Amazing services from some amazing staff.

This review is down to the fact that the staff at SDF Limited are top quality. Thanks guys.

Callum Harrod

Great training

Great training from the staff at SDF! Thank you!

Dawn Hallam

Don’t go anywhere else!

i had to take my B+E test in order to tow our family caravan. SDF provided excellent tuition and were fully committed to getting me through. They are all wonderful and very patient! Would completely recommend their services.

Lucy Linton-Briggs

Very very clean and tidy

Very very clean and tidy vechiles to learn with. Always kept on top of and washed regularly. Simon my instructor was really helpful and a very good instructor, he got me upto a very high standard to be able to pass both my C and C + E. I would recommend these guys to anyone wanting to do any of the courses they provide.

Owen Edmond

great instructor

passed my class 1 today 14/6/18 with 3 minors. Simon my instructor was really helpful and explained everything in detail to get me through my test. the lorries are really clean an in tip top condition. I would highly recommend SDF to any one who wants to drive an HGV.

sean turner
all pallets

Excellent experience!

Had a week long course upgrading my Catergory C to C+E. Everyone very friendly and welcoming. My instructor, Simon, was very knowledgeable and taught me to a very high standard. This was proved by myself passing my test with no minors!! Vehicles kept in high order and very clean inside and out. Highly recommend this company!

Russell Dearne

driver tranning

Great result got a pass could not have done it without Simon very pleased.

Campbell Lang
Rossetts Eastbourne


Very clean and tidy vehicles, calm and relaxed trainer could not of asked for anything more. Would highly recommend you guys to any one. Massive thanks to Simon and Martin.

James Doyle


I took my HGV class 2 with these very professional guys and the service was excellent!
Very calm and very good teaching with great tips making it all seem very easy indeed
The vehicles are kept in pristine condition and I highly recommend them to anyone looking to train!

Ash sceal
S and D commercials


I started my course on a Monday and by the time it came to my test on Friday I felt very comfortable and confident. Both Simon and Martin had great advice and patience when it came to understanding how to control a HGV.

Very pleased.

Harry Walker

C Class Licence

SDf were really easy to deal with. Simon was great. Very clear instructions from the start. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them. Many thanks for all the help.

James Smith

Counterbalance Forklift Training

Having never even sat on a Forklift let alone use one, after two days with Stan I am now able to add this new string to my belt!
Thank you Stan for your patience. I found your teaching methods easy to follow and now I’m off to use it at Camp Wowo!

Nick Davis


Excellent course, trainer Stan outstanding always going the extra mile, time given when needed and clear to understand instruction.

Simon Hughes


Stan was brilliant! very relaxed, very knowledgeble and he made me feel calm.

As a result ofcorse i passsed!

francis soffe

Excellent training

Excellent training excellent would highly recommend Simon is a excellent instructor and the training vehicle is clean tidy well maintained thank you Simon and team

Carl somner

Absolutely perfect training.

Took a 3 day course from never driving a truck before training as perfect can’t fault a thing instructor was clear and I passed my test first time absolutely over the moon couldn’t recommend enough. All there vehicles. Are absolutely immaculate couldn’t ask for a better place to teach me to drive.

Connor walbrin
Cw cars


Excellent service from start to finished. With thanks to Simon, I passed my test with two minors.

Chris Stevens

Good company

Good company to train with.
Good trainers.
Help me git through my test I pass with 6 faults on my 5 go.

Danny baker
KPS contractors ltd

Good company to work with

Good company to train with.
Good trainers to work with.
Help me git throw my test with 6 faults on my 5 go

KPS contractors ltd

Excellent,professional & friendly tuition. Great

Excellent,professional & friendly tuition. Great quality vehicles to learn in. Passed with 6 minors. Highly recommend!


After passing my driving test early this year and now passed my hiab course, Specialized Driving Force are a very friendly and great with there tranning, i would recommend them to anyone who wants to drive. very pleased with them.

jamie evans

PASS !!!!!!

Simon was great, excellent tuition and a pass after 3 lessons A+++

Do your test by them,worth it.

