Terry Medland (Pictured Right) - ORDIT course - 2015
Im just back from an extremely intense and mind challenging ORDIT training course, carried out by Peter
Brabin and colleagues. I've been on many courses with smaller schools and larger national schools over
the years, and had expected much the same when visiting Ripon for the training. Thankfully, the training
provided was far superior to that of my previous experiences elsewhere. After just the 3 days, I can honestly
say that I learnt more useable skills and have developed myself as an ADI far more than I have done previously
in multiple 2/3/5 day sessions across my twelve years as an ADI. Im keen to return for more!
It was great having an enthusiastic, non-egotistical, passionate 'real' person conducting the training to
yourself, 'treated as a person' with individual strengths and weaknesses. The training was far superior to
just having someone drafted in to cover and preach something from a script, of which they have no passion or
interest in, which is just a one style fits all solution.
The car is generating the work brilliantly! Everyone loves the Audi! After having back problems for years,
I can at least sit in the vehicle for extended periods of time, without discomfort, which is something I
couldn’t say about some of the previously used tuition motors.
When changing driving schools you frequently hear the saying of 'the grass isnt always greener' alot. Having
experiencing other failing driving schools in the past and having a very long list of high expectations of what
I want and need, Bill Plant as a company are ticking the boxes fast and exceeding my expectations in many ways.
Despite Bill Plant growing rapidly, which can cause many companies to fail as pound signs make them lose sight
of whats important, the whole family atmosphere, friendliness, helpfulness makes having a franchise a pleasure.
Im no longer just a numbered franchisee, im just me as me, one of them, enjoying the job that I do, with many
years of happiness ahead.
Paul Wrigglesworth (Pictured Right)- Eco Driving course - 2015
Really surprising course.. the MPG figures were an eye opener. Stuart, the course leader, was engaging and the content enjoyable
Dave Stansbie - Review - 2015
A big thank you to all the staff at Bill Plant for the support during my Fleet course, especially Peter Brabin who really put himself out to sort my advanced driving. The days at HQ were relaxed and flew by. All I’m waiting for now is the badge to come from the DSA.
Steve Holdsworth - Review - 2015
Steve makes the ORDIT course very tough. the reason for this is to ensure that the trainers trainer know exactly the standard required by the DVSA. There bye ensuring that we have the tools to give our PDI’s the best chance on their Part 3. Its also an eye opener into how we (ADIs) can improve our overall tuition techniques.
Ian Gordon - Review - 2015
Having just attended and successfully completed the Fleet Trainers Diploma course in Ripon, I would recommend it to anyone. I can assure you that it is definitely worth the time spent doing it. Having already previously attended the ORDIT course I found Peter (training manager) conducted this course with his usual good humour and informative style, he even plays a convincing lady in role!!
The whole team were as always, very welcoming and I really do feel part of a family. I just wish I had joined the company years ago.
Once again to the whole team in Ripon thank you!
Chris Brook - Review - 2015
6 months ago I was working 50 hours a week in a job with very limited opportunities of progression, being a driven and ambitious person with a rapidly changing mind into the way I want to work in the future I did my research on becoming a driving instructor. Seeing Bill Plant as a strong candidate to invest in what could be my future career, I called up Nicky Carabine who couldn't have been more helpful. I signed up for the ADI course and met my tutor Stuart Taylor the week after, throughout the process I have been blown away by the wealth of knowledge Stuart had and 5 months on following his guidance and innovative training ,I have passed as a fully qualified ADI. Today I am now reaping the benefits of being my own manager, driving a phenomenal car that I can use personally and have the opportunities to progress in the company. This has been a life changing experience for me and I couldn't be more grateful to the team and how willing everyone is to making my experience with Bill Plant the best in the industry.
Andreas Gergiou - Review - 2015
Ive been with Bill Plant since 2011 and never had a lack of pupils. There is always support there for us. I have done all the CPD course, what a great experience! I’m now working with PDI’s. Fleet is an even better experience.
The Audis are great, the best cars out there to drive and teach in, a big thanks to Bill Plant and all the staff.
