Legacy of driving school in new hands
Dave Evans, of Lindsey Driving School, shakes on the deal with Matt Burton, managing director of TIS, at the site in Stallingborough.
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 26 Apr 2019
A commercial driving school that has operated on the South Bank for more than 70 years is in new hands.
TIS Training and Consultancy has acquired the Stallingborough business from Dave Evans, and in doing so has significantly expanded its operation from Kirton Lindsey.
Matt Burton, managing director, said: “We have been going for three years, and got chatting with Dave, and now we’re continuing the legacy.
John Lambert from Lindsey Driving school, Grimsby. Pictured in 1998.
“We already do training that will work alongside the driving, such as dangerous goods handling (Driver ADR) and Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) work. While the office has been at Kirton Lindsey, we’ve always worked around the ports area, and I’ve been delivering dangerous goods training for 10 years in the area, initially with another company then on my own.
“Stallingborough will be home for us now.”
TIS is also one of few organisations to offer locomotive and plant training for the likes of the steelworks and oil refineries.
Former student Mr Evans, managing director of BILM Ltd, bought Lindsey Driving School back in 2011 from John Lambert, who was the second generation in the family business, succeeding his father having joined him in 1972. He will continue to deliver some courses for the team from the Southwalk Business Park base on Europa Way.
LGV C and C+E are provided for, with a team of five.
Lindsey celebrated its 50th anniversary as the theory test was introduced, having launched as a driving school focused on private car tuition and evolved to meet the needs of commerce and industry.
Pictured right, Flashback to 1968, and Lindsey Driving School principal Mr RL Lambert puts Gay Harker, 17, of Cleethorpes, through her paces in a new Ford Cortina 1300.