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Meet Our DLA Instructors

Darren Adams

Darren Adams

Areas: Toddington, Harlington, Flitwick, Leighton Buzzard

Training vehicle - Kia Xceed

I became an instructor in 2003 training and initially working for BSM for a number of years before moving on to Clickdrive and eventually starting up DLA Driving School in 2016. As a fully qualified ADI (Approved driving instructor) I am still always looking to learn and improve my coaching/teaching techniques and do so by attending various courses and seminars around the country. I am also a member of a number of driving instructor groups.
Understanding that everybody learns differently I tailor each of my lessons to the individuals needs to help them achieve their set goals lesson by lesson and throughout their whole learning experience. I like to create a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere in the car and have been told I am a courteous friendly instructor which ultimately leads to having a highly successful pass rate.

Dave Gregory

Dave Gregory

Areas: Dunstable, Luton, Houghton Regis, Leighton Buzzard

Training vehicle - Peugeot 208

I am a fully qualified approved driving instructor (ADI) and continue to learn as part of my own continued development ensuring that I stay right up to date with current coaching and driver training requirement.
By creating a relaxed, calm learning environment for all of my drivers I strongly believe they will achieve their goals and become a safe driver for life.
I am a patient, friendly and reliable instructor. Above all by staying calm and customer focussed producing an enjoyable learning experience, I aim to take my learners to a relaxed successful test.
I look forward to helping you to achieve your driving goals.

Bishop Driving Instructor

Christian Bishop

Leighton Buzzard, Milton Keynes, Bletchley

Training vehicle - Peugeot 208

I had been working on my own for a number of years and had never previously considered joining a franchise company. After meeting with Darren and Dave I could see how they are building a very client focussed business and how they are determined to provide the best possible service, not just to their students, but also their franchisees as well. After I joined DLA Darren and Dave have done exactly what they said they would resulting in more clients for me at a better rate than I had when I worked alone. Although I am seeing that my earnings have increased its great to be part of a real team that I can call on at any time for help and advice.

Lucy Sapwell Driving Instructor

Lucy Sapwell

Areas: Flitwick, Ampthill

Training vehicle - Ford Fiesta

I've been a fully qualified ADI for over 3 years now starting my career at ClickDrive. I believe in a friendly and calm manner to give my students a relaxed approach to learning. I believe this plays a huge part in my high pass rate. My aim is to get students to become safe drivers for life and in doing so help them to pass their test hopefully first time. I like to tailor my lessons and action plans to the individuals needs to help them enjoy and learn quickly through their learning process. 

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Dave Williams

Areas: Leighton Buzzard, Dunstable, Houghton Regis, Toddington

Training vehicle - Audi A3 (Automatic)

I have been instructing for a number of years and I am delighted to join the DLA team as an Automatic Driving Instructor. As a fully qualified Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) I understand that sometimes a new driver can be less confident in their ability to use a manual car. Sometimes people find that using the clutch and the gears as well as learning all the other skills required to learn to drive just a little too daunting. By creating a relaxed atmosphere I aim to make your learning experience in an Automatic car less stressful whilst covering all the essential skills you will need to become a confident and competent driver.

Tony O'Brien

Tony O'Brien

Areas: Nantwich, Willaston, Wistaston, Shavington, Wybunbury, Weston, Acton, Wrenbury

Training vehicle - Ford Fiesta

I have been in the driver training industry for over 20 years successfully helping people to obtain their driving licence in all types of vehicles including HGVs, coaches and cars. I was very happy join DLA Driving School in 2018 and really enjoy helping people to gain their full driving licence. I pride myself on being thorough in my training and always strive to achieve the best results for anybody that trains with me.

Eddie O'Brien

Eddie O'Brien

Areas: Luton, Dunstable, Houghton Regis, Leagrave

Training vehicle - Automatic, Renault Clio

I have been an instructor in the driving industry for 20 years and can offer trainees a wealth of experience and knowledge gained over my career. I genuinely feel that its only right to put the needs of a trainee as the main priority when training. I like to work with my trainees to provide a bespoke lesson structure to ensure a successful test outcome at the earliest opportunity. As your driving instructor I focus on not just teaching you how to drive, but even more importantly, safe driving habits that will last a lifetime. My teaching methods will ensure you feel calm and confident as we build your skills through each lesson. It is my goal to guarantee you are confident when going for the driving test and also safe and confident on the road when you have passed your test. Achieving this is the reward that gives me such a passion for being a driving instructor.

Rob Driving Instructor

Rob Irwin

Areas: Bedford, Ampthill, Flitwick

Training vehicle - Toyota

I am a fully qualified approved driving instructor (ADI) with a passion for the job, I never raise my voice and never get stressed. Being a driving Instructor to me is a joy, I love to see the delight on my clients faces when they make progress and particularly when they receive their pass certificates. Every one learns at a different rate and has different needs but any one can learn to drive. All you need is enthusiasm and commitment I will do the rest. My job is to bring out the confident driver that exists inside everyone, to do this I use a system of compassion, support, and respect, I believe the more you enjoy your lesson the better you will learn and the more successful you will be.

