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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.

In October 2018, Licence Check Ltd celebrated its 10th annivesrary! After a decade of checking driving licences, and extending the range of compliance tools for drivers and vehicles, MD Richard Brown, who established the business 10 years previous, agreed a deal to be acquired by software solutions provider Ebbon-Dacs.

It is "business as usual" and both DAVIS and Licence Check solutions continue to provide driver and vehicle compliance solutions from the Derby head office. You can read more about the acquisition here.

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.

DAVIS is a trading name of Licence Check Limited.