ADINJC Conference 2018

2018/10/28 09:00:00

Last few tickets still available


The ADINJC Annual Conference 2018

Sunday 28th October 2018

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

Prices: £68 members and £78 non- members


£73.00 including Vat – Classic Bedroom B&B (2 people/breakfasts)
£66.00 including Vat – Classic Bedroom B&B (1 person)

Join us on the evening of Saturday 27th for free drinks reception

A 3 course meal at £22.50 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

Ticket Prices

Standard Price

£68 ADINJC members

£78 non-ADINJC members


8.30am Registration opens, coffee & trade stands open.
Morning sessions
09.30 Conference Opens, Opening Address and Welcome from Neil Peak President and Lynne Barrie Chairman
09.40 Adam Bragg – Smartdriving – Why are we here?
10.05 Adrianne Carter – The Face Whisperer  Decoding the face for success: Driving Instructors
10.40 Alan Hiscox – Safer Drivers, Safer Riders, Safer Horses
11.05 Coffee time, comfort break, trade stands to view.
11.35 Jacqui Turland DVSA Registrar of ADIs and John Sheridan, Driver Training Policy Manager
DVSA Question time and updates
12.35 Lunch (Details on your badge) and trade stands
Afternoon sessions
13.55 Steve Proctor – How Safe are our roads for cyclists?
14.35 Ian McIntosh – CEO RED Driving School
 Autonomous Vehicles and the Driving Tuition Business
15.15 Comfort break and refreshments
15.40 MPS Oliver Tayler QPM – The Honest Truth
First Call to Crown Court: A fatal RTC enquiry and could effective education have avoided it?
16.15 Raffle Draw
16.30 Conference Closes
May we wish you a safe journey home and remind you to save the date for 2019, October 6th

*Programme may be subject to change

Jacqui Turland: ADI Registrar

Jacqui Turland has been with the agency for 14 years holding various posts. Previously she was Deputy ADI Registrar and Deputy CBT Register Manager and she has also worked in communications, policy and Data Protection teams. Prior to joining the agency, she worked as a civilian administrator for the Metropolitan Police Service and worked at various locations including New Scotland Yard and in various roles including the forensic service and investigating road traffic offences.

 John Sheridan : DVSA Driver Training Policy Manager

John joined the Agency way back in 1985, has been a test centre manager, a  Supervising Examiner for ADI’s (Approved Driving Instructor), was also part of the ADI training team at Cardington responsible for training examiners to conduct ADI qualifying examinations and tests of continued ability. In 2006 he was promoted to ACDE (Assistant Chief Driving Examiner) and took responsibility for 9 managers and 132 examiners across the Midlands area. Since taking up the Driver Training Policy Manager post, he has been part of the team who introduced three new tests two of which impact directly on the quality of those responsible for teaching learners. He is currently working on introducing a scheme to raise the standards of ORDIT.

Olly Tayler QPM from Honest Truth

2018 marks 25 years’ service as a Police Officer. During his service, he has worked in numerous areas of Policing including Response, Neighbourhood, Specialist Operations and Crime Reduction.  Prior to promotion to Sergeant, he worked as a school’s officer in Torbay where he worked with young people in all secondary schools across the Bay delivering Personal, Health and Social Education across a range of subjects including road safety related matters. He was then seconded to the High Sheriff of Devon to set up Crimebeat within Devon, Crimebeat is the charity of the High Sheriff’s Association and enables young people to make a difference in their local communities.

Approximately 10 years ago he joined Roads Policing and during that time has attended and investigated countless fatal road traffic collisions.  As a Lead Investigating Officer for serious injury and fatal collisions, he is all too aware of the consequences of poor decision making behind the wheel. He was awarded the Queens Police Medal (QPM) in the 2015 New Year’s Honours List for distinguished service and when presented it by the Queen in October 2015 she made the point of asking him about his work in road safety and with young drivers. He is married with two teenage sons both of whom have passed their driving tests so anything he can do to make the roads safer for all is at the heart of what he does.

Adrianne Carter

Adrianne has been instrumental in developing cutting edge research methodologies to gain insight into emotion and behaviour for the last 15 years. Using techniques to go beyond what people say or can’t verbalise, to get to what they really feel or know.

Super smart and highly professional having worked with Coca Cola, Disney, Mars, L’Oreal, Tesco, Unilever, Samaritans and many more. Adrianne has seen her work in over 17 different countries.

Used to help law enforcement and government agencies uncover the truth. Adrianne started her own company to deliver high end deception research, keynote speeches and workshops.

