ADINJC National Conference 2017

Your Price: £83.00

2017/10/08 09:00:00

Ticket Prices

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Earlybird Price (first 120 tickets)


Standard Price

£73 ADINJC members

£83 non-ADINJC members


8.30am Registration opens, coffee & trade stands open.
Morning sessions
09.30 Conference opened by our President – Neil Peek FIMTD
Welcome from the ADINJC Chairman – Lynne Barrie MA FIMTD
Afternoon sessions
16.30 Conference ends

Thank you to all those who supported our conference in 2016 to make it such a great event. We look forward to seeing you and new attendees next year on Sunday 8th October 2017! *This programme may be subject to change.

Sue Baker — TV Presenter and journalist

Sue Baker is an award–winning freelance motoring writer, editor and broadcaster, with over 30 years’ experience of car testing and new product launch reporting, analysis and commentary. She was a presenter on the popular TV car show Top Gear for 11 years, and worked in Fleet Street for over 20 years, as motoring and motorsport correspondent of the London Evening News and motoring editor of The Observer newspaper. Her work has covered all branches of the media, including newspapers, magazines, television, radio and online. A vice-president and former chairman of the UK-based Guild of Motoring Writers, she is also a past chairman of the Southern Group of Motoring Writers and is currently general secretary of the Fleet Street Motoring Group. She is the UK judge on the International Women World Car of the Year judging panel. Sue has been passionate about cars since childhood, trained as a journalist in local newspapers in her native Kent, and early in her career spent a very happy year running a motor racing news service based at Brands Hatch. Aged 24, she became the youngest Fleet Street motoring correspondent. She has driven everything from an 1899 Benz on the London to Brighton to a current production Hyundai hydrogen fuel cell car in Central London and tested new models on all five continents.


Mark Magee, head of the DVSA Central Policy Team leads this very experienced and knowledgeable Question Time team. Chaired by Lynne Barrie, the DVSA team which includes John Sheridan, Driver Training Policy Manager and Graham O’Brien, Policy Advisor (Driver) and Policy & CDE Directorate will answer your questions relating to the recent changes to the new ADI Part 3 test and of course the new learner driving test.

If you have a question that you would like to hear the DVSA team answer please send it to Lynne at by 20th September 2017.

Elizabeth Box

Elizabeth Box is Head of Research at the RAC Foundation, an independent charity established to promote for the public benefit research into environmental, economic, mobility and safety issues relating to the use of motor vehicles. Elizabeth is responsible for commissioning a large programme of research addressing taxation, mobility, safety, environmental and road performance issues. She has spoken both nationally and internationally about UK transport policy, and has also presented RAC Foundation views to Government and Parliament on a range subjects including school travel, learning to drive, young driver safety, older people’s mobility, traffic signage, road network performance, road safety compliance and future transport policy. She sits on a wide variety of Government and Industry expert panels and steering groups and has been involved in policy discussions held around changes to the driving test. A transport planner by training, Elizabeth has an MA in Geography from Trinity College Cambridge and an MSc in Transport Planning from Oxford Brookes University. Elizabeth is currently undertaking a PhD with the Driving Research Group at Cranfield University, where she is researching education and training interventions to reduce young driver risk.

Graham Lucas

Graham Lucas was for many years the automotive Projects manager at a multinational Laser company Graham brought Business skills to his own successful Laser cutting Business – after retiring from engineering Graham qualified as a driving instructor because he was a little bored with retirement and wanted a job where he felt he could have a positive influence in the community – road safety. Using the business skills from his engineering days he quickly built a multi car driving school and later joined John Farlam to develop John’s SmartDriving business which is now the UKs leading instructor training company. Graham says one of the keys to his success has been his problem-solving skills and regularly uses problem-solving techniques to ensure that SmartDriving continues on its path of vertical integration, expansion and success. Graham will be sharing his ideas during an interactive session on Problem Solving linked to Client Centred Learning and driving school business.


Nick Croft: M.Ed. MAIRSO

Nick is a retired Assistant Chief Constable. He was previously the Commander of the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) and Secretary to the ACPO Roads Policing Operations Forum. He was instrumental in the development of a regional Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system. He was the Police Service operational lead for the implementation the introduction of Highways Agency Traffic Officers (HATOs) onto the Midlands motorways and a new joint Police/Highways Agency Control Centre being opened at Quinton.

Nick was Chair of All Wales Roads Policing Joint Advisory Group, developing Roads Policing Strategy for Wales, he assisted in the introduction of the Welsh Traffic Office Service, Chaired the all Wales Casualty Reduction Partnership and was the police lead on Wind Farm Policing. He was the National ACPO lead for Intelligent Transportation Systems, developing technology to improve the functionality, efficiency and effectiveness of police vehicles and combating technology based criminality. He was the National ACPO Lead for Police Vehicle Specification and Procurement.

Nick was also the ACPO Chair of the Roads Policing Enforcement Technology Group (ACPO RPET), which gives Home Office Type Approval to equipment used for enforcement on UK roads.Nick is now a Senior Advisor for Road Safety Support who are a not-for-profit company that provides a range of specialist services to local authorities, the police and other organisations in the UK and overseas that share a commitment to road casualty reduction.

He is the current Chair of the Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers (AIRSO) Council of Management. AIRSO is a Charity who aims are to advance education and training among all road users in the furtherance of crash prevention and reduction. Nick will present ‘Points or Prison’ which will explore the ramifications of decisions made by some individuals in relation to attempts to avoid prosecution. It is intended to be a thought-provoking and interesting presentation on a topic that often divides opinion.

