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Phillip Sutcliff - Owner

Studied life at the university of hard knocks, kept getting back up, formerly a lift operator at the Norbreck Castle hotel (age 15), chef (age 16 - 32), Fresh fish, poultry & game dealer (own business age 32 - 49), Driving instructor (own business age 51 - present).
I have 3 children, all grown up now, 2 of whom live in Australia , there’s 4 grandchildren as well, so life hasn’t passed me by as yet, I’ve tried to live it the best way I know how.
As you can see I’ve worked all my life, but I have to say this career is by far the most rewarding I’ve ever done, guiding and helping people of all age groups to stay safe on the road, watching your faces as you Pass is my absolute pleasure.
I hope this little insight helps you decide if Drive Right is the correct school for you to learn with, I follow an easy code in life, keep it simple, treat others as family, and that’s exactly what we are, a family.
Lessons should have a relaxed atmosphere to them, getting stressed won’t help you, i have a lot of experience teaching learners who have anxiety, I wrote a blog on this & you can find it on this site.

Mark Sutcliff 

It is with a sad and heavy heart that I announce Mark's passing.  He was a fantastic ambassador and a credit to Drive Right and the ADI profession.  His attitude was always of light-hearted lessons coupled with an excellent teaching standard.  When I asked him to join me at Drive Right, I knew he was going to be a major asset.  I miss him, not only as his brother, but his cheery wave as we passed each other during lessons on the road.  RIP my brother Mark.   


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