About Steve Thompson ADI


steve thompson adi

Born in Grimsby (some time ago), I went to Wintringham Grammar School as it was then, after which I started work on Immingham docks in a shipping agency. After a career that involved jobs ranging from publican to project management, I joined BSM in 2003 and trained to be a driving instructor. During my time with BSM, I became their Senior Instructor and Mock Test Examiner covering their Norfolk area

21stcenturylogoIn 2006, I created 21st Century Driving to run alongside my BSM franchise with a view to developing a dynamic system of driving lessons that would enable learners to play a more active role in their training, and have some control over how long their training would take, and how much it would cost

 As the project developed, it became evident that more and more time would be needed to support it. So when BSM announced changes to their structure which would limit my available time, I decided it was time to devote myself 100% to the new venture and launched the driving school as a full time entity

36hr course logoSince then, the system has developed to a point where we plan to train learners to be of test standard within 36 hours that is 10-12 hours less than most driving schools list as their targets. The extra hours are generally spent in looking at books and diagrams, or “discussing” methods and techniques. (You can find out more about our 36hr programme by visiting this page). If you need any further details on this or any other course, please send us an email and we will forward any relevant information to your query

 In 2011, after 5 successful years down in Norfolk, I moved the base of operations to my home town of Grimsby, where 21st Century Driving could support the learner drivers of the Lincolnshire area. Centred in Grimsby, other test centres we cover are Scunthorpe, Lincoln and Louth. (Please check our coverage page for more details)

ifailedmydrivingtestNow 5 years on, 21st Century Driving is a successful and well respected local driving school for the North Lincolnshire area. As well as providing all the usual services you would expect from a driving school, we have specialist courses for trainee drives with specific needs. Our 36hr course is widely used by novice drivers, but another popular course is our test rescue package

We would recommend an assessment lesson to ascertain your driving standard, then, if this course is suitable, we would prepare you for and take you through your next driving test. There are no guarantees about the result, but you will be better prepared and have a much better chance of passing your driving test, but at the end of the day, that is up to you