Hi every one.just a few words why you would do your driving test by sdfltd.they are trained enough to see all your faults,and focus on em not something else.i failed on my test first time as had a huge problems with the MSM(mirrors,signal,manoeuvre).but second time nailed on it as they told me and can practice it! thank for sdfltd and for the bacon gap,as it was sorted,and having my driving licence class 2!thank guys,well done.100% recommend them.

Robert ilcsik

I’ve just passed my B+E

I’ve just passed my B+E with SDF, Simon did a great job and teaches you everything you need to know to pass. Good quality, modern and well maintained vehicle and trailer to learn with. I would happily recommend SDF to anyone.

Ian Housden

Thank you

A great big thanks to Simon and Martin at SDF for getting me through both my class 2 and more recently my class 1. The tuition as always was clear and concise and the truck was immaculate. What these guys give you is just the right amount of information and advice to get you through with no bull. Looking forward to my move to trunking work at Tomsetts, thanks again SDF

Terry heacock
Tomsetts Transport

Thanks guys

I would like to thank Simon at SDF for getting me through my class 1 (c+e), taught me so much which gave me the confidence to take my test which I passed first time. Simon’s and SDF’s teaching methods are so good they really know how to tailor it to the client.i can’t recommend them highly enough, and the vehicles are top rate.

Thanks Guys.

Chris Priest
Coinford Plant

Massive thank you to simon

Massive thank you to simon at sdf for getting me through my c+e with only 4 minors. Very good training well instructed. Would highly reccommend. Thank you again simon

Matt Penny

Great set up and service

Simon, great coach with vast experience.
Supportive and structured.
As a company was welcomed in with a doughnut on day one as an extra touch.

All parties I dealt with were courteous, polite and very helpful.

All in all I would recommend SDF to anyone who needs training.

Big thanks to all involved.

James Beeston

Can not thank you both enough!!

Honestly I can NOT thank these guys enough .. genuinely did not think I could nail this test (HGV) but honestly simon knows his stuff more than anyone around (the pass marks speak for themselves) honestly I felt so nervous right up to the test time, but Simon made me feel like I was more than ready and I passed first time .. cannot recommend highly enough thank you and Martin for everything !!

I had Simon train me

I had Simon train me for 3 days very good instructor, he notices your faults straight away so you can not do them anymore and get your right up to test standards straight away the vehicles are kept to a very high standard would highly recommend

Wesley Gregory
Geoff greenfield

Great positive instruction

I had a great week at SDF, Simon was a great instructor.
having driven a trailer for years and very little time in a lorry before coming to SDF Simon guided me through all the safety requirements to a great level of driving to pass my HGV after 4 days of training with just two minors.
Really enjoyable week. Thanks

Letitia Wells

Great training company. Very helpful

Great training company. Very helpful and experienced instructors. Would recommend to anyone else.
Thanks to Simon for helping me pass with just 2 minors.

Liam Russ

Highly recommend, fantastic instructor

Simon is a wonderful instructor and I would recommend him to anyone .

Ryan Tate
KPS Contractors

great !!!!!!

very helpful,couldn’t of asked for any more would highly recommend.

George Harbour
Harbour demolition

First class tuition

After failing with another company, I came here after a personal recommendation,and can’t fault them! Lorries are really clean and well maintained, everything works as it should. Simons tuition was top notch and really is the reason for passing. Thanks for having me



Passed my c.p.c test today thanks to Simon ..
Great training lots of help and really drills the information in for a confident pass .. many thanks again for all your help

Dan Sherwood
Parker building supples

Really friendly and Professional

Amazingly helpful and professional staff. The tuition was informative and well executed. Lovely Team and cannot wait to come back for my HGV

Gareth M Hill

Thank you very much to

Thank you very much to Simon for being a great instructor enabling me to pass first time with only 2 minors! Highly recommend!

Charlotte Overton

I cannot recommend them highly enough!

Passed my B&E test yesterday thanks to the incredible training and support from Simon, Martin and the team. I cannot recommend these guys highly enough! Simon’s training was brilliant – he is so knowledgeable and patient, and he just has a way of really adapting his approach to suit you and ensuring you are up to the highest, safest standard and feeling totally confident. Both Simon and Martin went out of their way to help – keeping an eye out for test cancellations, coming in out of hours etc – they are truly dedicated to their clients and you just feel you are in the most capable hands. Their vehicles and training facilities are brilliant as well which makes such a difference – they are just an all round true professional company. Thank you guys!!

