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March 11, 2020








Europe’s favourite airport parking retailer, ParkVia, has beaten off tough industry competition to be crowned Parking Provider of the Year at this year’s British Parking Awards.



ParkVia was presented with the esteemed industry accolade having impressed the 20-strong jury of experts from the parking, transport and motoring sector with its examples of exceptional service, innovation and team collaboration.


Founded in 2008, ParkVia has grown remarkably over the last 12 years, taking bookings through its ecommerce platform from drivers in more than150 countries and holding contracts with 81 of the world’s leading airports.


Having invested in the brand’s development significantly over the last 12 months, ParkVia was able to validate its claim to the winner’s title by demonstrating proficiency across all key areas of its business, in addition to detailing unique initiatives that position ParkVia ahead of its competitors.


Dr Valentina Moise, Commercial Director at ParkVia, said:


“As a British-born company, it’s a great achievement to win a British Parking Award, especially for Parking Provider of the Year, which in itself is recognition of the work our fantastic team do to create such exceptional service not just across the UK, but for all our global markets.


“We have worked extremely hard over the last 12 months in particular to create a dominant digital brand that is recognised worldwide as the ‘go-to’ airport parking reservation provider; this award takes us one step closer to establishing that vision and we couldn’t be prouder.”


Created and presented by Parking Review magazine, the 18th annual British Parking Awards was hosted on 6thMarch at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London and recognise the leading examples of car park management, enforcement, design and team work.


To find out more about ParkVia, please visit www.parkvia.com.



Image caption: (LtR – BPA Presenter, Dr. Xand van Tulleken, ParkVia’s Commercial Director, Dr. Valentina Moise, ParkVia’s Global PR & Brand Manager, Gemma Killackey and award presenter Graeme Middleton, Cemplas).


About ParkVia 

As Europe’s favourite airport parking retailer, ParkVia is dedicated to connecting the world’s drivers with parking spaces in 43 countries. Its online retail platform allows consumers to book parking as part of their journey, working with both car park operators and travel industry market leaders to ensure that parking is visible at the right time.


Encouraging its philosophy of ‘Choose parking’, ParkVia believes pre-booking is the key element in the travel process, allowing customers to plan in advance and giving them freedom of choice to select the parking product that suits their specific journey type.


Founded in 2008, ParkVia has grown in popularity and reputation over the last 12 years, particularly within the wider airport parking sector. As an established partner for many of the world’s leading international airports, ParkVia is able to maximise visibility for official car parks and ancillary products by covering more points of entry with its targeted marketing expertise.


Today the services of over 2,500 parking providers are promoted to ParkVia’s 3.8m registered users, as well as a large network of partner websites, that includes airlines, travel partners, online travel agents and in-car navigation technology – making it an attractive and lucrative proposition for partners looking to collaborate for white label and in-path projects.


ParkVia. Choose parking.



Winner of Queen’s Award for International Trade

Awarded to ParkCloud 2019

ParkVia ® Winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise *
30 Brown Street, Manchester, M2 1DH – UK


February 01, 2019










  • Innovative solution designed by UK start-up AppyParking aims to reduce the 4 days wasted by the average UK motorist each year looking for parking spaces[1]

  • Over 2,000 new smart parking sensors in bays across Harrogate town centre will help transform parking experience for thousands of users

  • Unique combination of in-app One Click Parking™ and smart sensors for the first time provides real-time availability of parking spaces, streamlined payments and a parking data analytics dashboard for councils to use





HARROGATE, UK – 28 January 2019: AppyParking, the kerbside management and smart parking technology firm, has announced their innovative Smart City Parking solution is now fully available to Harrogate’s residents. The launch represents an important milestone in the UK start-up’s mission to make parking forgettable by providing transformative user experiences for motorists and data-driven solutions for local authorities to better understand and manage kerbside assets.


The Smart City Parking solution is the first of its kind to integrate technical capabilities such as smart parking sensors, automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) barriers and sensor-enabled payments into a consolidated system, offering a seamless experience for users across both on and off-street parking[2]and a powerful kerbside utilisation tool for local authorities.