Ronnie Lamont - Review - 2015
I am now in my fourth year with Bill Plant SOM and I really can't envisage me leaving them in the near or distant future as it's such a great franchise to work for. If you need anything or have any queries you just need to contact somebody in head office and they are more than willing to help. I have been fortunate enough to have completed my advanced driving, fleet and ordit courses and love the variety it brings to my schedule. I have been teaching in the Q3 which I love but at the moment am using the A3 Sport which is also a great car and that's another thing with our company Bill gives us (in my view) the best teaching car on the road be it an A3 or a Q3. I look forward to many mor enjoyable years as a Bill Plant instructor.
Steve Masters - Review - 2015
My first day with Bill Plant was impressive and enjoyable. Throughout the day it was noticeable that this company was ambitious, worked hard to promote and maintain its reputation and sees it’s employees and driving instructors as their most valuable asset. I came away thinking this was the right move for me..
Aydin Dervish - Audi Etron Review - 2015
Living in London I often do lessons in built up residential areas. Quite a lot of the time you don’t often go over 20mph so not only will the Etron benefit me financially on saving fuel but it’s also great for the environment.
Ken Smith - Review about his ORDIT Training - 2015
I have just passed an Ordit course with trainer Peter Brabin. An excellent course, thought provoking but fun which I enjoyed from the ’getgo’.
Peter presented the information in a way that provoked thought and careful consideration by me for the way in which I deliver my training.
During the role-play part of the course, whether I was ’Chris’, 'Joe’, or ‘Ken’ caused me confusion at times, but Peter was able very quickly to identify my problem.
Thanks Peter for your help and guidance
Ian Fox review 2014
I have been a driving instructor for about 6 years. My first 2 years were with a Leeds based driving school. Pupil levels were always poor, the cars were old and poorly maintained and the instructor support in the event of an accident / breakdown was none existent.
Since joining Bill Plant my business has grown really well. If I need more pupils I make one phone call to a dedicated number and they get as many pupils as I need, there is instructor support, a dedicated car team and a training department to help me develop as an instructor.
One of my students had a crash on her driving test after one phone call I had a replacement dual control car within one hour so I only lost one lesson. The damaged car was collected and returned after the repair, delivered to my house. The Audis are great cars to drive and the pupils love them, they are changed every year so the image I give to my students is always professional.
Dealing with the Leeds Audi dealership for service and repairs is an absolute pleasure, whenever I’m at head office the staff are always very friendly, very happy and eager to help if required. Joining Bill Plant was the best decision I ever made.
Adrian Turner - Bill Plant Instructor I joined Bill Plant in July 2013. I had been out of the industry for a few years and needed to fill my diary. I was impressed that this was done within a few weeks.
Since then I have trained for fleet and Ordit with Bill Plant. I now spend more time with my diary full than it is open. I have found that by working with the office and treating this as a joint business I enjoy my work more than I have done for many years. The car is pretty good too :)
Ronnie Lamant 2014 - Bill Plant Instructor Bill Plant Driving School is a great company to work for, with helpful and accommodating staff in the call centre and is run in a very family orientated way where the owner ( Bill Plant) listens to what his drivers say and in most cases takes it on board. We ALL have the opportunity to progress our careers if we want to go on the courses that are available to us. We are also given (what I think) is the best car on the market for teaching in, in my case the Audi Q3 (which ALL my pupils love). I am now in my 3rd year with the Company and only wish I had joined earlier.
Ian Williams - Bill Plant Instructor The car is very nice to drive, support from head office is good. would like to see 1 or 2 more instructors in swindon area as my work load is ridiculous.
Kevin James - Bill Plant instructor I have been with Bill Plant for three months now and have found them the most professional driving school I have worked for. The car is excellent for teaching. All my pupils love it!
Bill Plant Instructor - Alan Westerman Have been with Bill Plant for 5 years now since I first became an ADI looks like I started with the best driving school. I have no intentions of going anywhere else. Fantastic cars and great backup by all the team.
Dominic Nickless - Bill Plant Instructor Very happy with the vehicle. It looks and drives wonderfully. Staff are very helpful and informative. I'm happy working for Bill Plant, they always give lots of loads and are obliging when you need to boost your pupil numbers.
