Trainer profiles

Glen Robbins

I qualified as a driving instructor in 1985 and have worked continuously in the industry ever since. Apart from teaching learners I have also since 1989 been teaching trainee driving instructors.

I eventually became the Chief Training Officer for The Instructor College over in Southampton. My duties grew and besides looking after two more colleges I started to train others to train, trainee driving instructors. Eventually when The Instructor College became RED School of Driving I was the Chief Training Officer for the South of England.

In 2016 I joined driving-pro as Director of Instructor Training.

My qualifications include:

  • ADI Grade A
  • DIA Diamond Advanced Instructor
  • Cardington Grade A Advanced Driver
  • NVQ Assessor and Internal Verifier
  • IAM Advanced Driver
  • TCIT Train the Trainer
  • Diploma in Driving Instruction (Dip DI)
GLEN ROBBINS Driving Instructor Gosport
Doug Drinkwater

In 1994 I initially started training instructors for a local school in Portsmouth. I now have over 30 years experience of either driving instruction or instructor training. During this time I worked with and have been guided by Glen Robbins.

After a period of time I struck out on my own mixing normal driver training with freelance instructor training. By 2012 I was back with another one of the local schools as their in-house instructor trainer.

In 2015 I joined Liam Greaney and have been moving forward ever since.

My qualifications include:

  • Cardington Grade A Advanced Driver
  • IAM Advanced Driver
  • TCIT Train the Trainer
  • RoSPA Gold
Doug Driving-Pro Instructor
Liam Greaney

I have over 35 years of either driving for a living or teaching people to drive for a living. My role in the team is to provide direction and support for everyone.

My qualifications include:

  • Diploma in Driver Education (Dip DE)
  • BTEC Level 4 Driver Coaching
  • DIA Diamond Advanced Driving Instructor
  • The RoSPA Diploma in Advanced Driving Instruction
  • TCIT Train the Trainer
  • C & G Further and Adult Teachers Certificate Parts 1 & 2
Liam Greaney Driving Instructor Portsmouth
Teresa Greaney

My job is to be there and listen, especially if someone is more comfortable talking to a woman. If any of the boys get a bit too big for their boots they will soon find out who really wears the trousers.

My qualification for this is being Liam’s wife.

Teresa Greaney

Our Driving Instructors Hampshire

We are proud of our team of male and female professional driving instructors. When you choose a Driving-Pro instructor you’re getting the very best — we’re driven to help you to learn!

To find out more click on one of the instructors below.

Liam Greaney

Portsmouth & Southsea

Mark Parnel

Portsmouth, Havant, Waterlooville & Leigh park

Greg Wise

Portsmouth, Southsea, Waterlooville & Denmead

Nigel Thomas

All Areas Covered

Doug Drinkwater

Portsmouth, Southsea, Havant & Waterloovile

Gav Kendall

Portsmouth, Southsea, Havant & Waterloovile

Danny Farr

Southsea & Portsmouth

Jo Guthrie


Glen Robbins

Gosport, Fareham & Lee on the Solent

Teresa Greaney

Safeguarding & Confidential Listening Officer

About Driving-Pro

Driving-Pro is an independent driving school based in Portsmouth. Our fantastic team of local driving instructors deliver lessons throughout Portsmouth, Havant, Fareham, Gosport and Waterlooville.

We firmly believe in a client-centred approach to training. We use modern coaching practices to encourage our learners to think independently and to make safe choices when driving.

Driver training standards are always moving forward, so all our instructors are dedicated to keeping up to speed. We work closely with the DVSA to stay up to date with modern training techniques.

Our Driving Courses

We are proud to offer individually personalised driving lessons for beginners and experienced drivers

Our qualified, professional instructors want to get you driving in a relaxed and positive atmosphere where you will enjoy learning to drive properly.


Learner Driver Courses

Our friendly and experienced driving instructors will guide you through all of the stages of passing your driving test.

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Refresher Driver Training

Want motorway experience or never driven in the UK? We will help you to become safe and confident on the road again.

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Taxi Training

You are much more likely to pass your taxi test if you have some training beforehand. We know what the examiner is looking for.

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“I passed today with Gav! Honestly the best driving instructor and couldn’t recommend anyone else, he is absolutely amazing and such a genuine person and I honestly can’t thank you enough! even when I made stupid mistakes you still made me feel like everything was okay, gonna be weird not having you beside me in the car , thankyouuuu!!!”

Jade Newell

“Had an absolutely amazing experience with glen he was so patient with me and gave me so much confidence in my self and my driving. He was so fun but very professional. I will miss our lessons thank you for believing in me.”

Taylor Usher

“I passed my driving test first time with Nigel, he is a great guy who cares about his students, he was early for every single lesson and has a huge amount of driving experience to draw upon.”

Adam Sparrow