One Click Parking™, a concept created by AppyParking with the support of payments technology company Visa, enables users of the app, once parked over a sensor, to start and pay for parking sessions that automatically end when they drive away.  Users of the app will benefit from pay-per-minute rates, allowing drivers to pay only for the time they are parked and avoid paying upfront for time they don’t use with a pay and display ticket.


With full visibility of parking availability across the town, users can check for spaces near their destination and then drive straight there, reducing the time and fuel spent looking for parking, helping ease congestion and contributing to a reduction in vehicle emissions.

Through the service, the councils also have access to an analytics dashboard which shows parking utilisation data.  As the app gets used at scale, this means local authorities will for the first time be able to view parking heatmaps and demand flows, and generally gain a better understanding of how their parking assets are consumed.  AppyParking’s ambition is for this insight to inform traffic planning, parking infrastructure, help stimulate the high street and prepare cities for a future of connected and automated vehicles.


Commenting on the launch, Dan Hubert, CEO and Founder of AppyParking, said: “We’re so excited to be helping local residents and visitors save time finding and paying for parking in Harrogate.  Delivering this project is testament to the positive relationships we’ve formed with forward-thinking and supportive partners like Visa, Harrogate Borough Council and North Yorkshire County Council.


We know these are challenging times for local authorities and we’re passionate about creating business models and solutions that work for everyone. We’re eager to see how the data we surface through our analytics portal is used by Councils and look forward to bringing our service to more towns and cities in the UK later this year.”


AppyParking and Visashare a vision for developing innovative solutions that remove friction for users when accessing and paying for transportation services.  Visa supported AppyParking in bringing their concept to market by seamlessly implementing payments into the customer journey through One Click Parking™. The solution isbeing demonstrated in Visa’s global network of Innovation Centres including London, Dubai and Frankfurt, showcasing how new payment technologies are transforming consumer experiences in transportation.



For more information, content, photography, user case studies, interview requests and/or quotes please contact:



Garry Thornton, garry@appyparking.com– +44(0)7432 633374



Camille Oster, Camille.oster@edelman.com– +44(0)7812660934

Kate Bastable, kate.bastable@edelman.com  – +44(0)7980 684 247


About AppyParking

AppyParking is on a mission to make parking a truly forgettable experience. We understand how fragmented infrastructures and stand-alone solutions cause stress and hassle for the most mundane of daily tasks, like finding and paying for a parking space. We know there’s a better way of doing things and so we’re building innovative and future-ready solutions from the bottom up, to improve the way parking is accessed and managed.

Our award-winning mobile app enables users to save time, money and hassle when parking in over 50 UK towns and cities by providing the most comprehensive source of on and off-street parking information.

For more information, visit appyparking.com




[1]The average motorist in the UK spends nearly four days every year (91 hours) looking for parking spaces, according to new research from the British Parking Association (BPA) – https://www.britishparking.co.uk/News/motorists-spend-nearly-four-days-a-year-looking-for-a-parking-space

[2]North Yorkshire County Council are responsible for on-street parking and Harrogate Borough Council manage off-street car parks.

Parkex: What’s new in Parking?

April 19, 2018




Parkex: What’s new in Parking?



Discover new products, technology & services
at Europe’s largest dedicated 
parking event!



On June 13th and 14th the parking sector will come together at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, for Parkex the British Parking Association’s flagship event sponsored by Phoenix.


Over two days visitors will be able to draw on the knowledge and experience of over 100 exhibitors, take advantage of an extensive programme of seminars and presentations and connect with like-minded parking professionals.


The panel-led seminar sessions will be conducted by sector experts. They will discuss a range of topics including; the importance of data harmonisation; electric vehicles; design innovations to shape future parking structures; and the positive parking agenda. They will also look at what can be done to challenge current perceptions of parking.  And a GDPR refresher session will be delivered in partnership with JMW Solicitors, aka BPA Lawline.