Paul Hobman - Bill Plant Instructor My first 18 months with Bill Plant have been a pleasure, Plenty of pupils, plenty of tlc when help is needed from the Bill Plant staff. The car has been good and support and servicing are easy to access. My previous experiences of driving school have not been so good. I have been more than pleased and now they are giving me an Audi a3 to use - Bliss.
Jackie Bailey - Bill Plant Instructor The Audi A3 is a really nice car to drive and attracts a lot of attention to the public. I have had a lot of people approaching me for lessons. Bill Plant Driving school know me by name and not a number like my previous driving school. They are very helpful and approachable and the franchise fee is very good value for money. To anyone wanting to become an instructor I would recommend Bill Plant. I only wish I had found out about them earlier.
Mo Hammad - Bill Plant Instructor First of all I would like to say thankyou to Mr Plant for making all of this possible and to all the staff around him for their support. This is a very stress free franchise, there is nothing to worry about because everything is sorted quickly. A special thanks to Tom and Alison for all of their work!!
Ian Milner - Bill Plant Instructor The car is the best car I've had out of the 7 years I have worked for the company. So easy to teach in. As for the company - very helpful, friendly staff are always there to help when you need them.
Paul Baxter - Bill Plant Instructor Been with BP now for 4 years. Good company, great cars to drive. Audi is best car I've taught in. If I ask for pupil I get pupils and what they say they will happen, does. All in all Happy, keep the cars, keep the pupil coming and we will all be happy!
Jamie Stewart - Bill Plant Instructor. After picking up the new A3, I am already loving it. The features are great, the ride is smoother and its a little more responsive than the previous model. I do think the pupils are going to love this just as much as I do. I have been with Bill Plant for 4 years and to date have had no issues. I have enjoyed the courses.
Zafar Iqbal - Bill Plant Instructor Since changing my car to the Audi A3 Ive found it to be a reliable car to be teaching in. All of the learners really enjoyed driving it too! Also as an instructor, the franchise of Bill Plant has gotten me recognised. I would just like to say one of the best driving Schools to be working for and I want to stay working with Bill Plant.
Steve Devaney - Bill Plant Instructor Fantastic company, very proactive. Always put themselves out to make our lives as instructors as easy as possible. Hope to be with them for many years to come!
Andrew Chambers - Bill Plant Instructor Since joining up with Bill Plant in 2012, I have experienced a high quality of standards in the work that they do. The staff who are on the call centre are brilliant. The support that they offer is truly great. I always seem to have pupil when needed. The new Audi A3 is amazing, the 2013 model is a different class, this is the way forward. I so much feel that Bill Plant is at the top of there game at the moment and they just seem to be getting better!
Dave Large - Bill Plant Instructor Ive Been with Bill Plant for one year and ive been with other companies. Bill Plant is by far the best company I have worked with. No problems - if you need pupils, they will supply. No problems with the car - They will fix quickly is needs be. Join us!!
Geoff Allitt - Bill Plant Instructor I am exceptionally happy with vehicles and service provided. The Audi brand is great for attracting new pupils and is probably the best thing the BP group could have done. Pupil numbers are increasing and many thank to Tom on instructor support and his team for the provisional of pupils when required. I look forward to many more years with the Bill Plant group.
Lee Desmond - Bill Plant Instructor Been with Bill Plant for four years and have enjoyed every minute. The cars have been great and the addition of the Audi's has put us on a new level. Had the Audi for 12 months and it is a joy to drive and the pupils love it! Audi B'ham have been excellent with their service an ability to get the car serviced / repaired in quick time. After 15 years of instructing I am enjoying myself more at the moment than any of my previous years. Thanks and keep up the good work!
Steven Entwistle - Bill Plant Instructor When arrived the car was ready for pickup, nice friendly staff to talk to and they give you the relevant information towards new car. Enjoying working with the audi car, it gets noticed by more potential pupils and the colours make the car stand out which is a bonus. Enjoy working for Bill Plant and having a great car is a bonus to a good, well organised company.
