Background and History

Licence Check Limited was founded in 2008 by the current Managing Director Richard Brown. Richard had spent over 30 years working in various sectors of the motor trade for car dealerships and major manufacturers, including Ford, Mazda and General Motors. This included responsibilities for commercial fleet sales and business development.

Driving licence checking was originally just one of the services offered to fleet clients as part of a leasing and management package. With the introduction by the DVLA of an overnight electronic licence checking facility it became possible to offer licence checking as a cloud-based solution to a wider corporate audience with the underlying philosophy that where it made sense to do so, the service should intelligently manage all the routine administrative tasks. This philosophy remains core to the service today.

Licence Check Office Building

Originally based in Nottingham, we moved to new offices located close to Derby City Centre in early 2016. Since then, we have established ourselves as a leader and innovator in the licence verification industry and have expanded the product range under the davis brand to include other driver and vehicle related services.

Richard Brown Managing Director

What We Do

We provide a real-time driving licence checking service using the DVLA Access to Driver Data (ADD) service under the LICENCHECK brand. The service is hosted on our own secure servers and uses a dedicated secure line to link to the DVLA in order to validate a driver’s entitlement to drive, the status of their licence and details of any effective motoring convictions.

More recently our range of customer services has been expanded under the davis brand (Driver And Vehicle Information Solution) to include other driver and vehicle related services. If you require more information, visit the davis website.

Our customer service satisfaction is currently rated at 9.1 out of 10 by our customers.


We take data under contract from the DVLA and we allow you to manage your driver details in one secure account and significantly save you time, money and protect your company against any compliance risk.

We are ISO27001 accredited, which means that we treat the personal data you send to us sensitively and store it securely. We are also Cyber Essentials Plus Scheme certified in order to meet demanding public sector security standards.

Both standards require an ongoing commitment to security and both are externally audited to ensure continuing compliance.

Licence Check are Partners to the FTA Van Excellence Scheme

External Trade Bodies and Scheme Memberships

We are also a founding member of The Association for Driving Licence Verification (ADLV) the trade body for driving licence checking operators. As such we abide by the association Code of Practice.

We are BVRLA (British Vehicles Rental and Leasing Association) Associate Members and are also associate members of the FTA's Van Excellence scheme.