• Allan Leith driving instructor eastbourne
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Driving School Eastbourne – Begin Driving

Begin Driving based in Eastbourne was established in 2004 and is currently expanding – meet our team…

driving instructor allan leith

Allan Leith

Founder and principal instructor Allan Leith was trained as an instructor whilst serving with HM armed forces where he taught recruits for several years. After leaving the army Allan qualified as a DVSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) and went on to establish Begin Driving and has been successfully training drivers in the Eastbourne and surrounding areas since 2004. With a broad background of driving experience from motorcycles to articulated lorries, Allan brings his expertise to you – whether you’re a beginner, already have some driving experience, want to complete the Pass Plus scheme or just require some refresher or motorway lessons.


Driving Instructor Bill HainesBill Haines

Bill Haines joined Begin Driving in November 2014.
After a career in the London Fire Brigade spanning twenty five years Bill qualified as a DVSA Driving Instructor (ADI) in 2000. During his time in the Fire Brigade he undertook many roles involved in training as well as his usual duties. From 2000 Bill worked as an ADI in the London area before moving to Eastbourne in 2005. Bill has a broad background in the driving industry from motorcycles to HGV’s (fire engines included) and is greatly experienced in training drivers of varied levels from beginners to potential taxi drivers and much more.


scott reedScott Reed

Scott joined Begin Driving in October 2016 after a 20 year career in print and media. After moving to the Eastbourne area in 2015 Scott was ready for a career change and trained as a driving instructor. He is a highly driven individual with a relaxing patient attitude to teaching. With a keen interest in martial arts, football, swimming and badminton, Scott is a welcome fresh face to the Begin Driving Team.



Training with Begin Driving will get you motivated and mobile…



by Joe Court on Begin Driving

Huge thanks to Allan for helping me pass first time on both the theory and practical test. Theory test Pro is very useful for the theory test which they set you up on for free. The car was so nice to drive in and allan made the driving experience very enjoyable. Would highly recommend.

by Paige Souter on Begin Driving

During my time with Begin Driving I had lessons with both Allan and Scott. I think they are both really good instructors and they made learning to drive a very enjoyable experience – I would recommend Begin Driving every time.

by Bill Palethorpe on Begin Driving

I hadn’t driven for seven years and my new car was an automatic, whereas all previous experience was with manual gearbox.  Three lessons with Allan gave me the confidence to drive again in today’s busy traffic conditions. Allan is very professional and knowledgeable with a good sense of humour, which made me feel comfortable and reassured. Many thanks Allan.

by Bradley Basham on Begin Driving

Just want to say a huge thank you to Allan from Begin Driving for getting me my first time pass with only 4 minors! Would highly recommend Allan he’s an outstanding instructor. Prior to him I had 2 instructors which weren’t the best – came to Begin Driving and Allan was very understanding with my situation and helped me so much. He explains things in depth until you understand and is very patient with his students. Overall an amazing instructor!

by Daniel Hagan on Begin Driving

Allan was great at teaching me to drive as well as helping build my confidence for the test. The lessons were enjoyable and I would highly recommend him for anyone wanting to learn. Thank you for everything.

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