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5 October, 2022

RED Driving School crowns the best driving instructor in the country in inaugural Driving Instructor of the Year Awards

  • After identifying regional winners as those with the most 5-Star Trustpilot reviews from 1st May to 31st July 2022, they battled out for the crown in a series of challenges 
  • Niall Davies from Cardiff was crowned as overall individual winner with David Hughes of Merseyside and Lee Underwood of Ascot placing second and third respectively  
 Seb Goldin and Niall Davies (left to right)

National Driving School of the Year, RED Driving School, has crowned the Driving Instructor of the Year as Niall Davies from Cardiff in its inaugural Instructor of the Year Awards final. 

The event took place at Donington Park race circuit on Saturday 24th September and saw the regional winners take on a series of challenges to determine the most efficient and best driver, following initial identification of the regional winners based on those with the most 5-star Trust Pilot reviews in their localities. The overall individual winner was Niall Davies from Cardiff, Wales who explained he was “truly stunned when he won.” Second and third place were awarded to David Hughes of Merseyside and Lee Underwood of Ascot, respectively.

Regional winners included Kiran Kaur from the East Midlands who told us that the certificate will “take pride in [their] home office and [they] will truly treasure this moment for a very long time“. Mukesh Kumar, from Wolverhampton, regional winner for West Midlands, has said that it was “an amazing feeling to be nominated but to have won the award is another type of feeling and such a proud moment.“

The original reviews were taken between 1st May to 31st July, where over 1,000 5-star reviews were posted, demonstrating the strong competition among driving instructors under RED. 

Seb Goldin, CEO of RED Driving School commented, “We’re extremely proud of the high standards our instructors work to, and it’s brilliant to see it being recognised in our learner’s reviews. RED Driving School is the most reviewed driving school in the country, demonstrating the calibre of our talented instructors.”

The winners from the final events are as follows:

1st place overall (individual)Niall Davies
2nd Place overall (individual)David Hughes
3rd Place overall (individual)Lee Underwood
Esso Fuel Efficient Driving 1st (individual) Niall Davies
Esso 2nd (individual)Lee Underwood
Esso 3rd (individualDavid Hughes
Smooth driving Challenge 1st (individual)Lee Underwood

The winners and runner-ups from each region are as follows:

RegionRegional Winner2nd Place Runner Up3rd Place Runner Up
ScotlandKeith PowrieStephani RitchieRichard Smith Bain Cairns
North West EnglandDavid HughesEdgars BerkisMark White
North East & Yorkshire & HumberNazreen ShakoorPeter OsborneDarren Beese
WalesNiall DaviesKris BorysMichael Hastings
West MidlandsMukesh KumarDilip Kumar SummonSteven Edwards
East MidlandsKiran KaurMurray WalkerDerek Perkins
East of EnglandBridgette EverettTimothy GrossetAaron Martin Jones
South West EnglandRoger FrapwellKhalid Shalal G BedawiMichal Polowczyk
South East EnglandLee UnderwoodManuel MonteiroJamaideen Kareem
David Hughes, Niall Davies, Lee Underwood (left to right)