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Licence Check was established in October 2008 shortly before the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) launched its Electronic Driver Entitlement Checking Service (EDECS) overnight service.   Prior to this the company had provided manual driving licence checks as part and parcel of a vehicle leasing and fleet management package under a different trading name.  

The introduction of the DVLA’s overnight checking service allowed the company to specialise in this area under the management of Richard Brown, a veteran of the automotive industry with 30 years working for a number of major dealerships and vehicle manufacturers, latterly charged with overseeing sales into fleets and managing fleet buyers.  This fleet background has since proved invaluable in directing new software development within the business.

Originally based in Nottingham, the company moved to its new location near Derby city centre in January 2016 due to expansion.  The Derby office acts now as the primary hosting facility for the service, with a branch office being maintained in Nottingham for business continuity purposes.   

Licence Check has ISO 27001:2013 security certification.   It is currently the only driving licence checking organisation to also hold Cyber Essentials Plus certification.   

It is a founder member of the Association for Driving Licence Verification (ADLV) and an Associate Member of BVRLA and FORS.

Licence Check recently joined the Freight Transport Association’s Van Excellence programme as an Associate Member.

The company has a customer satisfaction rating of 4.9 out of 5 with its customers.

DAVIS is a trading name of Licence Check Limited which owns the brand. 

Licence Check - The Online Driving Licence Verification Service