Ian McIntosh CEO RDS Driving Services Ltd

Ian joined the business as CEO in May 2012 with a mission from the owners, private equity firm Kelso Place Asset Management, to development of the principal business in the group, RED Driving School and build the RED brand.

Prior to this, Ian’s career had been in the food industry with spells with Mars, Northern Foods and AAK. In the latter, which is a Swedish plc, he was responsible for the Group’s businesses in North and Central America as well as Western Europe with sales in excess of US $1 billion.

Ian, who holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering and MBA in General Management, formerly served as Chairman for the Yorkshire and Humber CBI for close to four years. He is also a founder member of the RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Paim Oil) and served on the board of this Malaysia-based NGO for over seven years.

My presentation will be : “Autonomous Vehicles and the Driving Tuition Business”

The prospect of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) regularly features in the media and as technology rapidly advances, we may see fully autonomous vehicles on our streets one day. What does this mean for the driving tuition business? This presentation will explain the state of play, examine the challenges and take a look into what the future may hold for driving training.

Alan Hiscox: British Horse Society

Alan served 32 years in the Metropolitan Police, 26 in the Mounted Branch. He retired from the Metropolitan Police in 2010 as the Chief Equitation Officer for the Mounted Police Training School. He has trained officers and horses all over the world. He led the Display Ride for 14 years performing at Olympia, Horse of the Year Show and shows abroad. He is passionate about the safety of horses and riders in every situation but particularly when riding on the road.

He leads on the Dead Slow Safety Campaign for the British Horse Society, which aims to change driver behaviour and educate drivers when passing horses on the road.

Steve Proctor

Steve established TMS Consultancy in 1990 after spending 10 years working in crash research and local authority collision analysis.

He has over 35 years’ experience as a road safety engineer and trainer, and has worked in countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas.

He has written guidelines on road safety engineering and safety audit for local and national government agencies in the UK and Ireland. He was author of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation’s Road Safety Audit Guidelines, and co-wrote the book “Practical Road Safety Auditing”, now in its third edition.

Steve designed the UK and Ireland Road Safety Audit Certificate of Competency courses to comply with the European Directive on Road Safety Infrastructure Management, and managed a Global Road Safety Partnership programme to design a series of one-day road safety courses that were presented by TMS throughout Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Italy.

Steve has spoken at more than 20 international conferences on road safety topics, and is a Fellow of the Society of Road Safety Auditors (SoRSA).

Steve retired from TMS Consultancy in January 2018, and now holds the title of “Honorary Associate” in recognition of his 28 years contribution to the company. He now spends lots of time riding any one of his nine bicycles around the streets, roads and bridleways of Great Britain

Adam Bragg

Having finished University with Honours Degrees in English, Graphic Design and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from Cambridge, needing a job to pay the bills (and student debt), Adam found himself working for ‘Let’sDrive’ in the sales team; starting a near 20 year relationship with the Driver Training industry.

He was quickly fast-tracked into Operations Management before the acquisition of Let’sDrive by the owners of The Instructor College (and RED), found Adam back in the Sales and Marketing department.

As the RED brand was developed into a house-hold name, positions as a Regional Manager and National Sales Trainer followed before being ‘head-hunted’ by John Farlam to develop a national ADI training program and strengthen the ‘SmartDriving’ brand.

Today, Adam is Marketing Director and SmartDriving train approx 1500 people across the UK, provide training and services to thousands of ADIs and supply apps and learning aids to 100s of thousands of learners and are one of the biggest companies in the industry.

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 or to book your table contact Lynne Barrie

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 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)

These discounts are only available until 27th September 2018 so book early by calling the Copthorne Hotel direct on 01384 482 882 quoting APPR271018

wp58cfc862_05_06Use 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 £22.50 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 2018

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

We would like to urge our association members throughout the country to join us in trying to raise the profile of these organisations by organising local fundraising events.

Speed of Sight hosts driving days for disabled adults and children, their families and friends, inspiring self-confidence, social interaction, physical and mental wellbeing throughout the UK.

Big Learner Relay – Hampshire driving instructor Louise Walsh is the inspiration behind ‘The Big Learner Relay for Children in Need’ planned for November this year. This two-week event, now in its fifth year, features driving instructors and pupils across the country all getting together to raise money for Children in Need. Driving Instructors will be relaying a top box, (the kind that driving instructors have on the roof of their cars), from one driving lesson to another around England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

For general enquiries please contact our General Secretary:-

Sue Duncan
Tel:- 01752 780350

For all booking enquiries please contact:-

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