Jemima Willard

I have just passed my

I have just passed my HGV class 2 with Simon who is an excellent teacher! If you listen to him and do as he teaches when you will pass without a doubt. Many thanks to Simon and SDF.

Very Good Training!!!

I took my class C licence with SDF, I had Simon training me throughout and I passed my test with no minors whatsoever. Simon was a really good trainer and taught me to a very high standard. I had never driven anything bigger than a car and Simon helped me gain the confidence and experience to drive larger vehicles safely. Highly recommended.


Did my class c with

Did my class c with these guys some years ago and passed first time . I have just upgraded to my artic and once again passed first time .
You have to have good tuition for this and I would recommend Martin and simon to anybody wishing to do the same.
They are really relaxed and welcoming , but mean business when the training starts ,and I would like to thank all the staff there for all the help given and all the t n biscuits .
Regards Andy .

Andrew fitzsimmons
1066 removal services

Brilliant training

Brilliant training highly recommend to anyone who wants to do tralier course

nathan simmons

B+E catagory with Simon Austin

Absolutely amazing, I passed first time round with only one training session and very little previous experience. I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor, clear, concise and patient. A big thank you!

Harry Williams
Sussex blast cleaning Ltd

Brilliant quick and to the point training

The training I received SDF was brilliant, all tuition was clear and decisive and have definitely made me into a much better driver! After 2 mornings training I managed to pass with only 3 minors.

Joshua Clarke
Cuckfield Golf Centre

The best company to learn with !

So glad I was recommended to SDF, I can not rate this company enough! They wer both friendly and professional and I truly believe they love and take pride in their job and within the company. They provide fabulous instruction with lovely modern/smart lorry’s that made it a pleasurable experience taking my licence. I passed in less time then I thought I would have needed and I felt genuinely ready to conquer the roads in my lorry after.
Thank you so much to the whole team at SDF I will no doubt recommend you to anyone wanting to take an additional licence and I will be back if I need to!

Emma Louise Read

5 star

I have being using sdf for about 9 years now, I done my b+e, c and now just recently my c+e with them. I highly recommend them and I can not fault them at all, Martin and Simon take there time and run throw everything with you in a way that is easy to understand. They don’t rush you and they make sure that you are confident and ready for your test. Thankyou for all your brilliant training and I shall definitely be recommending you to others

Ben Pulham

trailer coarse

Have just passed my trailer test with specializes driving force . which are a brilliant company hand would highly recommend to anyone with brillant vehicale and staff

Daniel Silsby

a great 4 days

3 days training and a pass on the 4 thanks for the training simon

rob stanbridge
geoff greenfield

I passed!

I had fun while doing my test with Stan the instructor and found it really helpful. I thought it was going to be a tick box exercise but actually found it really improved my skills and built up my confidence on the forklift. The theory part was really well explained so found it easy to answer each question.

Mark Hendry


brilliant instructors and lovely vehicles helped me pass my b+e highly recommend

jake allen

Top notch vehicles and staff

After spotting SDF vehicles on the road I decided to use them for my HGV. After my assesment and one days lesson I passed first time. Simons instruction was spot on and straight to the point with no messing about. The SDF vehicles are modern, clean and cery well maintained. I have several staff that I shall now also be putting through there HGV lisence with SDF. Highly recommended. Thanks

Just did my class 2

Just did my class 2 training and test with SDF. What a quality bunch of guys. Instructor Simon was top notch and could not of had a better training. Well happy with the result.
The vehicles is well looked after, clean and tidy.
Definitely would recommend to anyone looking for HGV training,

Raimondas Gadliauskas

excellent course- leaves you with brilliant understanding

i did the counterbalance forklift training with Stan. the 1 on 1 training allowed me to get a good understanding of all aspects of the forklift and finished the course feeling really confident. Stan was really helpful and his training approach makes you feel confident but relaxed when it comes to the final test, taking away any nerves or pressure. would highly recommend!

Jake Rauter

Great instruction

I’d like to say thank you to all the staff at SDF for a pleasurable experience in gaining my C+E
Especially to Simon my instructor who certainly knows his stuff and was very supportive all the way through my course.

