Ripon-based driving school Bill Plant appoints York’s Garbutt & Elliott

Ripon-based driving school Bill Plant appoints York’s Garbutt & Elliott

Bill Plant School of Motoring, one of the UK’s largest driving school franchises, has appointed Yorkshire accountants and business advisers, Garbutt & Elliott, to help support its drive for growth.

Bill Plant School of Motoring, based in Ripon, operates a driving school franchise and has more than 700 driving instruction franchisees across the UK.

Jeremy Oliver, partner with Garbutt & Elliott, which has offices in York and Leeds, commented: “This is a prestigious and exciting appointment for us. Bill Plant School of Motoring has undergone significant expansion across the UK during the past five years and has ambitious plans for future growth.

“The company now needs strong financial management and professional advice to facilitate its growth plans, particularly around the area of corporate finance, to enable it to access the funds it needs to continue to expand.

“We were delighted to be appointed to act as their accountants and business advisors. We will be providing a full range of services including preparation of management accounts, information reports and year-end accounts as well as forward projections, taxation services and corporate finance advice.”

Bill Plant, managing director and Founder of Bill Plant School of Motoring, commented: “We recognised that we needed professional support and advice in order to achieve our growth plans. We wanted to work with a team that had experience of helping organisations to grow and expand.

“It was also important that they could demonstrate a high degree of professional integrity and a real commitment to customer service. That’s exactly what we found in Garbutt & Elliott.

“We’re delighted to be working with such a highly-regarded accountancy firm as Garbutt & Elliott and with their help are looking forward realising further success in the future.”

“We are continuing our drive for growth across the UK by offering new franchisees the chance the drive away a new Audi A3 as well as waiving an initial franchise fee.”

Original article from www.bdaily.co.uk

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Bill Plant Driving School Reviews

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Ian Williams – Bill Plant Pupil

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.

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Andy Oraw – Pupil

I passed my test the second time with ronnie lammont after about 4 months of lessons. I had previously took lessons with another instructor a couple of years ago for about a year and wasn’t getting anywhere so i quit but after contacting ronnie and starting back my lessons i learned alot more in the 4 months with ronnie than i did with the previous instructor. Ronnie is a superb instructor and all round great guy. I will definately be recommending him to my friends !!!


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!

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Leigh Gallacher – Pupil

I have just passed my driving test FIRST TIME after 2 months of lessons with Ronnie Lamont :)
I had taken driving lessons with different instructors previously and had never even come close to taking my test in this time so was delighted when i came across Ronnie – A great support whilst learning, very structured in his teaching with all his little diagrams (a great way of explaining things) ;) whilst at the same time making the whole experience fun and enjoyable. He truly made me feel comfortable and confident in my driving in no time at all. And an added bonus to the whole experience was definitely his Audi Q3 i got to learn in, an absolute dream to learn in!!
I would highly recommend Ronnie to anyone looking to learn to drive!!

Thanks again Ronnie :)


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.


Lauren Parker – Pupil

Mark Membry is such an outstanding driving tutor and I would recommend him to anyone wishing to learn in the West Sussex region! He is a firm but fair instructor offering nothing but the best tuition that he could possibly give to any learner. At first I was not very confident about learning to drive but Mark has given me all the confidence I need in order to pass my test with flying colours, he is also very patient with all of his pupils and gives constant reassurance to every individual so that they stay focused and learn about the danger and hazards of today’s roads. I will promote Bill Plant and the company’s best instructor to everyone I know! Thank you so much, I’m looking forward to taking my test :)


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 hlpe 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!!

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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.


Militza Smith – Pupil

I recently passed my test after having lessons with one of your instructors. Even though I live in London, I work Monday to Friday in Manchester. My Instructor, David Adonga from Dulwhich was extremely accommodating with working around me being in London for limited periods of time, meeting me from the station on my way back from Manchester to avoid my lessons interfering with my weekend family time. David was a fantastic instructor and made me feel relaxed even on the day of my test when I was extremely nervous. Thank you Bill Plant for providing me with a first class instructor.


David Weekes – Pupil

Thanks to Paul Hartley, he is a credit to Bill Plant. I have passed on his details to some work colleagues who are thinking about taking lessons, he is very friendly, down to earth and made me feel very comfortable


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!