Graham May - Bill Plant Instructor Hi, I am Graham May from Liverpool and I have been a Bill Plant instructor for over three years now. I took delivery of the new Audi A3 on Thursday and all the pupils who have drove it, find it to be a very easy car to drive. And I love all the gadgets like sat nav and the bluetooth phone etc.
Lee Morby - Bill Plant Instructor Good to feel part of a 'family' Excellent back up when req.
Michael Mullings - Bill Plant Instructor I found the vehicle to be excellent to drive with good visibility. This is great for the student and I have found they enjoy and get to grips with how the car handles quickly. As for the company I have found the experience of being a driving instructor very enjoyable. The support I receive is great and I feel well looked after.
Eldon Playfair - Bill Plant Instructor I've been very happy with the service given to me since joining Bill Plant. The staff are always very helpful, there's always a steady flow of pupils and the car is excellent.
Kuldip Singh - Bill Plant Instructor Very pleased with the car and the main thing, as any instructor will know is pupil supply. If I am ever short of pupils I just need to give the team a call!
Janette McCauley - Bill Plant Instructor Working with Bill Plant over the last five and a half years has been a pleasure. Generally speaking whenever I have a problem it is sorted our straight away. I have attended various courses with BP, the last being a first aid course which I found very helpful, last month. I'm very excited about collecting my new car and happy I had a choice of colour.
Kevin Wrightson - Bill Plant Instructor Happy with my 1st year working for Bill Plant, looking forward to the new car and the coming year.
Steve Todd - Bill Plant Instructor Have not had any problems. A very good company or work with. Good cars and a very good support network.
Richard Branston - Bill Plant Instructor Ive really enjoyed having the old Audi and I am looking forward to the new car. I think the office staff are really helpful when I call for pupils. I have worked here since 2012 and things have picked up for me. Worked dried up after being an independent for 12 years and was recommended by an instructor and things are gone well for the past 10 months here, not regretted the change.
Jeff Boulton - Bill Plant Instructor Car was great, no problems, good feedback from pupils! Enjoy my job very much.
Graham Booth - Bill Plant Instructor Since stating with Bill Plant in January I have found both the professionalism and friendly nature of the staff and individuals working for Bill to have been of the highest standard and hope to develop my relationship with the company.
Peter Holgate - Bill Plant Instructor. Very good driving school to work for, not had any problems, best move I made.
Wayne Oxley - Bill Plant Instructor Bill Plant is a really good company to work for, customer services is very good! The Audi A3 is a really nice car, pupils love it.
Christian Deac - Bill Plant Instructor I have been pleasantly surprised by the way my requests for new pupils have been dealt with by the instructor support team. An overall 9/10 for Bill Plant!
Paul Humphreys - Bill Plant Instructor Really excited about the new car, should help encourage pupils. Been with Bill Plant for 5 years and really happy!
Danny Gardiner - Bill Plant Instructor well I would like to give you all at bill plant a big thank you .ive had all the big spill from the last 2 schools I worked for and they just let me down..all I can say is you and all at bill plant have done all and more that you said you would do for me...I know its only been a few weeks but I would like to say thank you and long may it last... Thanks mate danny
Paul Walker - Bill Plant Instructor Bill Plant has been excellent in regards of service and communication. I have been instructing for 7 years now and Bill Plant have by far been the best instructor company I've worked with. Pupils are forwarded on a regular basis and the staff are second to none. The new Audi cars are just stunning to drive and teach in. All in all 10/10 for Bill Plant!
Louise Odonoghue - Bill Plant Instructor I really found the car to be very well received with customers and all my family and friends like it too. As an instructor working all day in the car I find it very comfortable, economical and a pleasure to drive. I look forward to going to work each day.
Michael Alpha - Bill Plant Instructor Happy for my new car and I hope my students will be very happy!
Darren Wilkinson - Bill Plant Instructor Great to be with Bill Plant Driving School at this present time and to be driving the best driving school car in the business. Staff are great and have enjoyed my time having been here five years
Andy Cockman - Bill Plant Instructor Looking forward to the new car, the audi is such a nice car to drive and teach in. Positive feedback from pupils is 100%, they like the car and the quality of the drive. The car definitely stands out around the area and gets a lot of positive comments from other instructors saying it's a nice car. Excellent experience with Bill Plant.
