Our Instructors

Ben Cannon

Formerly in the retail industry in management, I have now been teaching people to drive for over 10 years.

I pride myself on putting pupils at ease from the word go, have never given up on one yet, and will demonstrate, explain or go in at the deep end depending on the pupil’s ability. I also specialise in Pass-Plus, a course designed to help pupils with advanced driving skills once they’ve passed their test

Personal interests:
Motorbikes! I attend the TT every year and do track-days when time permits. I like to run and rarely miss the annual Lincoln 10k.

I have got 2 gorgeous kids who i know I’ll have to teach to drive one day and I’m dreading it!

Samantha Cannon

Having previously worked in the retail industry for over 10 years, I felt it was time for a new and more rewarding career. I love driving and enjoyed training staff within my position in retail, so it was an easy transition for me to move into driving tuition.

I completed my training with Jane Clarke, a former examiner who now works as an experienced independent instructor trainer, passing all exams first time.

I am a patient, friendly and considerate person, which reflects in my driving instruction. I understand that learning to drive can be a scary time, but I have experience with nervous drivers and will provide a calm and fun environment to help you get the most out of your lessons.

The car I teach in is a Peugeot 208, I find that pupils enjoy driving it as it’s easy to handle and fun to drive. When I’m not working I enjoy horse riding, which I’ve now been doing for over 25 years. I find it very relaxing and a good way to keep fit.

I spend a lot of my spare time with my family as they live in Lincoln and the surrounding villages, and I am very close to my niece and nephew whom I love to bits. They’re both very cheeky and growing far too fast.

Paul Marshall

I’ve always loved driving and with over 21 years driving experience, what better way to pass on my expertise! I qualified as an Instructor in 2009 with a large national driving school and have stayed within the Lincoln area, working with a couple of local driving schools since. I like to think I have a friendly, calm and relaxed approach to teaching (with a little humour thrown in!) Everyone has their own pace and style of learning so it’s my job to work with that and get you the required skills to pass your test and beyond. Nervous pupils always welcome, I’ve been there myself and I know it’s not easy!

Personal interests: I play football weekly to try and keep relatively fit. I have a young son who I like to spend time with and to be a big kid myself! Anything comedy related is what I’m all about, from TV and films, to watching stand ups.

Kieran Drakard

My interest in cars and driving began in my early teens whilst helping my Dad with his hobby of restoring classic Jaguars. So after many years of working in the hospitality industry it seemed a very natural thing to combine my skills in training and developing staff with my old hobby and qualify to be a driving instructor.

I’ve now been teaching since 2011 and over this time have developed a pupil oriented style, working to pupil’s strengths to help them achieve their own personal goals. I have a calm and patient teaching style which means I’m often recommended to people who might struggle with learning to drive, for example due to anxiety, learning or developmental disorders.

Personal interests: In my off time I enjoy biking and spending time with my family, including my four legged pal Eddie – if you’re lucky you might even see him on a lesson!

Dan Curruthers

I was taught to drive by Ben Cannon just over 10 years ago. Shortly after I joined the army and drove everything from Land Rovers and quadbikes to huge armoured vehicles in countries all over the world.
I am a very calm and relaxed person and I completely understand first lesson nerves. Everyone has a different learning style and learns at different paces, together we can work out what suits you best.

Personal interests:I enjoy spending my spare time keeping fit, I spend most of it in the gym or in the swimming pool. I love nature and being out in the fresh air.

Ray Perrin

Ray has been teaching for 40 years now after starting his career in Kent. He came to Lincoln 30 years ago during which time he became involved in teaching people with disabilities, which he still does today.
He has a keen interest in road safety and enjoys a healthy pass and success rate.
He takes pride in his work and is keen to pass on his driving knowledge.