I can’t thank Neil enough for helping me pass my driving test today! I’m absolutely over the moon and I couldn’t have had a better instructor and I would 100% recommend him to anyone !!! To think in the space of 6 month I am where I am today from where I was is unbelievable and I feel so so so advanced within my driving skills thanks to Neil!!

Also, a big big thank you to Caron for putting up with my awkward work time table but always managing to fit me in for a lesson whenever I requested one.

Thank you Exceed!


“I changed driving instructors to Exceed and I am so grateful that I did. Neil gave me so much confidence to pass my driving test. I would highly recommend Exceed to anyone who wants to pass their test. I can’t thank Neil and Caron enough. Fantastic all round, and passing my test really has changed my life for the better.”

“Would just like to thank Caron and neil for there excellent support and service with my driving!! absolutly fab team and will be recomending you guys to everyone!, thanks again”

Amanda North


“My son Martyn has dyspraxia and other learning difficulties but he saw absolutely no reason why this would prevent him from learning to drive.
We booked lessons with an Instructor who had been recommended, and it appeared everyone was learning with him.
After numerous lessons a driving test was booked for Martyn but then one day his driving instructor took me aside rather than explain to Martyn that ‘’some people aren’t meant to drive’’
Months later I read an article about Neil and how he saw no reason why people with various difficulties should not be able to drive.
We met Neil, discussed the issues, and in his opinion he saw no reason why Martyn should not be able to drive.
Neil found ways to explain things in a way that made sense to Martyn, he gave him an alternative to the ‘normal’ approach of teaching someone to drive.
Martyn had three attempts at the driving test, failing the first two due to nerves, nothing major, and then he passed the third one almost fault free.
It is one of his best achievements of his life so far!
I am so pleased I read the article that day because it literally changed Martyn’s life.”

Mrs. H. K.


“Exceed teach you to drive safely for life, not simply just to pass a test. I had lessons from both Neil and Brian – both were brilliant teachers and were incredibly passionate about what they were doing. Caron in the office was really friendly and helpful throughout the period. I genuinely think you would be really pushed to find a better driving school to learn with”.
Daniel Ackerley, passed with Exceed 2010



“Previously trained to be an instructor with ‘a well known national company’. And failed part 3 three times!
I’d heard good things about Neil so I gave him a ring and it wasn’t long before I was learning lots of new stuff that I hadn’t covered with the previous company.
Training with Neil was enjoyable and totally different from my previous experience, I would recommend him to anyone thinking of becoming a driving Instructor.
…………passed on my first attempt!”
M.K. ADI Hartlepool.
“I decided to train as a driving instructor when I was made redundant from my job. I chose to go with Exceed and it was probably the best decision of my driving career. The training was delivered in a professional yet friendly manner and I always felt that each lesson I was improving as a trainee instructor. The training I was given by Neil turned me from being a good driver into a professional driving instructor. Caron in the office was always helpful and I can’t thank them enough.”
G.T. ADI Teesside