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DAVIS breaks licence checking record again!


Licence Check has broken the record for the number of licence checks carried out in a calendar year through its DAVIS platform, according to the latest Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) figures.

The Derby-based business, part of the Compliance Division of the Ebbon Group, confirmed that it had carried out a total of 1.26 million licence checks between the start of April 2023 and end of March this year.

This was a 26% increase on 2023, itself a record year when the number of licence checks via the DAVIS (Driver and Vehicle Information Solution) platform went through the one million barrier for the first time.

And the success rate has continued in the new financial year with results for April 2024 up by a further 25% compared to the same month last year.

The results are down to a number of contributory factors – organic growth along with a 17% increase in the total number of companies using Licence Check’s services, which now stands at almost 5,000 separate businesses.

There are now around 800,000 active driver details listed on the DAVIS platform, a 43% increase year-on-year, with data on around 48,000 vehicles, a 175% increase on the previous year.

Managing director, Keith Allen, said: “This is fantastic news and to beat the 1m mark for two year’s running is testimony to the ease-of-use of the DAVIS platform, its effectiveness and the sheer hard work of our highly talented team right the way across the business.

“These terrific results firmly cement our position as the UK’s leading licence checking business, and underline our success over the last three years.”