NRI Instructors Shortlisted for Talent in Logistics Awards 2018

We are proud to announce that 4 of the 5 finalists to compete for the title of Talent in Logistics LGV Instructor of the Year are NRI registered Instructors! The deserving shortlisted finalists are:

  • Golman Gurung – Mainstream
  • Nicky Hanson – 2 Start Ltd
  • Charlie Ballam – SCF Driver Training
  • Jamie King – Wiltshire Transport Training Ltd

We hope you join us in congratulating the finalists and wishing them all the best for the awards evening on Thursday 21st June, where one of them will be crowned the winner at the Talent in Logistics Awards evening, hosted by Sky Sports Jeff Stelling.

During the day you can find us exhibiting in the Information Zone, as a variety of engaging seminars, key industry debates andindustry panels take place around the venue. So come along and meet us there for more information on the latest developments in legislation, the industry and our continued goal to helping improving the safety of drivers on the road through our Instructor standards. Make sure you book your place today here.

With only 2 weeks to go, book your tickets today for what’s set to be the logistics event of the year!

NRI Supports Talent in Logistics as Awards Sponsor

We’re pleased to announce that the National Register of LGV Instructors has signed up to once again support the Talent in Logistics Awards as sponsor of the LGV Instructor of the Year award.

Now in its second year, the Talent in Logistics Conference & Awards is the only awards event dedicated to those working within the transport, logistics and warehousing industry. Held on 21st June 2018 at Telford International Centre, Shropshire, the conference includes seminars, panel discussions, live demonstrations and live competitions. The event has been designed especially for those working within a training, learning or development position and attending the conference also provides Instructors like you with 3 hours of relevant, professional CPD.

We thoroughly enjoyed being part of last year’s event, which made it an obvious choice for us to sponsor once again. NRI General Manager, Richard Brewer, was fortunate enough to be invited to act as a judge in this year’s awards finalist selection and based on the talent, we’re in for a pretty good night!

Tickets are still available for the Conference and Awards but are selling fast! We’ve managed to secure an exclusive discount especially for NRI registered Instructors to attend the conference, which expires on 31st May. For more information, contact us via email. To learn more about Talent in Logistics, read the latest conference agenda and much more, visit the official event website.

Meet The NRI Team at Talent in Logistics Conference 2018

Only one month to go until the industry event of the year Talent in Logistics Conference & Awards 2018. We’re proud to be supporting an event that aims to develop the knowledge and skills of those within the industry whilst celebrating the 2.2m professionals operating within the UK’s logistics industry is not one to miss!

Talent in Logistics isn’t just the perfect opportunity to extend your professional development, but it also gives you the chance to network with key names from the industry in the Information Zone. We’re pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting on the day, with Richard Brewer, NRI General Manager, in attendance who will be looking to talk with current and prospective NRI registered Instructors and Exam Centres to discuss the latest developments in legislation, the industry and our continued goal to helping improving the safety of drivers on the road through our Instructor standards.

The days conference agenda features a number of key individuals from a number of backgrounds and industries, who will be attending the day to deliver key seminars relevant to trainers and learning and development professionals. In addition, attendance to the conference will also provide you with 3 hours of CPD for your own development.

With seminars looking at key industry issues, including a talk from Mark Winn, Deputy Chief Driving Examiner, DVSA, who will be discussing ‘The DVSA’s thoughts on the future of vocational training’, and a live Debate on ‘Brexit: What will Brexit mean for training regulations in warehousing, transport and logistics?’

With 21st June fast approaching, and the Telford International Centre set to be crammed with only the key players and professionals of the logistics industry; make sure you don’t miss out and book your tickets today. You can find out more information on the industry event of the year by visiting the Talent in Logistics website, here.


NRI backs Talent in Logistics Conference & Awards 2018

If you’ve missed the memo, the National Register of LGV Instructors are proud to be yet again supporting Talent in Logistics Conference & Awards 2018, taking place on the 21st June 2018 at the Telford International Centre, West Midlands.

The event focuses on tackling key industry issues that NRI instructors like yourselves regularly face, whilst providing the well-deserved recognition LGV professionals rarely receive.  So, it was only right for us to again support an event that will add to your profession and up the ante for the industry!

Dealing with some resistance to learning? Hear from Melanie Luteijn FCIPD, a Training & HR Consultant from Go Further Goals, who tells you all about overcoming this resistance and how to create an environment that welcomes organisational and behavioural change. With over 20 years’ experience helping SME’s, her role in ensuring engagement amongst employees within their training & development has successfully provided these organisations with the productivity and effectiveness improvements they were craving.

The future of training can be a distant thought as an instructor, but with technological changes proactively shifting the way the industry operates, it’s important to stay in the loop and plan ahead as they significantly shape your role as an LGV instructor. On the day you will have the opportunity to do just that as you hear from the DVSA’s very own Deputy Chief Driving Examiner and Head of Rider and Vocational Policy, Mark Winn, about the future of driver training and testing. The thought-provoking panel discussion featuring Derek Wright, the People Director at Advanced Supply Chain Group (ASCG), will focus on the questions surrounding the changes that will be needed as the industry moves towards a more automated future.

Besides the advice and knowledge, what else can you gain from the conference? With an agenda that provides significant relevance to professional development, CILT UK has agreed to give all NRI Instructors and CILT UK members 3 CPD hours. If a day out of the office wasn’t a good enough reason, we believe the benefits the seminar will contribute to your profession, your role and your organisation are more than worth the investment.