Stuart Godfrey - Bill Plant Instructor The pupils I have like to drive my A3, this a very good company to work for.
Paul Hartley - Bill Plant Instructor. Took delivery of my new car last Thursday. I think the new A3 is great. I particularly like the built in Sat Nav and more importantly the Bluetooth phone connection, easy to use and clear communications. Every pupil who has driven it so far thinks the electronic handbrake is marvellous. It certainly makes it easier for them to move off, not having to worry about releasing the handbrake.
Monique Brown - ORDIT course - 2015
I found the ORDIT course very useful, informative and most of all fun! I learnt much more than I expected and will be able to apply this new information to my pupils and P.D.I.s. The tutor was very helpful with constructive feedback, which helped me perform to the pass standard I achieved. I even learnt more about using the Audi A3 than I previously knew, which will come in very handy with my learner pupils.
Marie Taylor- Fleet course - 2015
Thankyou very much for allowing me the opportunity to become a fleet driving assessor. I really enjoyed the course and how it opens up a new insight into coaching as well as instructing. Thankyou to all who were part of my journey. Its very much appreciated.
Joseph Mcfall (Pictured left)- Eco Driving course - 2015
Very enjoyable day.
Joanne Robbins, Bill Plant Instructor - 2015 Having come from BSM, I was always a bit dubious as to whether I’d made the right choice, but having been with Bill Plant now for 1 year, I am extremely satisfied with the company.
The staff are always pleasant and helpful either on the phone or if you go up to the office at Ripon. Having just picked up my new Audi, I love it and so do my pupils. I love it when you go on courses as well, because they are truly there to give you as much help and guidance as they can. I am halfway into my fleet badge.
Joanna Pemberton, Bill Plant Instructor - 2015I did my training with Bill Plant and found it to be very professional. I can’t thank my Trainer Mark enough for all of his hardwork! I love my job, not many people can say that. Its helped massively by the car - the Audi A3 - when spending 10 - 12 hours a day in it, its a massive plus. the support team behind closed doors are fab!
Sakky Gosal, Bill Plant Instructor - 2015Training with David was amazing, he was a very professional instructor. I started training with Part 2 in January and I passed first time in March. I then passed part 3 in July, first time. I managed to pass with 55hrs of training.
Looking forward to teaching pupils having picked up my Audi A3.
Simon Porch, Bill Plant Instructor - 2015 Bill Plant have been really helpful to me during my three years here, not only have I developed as an instructor but I am now a qualified fleet trainer. I will be doing the ORDIT training soon - All with Bill Plant. Bill Plant have helped me with pupils when I’ve needed them and have a wide range of training courses available.
I am very impressed with how Bill Plant have developed as a company and the quality of training with Bill Plant has been very impressive, I can’t speak highly enough of the company and keep up the good work!
Tony Schito - Review - 2015
As ever, the greeting, service and friendliness were second to none. Even though the long journey is a bind, their welcome and all that goes with it is wonderful.
I’m very happy with Bill Plant and I’m still telling other instructors when im at the test centres why we’re the best!!
Carmel Tonna - Review - 2015
I am now into my 6th year of being a driving instructors, the last three years with Bill Plant. I was initially attracted to Bill Plant by the lower cost franchise agreement and the virtual independence. At the time of writing these comments I am attending a course for my fleet management training. Bill Plant will support and further develop your skills upon request of courses of your choice.
John Tattersall - Review - 2015
I would like to say a big thankyou to all the staff at Bill Plant. They have made me feel a welcome member of the team. The induction day was well presented and very informative.
Having started the process of becoming an ADI in January this year I was coached professionally by my ORDIT trainer Instructor and managed to pass my part 3 in May.
It is with great pride that I am now providing driving instruction in the Bill Plant signature car – the Audi A3 – A nice car to drive. The pupils clearly love to be in it.
After 2 days I have already been called Bill on a number of occasions – I may have to change it by Deed Poll!
Thankyou to all the staff!!
