Thursday, November 15th 2012
It's been eight years since Clearway Driver Training started providing professional driving tuition in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey and Middlesex. As we celebrate our 8th birthday, let's take a quick look back at some of the highlights of the past few years!
Our driving school opened for business on 15th November 2004. We covered the high spots of our first five years in a previous article we wrote in 2009: Clearway Driver Training Celebrate 5th Anniversary!
So what's happened since then? Quite a lot!
We've welcomed two new members to our team of Approved Driving Instructors. Hayley joined us in June 2010 and stayed with us specialising in intensive courses until April 2011. In February 2011 Jarek Radomyski came to us from RED Driving School. Jarek is bi-lingual and his arrival has enabled us to meet the needs of a diverse local community by offering driving lessons in Polish as well as English.
In March 2012, Clearway Driver Training instructors and their cars were featured on the popular BBC television programme, Top Gear! Filming for the show had taken place in Windsor and featured Top Gear presenter James May behind the wheel of a very expensive Ferrari (owned by TV and radio personality Chris Evans), interacting in an on-road sequence with driving instructors Paul Kirkpatrick, Rob White, Ted Plenty and Peter Fearon.
On the subject of cars, our instructors have changed their vehicles a few times! In our previous overview in 2009, Paul Kirkpatrick and Ted Plenty were using Fiat Grande Puntos, Peter Fearon had a Toyota Yaris and Rob White drove a Peugeot 207. Today, Paul, Peter and Ted drive Renault Clios, Rob continues to be a fan of Peugeot's and has recently acquired a shiny new Peugeot 208, while Jarek has a Fiat Grande Punto. You can click here to see our current fleet of driving school cars.
Back in 2009 in our overview of our first five years, we were approaching our 300th driving test pass. We achived that goal in December 2009, followed by our 400th test pass in December 2010, our 500th in December 2011 and on 24th October 2012 we racked up number 600! We're so proud of the achievements of our students and their instructors, that we now have a Hall of Fame featuring photographs of some of our successful customers proudly showing off their driving test pass certificates!
Clearway Driver Training's 400th, 500th and 600th Driving Test Passes: