Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

A New Team in the Driving Seat

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

A New Team in the Driving Seat

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A DRIVER training firm has powered ahead with its plans to expand by recruiting three new staff members since launching eight months ago.

Darlington-based Durham Tees Valley Training (DTVT), which specialises in providing training to the transport industry, has recruited two new specialist Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) trainers and a business development administrator to help drive the company forward.

Graeme Todd, from Wolviston, and Michael Robinson, from Durham, are both responsible for delivering CPC to drivers and for training both passenger-carrying vehicle (PCV) and large goods vehicle (LGV) drivers.

Graeme was taken on due to his significant experience within the transport industry, which includes training driving instructors for the Driving Standards Agency (DSA). He was also general manager of a major local coach company, director of a PCV driver training centre and has been trained in driving VIPs.

Michael was taken on after spending 30 years with Durham Constabulary, 10 of which he spent working in traffic patrols and another 10 in driver training. He has instructed on all types of vehicles and is also a VIP-trained driver.

They were appointed due to increasing demand on DTVT by companies with drivers who have not yet begun training and who need to complete 35 hours of training before September 2014.

Graeme said: "It was great to be recruited by DTVT to help meet the demand for more driver CPC training.

I have been working with Robin and Michael to deliver driver speed awareness courses in the Cleveland area, but this job will mean helping lots of big companies to get their drivers trained up to a high standard."

Michael said: "I've really been looking forward to starting with DTVT. This job is the perfect opportunity to utilise all of my driving and instructing experience in order to provide fantastic training and help the company to grow. …

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