It is true. This Approved. Driving Instructor, hitherto a franchisee of the excellent DriversGB in. Selly Oak, has decided after some weeks' consideration, to become independent.
In practice, for my existing clients this means little changes. For new ones, it may mean new pricing: I haven't decided yet. My longer term intention is certainly to teach more locally, so in the B14 area rather than B29.
For me and my family, it means I'm at the mercy of The Free Market, and my own abilities as a self-employed worker. It's just me, at the moment, doing all the thinking, planning, typing, driving, designing, recording, spending and saving.
I must admit, it is very exciting, and not a little daunting. But, after two excellent years of support from the firm which trained me, I feel it's the right time to "go it alone" and see what happens.