By Kate Wells, Director of Operations, DriveWise BC
I’m very lucky to have been brought up in a family business. DriveWise BC has been operating for more than 40 years and for many of those, I’ve had the privilege of having some role in the company. Whether it was office cleaner in my elementary school days or director of operations, which is my current role, I’ve looked forward to going to work everyday because I get to work with my family.
A family business isn’t for everyone, but for our family, we’ve taken a lot of pride in building something together. My parents, Pat and Arthur Harris, started our business in 1975 and they are still passionate about delivering high quality driver training and excellent customer service.
They have been incredible role models to our family and in the community. It makes me proud to be part of such a legacy.
DriveWise BC was recently recognized with a Family Business Excellence Award from the Family Business Association of Vancouver Island. It is an honour for our family to receive this recognition. In 2017, we reached a milestone of teaching more than 50,000 students in Victoria, Langford, Nanaimo, Kamloops and Kelowna. We’re also working toward our one millionth driving lesson!
We spend a lot of time at DriveWise educating people about road safety. That’s one of the best parts of my job. Stay tuned for upcoming articles about the rules of the road and tips and tricks for keeping all road users safe.
You can find Kate or her father Arther at locations in West Shore and Saanich — Call 250-475-0666.