In this feature we speak to Dorian Gamble, Director of Data Academy. Data Academy provide a large range of driver and transport training courses from their base near the M1 in Leicester. They are also our best-performing member, with not only a perfect score of 5-stars, but also the highest number of reviews posted for a single listing! We caught up with Dorian and fellow Director, Rick, when we visited a few weeks ago for a tour of their facilities.
How long have you been running the company?
We have been running as Data Academy for 15 years now, we actually started up as another Company, but management involved at that time just did not have the passion and honesty needed to make a good job of it, so after a sort out and a rise from the ashes, Data Academy was born. All who you speak to at Data are instructors in their own right, so nobody trying to sell you something unnecessary here..
What is the best thing about Data Academy?
Actually, having Instructors who love what they do and have the knowledge and experiences to pass over to others, with new trucks to train with and great customer relationships, local business and the public alike. Keeping it real. Plus the feedback from customers who have passed and are now working for a living.
What categories of training and other services do you offer?
We offer all the HGV practical training, B+E, C1, C1+E, C and C+E, We also complete the driver 35hr CPC at our new refreshed training centre, plus the initial Pt4 CPC for training and test for the youngsters.
What’s your number one piece of driving test advice for your trainees?
Just remember that the Examiner taking you for test wants you to be relaxed and be focused. He/She just wants you to show them that you are confident and competent. And always remember that the test is not over until the examiner says it is.
Do you have any events (running or attending) coming up?
Watch this space!
Ooh, interesting! Do you have any big developments in the pipeline?
Steady growth is positive and honest, it’s when you look back and see how big you have developed through the years, that’s a big development in our eyes.
What’s your most popular course?
The Cat C is the most enquired course, from 7.5ton lorry drivers asking for the info to the youngster who wants that new career challenge. But things change from season to season, especially with the Driver 35hr CPC here.
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