The Instructor of the Year Trophy is awarded annually to the Instructor who obtains the most votes from members through a secret online poll. The trophy is a lenticular representation and was designed and crafted by Martin Woolner.
In 2019, it was awarded to Pete Harmer, with Mike Sloggett 2nd, and in 3rd place James Flory.
There were 36 votes for 10 different Instructors.
Some of the reasons quoted were:
"A difficult choice as we have so many wonderful instructors. he is patient, calm, makes me feel at ease and so inspires confidence"
"Calm approachable and very informative on all aspects"
"Always learn something"
"Gets the best out of you"