CASE STUDY

Company: Arrow Driving Academy

Location: Craven Park Training and Enterprise Centre

Nature of business: Driving School

Incorporation: May 2013

Staffing: 4 full-time employees and 27 self-employed

Driving to success

After leaving school with no qualifications, Paul had to enter adult education in order to gain the necessary requirements needed to work up to his production manager role, while also gaining the knowledge needed to start his own business. When he left this position, had a brief stint as a long distance lorry driver before undergoing training to become a driving instructor. Finding enjoyment straight away, as well as being good at it, Paul instantly knew this was the career for him. knowledge needed to start his own business. When he left this position, had a brief stint as a long distance lorry driver before undergoing training to become a driving instructor. Finding enjoyment straight away, as well as being good at it, Paul instantly knew this was the career for him.

Not without its fair share of obstacles, Paul found it tough trusting people and finding the right people to do the correct jobs. Despite this though, Paul never felt like giving up, saying “determination kept me going”. Arrow Driving Academy now has 4 full-time employees and 27 self-employed driving instructors. Like all small business owners, Paul has felt the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and country-wide lockdowns.

Having made many big investments into his business, he has been unable to move forward with a lot of them. He has, however been able to expand some of the services that his business offers by purchasing his first Large Good Vehicle (LGV) in July 2020. Arrow Driving Academy held their first LGV training course in August of that year. On top of this, the company has a long list of people waiting to start their training in this once restrictions are lifted. One ambition close to Paul’s heart is for Arrow Driving Academy to go national, which he has set as his goal for 2021

Contact Arrow Driving Academy

Freephone: 0800 011 9695
Visit: www.arrowdrivingacademy.co.uk
Email: [email protected]