The popular Local Authority Parking Summit and the new Retail & Leisure interest group session, will present fantastic opportunities for visitors to ask questions, highlight specific issues and learn about the changes that are taking place to improve the parking experience.


Demonstrating new products, services and sector leading innovation has always been at the heart of Parkex, and this year will be no exception. Follow the Innovation Trail and discover a number of new products that entered the market within the last 12 months.


Visit www.parkex.co.ukto register for your free visitor pass and for further show information.



About the British Parking Association


The BPA is a not-for-profit organisation with 50 years’ experience of leading the sector. We are the largest, most established and trusted professional association representing parking and traffic management in Europe and the recognised authority for parking in the UK.


Our diverse membership of around 700 organisations includes technology developers and suppliers, equipment manufacturers, learning providers, consultants, structural and refurbishment experts, local authorities and parking-on-private-land operators.


Our mission is to actively represent and promote the parking sector by raising standards and professionalism, advancing knowledge and using our influence to deliver high standards that benefit everyone.


We support the Positive Parking Agenda, a national campaign to build public confidence in the parking sector by changing perceptions, challenging misconceptions about the parking sector and local government’s role, and make the parking experience a better one for all concerned.


In our continuing work with government over a number of years, we have been calling for better regulation of the private parking sector.  We welcome Sir Greg Knight MP’s Private Members’ Bill that aims to drive consistency and fairness in the private parking sector.


For more information please contact:

Dino Dionissiou:






Peter Lowe is President-Elect of the British Parking Association

May 31, 2017


Peter Lowe is President-Elect of the British Parking Association


Peter Lowe BPA

The incoming President of the BPA for 2017-18 is Peter Lowe.



Peter has been a member of the BPA for many years and many of you will know him as chair of the BPA Wales Parking and Transport Group, a position he has held since 2010.



As a specialist independent parking consultant, he has worked with and advised more than 175 local authorities, equipment suppliers, software companies, enforcement agents, contractors, universities, hospitals, private companies and individuals around the UK on parking related matters. His day job keeps him fully informed on matters and hot topics within the sector and he is frequently used as an approachable, and suitably experienced, conduit between the BPA executive and the members.

Appointed a Fellow of the BPA in July 2014 and since July 2016 he has been Vice President of the Association. In that role, he has already chaired the Council of Representatives group meeting and also represented the President at the Scottish Exhibition in Stirling. He has played an ambassadorial role at Ministerial meetings on behalf of the BPA, and numerous parking forums and conferences, and believes that he has demonstrated his ability to represent the interests of members and that of the BPA more broadly. His experience in chairing meetings and his ability to succinctly communicate the interests of the BPA membership at public meetings is well founded.

Peter says, “I am proud to be the next President of the BPA. I believe the breadth of my experience is of particular importance to the role of BPA President as the post-holder needs to be aware of all the facets of the Association and issues relating to its diverse membership. I am looking forward to representing the parking profession at a higher level and developing ever-higher standards.”

Peter will assume the Presidency with effect from the BPA’s 2017 AGM in July.

About the British Parking Association

The BPA is the recognised authority in the transport sector and is dedicated to representing, promoting and influencing the best interests of the parking and traffic enforcement industry throughout the UK and Europe. We also publish a nine yearly journal ‘Parking News’.

AppyParking launches real-time parking availability in Coventry

May 23, 2016

AppyParking launches real-time parking availability in Coventry



Coventry, UK – AppyParking, The Intelligent Future Parking Winner (British Parking Awards 2016) has just announced another smart city solution that puts Coventry high up on the Smart City pedestal.



In partnership with Coventry City and NWave, AppyParking allows drivers to see parking availability in real time on a free app and website. A total sum of 72 bays including every disabled bay and 36 paid bays have been enabled with the latest low cost, low energy, long life sensors. The trial could be rolled out across Coventry if enough drivers download the free award-winning app and use the real-time parking availability.


