We bring a total of over 150 combined years of professional experience to the accelerate business and we are all committed to keeping our skills and knowledge right up to date whilst providing a top quality service to our customers. We firmly believe that with our combined skills we have the best driver training service offering in the locality with an absolute focus on safe driving for life.
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His big focus is on helping youngsters excel and avoiding the talent that every youngster has being curtailed by a serious injury or death from a road crash.
Rob has passed the Institute of Advanced Motorists Advanced Driving Test and also the RoSPA Advanced Driving Test at Gold Standard.
A qualified teacher, having taught at both Tomlinscote and Sandhurst Schools (any parents and/or grandparents remember him as your teacher?!), he has spent 40 years in training both individuals and companies and in the latter years running training organisations.
Having taken redundancy from the pressures of London City business life in Dec 2008, he has made a significant time and financial investment to become a qualified driving instructor and establish accelerate.
Rob does very little practical driver training these days, spending the majority of his time finding innovative ways to get road safety messages across to young people and delivering those messages to accelerate customers and to students in schools/colleges in the local area.
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Jan is known locally as the Abacus man having run that business for 11 years, and previously having worked for BSM for 6 years. He joined accelerate in October 2011 and has built a reputation as calm and thorough in his approach.
Jan has also passed the Institute of Advanced Motorists Advanced Driving Test and the RoSPA Advanced Driving Test at Gold Standard - the highest possible.
He describes himself as having a love/hate relationship with cars & driving and is big into sport - he played American Football in his earlier years and was a triathlon specialist - iron-man or what?
Jan is delighted to now be operating under the accelerate banner as Rob is delighted to have such a professional as Jan on the team.
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Damien is new to the team and is fully trained and licensed.
He lives in Blackwater with his wife, daughter, 2 grandchildren and numerous pets.
He has spent the last 10 years of his career working around vehicles of all shapes and sizes, has driven everything from large vans to supercars, and as such is very aware of the many potential hazards that face drivers every day. Whilst helping both daughters with many hours of private tuition in preparation for their driving tests, Damien realised that being a driver trainer was something he wanted to do.
Damien attends karate training multiple times a week and is used to spending time with a very broad age range.
Not only is he passionate about helping people to become safer drivers, in his own words he wants people to “enjoy the learning process, and ultimately enjoy driving”.
Ben is an excitable Young Driver Trainer/Coach, passionate about young driver safety, who loves to live life to the full in every way!
As a 23 year old and someone who has been working alongside young people at youth groups for 6 years, Ben has a great understanding of the culture of young people and is able to teach each individual from their level without patronising them in any way!
He is very much behind the accelerate vision and mission and will strive for his passion to see the roads become a safer place.
Ben is currently living in Bracknell and has been there for a year and a half now, having lived in Yateley for the earlier years of his life.
Ben also runs his own business in Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy.