MSA GB National Conference

We’re really excited to announce that after three years when we’ve not been able to host an MSA GB Conference, we will be returning to a major in-person event on 10th-11th March 2023. To be held at the Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport, Paisley, our speakers will include senior DVSA officials and leading figures from the motoring driver training and road safety sectors, all ready to impart their knowledge, opinions and expertise to our delegates. In addition, there will be an exhibition and plenty of time to catch up with friends old and new.


DVSA – Peter Hearn

Peter Hearn will give an updated presentation on where DVSA are at the time, he will also hold an open question time for attendees.

Peter became Director of Operations (North) at the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) in May 2017. He had been covering the role since April 2017 and had been Acting Director of Operations for all of DVSA since July 2016.

Peter previously held positions at the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency, including:

Scheme Management and External Relations Director Head of Planning and Policy in operational management Area Manager Vehicle Examiner Director of Operations (North), DVSA The director is responsible for providing our driving test and vehicle test services in the north-east, north-west, West Midlands, Scotland and Wales.

Peter will be accompanied by other senior DVSA Personnel.


Confident Drivers – Ken and Tracey Field

Kev & Tracey Field from Confident Drivers are leading industry experts helping anxious drivers transform their feelings about driving and get back on the road through driving confidence coaching, stress management techniques and online driving confidence courses. If you are an ADI who would like to offer Mindfulness and stress management resources to your pupils to help manage their nerves, this should not be missed.

Kev is a personal development coach, NLP practitioner, and a grade A ORDIT registered instructor. Tracey is a mindfulness teacher qualified in stress management techniques and recently completed her psychology degree with The Open University.  Together they have combined their skills and knowledge and applied them to driving anxiety, stress and nerves.

Kev and Tracey run training courses for ADIs who want to understand more about how to help their nervous students and are regular speakers at driver training industry events, as well as being the hosts of The Driving Confidence Podcast.

Tri-Coaching Partnership Ltd – Graham Hooper Coach & Mentor IAPC&M AFC AFM ORDIT

Graham is passionate about Road Safety and using coaching for driver development to make a difference to ADIs / PDIs and their clients. He has been an ADI and trainer for 28 years and has invested heavily in his own CPD and is co-managing director of Tri-Coaching Partnership, the number one supplier of ADICPD.

The presentation will show the 4 fundamental skills that a ADI/PDI should have to make feedback an effective learning tool and how feedback is used to be client centred and on point. These key skills show how without effective feedback both you and the client can get lost on the journey of learning.


There are several ticket options

Day ticket, conference only (plus lunch): £48

Full delegate package: Two nights accommodation on B&B basis, plus conference and social events: £228

One nights accommodation, on either the Friday or Saturday night, conference ticket plus the appropriate evenings social event: £138 – for this option select the day delegate ticket and then evening you wish to stay from the add on list.

Bringing a non-delegate? Just £98, based on double occupancy of room, including social events on Friday and Saturday.

Making a proper break of it? Special rates available for extra nights. Contact the hotel for details.

Bringing a non-delegate? Just £98, based on double occupancy of room, including social events on Friday and Saturday.

Making a proper break of it? Special rates available for extra nights. Contact the hotel for details.


Friday 10th March

For those guests staying for the night/weekend, we will be hosting an informal buffet supper, with plenty of time to renew old friendships and catch up with MSA GB colleagues.

Saturday 11th March (day)

Conference opens at 9.30a, with a packed programme of speakers, workshops and presentations. To include Conference Lunch.

Saturday 11th March (evening)

A great night is planned with a traditional Scottish theme.