David Hale – Pupil

My name is David Hale I was taking lessons with Bill Plant in Ipswich. Before I started having lessons with Bill Plant I was very wary as in the past I had an instructor that was all about the money and not about the driving. But, that has been far from the case with Bill Plant’s instructor, I could tell this within half an hour of meeting him, he arrived early, smartly dressed and the biggest plus – he was smiling. I had 10 lessons with him and in that time he got me to DSA standards. On the day of the test I didn’t really know what to expect but he went through it all again with me and I passed with only 3 minors, the instructors name is Neville Crack in the Ipswich, Suffolk area.


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!!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Kevin Wrightson – Bill Plant Instructor

Happy with my 1sy year working for Bill Plant, looking forward to the new car and the coming year.

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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.

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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.

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Peter Holgate – Bill Plant Instructor.

Very good driving school to work for, not had any problems, best move I made.

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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.

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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.

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Michael Alpha – Bill Plant Instructor

Happy for my new car and I hope my students will be very happy!

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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

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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.

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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!

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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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Brian Smith – Bill Plant Instructor

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Chris Budge – Bill Plant Instructor

My names chris and I’m a Bill Plant franchisee.

About 12 months ago I stopped being an independent instructor and decided I needed a change.

Like most people I guess I started to search the Internet for schools locally that offered a franchise but could only really find schools that didn’t really have any interest in me or my potential and were just after a different car advertising their company and more money from me every week for not a lot else in return.

I then started to look into the larger, more nationwide based driving schools.

The usual companies offering the usual things but there was one that stood out.

Bill Plant.

I contacted all the nationwide schools by email, thinking this would generate a response. Ok, now it might be just me but if you wanted to advertise your companies efficiency and effectiveness you would think that at lease a response would show a level of professionalism. I only had one response. Yep just one and that was from Bill Plant. TheY said my enquiry had been passed to a specific person and that he would call before the end of the day.

15 mins later the phone rings and yep Bill Plant driving school on the phone asking how they can help me. I could not believe it… They help me….

After a very frank, direct and honest discussion I had a meeting arranged at my convenience to suit me were I could discuss any matters further.

3 days passed and still no further communication with any of the other national driving schools contacted.

The morning of the meeting with Bill Plant arrived and to my shock the gentleman was already waiting for me in a very sharp suit, immaculately kept car and a warm and sincere welcome.

Now I’m a very forward and direct person so I had a list of concerns which I wanted realistic answers to.

The poor chap got blasted with every possible issue I imagined could happen.

To my surprise everything advertised was actually how it was.

I would get a brand new Audi A3 within 4weeks of signing up… Yep got that
I would get 2 weeks of paying nothing at the start… Yep got that
I would get 15 potential student leads before starting to pay a franchise… Yep got that
I could have access to numerous CPD courses… Yep got that

So that’s what I wanted but I got so much more

From the start the paperwork was prompt, efficient and effective. The office staff could not do enough to help, and what they said would happen did and I was in a awkward position. I was expecting the worst but Bill Plant had exceeded my expectations.

I was invited to attend a welcome morning at head office, which initially made me wonder why would I need to take a whole day off and the cost of travel.

Well within 15 mins of arriving at the very impressive Bill Plant Head offices I knew it had not been a wasted journey. I was introduced to all the senior staff including the owner and his family.

Wow…

So after 12 months with Bill Plant Driving School how would I sum up the year.

Well I hope they don’t want rid of me any time soon as I can confidently say I am Bill Plant for life.

Ok let me qualify that.

I get the best car I have ever taught in and my students brag about to their friends
I get to work along side committed, enthusiastic, motivated professionals who sole role is to make my franchise easier and better for me
I get to have as much CPD courses and check test training the list goes on
I feel welcomed, valued, wanted, appreciated and above all else part of a family
I trust the people I work with to be as committed and focused as I am
I know that even the smallest issue will be addressed promptly and with diligence
I tell everyone I meet how lucky I am to be part of Bill Plant and how they are missing out

So many of my fellow instructors who I talk to have joined Bill Plant Driving School and they all say the same as I do

Thank you Bill Plant Driving school

Thank you for caring
Thank you for making the difference
Thank you for not just being like the rest
Thank you for seeing past the weekly franchise money in your account and actually caring for the people who work along side you
Thank you to those at head office who work incredibly hard to make our lives easier

Finally to those who are looking at investing your time and hard earned money with Bill Plant driving school.

I only have 2 regrets:

I should have joined them years ago
I didn’t think they could make me better… I was wrong

Thank you Bill Plant

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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.

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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.

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Christian Savin – Bill Plant Instructor

Great company, nice colleagues, I hope to continue with this company!

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Keith Swettenham – Bill Plant Instructor

I’m very please to be upgrading to a prestige driving school car! Beautiful.

