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Q-Park UK receives People’s Parking accreditation

Press Release   •   Oct 05, 2016 10:27 BST

People’s Parking was recently launched earlier this year and has been designed by Helen Dolphin MBE. As an independent mobility consultant and a disability rights campaigner, Dolphin felt it was time for a change within the parking industry. The key importance for the scheme is to drive up parking standards for customers by enabling people to find a car park which meets their specific needs.

Car parks receiving the People’s Parking accreditation must have good signage, clear pedestrian routes that are well lit, and be clean and actively managed. The Scheme also highlights car parks which are particularly suitable for disabled people, parents with children and those with additional amenities such as electric charging points and pre-book facilities.

Q-Park UK continuously strives for high quality which is recognised by 13m customers. The company has developed the car parks into a multi-functional area which include extra wide bays where possible to accommodate disabled drivers to installation of electric vehicle charging points partnering with Tesla Motors. Q-Park has also installed ‘Tap & Go’ parking system allowing customers to enter and exit the car park by simply using your contactless card.

Head of Sales and Marketing at Q-Park UK, John Denton commented “We are delighted that 69 of our car parks have been recognised by People’s Parking accreditation. As key player within the parking industry, Q-Park actively looks at ways to improve the parking facilities to suit customer needs and create a safe environment for all.’

Founder and Director of People’s Parking, Helen Dolphin MBE commented, 'I'm absolutely delighted that Q-Park has put all of their UK car parks forward for the People's Parking accreditation. This is a fantastic commitment by Q-Park to improving parking for every customer whether they have a disability, children, need an electric charging point or somewhere to park a bicycle. I hope this will encourage other operators to follow Q-Parks lead in helping everyone find their perfect parking space.'

For more information about People’s Parking, Q-Park products and services, please visit www.q-park.co.uk

Q-Park is one of the leading providers of parking facilities in Europe, whether wholly-owned, leased, managed or in a hybrid business model. Q-Park is notable for its quality approach and has a portfolio comprising over 5.800 parking facilities and 800.000 parking spaces and has strong market positions in 10 North-West European countries; the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Great Britain, France, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.

Q-Park arrived in the UK in 2001 and is now one of the UK’s leading car park companies with 60 car parking facilities housing some 50,000 parking spaces in key locations in the UK with over 12 million visitors every year. (Including Aberdeen, Birmingham, Croydon, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Reading, Sheffield and York.)

Q-Park partner with many different organisations to offer discounted parking to their customers. One such organisation is SOLT (Society of London Theatres) where theatre goers are given a 50% discount when they visit a West End Theatre.

2015 North of England Excellence Awards Winners of Q-Park Rewards Loyalty App – Special Category Award for Innovation.

Q-Park has won a RoSPA Health & Safety Award and also holds 59 ParkMark Safer Parking Scheme accreditations, 15 European Standard Parking Awards (ESPA) and a Silver Investors in People Award.

Q-Park offer customers many complimentary services at their parking facilities which include free baby buggy and umbrella loans as well as jump starters and heart defibrillators in case of emergencies.

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