The DIA Driver and Rider Training Awards are back for 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


The DIA National Conference is back for 2017 - as are its popular Driver and Rider Training Awards.


Combining a celebration of ADI achievement with a day ram packed with insights into the future of driver and rider training, top flight speakers and your chance to tell the policy makers what you really think on the hot topics in driver training. Supported, in addition, by important stakeholders in the driver training universe, including DVSA, Highways England, major insurance and motor manufacturing brands, it’s the professional driver training conference you want to make sure you attend.


After a successful (and highly emotional) inaugural Driver and Rider Training Industry Awards last year, the DIA are bringing them back and now is the time to nominate and vote for who you think is deserving for an award.


The DIA Driver and Rider Training Awards are voted by peers, pupils and professionals in driver training with a prestigious judging panel of driver training and education experts. The awards provide a great opportunity for individual ADIs to highlight achievement and best practice and offers a chance to celebrate individual pupil progress and achievement, as well as rewarding individual ADIs. 


Awards categories include:


  • Pupil Progress

  • Award Training Hero Award

  • Training School of the Year

  • Local Association of the Year

  • Driver Education Campaign of the Year Award

  • Trainers Choice Award - Training Car Insurance

  • Trainers Choice Award - Young Driver Insurance

  • Trainers Choice Award - Product of the Year

  • Trainers Choice - Car of the Year

  • Industry Achievement Award


Head over to to submit your nomination.


Last years winners:


  • Best Training Car Insurance (sponsored by adiNEWS) – Waveney

  • Best Young/Learner Driver Insurance (sponsored by Waveney) – Collingwood

  • ADI Training Hero (sponsored by Collingwood) – Jimmy Ho

  • Specially Commended (sponsored by Driving Test Success) - Rob Tillier, Accelerate Driver Training

  • Pupil Progress - Rachel Bomphrey

  • Car of the Year (sponsored by Q-Park) - Hyundai i30 

  • Product of the Year (sponsored by Hitachi) – BlackVue Dash Cam

  • Best in Pupil Progress (sponsored by Driving Test Success) – Lieutenant Mark Towra

  • Industry Achievement Award – Lou Walsh

  • Best Local Association (sponsored by LDC) – South East London and Kent Driving Instructors Association

  • Best Driver Education Initiative Campaign (sponsored by Admiral) – British Horse Society

  • Training School 2016 Winner (sponsored by Goodyear) - Learner Driver Centre 


This year’s event will take place on Friday 17th November at the impressive Wyboston Lakes Hotel and Conference Centre in Bedfordshire (located close to the A1 and wider motorway network for easy access from the North, South and Midlands). The huge 380 acre site offers an award winning spa, leisure centre, golf course, stunning lakeland walks, bars, restaurants and even an outdoor activity centre and off-road experience. 


Please reload

  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • Twitter - Black Circle
  • YouTube - Black Circle
RSS Feed

© 2019 ADI News, Unit 11, Gleneagles Court, Brighton Road, Crawley RH10 6AD, t 020 8686 8010