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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.

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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.

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John Healey – Bill Plant Instructor

Great Staff – Great Cars, Well run company.

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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.

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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.


Mark Deighton – Bill Plant Instructor

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Rippon.
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).

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.


Stuart Godfrey – Bill Plant Instructor

The pupils I have like to drive my A3, this a very good company to work for.

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Dannielle Hawthorne – Pupil.

Just wanted to thank your company especially my driving instructor kev davies! I passed my test today! 1st time with 10 minors! :) My lessons were rushed as im pregnant and wanted to pass before the babys due and kev trained me well to make this happen! Will definetly be recommending your company! Thank you so much!! :D


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.


Tim Greensmith – Parent of Pupil Lauren.

Hi Bill Plant Team!
My Daughter Lauren started driving lessons with Malcolm Evans in late April 2013 and she passed her test first time on thursday 11th July. I would like to say a big thank you to Malcolm for giving my daughter first rate instruction. She loved his lessons. He is an all round nice guy and I will certainly recommend him to my friends and family. Well done Malcolm for all your hard work. Lauren thinks you’re legend!
Thank you again Malcolm from Lauren and her Parents.


Pupil – Gaurav

For anyone of any driving ability Rafi Ameri is a fantastic candidate, not only for his driving instructor skills but his person to person communication is second to none. He can particularly find your driving flaws very early on and works on them without wasting anytime. Throughout my time working with Rafi I found he was a very flexible person and willing to adapt to numerous times to suit the learner. I found he was very good at his profession and also found he was great communicator. Overall he was a great guy to work with and would recommend him to anyone.
Gaurav Jobanputra


Pupil – Abdul Waheed Akbari

I would like thank you for being such professional yet friendly instructor while instructing me how to drive. I not only learn a lot from you and passed my test with great success and also enjoyed my lessons. Beside, doing the Pass Plus with you was very effective and built my driving skills and made me even more confident driver. Therefore, I will recommend my all friends to have their driving lesson with you. Once again, thank you very much.

Your humble student

Abdul Waheed Akbari


Pupil – Yama

I would like to thank Mr Mohammad Rafi Ameri for his professional instruction and unique skills in identifying driving learners’ weakest points and his driving lessons planning and implementation.

Within 10 minutes of my initial drive with Mr. Amiri he identified my weak points, developed a learning plan and gave me an accurate estimation of time, number of lessons to pass the driving test on the first attempt.

I found him a very punctual and flexible instructor. We had a very good communication throughout the driving lesson. He is a very experienced person, so every seconds of time with him is of a very high value. He has a lot to share with you, be it a social integration, professional/career, cultural/religious or any other topic. Get your driving lessons and much more for free!

I passed my driving test on the first attempt and got a clear sheet with not mistakes.

Thank you once again Mr. M. Rafi Ameri and wish you all the very best.

Best regards, Yama


Kabelo Koosaletse – Pupil

Hi

I have recently taken some driving lessons with Bill Plant and subsequent driving test which I passed at first attempt .

Before I took lessons with Bill Plant I had never taken any driving lessons nor a driving test. I found Rafi my instructor to be a very good instructor. He explains things very well, his mannerism are very good, which makes the learner comfortable. He is very good at guiding a learner to be a good driver and in the process making it easy to pass the practical test. The way he explains good driving tends to stick first time on the learner.

I highly recommend Rafi, infact I have advised my partner who has taken numerous lessons with BSM and not getting anywhere to turn to Bill Plant – more especially under Rafi. The pricing structure Bill Plant promotes is very competitive and coupled with Rafi behind the wheel, the combination is definitely a winner.

Happy client

Kabelo Koosaletse
Test passed – 02/07/13 – FIRST TIME
Testing Center – Hayes.
Instructor – Rafi


Rob Saville – Pupil

I would just like to say thanks to Ronnie Stott for all the hard work and effort he put in from the start, I was very impressed with the way he did his lessons. Ronnie is very approachable and very personable which helps you feel alot more comfortable in your lessons. I got on with Ronnie very well which helped alot, he never got stressed and he always re-assured me when I was unsure. Ronnie was excellent at explaining how certain roads work and how to deal with situations, in fact, he was second to none in all aspects of driving and I would recommend him to every single one of my friends! Once again I just want to say a huge thanks to Ronnie Stott!


