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In the Spotlight: Steve Dethick

21 September 2020

We pride ourselves on delivering first-class training to busy transport businesses and individual drivers looking to advance their professional development. We’re able to achieve this thanks to the experience, knowledge and dedication of our team.

Meet Steve Dethick, our National Sales and Training Manager.

Steve has been in the driver training industry for 30+ years and joined us back in August 2019. He plays an integral role in developing and delivering our training services – in Driver CPC and beyond – under our DriveWise brand. These include a range of Driver Risk Management courses, suitable for drivers of both commercial and smaller vehicles.

Commencing life as a driver trainer in the Army, Steve trained as an LGV instructor and went on to teach countless soldiers to drive large vehicles during his time in Germany. Upon leaving the forces, Steve gained his Approved Driving Instructor qualifications and joined Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s driving school whilst also running his own successful learner driver school.

At around the same time, Steve joined one of the largest corporate driver training and risk management companies as a consultant trainer, moving from self-employed into a full time position, before working his way up to become the Director of  Training.

He was responsible for overseeing the recruitment and quality control of the training team, and for managing the training course content and liaison with customers, to ensure their expectations were met.

Steve then moved into a sales and training role, heading up the 4×4 and specialist training areas of the business. Following a successful 18 years at the same organisation, Steve moved to XPI Simulation, a company specialising in the development of driver training simulators and associated software.

Steve designed and built the training modules and ran a training centre containing 7 single seat and 2 full car simulators. The modules were aimed at improving driver knowledge and behaviour, focusing on hazard awareness and driver distractions. Steve then joined us here at Driver Hire, working with his colleagues to further develop the DriveWise product portfolio of in-vehicle and classroom-based training programmes.

As a result, DriveWise offers a full range of courses to suit every type of customer requirement.

For more information, call DriveWise today on 01274 511511 or email