Nicky Fulton - e-tron - 2015
The Audi a3 etron is a stunning looking car, with it's L.E.D lights, 18" alloys and bullish body kit. Inside the refined ergonomics and standards impress throughout which as an instructor makes spending 10-12 hours a day in the car much more enjoyable.
The handling of the etron is flawless, with its seemless gear changes and excellent handling abilities, makes this car very easy to control which is beneficial when it comes to teaching my students.
The hybrid system works really well and most of the time you can't even notice when it's changing between the two. Also with 4 different drive settings to choose from, when used correctly can deliver some staggering MPG results.
Overall, from an instructor of nearly 20 years I've found the Audi A3 Etron to be an excellent tuition vehicle and find myself looking forward to getting into it in the mornings.
Ahmed Siddiqui - e-tron - 2015
'Im glad to be with Bill Plant, the staff are very good, especially Tom on Instructor Support. If I ever have any issues he always tries his best to deal with it. I’m really looking forward to the e-tron and my students can’t wait!'
Mark Stephenson - Bill Plant Instructor I am very happy with the service I received from the team at Bill Plant. There is always a friendly voice at the end of the phone when needed and I’m grateful for the ongoing support. My instructor was extremely professional
Neil Hobson, Bill Plant Instructor - 2015 Everything is great, no problems at all. Car servicing is great. The car is very comfortable, all the pupils love it!
Anthony Wedgwood - Bill Plant Instructor
Hi, my name is Anthony. I am a DVSA Approved Driving Instructor (Grade 6) for and on behalf of Bill Plant Driving School, providing manual driving lessons in and around the West Midlands & the Black Country.
I have provided my tuition services via Bill Plant Driving School for the past two years and have been fully qualified to provide tuition services for the past eleven. I love my profession passionately and I will spill the beans, I love my partnership with Bill and the School he has built over the last 10 years.
In a word, Bill Plant Driving School really is a 'Premier' Driving School in my Professional opinion.
Management and all staff in all departments at Head Office (Ripon) are very professional, courteous and very focused on assisting the Instructors in providing a top class service to our pupils.
Good business acumen and a sound decision was made when the management at Bill Plant Driving School Introduced Audi into the Success of the School. Audi (A3 & Q3) are synonymous with quality and deserve to be referred to as Prestige.
'Prestige' tuition vehicles for a 'Premier' Driving School makes for a perfect match.
Pupil levels are very high due to the excellent results our pupils achieve from the excellent tuition services of my colleagues and myself.
Our Facebook page speaks for itself. Please peruse the page.
I have noticed much publicity surrounding the School. All of the positive comments are a true reflection of the services offered by the School.
If you are an ADI looking for a Franchise that will:
• Boost your profile
• Minimise downtime
• Maximise Pupil opportunities
• Provide a 'Prestige' fully maintained tuition vehicle
• Provide back office support
• CPD support
Bill Plant Driving School really is a school worth considering.
You won't be disappointed.
Chris Syder - Bill Plant InstructorAll postitive to report, Vehicle is good, pupil supply is good, stationary is good.
Andrew Lee - Bill Plant Instructor Over the last few months being with Bill Plant i've had no problems getting in touch with anyone and everyone has been very helpful. The Audi A3 is a very nice car to teach in, Thankyou!
Anthony Fitzgerald - Bill Plant Instructor The Audi A3 is great to drive and teach in and looking forward to the new Audi. Working with Bill Plant driving school has been a good experience, staff are friendly and helpful and no shortage of pupils.
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Mike Bago - Bill Plant Instructor Great to get the Audi, hoping it generates more pupils. The staff have been very helpful and are good to work with.
Martin Shepherd - Bill Plant Instructor I joined Bill Plant in April 2013 and I have found the school and the office staff very helpful and supportive in my time at the school. My 15 students came through within a month and a steady flow of work has followed. The advertising stationary is very effective and generating new students and enquiries, even when I'm sat at traffic signals I have noticed people taking the details from the car. Everything considered I would say the school is a market leader.
Brian Edwards - Bill Plant Instructor The A3 is an amazing car and now it's upgrading I cant ask for anything better, more fuel economy and a sat nav - wow! Staff on the phone are excellent I cant fault them!