Nwave Sparkit sensors are the next generation of low profile surface mounted sensors that take under a minute to install. The unique benefit of its wireless technology allows thousands of real-time sensors to talk to one base station up to 6km away.


This trial is part of a wider initiative between Coventry City Council and AppyParking to save motorists time, stress and money. The app understands any parking rule and shows every possible type of bay and restriction to any kind of driver. In just a few taps, motorists can see the “Cheapest & Nearest” parking spaces available to them. The app then guides the motorist to the available bay using turn-by-turn navigation.


Studies show that the average British person in their lifetime spends 347 days and £34,097 on fuel searching for parking spaces, so their are obvious benefits to real-time sensors. Councils also see congestion and pollution reduce by 22% during peak hours and local businesses benefit from increased productivity.


Dan Hubert, CEO of AppyParking, said ‘‘It’s incredibly exciting to be the first company to trial this game changing real-time sensor technology. There’s been a stigma about the ROI of previous trials, but this low cost solution makes the UK’s ambition to become a smart nation an achievable reality.”

Sunil Budhdeo, Innovation Manager Coventry City Council “We are so thrilled to work with AppyParking to put Coventry City at the forefront of transport management. Not only will this revolutionary app make looking for a parking space a thing of the past but it will help businesses be more productive and also reduce pollution. This really is the dawn of a bright new day.’’



 About AppyParking

AppyParking™ is more than just another parking app. It’s all about Big Data with Big Detail and fits strategically within the connected car, smart city revolution. AppyParking™ has revolutionised the UK parking industry by consolidating the fragmented public and private sector by creating a standardised data set that understands every possible rule, restriction and tariff regardless of what kind of driver you are. This free public service in the form of app, website and API saves motorists time, stress and money from parking tickets while dramatically increasing productivity. On the plus side cities hugely benefit from reduced traffic, congestion and most importantly, pollution.

AppyParking is currently available across the nation; London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Portsmouth, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Bournemouth, Norwich, Cambridge and Sandwell. Coventry is the first city AppyParking have trialled real-time availability. It is FREE to download from the App Store and Google Play.
Parking data

  • Studies show that looking for a car space takes the average British person 347 days and costs £34,097.44 over their lifetime.
  • 16% drive less because they find it hard to find a car space (RAC 2014 Report)

Recent Milestones:

ADVAM and National Car Parks highly commended at the British Parking Awards 2016

March 10, 2016


ADVAM and National Car Parks highly commended at
the British Parking Awards 2016

ADVAM thrilled to be recognised in the highly competitive
“Parking Partnership Award” category at industry event


March 2016, London, UK – ADVAM, one of the world’s leading technology integration providers, and National Car Parks, the largest parking retailer in the UK, have been recognised at the British Parking Awards 2016. The high commendation for Parking Partnership, comes as a result of the two businesses close working relationship, across one of the industry’s largest ever technology upgrades and equipment overhauls. Andy Stott, UK Territory Director at ADVAM remarked: “ADVAM had a fantastic day at the parking awards, and are proud to have been highly commended in one of the largest and most competitive award categories.”


ADVAM and NCP have partnered to create an industry-leading online parking reservation system. The companies are also embarking on a payments services upgrade at over 600 locations with unattended terminals, ensuring the Europay, MasterCard and Visa standard (EMV), and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance of all of the parking provider’s facilities.

Max Crane Robinson, Commercial Director at NCP said: “NCP and ADVAM have formed an alliance in which we work hand-in-hand to deliver existing plans and to plot our future projects, alongside the strategy to deliver them. More of a true partnership than a client, supplier relationship, we’ve found that combining the knowledge from both of our teams has formed a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts – which is what a successful partnership should create, in our view.”

The British Parking Awards is the parking industry’s most renowned award event. The high commendation in the Parking Partnership Category is acknowledgement of the increasingly collaborative working relationships between the organisations.
Visit ADVAM at stand 03.303 at Intertraffic Amsterdam 5th – 8th April 2016.