Speed of Sight

Mike Newman, the CEO of Speed Of Sight is an 8 time World Record holder (7 Guinness World Records.) Mike is the currently the fastest blind man on the planet on land and water. Supported by co-presenters John Galloway and Sue Papworth you will hear how Speed Of Sight is an organisation committed to the promotion of opportunity for all and how it likes to focus on what people CAN do, rather than what they cannot. People who are able to take part in a sporting or physical activity find that it helps with their self-esteem, social interaction and physical and mental wellbeing. With this in mind Speed Of Sight provides a new experience for people with disabilities in the form of motor sport. Speed Of Sight has had three cars specially designed and built – two race cars and one off-road buggy. They allow people of all ages with disabilities to enjoy the excitement and thrill of motorsports. The cars are specially designed with dual controls, twin steering wheels and hand controls and are used countrywide at racing circuits, off road tracks or any venue with a large enough car park or area where a circuit can be created. Speed Of Sight recognise that it is important to promote positive awareness around disability so have devised activities that, whilst being a great group exercise and fantastic fun, show an insight into life without one of the senses. The ADINJC will be adopting Speed Of Sight as next year’s chosen charity.

Currently, Lynne is Chairman of the Approved Driving Instructors National Joint Council (ADINJC). Having been actively involved as a member of the Driving and Vehicles Standards Agency (DVSA) Modernising Driver and Rider Training Steering Group, including the development of the Standards Check, the New National Standards and the Driving Test Transformation Group she is in a unique position to understand the changes in the industry.

Why not stay overnight and start the day with a hearty breakfast to set you up for the conference experience.

We have negotiated a special delegate rate using this code APPRO71017 of just £63 for a standard room with one occupant or £70 for a standard room with two occupants.

(prices include VAT, breakfast and use of hotel leisure facilities)

Use the opportunity to meet and network with other ADIs. There is an informal meal in the hotel’s waterfront restaurant on the Saturday evening which can be pre- booked for just £16.75 per person.

Click here to see the proposed menu (available shortly).

If you prefer to stay somewhere else then click here to look at other hotels near to the conference venue.

Please note that the ADINJC does not recommend or endorse any of the listed hotels and that all bookings made are between you and your selected hotel.

The President, Chairman and the entire Governing Committee of the ADINJC would like to say a sincere thank you to all of our valued sponsors without whom we could not successfully offer the range of services we currently provide.

ADINJC Supported Charities 2017

The ADINJC is proud to be able to support two very worthy charities again this year.

In conjunction with DMUK we set up a database of ADIs willing to provide driver training to disabled students.

We would like to urge our association members throughout the country to join us in trying to raise the profile of this organisation by organising local fund raising events.

Speed Of Sight hosts driving days for disabled adults and children, their families and friends, inspiring self-confidence, social interaction, physical and mental well-being throughout the UK, inspired by one of its co-founders Mike Newman, the multiple blind land and water speed record holder, provides a new experience for people with disabilities in the form of motor sport.

Speed Of Sight has had three cars specially designed and built – two race cars and one off-road buggy. They allow people of all ages with disabilities to enjoy the excitement and thrill of motorsports. The cars, named after Mike’s guide dogs, are specially designed with dual controls, twin steering wheels and hand controls. Experiences take place countrywide at racing circuits, off road tracks or any venue with a large enough car park or area where a circuit can be created.

Disabled Motoring UK is not just an organisation for drivers. We also campaign for and support passengers, scooter and wheelchair users, their families and carers.

Our information officers can answer questions about accessible parking, vehicle adaptations, congestion charging and other issues which affect our members.

Our monthly magazine, Disabled Motoring, includes information on current campaigns, the latest news and reviews of vehicles, scooters and mobility aids as well as features on everything from accessible holidays to vehicle reviews. The magazine is free to members, who also benefit from a wide range of concessions and our confidential casework service.

For general enquiries please contact our General Secretary:-

Sue Duncan
Tel:- 01752 780350

With space for 250 delegates and 20 trade tables, the ADINJC annual conferences have proved to be very successful in previous years.

As well as the table you also get the opportunity to include any items or literature in the conference pack, promotional space on this conference website page and on the rolling PowerPoint presentation shown before the conference begins and during the lunch break.

For more information and how to book your table please email our Chairman, Lynne Barrie, for further information.

For all booking enquiries please contact:-

Peter Boxshall
Tel:- 0800 820 2 444 | 03300 100 446

ADINJC Annual Conference 2017

Sunday 8th October 2017

The Copthorne Hotel, Dudley, West Midlands, DY5 1UR


£73 members and £83 non- members


£70.00 including Vat – Classic Bedroom B&B (2 people)
£63.00 including Vat – Classic Bedroom B&B (1 person)

Join us on the Saturday evening October 7th for a free drinks reception sponsored by Intelligent Instructor.

A 3 course meal at £16.75 is also available in the restaurant in an area reserved for the NJC

To book your ticket or for more details speak to Peter on 0800 8202 444

Included in your day:

  • Conference Pack, including free gift
  • Lunch & Coffee included
  • Trade Stands
  • Raffle
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Saturday Social evening
  • Free on-site parking
  • Discounted overnight hotel accommodation


Should you need to cancel your booking please contact the treasurer by either: email – or phone 0800 8202 444. Cancellations after a week from booking will be at the discretion of ADINJC and subject to a 15% administration charge.