Ashley Instructor


I became a driving instructor back in 2018 and initially started working for a national company. After moving down to Bedfordshire I knew I wanted Vo work for a more respected local company and I instantly knew DLA were the company for me. After working on and off at the start of my career due to covid restrictions I am really looking forward to pushing on in my own journey as an ADI and helping my students gain the freedom of having a driving licence.

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Martin Donnelly

Areas: Flitwick, Ampthill and surrounding villages

Training vehicle - Peugeot 208

I have been an ADI for the last 6 years and enjoyed every day and am delighted to have joined DLA teaching in and around the Flitwick area. I believe that all people learn in different ways and at different speeds so all my lessons are based on each student’s individual needs. I am patient and understanding and impress that learning to drive is a life skill and aim to ensure that they have a full awareness of safety to both themselves and others. I instil confidence in my students and ensure they enjoy and are relaxed during their lessons. My aim is to ensure that only confident, competent and safe drivers go to their test and I get no more satisfaction than to see them pass.

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Sam Gomes

Areas: Bletchley and Milton Keynes

Training vehicle - Nissan Micra

I have worked within a coaching and trainer role for many years and my enthusiasm for helping people to achieve their goals, led me to become a fully qualified Approved Driving Instructor (ADI). I joined the DLA team as Darren and Dave share my values in delivering an outstanding service to all who choose to learn with us. My goal is to provide you with a calm and enjoyable environment to learn, providing you with the competences and knowledge to become a safe and confident driver. I genuinely enjoy supporting individuals to develop their driving skills and gain confidence behind the wheel. I gain great delight in seeing learners through to passing their test. Your achievement is our accomplishment!

Driving Instructor

Stewart Morwood

Areas: Maulden, Ampthill, Clophill, Flitwick & surrounding areas

Training vehicle - VW Polo 1.2 TDI

Throughout my working life I have always been a, trainer, coach & mentor, so becoming a fully qualified Driving Instructor has allowed me to continue using these skills. I am a very calm, patient instructor, with a relaxed friendly approach which enables my students to develop their driving skills in the time that suits their learning ability. As everyone is different & learns in different ways, lessons are tailored to suit the way they learn helping them to enjoy the learning process & achieve that goal of passing their driving test. My aim is to make all students safe and confident drivers.

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Tony Dimmock

Areas: Dunstable, Luton and surrounding areas

Training vehicle - Electric Corsa

As a driving instructor I consider that it is important to create the right connection with my students. With my experience I believe that I bring reliability, patience and a reassuring calm to your driving lessons. With my numerous years of expertise, combined with my methodical approach,I would hope that this will help you gain theconfidence to drive with ease and help get you on the road to success.

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Julie Smedley

Areas: Aylesbury

Manual Training vehicle - Ford Fiesta

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Areas: Houghton Regis and Toddington

Training vehicle - Mini

I trained to be an Approved Driving Instructor with DLA and was extremely happy to become part of their very successful team. I am patient friendly and very understanding. I offer a professional but relaxed and hopefully stress-free teaching style, carefully tailoring the learning experience to the abilities of each individual pupil. Working closely with my students and their needit’s my goal to help all my trainees achieve the high standard required for a safe and confident life on the road.

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Areas: Dunstable and Houghton Regis

I have been a professional driver and also a fully qualified driving Instructor for a number of years now and truly believe it’s very important to create the right atmosphere in the car to provide a stress-free learning environment. Using this patient and knowledgeable approach I have coached countless learner drivers to test success. I’m confident that you will enjoy learning in my car and together we will plan your personal journey to obtaining your full licence.

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Kev Griffiths

Areas: Leighton Buzzard and surrounding areas

Manual Training vehicle - Ford Fiesta

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Ray Bradding

Areas: Leighton Buzzard and surrounding areas

Manual Training vehicle - Peugeot 208

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Mo Alnaggar

Areas: Harpenden, Luton and surrounding areas

Manual Training vehicle - Mercedes A Class

I am a fully qualified approved driving instructor (ADI) and am delighted to have started my journey with DLA. I am patient and calm with a genuine passion for teaching my students. Each day brings something new and there is no feeling better than watching a student transform into a capable and confident driver. Understanding that everyone learns differently, I prioritise getting to know my students and their learning preferences so that my lessons can be adapted to suit their individual needs. I strive to make my lessons positive, engaging and relaxed, with clear and achievable goals set for each lesson that I teach. I believe that this teaching environment ensures that students feel comfortable and supported, allowing them to learn to the best of their ability.