Record year of growth and major partnerships for UK’s largest independent MOT training provider

The UK’s largest independent MOT training provider has reported a record year of growth as software solutions and consultancy are officially added to its full-service offer.

MOT Expert, based in Northampton, is celebrating substantial expansion since its buy-out last year, and has now joined forces with MOT Compliance Group to become the industry’s only dedicated in-person training and compliance centre.

The integration pulls together MOT Expert and VTS Pro – a DVSA-integrated management system and advisory service which started as a separate company in April 2020 – and means bespoke courses and training programmes, tailored consultancy services, and the UK’s first fully-integrated DVSA software solution have been brought together under one roof.

Ross Laurence, COO, said: “We’ve had whirlwind growth since I took ownership of MOT Expert in 2021, doubling our workforce and client base, and launching even more high-quality training programmes for dealerships and MOT centres all over the country.

“VTS Pro was started during lockdown by my trusted business partners, Haider Khan and Kyle Stansfield, and has been booming ever since, with a team of experienced MOT testers and former DVSA inspectors supporting garages with their legalities, processes and quality control.

“There is no other provider with this level of experience offering a one-stop shop for on-site training, consultancy and software solutions in this way. Merging the two businesses allows us to strengthen our reputation and full-service offer, and work towards even more ambitious growth plans.”

Over 1,000 candidates, including staff from major garage brands UK-wide, will continue to gain their testing and management qualifications through the new MOT Compliance Group, with added benefits of the VTS Pro software and consultancy service.

Kevin Fox, Aftersales Manager at Simpsons Garage in Great Yarmouth said: “To have all our MOT training, software and consultancy needs under one roof and delivered by one provider is really useful and saves me a great deal of time as a busy garage manager; time I need to use elsewhere running the departments. It is also incredibly helpful to have a system that is fully integrated with the DVSA, and experienced consultants that are up to date with the latest industry developments. You can’t get this anywhere else. I have peace of mind that my staff are working in the most efficient and compliant way thanks to the support from MOT Compliance Group.”

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