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New Regional Quality Managers

Police Road Safety

In the last newsletter, we detailed the strengthening of our Police regional team, and here we expand a little more providing you with some more information on the regional team that covers the country.

In conjunction with Des Morrison – who heads up our Police Contracts operation, Ian Bint works with our new regional quality team to ensure we can provide our police contacts around the country with the right level of support and information.

National Regional Quality Manager

Ian Bint

March 2019

"Ian is a former Police Superintendent, who enjoyed a varied career including time in National Police Training and Head of Roads Policing for South Yorkshire. While there Ian introduced speed awareness courses to the county in 2007. Since 2014 he has worked managing delivery of NDORS courses, and until 2018, held an NDORS trainers licence for Speed, What's Driving Us and Motorway courses. Ian is family oriented but loves anything to do with cars, and enjoys track days. He also has a large and friendly German Shepherd dog. Contact Information - Email: ian.bint@drivetech.co.uk"

Regional Quality Manager - Northern Ireland

Andrew Robson

March 2019

"I'm Andrew Robson. In my previous career I served as a Police Constable in the Royal Ulster Constabulary and the Police Service of Northern Ireland, I have also worked in Events Security. I have been an Approved Driving Instructor with my own School of Motoring since 2009. In 2018, I took up the position of the Regional Training Manager for Northern Ireland. I manage the NI Scheme which includes the relationships with the trainers, Trainer Development Coaches and encourage an attitude of delivering outstanding customer service and developing confidence with team members to be proactive. I like to keep fit by either going to the gym or playing golf. I have always been one who will be up for any challenge and I am calling this challenge a midlife crisis as I recently took up guitar lessons. I don’t think that Ed Sheeran has anything to be worried any time soon. Contact Information - Email: andrew.robson@drivetech.co.uk"

Regional Quality Manager - Bedfordshire & Cambridgeshire

Karen Newton

March 2019

"Karen studied English at Loughborough University while playing volleyball for England. After leaving university, she was a newspaper reporter before becoming a police officer with Cambridgeshire Constabulary. Karen served for 17 years in various operational roles, including working as a Public Order and Firearms’ Commander and the Head of Roads Policing. In addition to working for DriveTech, Karen is also an Advanced Driving Instructor. Karen is married with two young boys and likes nothing more than beating them all at beach volleyball when on holiday! Contact Information - Email: karen.newton@drivetech.co.uk"

Regional Quality Manager - South

Roger Ison

March 2019

"Roger has been in the training industry for 30 years. His previous role was Director of Training at BSM. Roger holds an NDORS trainers licence for Speed, What's Driving Us and Safe & Considerate Driving courses. In his personal time, Roger enjoys wine (and not just drinking it!) and Politics and current affairs, but avoiding the B word! Contact Information - Email: roger.ison@drivetech.co.uk"

Regional Quality Manager - London

Steve France-Sargeant

March 2019

"After 30 years of Military & Police service, Steve is a trainer in his own right and is the Director of his own training company. He has managed training both in the UK, for the College of Policing, and internationally, specialising in Criminal Law, Policing reform, Child Abuse & Gender Based Violence working for charities such as UNWomen & UNICEF. Steve is a trustee and director of 2 Hampshire based charities, in a voluntary capacity, and is a partner in the franchise of a commercial Trout Fly Fishing Lake near his home in the Test Valley. “My approach to management throughout my career has been to create an environment for good, honest, hard working people to thrive, enjoy their work and develop their professionalism. My aim at Drive Tech is do what I can to support good trainers, develop a strong team ethic and ensure, by doing so, Drive Tech’s reputation is enhanced and its business grows”. Contact Information - Email: steve.france-sargeant@drivetech.co.uk"

Regional Quality Manager - North

Tim Innes

March 2019

"Tim comes from a policing background and retired as Chief Superintendent and commander for Doncaster in 2018. He was also chair of the Superintendents Association in South Yorkshire. He also previously served as Barnsley Commander, Head of Criminal Justice and Firearms Licensing, and lead for training across South Yorkshire and Humberside Police. In his spare time, Tim's 8 year old twin girls, an 11 year old son and a labradoodle keep him very busy! His wife, Janine, is also a serving detective. Tim's interests (other than the kids) are trying to stay fit, homemade pizzas, red wine and occasional sleep. Contact Information - Email: tim.innes@drivetech.co.uk"