Talent in Logistics is also holding an Awards ceremony celebrating the unsung heroes of the industry for their hard work and dedication that keeps the country on its feet. With 16 awards up for grabs, LGV awards included, and an upheaval of entries, the NRI’s very own Rich Brewer was approached to be a judge for this years’ awards. We are proud that Rich’s expertise in the industry has been recognised and gives him the opportunity to ensure LGV professionals are acknowledged for all they do by being named LGV Driver, LGV Instructor, Transport Manager or LGV Driver Training Provider of the Year – just to name a few. Keep an eye out for the finalist shortlist which will be officially announced by the 1st May 2018!

Tickets are also quickly selling out, so if the opportunity to expand your knowledge, skills and your CPD hours hearing from only the best in the industry makes this event unmissable for you, book your tickets here today. If you are still in need to hear more about the event, you can find out more from the Talent in Logistics website, here.

Easter Bank Holiday Opening Hours

We will be closing the office on the 29th March 2018 for the Easter Bank Holiday and will reopen for business on Tuesday 5th April 2018 with normal opening hours 9am until 5pm.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your custom, we hope you have a most enjoyable Bank Holiday weekend and a huge Happy Easter from everyone here at the National Register of LGV Instructors.

Only 7 days left to enter the LGV Instructor of the Year award at Talent in Logistics

We are delighted to once again be supporting Talent in Logistics 2018 taking place on the 21st June 2018.

Last year we saw the LGV Instructor of the Year award 2017 won by Mark Liggins of Goldstar Transport Ltd, NRI Registered Instructor. We would love for the 2018 award to be won by another NRI Registered Instructor.

The LGV Instructor of the Year award is designed to recognise an instructor who can demonstrate high levels of professionalism, an excellent pass rate and a desire to positively inspire future generations of LGV drivers – don’t miss your chance to nominate!

The winner of the award will be announced at the Talent in Logistics Awards on 21st June 2018 at the Telford International Centre, Shropshire. The awards are set to be a fantastic night of celebration, with 16 industry awards scheduled for the evening, as well as a three course dinner, networking opportunities and celebrity host; Jeff Stelling. Tickets for the awards are available to purchase at

Do you know an LGV instructor worthy of winning LGV Instructor of the Year? Nominate them now at You can find an example entry here.

The closing date is midnight on 30th March 2018.

Good luck with your entries; we hope that one of you will be the winner!

NRI early office closure- Thursday 1st March 2018

Due to severe snow and ice the NRI office will be closing early on Thursday 1st March 2018. This decision has not been taken lightly but we feel it is in the best interests of safety for both our staff and candidates on courses on our premises.

We hope to be open as normal opening hours tomorrow (2nd March).

We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused and thank you very much for your patience and understanding. Please email us and we will get back to you as quick as we can.

Dave Robbins Transport Consultants – Exeter – Devon – Approved as an NRI Exam Centre

The National Register of LGV Instructors (NRI) is proud to announce that Dave Robbins Transport Consultants has been audited and approved as one of exam centres.

With over 35 years’ experience in the road transport industry as a driver, operator, trainer and consultant; Dave Robbins Transport Consultants boasts extensive experience in understanding the problems facing the different parties involved in the industry. Their courses include CPC for Transport Managers and Driver CPC.                                                      01392833158

Wayside Training Services – Wimborne – Dorset – Approved as an NRI Exam Centre

The National Register of LGV Instructors (NRI) is proud to announce that Wayside Training Services has been audited and approved as one of exam centres.

Wayside Training Services provides outstanding driver training to produce highly skilled, well-prepared, and responsible drivers for organisations, covering the South and South-West. Courses include LGV/HGV training, LGV Driving Assessor, LGV Driving Instructor and Shunting trainer.                                    01202 873911

NRI Celebrates One Year

Happy one year anniversary to the National Register of LGV Instructors!

We’ve had a fantastic first year, with over 500 LGV instructors registering with us and over 20 exam centres (and counting!) becoming approved.

We’ve also been busy on the road at various events to promote the benefits of the NRI for both instructors and employers and have loved having the chance to meet with current and new partners. We’d like to take this time to thank everyone who we worked with throughout 2017 and say how much we’re looking forward to working with you throughout 2018!

Here’s a snippet of NRI throughout 2017…

NRI Registered Instructors: Over 540 instructors joined the NRI

NRI Exam Centres: 20 Exam Centres registered with the NRI, with more centres expected to become approved throughout 2018.

Examinations: Over 103 examinations carried out.

NRI On the Road In 2017

This year we attended a number of industry events to promote the benefits of using NRI Instructors:

  • Health & Safety Show 2017, NEC Birmingham
  • Multimodal 2017, NEC Birmingham
  • Microlise Conference, Ricoh Arena, Coventry
  • Talent in Logistics Conference & Awards 2017, Telford, Shropshire

We’re pleased to announce that we will once again be attending Microlise in 2018 and Talent in Logistics 2018. To keep up to date with all NRI events, visit our news page.

Governance Committee Meetings: We held two Governance Committee Meetings in 2017 in March at RTITB in Telford, Shropshire and the other in September, at Tockwith Training in York. You can view the minutes from these meetings here.

NRI Committee Members – Current Members and Attendees: We’re pleased to have had the continued support throughout 2017 from our Governance Advisory Committee:

  • Mark Winn, DVSA
  • Ashley Bateman, DVSA
  • Nick Taylor, DVSA
  • Keith Gray, Freight Transport Association
  • Steve Ellis & Colin Snape, Road Haulage Association
  • Rob Hollier, Kuehne + Nagel
  • Dan Holland, White Logistics & Storage
  • Laurie Moore, Tockwith Training
  • Richard Brewer, National Register of LGV Instructors
  • John Bowman, National Register of LGV Instructors