Sam Baldwin

Excellent driving school

Passed after only a few lessons had Simon as a instructor, well he bangs on and on about indicators and braking., but if he hadn’t I’m sure I would of failed been driving for 12 years and supriding how many bad habits you pick up, he will drum these out of you can’t thank him enough a top instructor many thanks simon

Ryan batchelor
Austin cradles




Brilliant instructors!

Great instruction every minute of the four hour lessons, clear and concise.
My instructor pushed and pushed for me to work on things I was slacking on. Which worked.
Very well.
I am more than happy you pass on this companies details to anyone who is seeking a HGV licence.
My instructor was Simon Austin
Good laugh.
Very professional.
Fantastic teacher.

Thank you Simon

Joshua Donald
Austins cradles

Great teaching

So helpful on getting ne through my be trailor test thanks very much Martin and Simon

Anthony Wilson
Kps contractors

The best company with the

The best company with the best instructor Simon
Thank you Simon&Martin for everything

Simon bogdan

I have just recently undertaken

I have just recently undertaken my class 2 training and test with Simon. And passed
The company is very professionally run and I find the gave you excellent guidance and help
At every stage .
Simon who took me for my training was very nice guy and his training was second to none
His instruction and help was amazing and I liked how he took the time to explain to me how to correct things that I wasn’t doing correctly and anything that I was unsure on . I would highly recommend specialised driving force to use plus there trucks was impeccable and clean

David Hancock

HGV class 2

Had 5 days training..got told off a lot..wasn’t my driving that’s really the problem…bad habits..and we all have them..some just take long to die then others..and mine wouldn’t go quietly..thing is I knew what I was doing was wrong..but with a lot of patience from simon who put me at ease and built my confidence up and i’m not the easiest of people to teach by my own admittance and also had a little coaching from martin on the day of my test on which I passed first time .. the advice and from their pool of experience also from the training I received from sdf was second to none…fantastic..keep em rolling.

No words can explain how

No words can explain how this company has helped me so great and fantastic Martin and Simon and the ones you need to get you PASSED for what ever you need to drive CPC training to was worth it thank you

Nicholas Kelly
Adler and allan

Fantastic company with a very professional approach

My overall experience with SDF has been fantastic, Simon my instructor was brilliant in his professional approach and i really enjoyed the whole learning process. I would highly recommend the company and the variety of services they offer.

Thanks to everyone at SDF.

Ross Brian Crook

Highly recommend SDF

Highly recommend SDF for any extra driver training, both simon and martin were very informative and factual, i learnt so much in the hours i was being trained and have left feeling both more educated on road awarness and a pass certificate for B+E first time. I couldnt be happier with SDF.

Daniel James Baldwin

The team at specialised driving

The team at specialised driving force were really helpful through out every step of my B and E trailer license. Simon my instructor really helped me progress with my towing and driving capability. Through out the course Simon was very thorough and got me up to standard quickly. I would highly recommend the team and will use them again.

Steve Hall
SJH Building Co

I would recommend SDF to

I would recommend SDF to anyone who wants to learn HGV training. Passed first time with great tuition throughout and they gave me lots of confidence.

Tom H

Excellent instructor and got me passed with only two minors FIRST TIME.

I have had two days training with Simon before doing my test on the third day. We got a lot of training done in the two days and covered everything to get me through my test. Not only is Simon extremely knowledgable he’s very person centred and honest. I would highly recommend Simon as an instructor and I will be sure to return to SDF when I go to do my HGV.

Lauren Hearn

Hi I would like to

Hi I would like to say a big thank you to all at specialised driving force ,I had 20 hours of driving with Martin and my CPC with Simon and pasted both first time on my class 2 , these guys are very professional they made my training feel very easy, I will be going back with these guys for my class 1 and my hiab in the very near future, I would highly recommend them.

Kevin Mcquade

I had Simon as my

I had Simon as my instructor he is strict but fair and helped me a lot. id recommend Simon highly

Kristopher Lambert
All pallets

really good instructor

Simon my instructor helped me a lot as i was really nervous at first when i got in the truck and was slow to pick it up at first. He understood this and helped me over come it and to helped me pass my test first time. I would highly recommend specialized driving force.

david white

I have done all my

I have done all my training with SDF and i couldn’t recommend them enough!

