What customers say
Hi I'm Kev Goldthorpe owner of Elite Driving school
I started Elite way back in 1990, and it's been my goal ever since to deliver the highest standards of driver training & customer satisfaction possible. We have a simple rule, and that is to put our customers First. My instructors will move mountains to give you their best service, and they will even book your tests for you.
Steve Hartley has been with Elite for 10 years and is one of our intensive driving course specialists
Hi I'm Steve Hartley, I've been instructing for 16 years mostly with Elite Driving School. I am an intensive driving course specialist and spent 6 years teaching the Army personnel to drive. When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my two girls', three if you include the wife! I also enjoy running especially on the Westwood in Beverley.
Duncan Clubley is head of our instructor training program
Hi I'm Duncan and have been teaching now for 20 short years. Away from my job I love anything to do with the outdoor life. I Look forward to welcoming you for your driving lessons very soon.
Dennis Craven, aged 22 1/2 (x2), and has been an instructor with Elite for almost 5yrs
Hi I'm Dennis, I trained to be a driving instructor 5 years ago with Elite and liked the company so much I've been with them ever since. When I'm not instructing, most of my spare time (not a lot of!) is spent keeping my beautiful little girl Charly entertained. On the very rare occasion that I get some time to myself I love to take my motorbike for a spin up onto the Moors.
John McGonagle has been with Elite for quite a good few years!
Hi I'm John McGonagle and I have been instructing for 15 years, 7 of those years I have spent working as an intensive driving course specialist with the British army. When not instructing I enjoy caravanning with the family and water sports.
Alan Hardy is part of the furniture at Elite!
I'm Alan. I have been a driving instructor with Elite for a little over 7 years. I always thought that the job satisfaction of being a driving instructor would come from seeing people pass their test. And true this is a great buzz for me (More of a buzz for the people who pass!) but there is a feeling of achievement when someone masters something they were finding difficult. It might be a particular type of junction or a manoeuvre but the look on their face is worth all the effort that I put into my job. I do this job because I like people, and I like seeing them achieve their goals. I revel in their success and feel their pain if things don't go well, which makes me even more determined to help them improve.
James Foston our top young gun instructor
Hi my name is James; I am 29 years old and have been an ADI for almost 5 years now and with Elite for about 3 years. I love driving and all forms of cars and superbikes and enjoy sharing this passion with the student drivers I teach. When I'm not working I am normally cleaning my car or watching motorsports as well as keeping fit.
Paul Wright has been with Elite for 1 year and is already a big part of the team
Hi I'm Paul, after several years in the forces, I felt ready for a new challenge working for myself appealed to me after a chat with driving instructor friend we realised that I had the ability and patients to teach and loved driving ! new career was born. I have been an instructor for six years and also learnt to drive a wide range of different vehicles in the military which enables me to bring a wide range of skills to my instruction. I pride myself in my ability to put pupils at ease with my calm and understanding teaching methods, all of my pupils are treated as individuals and I recognise that people learn at different rates. Away from the car I'm an avid Hull city fan and enjoy playing cricket and also like to follow Hull FC when time permits.
Mike Walker is fairly new to Elite but comes with a brilliant reputation
Hi I'm Mike, I have been a Driving Instructor for 15 years. I enjoy cars so this job suits me down to the ground and I always aim for a 1st time pass. I enjoy sports especially football and I still referee most weekends.
Angus Parker is a big hit with our customers
Hi my name is Angus Parker, I have been an ADI for nearly ten years and always look forward to meeting new pupils because of the satisfaction gained when they pass there test especially on first attempt (which happens very regularly). I also get great satisfaction seeing how a student grows in confidence over the weeks and how they too are amazed how quickly they can progress. I am a big believer in making lessons enjoyable and fun for the student, we all remember the enjoyable things in life and this helps in faster learning. Outside of work I have a passion for skiing with my family, I am more of an outdoor person you can often find me walking on the North Yorkshire Moors.
James Godfrey is new to Elite and was highly recommended by his peers!
Hi I'm James. I have been instructing since I was a young 22 years old. I am a massive fan of triathlon's and a keen football fan. I love teaching and meeting new people, and making sure they enjoy and get the best out of their learning with me.
Jeannette Pickering is our Local female driving instructor and covers West Hull and Beverley areas!
Hi I'm Jeannette, I became a qualified driving instructor in May 2010. Teaching in the Beverley Area and surrounding villages. I am a very patient person who is aware that each individual is unique and has different abilities, as a result of this, each lesson is tailor made for the needs of the pupil, helping them to achieve the ultimate goal of passing their test. This gives me a great deal of satisfaction knowing that I have given my best to the pupil, teaching a skill that they will have for life. When I am not behind the wheel! You will find me out in the fresh air walking with my husband Mike and dog Tally, gardening, growing vegetables, attending to the chickens, ducks and enjoying girlie days out with my daughter Vicki.
Jon Bell is in his third year with Elite and loves the job
Hi my name is Jon Bell and I am a fully qualified Driving Instructor providing expert tuition to learner drivers and those who have passed their test and wish to improve their skills. I cover York and the surrounding area. My aim is to provide a fun, interesting, relaxed and enjoyable learning environment with a high standard of training and professionalism. All lessons and routes are individually tailored, which builds trust and confidence. I am passionate about road safety, and became an Approved Driving Instructor because I wanted a job with real satisfaction. There is no greater satisfaction than seeing a pupil pass their test for the first time. After 12 years working as a civil servant and being sat behind a desk it was time for a career change and it doesn't get much bigger than this. My car is now my new office and I'm loving it!
Peter Allinson is one of our longest serving instructors and loved by all of his customers
Hi I'm Pete and I have been instructing for almost 15 years. I love the job, meeting new people, and sharing in their success especially when they pass their driving test.
John Burgess one of the nicest and funniest guys on the planet. John loves the job and his customers.
Hi I'm John Burgess, I trained to be a driving instructor with Elite a lot of years ago, and have been here ever since! I enjoy meeting and helping the young folk of Hull and Beverley to learn a life time skill of driving. I get just as much pleasure when they pass their driving test. I enjoy taking the dog for long walks, and you can often find me playing in a folk band in Beverley.