David Hone - Bill Plant Instructor I have been really excited and looking forward to picking up my new Audi A3. Now I am here picking it up, it looks far better than I imaged. I can see lots of new gadgets within the car and I know this will really enhance my business. Thank you to Bill Plant and all the back up staff for their support.
Paul Crouch - Bill Plant Instructor I have been looking forward to getting a new car for a while now after driving one while my old car was being serviced. I have been with Bill Plant for around 2 years after moving from the AA and I have found them a much better company with better instructor support.
Christian Savin - Bill Plant Instructor Great company, nice colleagues, I hope to continue with this company!
Keith Swettenham - Bill Plant Instructor I'm very please to be upgrading to a prestige driving school car! Beautiful.
Glenn Parkin - Bill Plant Instructor I've been with Bill Plant for over a year and really like using the Audi A3. The students find it easy to drive and enjoy using it compared to the standard Fiesta or Corsa.
Stuart Taylor - Bill Plant Instructor From the first phone call on enquiring about the franchise, to instructor support and the advanced training course I have found all of the staff to be dedicated and friendly, and the service to be excellent.
John Healey - Bill Plant Instructor Great Staff - Great Cars, Well run company.
Mason Williamson - Bill Plant Instructor Since joining Bill Plant I have been pleased with the service. Every week new pupils are sent to me so my diary is always full.
Jenni Young - Bill Plant Instructor I am truly enjoying my new career and am very happy I chose to become part of the Bill Plant Group. I hope to continue for many years and become a valuable asset within that group.
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Russel Noonan - Bill Plant Instructor Been with the company for 18 months. The management are helpful but not intrusive and are fully supportive in all my experience. I have no regrets moving from a larger firm and look forward to many years of safe driving in my new Audi A3.
Clyde Robertson - Bill Plant Instructor Bill Plant has been great, I am never short of hours and problems are generally quickly remedied. Great cars too, looking forward to lessons in the new A3!
Shaun Phills - Bill Plant Instructor I joined Bill Plant in January 2013 and have since had to ask them to stop sending me pupils as I have too much work. I have had to do this on three occasions - something I was never able to do at my old school. The helpline is always answered and the operator is always friendly and helpful.
Paul Hartley - Bill Plant Instructor I previously held a franchise with a national company before deciding to join the Bill Plant franchise. My regret is that l did not do it earlier. Whilst l have only been with Bill Plant since April 2013, l have had a steady flow of new pupils and my business is now beginning to grow. I have found the back up from the team in Ripon to be excellent and they are always willing to help, when telephoned or emailed. The provision of free stationary and publicity materials is a big bonus. I recently took delivery of the new Audi A3. Whilst the previous A3 was a very good car the new model is excellent. The inbuilt navigation and bluetooth system makes life on the road so much more relaxing. My pupils love the new A3 and in particular the electronic parking brake which they find much easier to use than the traditional system and it all comes at no extra cost to the franchisee. I look forward to a long association with Bill Plant who I consider to be the top driving school.
Peter Ingham - Bill Plant Instructor I had held a franchise with a national driving school for 16 years and felt I was no longer getting a good deal. Looking at a number of options Bill Plant seemed to offer the best value. I have now been with Bill Plant for 3 years and have been very happy with my decision. The supply of pupils has been good and the support of the office staff is excellent. I have recently taken delivery of my new Audi which is a big improvement. The sat nav and Bluetooth are very welcome additions and the pupils love driving the car.
