Mike Joannou

Mike Joannou has been a driving instructor for many years and is a specialist automatic Instructor.

Mike Drives a Hyundai I20

I gave up learning to drive a few years ago, after failing my test. I then decided this year that I was going to finally try again. Trying to find an automatic local instructor where I live was like gold dust, plus I didnt want to do the whole one lesson a week again. So I went looking for an intensive course and stumbled upon B.D.S. I read lots of lovely reviews and recent pass stories, and this filled me with confidence that this, is the company I wanted to learn to drive with. From the minute I contacted them through to actually booking and paying for my course, Donna was extremely helpful and encouraging. My instructor Mike Joannou rang me a few days before my course to say hello, and to discuss details for when I arrived. Mike is a friendly, calm and patient instructor who filled me with confidence from the minute I met him. I passed my test with only 1 minor fault and thats all down to Mike. I have had lessons with a few different instructors over the years, but I can honestly say hand on heart, Mike Joannou is THE BEST! I would 100% wholeheartedly recommend B.D.S to anyone who is looking to learn to drive whether it be for lessons or an intensive course. You will not regret it trust me!

Thomas Morris

Thomas Morris

I passed 1st time after a 20 Hour BDS Automatic Driving Course. I am thrilled to be going home with a full licence. The whole process from the initial phone call was fantastic. I got the date I wanted and Donna in the office arranged everything. Mike really put me at ease and I really enjoyed the course.

Charlene Davies

Charlene Davies

I booked an intensive course as I was fed up of catching the bus everywhere. I cant believe I passed 1st time with a completely clear sheet. Mike is such a great instructor he made things easy to understand I am so pleased I booked with BDS what a great company!

Amy Spedding

Amy Spedding

I travelled from London to complete my Intensive Course with BDS Driving School. I was a little unsure of travelling so far but Donna arranged everything, the test, the hotel, everything. Mike met me at the Train Station and I really enjoyed my course and I am going home with a full driving licence, I coudn't be happier!

Comfort Sobudu

Comfort Sobudu

Big thank you to Donna for organising my driving course, excellent customer service from the start of the course until the end. Also, thanks to Mike, my ever patient driving instructor who filled me with so much confidence even when I was full of doubt. I would recommend BDS to anyone looking to learn how to drive in Blackpool.

Samuel Peace

Samuel Peace

BDS is a fantastic driving school i would recommend them 100% Mike my driving instructor couldn't have been anymore helpful He pushed me and helped me so much to get me to where I needed to me to pass my test ... Even going out of his way in his own time to go over everything to make sure I was confident !! I couldn't thank them enough !!! I'm so proud of myself but without BDS driving school I wouldn't of done it 🙂

Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown

Great value for money & Excellent customer service-Donna took care of everything stressfree..my super quality instructor Mike Joannou has a calming aura about him so any nerves vanish immediately, he has a good sense of humour & is a genuinely nice guy. When I had my 'collywobble moments' he was supportive & boosted my driving confidence To be Honest I was dreading it but I loved every minute of the course, even headbutting the window while reverse parking (oops) & crying before my test !! I passed 1st time after 20hours ! 🙂 Thanks so much Mike Joannou & B.D.S

Lee Harper

Lee Harper