Both Martin and Simon are really helpful and experience. They have helped me grown my confidence. They make you feel comfortable and relaxed.

Regarding the CPC the training was excellent and wasn’t boring. You learn everything you need to know for the test. Which helped me pass with full marks.
I highly recommend SDF.

Thank You

Katie Farrant
Parker Building Supplies

outstanding level of teaching through

outstanding level of teaching through out the course would definately reccomend to anyone looking to do a trailer course

byron watson

big thanks for Simon for

big thanks for Simon for training I pass first time :)

Dariusz Glod

Good Instuction

Did my Towing trailer licence with Simon at SDF. He was brilliant couldn’t of asked for a better instructor. Teaching great techniques for maneuvering, and helping me get to a very high standard in just two days days of driving. Recommend to anyone 5 stars are not enough!

Peter Fox

I did my c class

I did my c class training with SDF they are excellent and taught me very well, i would recommend them to anyone who wants to do HGV.

Hugh Stevenson

Class 1

Passed first time with these guys highly recommend helpful and friendly

Vince crowhurst

Fantastic Training!

I completed my B+E training with Simon at Specialized Driving Force. I passed my test first time with flying colours. The training Simon gave was brilliant, he really prepared me for every situation I could come up against on the road. The vehicles at Specialized Driving Force are all very clean, well kept which makes learning so much better.
I will 100% be returning to Simon to complete my future training and look forward to getting behind the wheel!

Louis Wheel

Trailer Course

I enjoyed doing my trailer course with Simon. He gave me clear and precise instructions on what to do and how to improve my driving as well as giving me enough confidence to feel fully ready for the test.The Vehicle and trailer were both top quality and a pleasure to drive.

Sam Nayler

Friendly and Thorough

Spent two days with SDF doing my trailer test, and I have nothing but kind words to say about all the staff. Super friendly and helpful in every way and made me feel at ease with simple but clear learning instructions.

Alex Bates

Specialized Driving Force

I would like to thank Simon Austin for his patience and understanding and amazing ability to teach you in a way that makes you feel extremely confident in your approach to driving, firstly he manages to get your head right so you may tackle things with ease, then the art of driving a ten meter vehicle with confidence , road positioning and getting your speed right on approach and accelerating away and also the observation all seems to gel by day three, I did not realize this till it basically happened as with the reverse parking, listen to what he says and you will pass, DEFINITELY ..

Nice man, Fantastic teacher, enough said..

PS will defo meet for a beer if I can prize the Bandit away from my mate

Kind Regards

Rick Parker

Richard Allan Parker

traning by Marten & simon

traning by Marten & simon was 1st class & frum by faire & thanks to you both

peter young
envirornment first

what can i say about

what can i say about this company apart from amazing from start 2 finish. Simon and martin are both great guy and could not recommend anyone else. 5 stars

Luke Ayliffe
Eastbourne council

I had Simon as my

I had Simon as my instructor, was absolutely brilliant.
I felt i was taught to a very high standard which once i stopped overthinking it, made driving fairly easy.
Would higher recommend, for his level of knowledge and teaching skills

simon collier
count clean

Simon and Marty are amazing

Simon and Marty are amazing teachers. pulled all my bad habit out of me. very nice and helpful. can not be happier with the training they gave me me together. absolutely amazing thanks

Lewis Clark

Keith Porter trailer course.

Very good indeed. Has improved not only my driving with a trailer but my everyday driving. Simon was superb, firm but fair and has taught me a lot in a very short space of time. He has fantastic knowledge of the test areas and his approach to my training was perfect.

Look forward to looking in to further driving courses to broaden more horizons.

Keith Porter

Highly recommend specialized driving force

Simon was really nice guy who was very patient, positive, helpful and got me through my test first time, even through i had never driven with a trailer before. would recommend to anyone looking to do their trailer test

mr andrea schifeo
k p s

Amazing training given by simon

Amazing training given by simon at SDF. Passed my class 2 driving test first time! i would recommend the whole of SDF to everyone.

ted ridley

Passed First Time!

Been a mega 4 days taking my class C test with Simon, he was very clear and very helpful throughout the whole experience and has all shown on the end result with a pass!
10/10 would recommend!

Bradley Pocock