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Cardiff driving instructor crowned best in the UK

National Driving School of the Year, RED Driving School, has crowned the Driving Instructor of the Year as Niall Davies from Cardiff in its inaugural Instructor of the Year Awards final.

The event took place at Donington Park race circuit on Saturday and saw the regional winners take on a series of challenges to determine the most efficient and best driver, following initial identification of the regional winners based on those with the most 5-star Trust Pilot reviews in their localities. The overall individual winner was Niall Davies from Cardiff, Wales who explained he was “truly stunned when he won.” Second and third place were awarded to David Hughes of Merseyside and Lee Underwood of Ascot, respectively.

Regional winners included Kiran Kaur from the East Midlands who told us that the certificate will “take pride in [their] home office and [they] will truly treasure this moment for a very long time“. Mukesh Kumar, from Wolverhampton, regional winner for West Midlands, has said that it was “an amazing feeling to be nominated but to have won the award is another type of feeling and such a proud moment.“

The original reviews were taken between 1st May to 31st July, where over 1,000 5-star reviews were posted, demonstrating the strong competition among driving instructors under RED.

Seb Goldin, CEO of RED Driving School commented, “We’re extremely proud of the high standards our instructors work to, and it’s brilliant to see it being recognised in our learner’s reviews. RED Driving School is the most reviewed driving school in the country, demonstrating the calibre of our talented instructors.”

The winners from the final events are as follows:

1st place overall (individual) Niall Davies
2nd Place overall (individual) David Hughes
3rd Place overall (individual) Lee Underwood
Esso Fuel Efficient Driving 1st (individual) Niall Davies
Esso 2nd (individual) Lee Underwood
Esso 3rd (individual David Hughes
Smooth driving Challenge 1st (individual) Lee Underwood