Denise Murphy – Pupil

Just wanted to say a big big thank you to u Ronnie for all ur help getting me passed my test FIRST TIME!!!! And if anyone in the area is looking for an instructor I suggest u look Ronnie Lamont up as he really is the best instructor out there and not only helps u with ur driving but will give u all the extra support you need to get u passed, thanx again Ronnie couldn’t have done it without you!


Dear Bill Plant Team,

I would like to say a massive thankyou for introducing me to my driving instructor Michael Bago.

I have tried to take lessons over the years with the AA and independent instructors but was let down by their cancellations and inconsistent training; which made me feel uncomfortable, nervous and inadequate!

Michael broke down all barriers of nerves, took me back to basics and progressed me to passing my test with flying colours on Tuesday 22/01/13.
He is such a safe, patient, thorough and consistent instructor and made every lesson good fun and educational I can’t thank him and you enough.

I gave a lift to a friend who has been driving for 17 years and she said I was a better driver than she was, she avoids roundabouts because she’s scared of them and has asked for Bill Plants number so she can have some refresher lessons

Thankyou and best regards

Alison, driver ☺


Rick Copeman – Pupil

I would like to express my sincere thanks to my driving instructor, Rahmat Khan, who was the most patient, kind and well-informed person I have ever met!

With only ten lessons, I passed first time with only 4 minor mistakes!

Car Winner Announced

A TEXT which cost a teenage waitress Gemma Bellfield a few pence has netted her a brand new car worth over £11,000 courtesy of the UK’s third largest driving school.\r\n\r\nGemma With Car\r\n\r\nThe 17-year-old sixth form student learned to drive with the Bill Plant School of Motoring, passing first time after safely negotiating the streets of her home town, Milton Keynes.\r\n\r\nBut, as well as teaching the rules of the road, the company has been offering drivers the chance to win a brand new Hyundai i3o Blue hatchback – if they could answer a simple road safety question.\r\n\r\nGemma entered after hearing about the competition from her Bill Plant instructor – but, when the call came to let her know of her success, she didn’t believe her luck.\r\n\r\n“I was at work at the time so I thought it was someone winding me up,” she said. “I rang my mum and asked her to ring them back so I didn’t find out it was all true until I finished my shift. \r\n\r\n“It was fantastic news and I think there may have been a bit of screaming – but a brand new car is going to make such a difference. I was going to have my mum’s old one but she’ll be able to sell that and make a bit of money.\r\n\r\n“The new car also means I can work longer shifts as I don’t have to worry about walking home in the dark anymore – so I’ll be better off as well. My friends are really jealous and keep telling me they wish they had won but they’ll have to settle for a few lifts.”\r\n\r\n Jake Plant joined Hyundai’s UK sales and operations director, Guy Pigounakis, to hand Gemma the keys to her new pride and joy at the Milton Keynes Hyundai dealership on Watling Street.\r\n\r\nGemma With Car\r\n\r\n“We like to offer our students that little bit more – and we’re delighted the car has ended up going to someone like Gemma who will really benefit from it,” said Mr Plant.\r\n\r\n“It’s great to really make a difference in someone’s life – so there’s every chance we’ll be running another competition with Hyundai in future.”\r\n\r\nMr Pigounakis was also delighted the car was going to a new driver who otherwise may have found the cost of a new vehicle prohibitive.\r\n\r\n“The competion helps to highlight the fantastic relationship we enjoy with the Bill Plant Driving School but I’m really pleased for Gemma and delighted the car is going to a good home.\r\n\r\n

There is a now a new competition which you can enter for free online CLICK HERE

\r\n\r\n”Gemma

Welcome to the Driving School Blog

Driving Lessons UK A very warm welcome to everyone from the Bill Plant Driving School. This is the first entry on our blog, and we aim to be ground-breaking in our approach. This Blog is dedicated to all people who would like to know more about learning to drive, so whether you are a first time driver, looking for more lessons or would like to become a driving instructor and get a guaranteed job at the end of one of our driving courses this blog is aimed at you.We encourage all questions from anyone, driving pupils and potential instructors alike. Other sections in this blog will include UK Driving News. Details about the online theory tests and hazard perception will all be on here. This driving blog will be updated regularly so please “stay tuned” so you don”t miss anything. Bill Plant has been around for a number of years now and is one of the countries leading driving schools and driving instructor training centres in the UK.nHave you got a question for the Bill Plant Driving School ? Please ask way. Here at Bill Plant we aim to make your learning experience as enjoyable as possible and our ethos has always been to treat each learner driver as an individual with just the right amount of patience with a relaxed and friendly approach.\r\n\r\nKind Regards\r\n\r\nBill Plant