Next week’s webinar and other news

Our next webinar and other news

We are delighted to say that we now have an Ambassador for Wales!  Richard Spiers, from the Mid Powys group, will be keeping us up to date with information to share with Welsh members, and is available for anyone to contact for help.  We very much look forward to working with him to help Welsh members.

Richard qualified as an ADI back in 2006 and then went on to do a fleet qualification in 2008. In 2011 he qualified as an ORDIT trainer and started training PDIs. More recently he has focused on expanding his driving school and delivering online training.  Richard has always been heavily into his CPD and has worked with several large training organisations. As a member of ADINJC and being based in Mid Powys in Wales he is looking forward to being the Welsh Ambassador for NJC and helping members based in Wales.

Richard can be contacted on 07908 768722 or richspeirs@icloud.com

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Our next webinar will be on Tuesday 30 March at 7.30pm.  The team will be Lynne, Charles, Sue and Andrew.

Please email your questions in advance (so we can do some research if necessary!) to Andrew at andrew@luv2drv.co.uk.

Please register for the webinar using this link.

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An interesting press article on one ADI’s fight against the local authority on ruling for ARG claims.

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And a heartfelt plea from a member trainer of LGV drivers –

“When I drive around it seems to me that some ADIs don’t appear to teach that an LGV has to take the only safe route for the size of the vehicle.  For instance when turning right at a roundabout, lorries, especially artics will often need to take some of the left lane.  I usually get dirty looks from instructors if cars taking exit 1 or 2 suddenly realise they have to use the bike lane or get hit because they haven’t allowed space for the lorry to turn.  The bike lane can be used if to avoid a crash with the lorry (and there is obviously no bike).  Also, when a lorry is turning right major to minor learners often come right up to the give way line, instead of hanging back to allow the LGV to cut the corner as they need to do.”

 

The fund to help ADIs and PDIs facing financial hardship has a small amount of funds to help people currently struggling.  If you would like to apply for a small grant of £100-£500, then please email support@instructorfund.org for details and the application form.   Please note that grants are available for personal expenses, not business costs.

Please do support this fund, all donations are much appreciated so that as many people as possible can be helped through this difficult time.

Visit the website here.

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Our Business Support Line is open to anyone who feels they need help, ADIs, PDIs, franchisees and independent instructors.

Call:
Matt Stone – 07900225502
Stewart Lochrie – 07791559318

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