Road Skills was launched in 1991 by managing director David Somers who saw that many operators were not getting the support and training they needed to raise standards and stay compliant. We deliver a broad range of services, working with operators of all sizes across the UK and into Europe and we have released some of our driving training material online.


David Somers
Managing Director

David managed his own haulage fleet for many years following an Army career that saw him leading some ‘tough’ characters as a young Second Lieutenant after he had graduated from the Royal Military Academy.

David is passionate about harnessing people’s potential to ‘do the best they can’ and he applies this approach and his commercial and military experience to the benefit of UK businesses.



Ian Brooks
FORS Risk Advisor

Ian is a former roads policing chief inspector and has a Masters degree in Occupational Safety & Health.

Ian is committed to helping haulage businesses understand the benefits of effectively managing work-related road risks and in the process increasing their profits by reducing costs.



David Holloway
FORS Risk Advisor

David is a retired roads policy specialist, he was responsible for building and site safety and the design and construction agency. He worked closely with VOSA and the HSE and so has a full understanding of what defines a compliant company.

David has also managed and directed many fatal and serious injury collision investigations.



Bill McLaughlin
FORS Risk Advisor

Bill is a retired police officer and driving instructor who specialises in carrying out risk assessments and pre-FORS audits following the FORS PASS process.

He spent more than 20 years as a traffic patrol officer, was regularly involved in road traffic accident investigations, and holds Accident Investigation 1&2 certification from the North Western University in Illinois, USA.



Susie Marsh
Customer Relations Manager

Susie brings with her a wealth of corporate and marketing experience which includes working with senior management for blue chip companies such as Price Waterhouse as well as running her own business as a prize-winning florist and floral demonstrator.

Susie is passionate about saving lives through educating operators on raising driver skills and helping them boost their profits by putting in place quality road safety processes and systems.


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