BSM went into administration and their major rival AA was quick of the mark to buy the company for as little as £1.
BSM have suffered losses for the last few years and blame bad weather for their shortfall. However, driving in all weather conditions is recommended for all learners and when snow arrives every instructor and pupil should take the opportunity to experience it (of course this depends on how new the learner is.)
Despite AA buying BSM, they will remain separate companies – under the umbrella Acromas which is AA’s parent company.
BSM have been teaching people to drive since 1910 however, it was not compulsory to take lessons then as the test did not exist.
Acromas are confident that BSM franchisees can continue to teach as normal, let’s just hope the AA hasn’t bitten off more than they can chew.