Best Driving School 2023: Bill Plant Wins Two National Awards

Best Driving School 2023: Bill Plant Wins Two National Awards


The Bill Plant Driving School team is delighted to share that they have won an incredible two awards at the 2023 Intelligent Instructor Awards – both Training Provider of the Year and the coveted National Driving School of the Year 2023

This UK-wide award celebrates the very highest standards of driving schools and the driver trainer industry, so to be recognised as the best driving school in the UK, as well as the top provider of driving instructor training, is a true honour – one that every person involved within the school should be proud of. 

Upon receiving the award, Adam Pumfrey, CEO of Bill Plant Driving School, said: “We are humbled to be recognised as not only the best national driving school for learner drivers, but also the best driving instructor training provider in the UK. For us, both of these awards go hand-in-hand.

“Alongside these awards, we’ve never had more people wish to learn to drive or become a driving instructor through Bill Plant Driving School in our history. 

“These results are a testament to the hard work and brilliant commitment shown by our instructors, pupils, trainees, trainers and staff across the country.”

National Driving School of the Year 2023

To be crowned the best driving school in the country is an incredible feat, especially when up against some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Red and AA Driving School. 

We are incredibly proud of the high-quality driving lessons that all 820+ Bill Plant driving instructors offer day in, day out. This award wouldn’t be possible without their hard work and dedication, along with that of Bill Plant Driving School training staff and the wider team.

The last few years have seen several challenges for people from all walks of life, not least driving instructors. From being unable to work throughout lockdown to staying cheerful and positive during masked lessons post-pandemic, there are plenty of reasons why we want to celebrate our Bill Plant driving instructors. 

Training Provider of the Year 2023

Both awards – National Driving School of the Year and Training Provider of the Year – really do go hand-in-hand. Without the incredible work of our driving instructor training team, Bill Plant Driving School simply wouldn’t be able to deliver the volume of amazing lessons that we do now.

By providing best-in-class training on how to become a driving instructor, we are able to support all potential driving instructors every step of the way on their journey into a new career.

From market-leading Volkswagen vehicles for all instructors to the ability to manage your own diary, there are endless benefits to joining the Bill Plant Driving School Franchise. All our instructors also have access to continuing professional development courses, as well as our dedicated instructor support team. Our driving instructors are the heart of Bill Plant, so we look after them like a family.

CEO Adam Pumfrey is particularly proud of this recognition. “Our driving instructor training academy, operated by a team of highly experienced trainers with a relentless focus on quality, has led to the development of a nationwide network of world-class driving instructors, each offering best-in-class tuition,” he beams.

Bill Plant: Not Just a Driving School

A large part of the recognition we have received from these Intelligent Instructor awards stems from the heart and character that runs through Bill Plant Driving School. 

With a rich history spanning two decades, Bill Plant is a family business through and through. From our roots in North Yorkshire to every corner of the UK, we bring the joy of driving to thousands of pupils every year – thanks to our incredible team of caring and knowledgeable instructors. 

Something that began as an armed forces veteran’s vision in 2004 has made an incredible impact on the lives of so many – and we couldn’t be more proud.

These awards build on our previous wins of the same two awards in both 2019 and 2020, which together really help to cement Bill Plant Driving School’s status as the best driving school in the country. We know our team and instructors are great, and now it’s an opportunity for the rest of the driving school community to know as well.

The Bill Plant community is always expanding. If you’re looking to learn to drive, we can connect you to a knowledgeable and patient instructor who knows your local area.

Or if you’re looking for a career change – there never has been a better time to train as a driving instructor. Simply get in touch, and we’ll get you started on your driving instructor training journey.