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Our Team

We want to teach you to drive safely and confidently in as few driving lessons as possible. And we want you to enjoy yourself while you’re learning. Which is why we only have Driving Instructors in Surrey who are friendly, enthusiastic and love what they do.

Our Driving Instructors are ALL fully qualified, Driving Standards Agency approved and licensed. Please note we do not use trainee driving Instructors like most other schools.

And as part of our team’s continued professional development we encourage all instructors to keep updated by attending regular courses. We hold frequent meetings for all instructors which allows everyone to exchange ideas and keep informed of all the latest news and changes in the law.

Join the team – Vacancies

Call Katy on 08456 44 81 44 to find out about our current vacancies &  join our friendly team. If you have what we are looking for we’re sure you won’t look back!

Meet some of the team

Katy, Driving School Manager
Katy runs the busy day to day operations at Blakes; making sure everyone gets a lesson at a time that suits them and offering advice on anything from driving licences to driving tests. Customers say she is always cheerful and friendly and after just one call you feel like you have known her for ages.

Dean, Driving Instructor
As part of his continued professional development Dean recently passed the Institute of Advanced Motorists Advanced Driving Test. Dean has been an instructor since 2005, drives a new Mazda 2, and takes driving lessons in Wimbledon, Sutton and Banstead, and driving lessons in Epsom.

Paul, Driving Instructor
Paul is an ex AA instructor and has been teaching since 2002. He’s kind, patient and has been known to tell the odd joke. Sometimes they’re even quite good. Paul drives an air conditioned Ford Fiesta and takes driving lessons in Sutton, Kingston and Wimbledon. As well as driving lessons in Banstead, Morden and Epsom.

Tish, Driving Instructor
Tish has been involved in the driving school industry for many years, previously managing the office of a large independent driving school. A few years ago she decided to get out on the road in her Ford Fiesta and her chatty and friendly manner has helped calm many a nervous pupil. Tish takes driving lessons in Kingston and Epsom.

Chris, Driving Instructor
Chris has a calm and helpful manner which is guaranteed to help the most nervous pupil relax. Chris is a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, and can be seen whizzing round the local area in a Peugeot 207. He takes driving lessons in Croydon, Coulsdon,Banstead and Sutton. As well as driving lessons in Wallington.

Barry, Driving Instructor
Barry brings many years of expert driver training skills to the Blakes team. He has successfully managed a branch of a south London national driving school. During this time he has helped hundreds if not thousands! of pupils pass their driving test and assisted trainee driving instructors fulfill the ambition to become a driving instructor. Barry drives a new Nissan Note and takes driving lessons in Battersea, Richmond, Mortlake, Sheen and also driving lessons Clapham & Chelsea.

Rob, Automatic Driving Instructor
Rob’s down to earth and friendly approach make him popular with pupils of all ages. He really enjoys teaching others to drive and learn a skill they will have for life. When he is not working Rob loves nothing more than hitting the open road on his motorbike. Rob previously taught at BSM and joined Blakes in 2012 prefering the empathy of a smaller team. You can take automatic driving lessons with Rob in Weybridge, Walton on Thames, Shepperton, Kingston, Chertsey, Addelstone and other surrounding areas. Call today to book automatic driving lessons on 08456 44 81 44.

Bryan, Driving Instructor

More about Bryan coming soon…