Kevan Chatterley - Bill Plant Instructor The art of teaching safe defensive driving to today's drivers of all ages and installing the driving and mental skills needed for the future with ever evolving laws and conditions on our roads today is not for everyone. However for those of us that have that necessary Temperament, Skills and Patients to do this job on a professional level it is a very rewarding way to earn a living. I have been an A.D.I (Approved Driving Instructor) for 13 years and have seen quite a few changes in particular the amount of new Driving Schools and instructors on the road today. When I first qualified I was with Let's Drive who were then taken over by another well known brand name and all was well till the last part of 2012 when work seemed to dry up a little. Bill Plant had been sending me information about his driving school on a regular basis for about two years so time for a change was finally brought about. The Interview/Induction to the Bill Plant Driving School was very informative straight forward and a bit of fun as well, and it's for newly qualified ADI's as well as us existing instructors looking for a new challenge, This takes place at company HQ in Ripon. It covers all aspects of the job from finance control through tax returns, health and safety to your role as the public face of the Bill Plant Driving School plus at the end of it you get to drive home in a shiny new car. The cars we use are the new AUDI A3 1600 TDI with all singing all dancing technology. Since swapping to the new Audi A3 all of my pupils love the Electronic Hand Brake (No roll back) Stop/Start technology (instant start when stalled) the ease with which it drives as well as its good looks and the fact they are driving an AUDI A3, Fuel economy not bad for a big engined car as well, So, Great all round car for teaching purposes. The Bill Plant company it self only uses fully Qualified Instructors and is expanding all the time but with seemingly a sensible rate, so not too many instructors covering the same area, the franchise is reasonable considering what the car is and the back up and support is excellent, We get regular texts from the support team to ask about our pupil supply levels and stationary etc. The guaranteed 15 new pupils materialised within three to four days of signing with a steady supply thereafter, which is good, considering today's struggling financial climate in some sectors. There are opportunities to develop further within the boundaries of instruction and the business in general is making steady progress. So in summery I am pleased that I decided to make the change to Bill Plant and so far there are no problems or unexpected surprises arising from that change. The good reputation of the company is looking to be maintained all the time so we follow the simple rules and we all achieve our goal. (to make money).
Mark Membry - Bill Plant Instructor I joined Bill plant in March, although I was independent I felt alone out there on my own, as I have had real bad experiences before from other franchised driving schools, I was a bit unsure but decided i had nothing to lose. I can honestly say that having met the whole team I settled very quickly and I can say "hand on heart" its the best move I have ever made pupil numbers have really increased and I am really busy now and nothing is too much trouble for the office staff either a good company and I know I will continue with Bill Plant. PS THE AUDI A3 is a real great training car and the pupils love it !!!
Peter Smith - Bill Plant Instructor The Audi A3 is a superb car to drive, the pupils love it!
Mark Young - Bill Plant Instructor Since joining Bill Plant the staff at the office have been very helpful and encouraging. I would recommend any instructor to join the Bill Plant group. The Audi cars are much better than the hyundai cars and good encouragement for the pupils to learn in.
Carl Lewis - Bill Plant Instructor I have been an instructor with Bill Plant for three years and I have been very satisfied and happy with them. they guve me all the lessons I ask for and all the staff I've spoken to are all helpful. In the past I have worked for other driving schools but Ive found Bill Plant a lot more professional.
Ronnie Lamont - Bill Plant Instructor Just a short note to say how much I am enjoying my time with Bill Plant - National Driving School. The School is run - I feel- on a very friendly family way and Bill Plant himself is very approachable and easy to talk to as are all the staff (too many to mention). I look forward to a long and happy relationship with what I think is the Premium Driving School in Britain and I wish I had joined earlier. Ronnie Lamont
Richard Marbow - Bill Plant Instructor I have been with Bill Plant for around 4 years. In that time they have been very professional. There has never been a problem with pupil referrals and when times have been tough they have always been there to help. The quality of the Audi is beyond question. The pupil love driving them and I have been stopped several times in car-parks by people just because of the car. The staff I have spoken with at the office have always been friendly and I would recommend them to anybody looking to franchise.
Mark Bruce – Bill Plant instructor Having been an ADI for nearly 17 years, I have now held franchises with all of the big 4 national driving schools – my only regret is not joining Bill Plant Driving School earlier than I did. They are in my opinion, easily the best, I feel that they are the ones who have given me the best change to improve both my personal teaching skills and my business opportunities. If you try and help yourself – Bill Plant will be there beside you, every step of the way giving you their best assistant and encouragement for you to succeed. The staff and management are always keen, friendly and helpful – always going that extra mile to assist you, no matter how difficult that task may be. It is tremendously encouraging to work for such a progressive and forward thinking Driving School, who are always striving to improve the quality of their instructors knowledge and skills, thereby improving the quality of the service they provide to their clients – both pupils and instructors.