success of Pass Drive, David and Jim identified that there was a unique risk to individuals driving for work purposes. Statistics show that 1 in 3 road traffic incidents in the UK involves individuals driving for work. This is at an average cost of £6000 per year for businesses, before considering the potential loss of custom through vehicles and drivers being off the road. Having identified the high risk to those driving for work, David and Jim created Advanced Driving Academy to help deliver cost-effective driver training solutions to business across the UK. 

This has seen us grow from strength to strength since our inception. We’ve helped our clients create a culture of safety within their work environment by providing their employees with high-quality driver training. We understand that the needs of our clients and businesses vary, hence why we deliver a bespoke and tailored service. All of the training we deliver focuses on developing your employees driving skills and ability to encourage safer driving techniques and better use of vehicle controls. Through our training, we have helped clients limit the risk of incidents occurring, and helped to save them thousands of pounds through safer, more skilled drivers. 

Meet Our Team

David Watt - Managing Director

David Watt – Managing Director

David Watt – Managing Director David Watt (DVSA ADI, DIP DI, ARFT,  IOSH, PTLLS) Managing Director Linkedin David is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Advanced Driving Academy. He has over 40 years experience in driver training, both in the UK and internationally, helping a wide range of businesses manage their road safety. David’s passion for driver […]

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Greig Anderson - Business Development

Greig Anderson – Technical Marketing Director

Greig Anderson – Technical Marketing Director Greig Anderson (BA(Hons), MSc) Technical Marketing Director Linkedin Greig Anderson is the Technical Marketing Director of Advanced Driving Academy. Before joining Advanced Driving Academy, Greig worked across a variety of businesses. Within these roles, he helped to develop and deliver a variety of marketing strategies. Greig has many years […]

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Jim Thompson - ADA

Jim Thompson – Training and Development Manager

Jim Thompson – Training and Development Manager Jim Thompson (ADIADI, FLEET, previously ORDIT, PTLLS, DipDe, MIDAS) Training and Development Manager Linkedin Jim is the Co-Founder and Training and Development Manager of Advanced Driving Academy. He has been involved in driver and train the trainer training for over 20 years.  Before becoming involved in driver training, […]

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Our Team Of Professional Driver Trainers

We only work with the best driver trainers to deliver our bespoke courses. Every trainer who works with us holds two professional qualifications from the DVSA, as an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) and Approved Fleet Registered Trainer (AFRT). All of our trainers also hold a recognised advanced driving qualification from ROSPA or IAM. In addition to DVSA qualifications, all our classroom trainers possess a formal teaching qualification. This helps to ensure our high standards and delivery of quality driver training solutions through our team of professional driver trainers.

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If you would like to find out more about our corporate and fleet driver training courses, we would love to hear from you. Please take the time to get in touch with our team, to find out how we can help your business today. 

How Can We Help You?

Corporate Driver Training FAQs

Our driver training courses are available across the UK and internationally. The training typically takes place in and around the premises of our clients. 

Our training is bespoke, and the price of our courses are dependent on a number of factors. However, our clients typically save the cost of the course within a matter of weeks. Please contact us today for a quotation. 

Our skilled trainers have lots of experience in delivering driver training across a range of different vehicles. Whether you operate cars, vans, buses or lorries, we’re happy to help. 

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Our savings calculator shows your estimated potential fuel savings with our Fuel-Efficient Driver Training Courses. This is only a guide, and there is potential for you to save even more money through lower insurance costs and less vehicle wear. 

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Interested in our driver training courses? We would love to hear from you. Please take the time to get in touch today, and find out how we can help your business. 

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