20 Questions With.... Our Head of Operations, Alex Thompson
This week's 20 'get to know me' questions are with our Head of Operations, Alex Thompson. Joining us in November last year, Alex had spent 20+ years in the hospitality sector and decided it was time for a change. His extensive managerial knowledge and experience will play an integral part in our growth, he's already made a positive impact on the business in the short months he has been with us.
Private Parking Myths
Private parking companies are often seen in a negative light, as some kind of ‘scam’, but in fact, we offer a positive and beneficial service for land and business owners.
20 Questions With.... Our Head of Sustainability, Susan Meadwell
Today is the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science. A day to celebrate and recognise the critical role women and girls continue to play in the world of science. In honour of this day here's 20 'get to know me' questions with Susan Meadwell, our very own Environmental Scientist and Head of Sustainability.
HX pass International parking community audit
As a member of the International Parking Community (IPC), we are audited on an annual basis to ensure lawful compliance with their Code of Practice. This week we were pleased to have received a green status pass on our audit.
IQ Verify Recommend HX Car Park Management for Certification against the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice (2013)
HX Car Park Management Ltd (HX) was founded on the ethos of raising standards and quality of provision within car park management - from sustainability and compliance through to more bespoke customer centred solutions.
HX Car Park Management Year in Review
Its that time of year again when we, at HX Car Park Management, reflect on the months past. From a worldwide pandemic to a global movement for equality, the year 2020 has certainly experienced its fair share of world-shifting events.
HX Car Park Management – SafeContractor Approved
We are delighted to announce that we have again achieved Alcumus SafeContractor Accreditation. This demonstrates our commitment to operating a safe, compliant and ethical business within the car park management industry.
HX renew DMUK Membership for a fifth year
As we renew our DMUK membership for another year we wanted to take the chance to share why we lend our voice to the charities campaign
How do we future-proof the Parking Industry? Eco-power is the answer.
Plastic pollution, rising sea levels, deforestation, extreme weather, forest fires, species extinction, soil erosion and food shortages are unfortunately familiar and the common thread is climate change.
Post Lockdown Christmas Shopping; Don’t Get Caught Out with a PCN
As we approach the end of another national lockdown we expect to see a huge increase in the number of shoppers, customers and patrons returning to our car parks.
Making Sustainability Happen at HX
Here at HX, we understand the importance of caring for the environment. In 2018 we developed and installed our first solar and wind powered ANPR camera.
NHS Staff Parking Costs
Good Morning Britain have today discussed plans for one of the UK’s largest NHS Trusts to raise parking costs for staff by 200 percent.
Armistice Day 2020
With the new restrictions around the UK’s second lockdown, Remembrance Sunday was a little different this year. The annual event at the National Cenotaph will still went ahead but with a few adjustments in line with the Covid-19 guidelines set out by the government.
How parking can heavily influence retail customers shopping experiences
As parking experts, we seize every opportunity to advise our clients about the importance of parking, not only as a source of revenue but also as a source of differentiation.
Celebrating Halloween Safely During a Pandemic
The ‘SPOOKY Season’ is upon us, witches, vampires, ghosts and ghouls! As if that isn’t spooky enough, we now have a worldwide pandemic to throw in the mix.
Expanding The Team And Moving Forwards
It’s hard to believe we’ve already reached October in what has been an incredibly disruptive year.But we are now 10 months into a year like no other and find ourselves preparing for the winter months ahead.
HX and Sponsoring Professional & Grassroots Football
We like to think we're on the ball and don’t just talk a good game here at HX Car Park Management. So, it's maybe apt that one of the ways we like to get our name out there, while also making a contribution, is through football sponsorship.
Supporting Employees On The Return To Work
It felt like "friends reunited" with the welcome return of almost all our staff to the office last month, plus it came on the back of some encouraging statistics.
Cashless Parking Systems
It's finally starting to feel like some sort of normality is returning to our everyday lives. In truth though, the coronavirus pandemic has left a lasting legacy on how we go about our business on a daily basis and we at HX Car Park Management are more than aware of that, prompting a tailored way of thinking.
We are hiring! Social Media Executive – With bonus
HX Car Park Management are looking for a Social Media Executive with a creative flair on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram! You will be part of our sales and marketing team.
Dogs die in hot cars
Every year, the RSPCA receives thousands of calls from the public of animals being left alone in cars on hot days. Many people still think it’s ok to leave their dogs in a car on a warm day.
Risk Free Approach to Car Park Management
HX Car Park Management Ltd, based in West Yorkshire, are the UK’s one-stop parking management company, specialising in fair use ANPR technology, specifically in Pay and Display, Retail Parks, Shopping Centres and Commercial Property.
Corporate Social Responsibility
At HX Car Park Management Ltd, we recognise that our corporate and social responsibility is crucial to our values and operations, and in expressing our commitment to our stakeholders.
Cashless Parking: The Future of Car Park Management?
Today’s society is becoming increasingly cashless. Nearly 3,000 bank branches have closed across the UK since 2015 and ATMs disappeared at a rate of 500 a month in the first half of last year.
Parking “Code of Practice” Bill Expected to Receive Royal Assent by Easter
Parking “Code of Practice” Bill Has Second Reading in House of Lords The Parking “Code of Practice” Bill, sponsored by Sir Greg Knight MP, had its second reading in the House of Lords last week, on Friday 18th January.
HX Car Park Management Ltd Sponsor Jayden Stockley
HX Car Park Management are proud to announce their sponsorship for the rest of the 2018/19 season of new Preston North End striker, Jayden Stockley.
HX Car Park Management Sponsors Kind Hearts Give Back 2019
We are delighted to announce we will be sponsoring the Kind Hearts Give Back 2019 charity ball. Kind Hearts Give Back is an amazing evening of food, drink and entertainment.
Managing the Abuse of Disabled Parking
Disabled parking is a hugely important aspect of car park management and the abuse of these facilities is a growing problem which affects the lives of disabled people throughout the UK.
How Effective Car Park Management Can Combat Out of Hours Abuse
A problem often faced by car park owners in the management of their land is out of hours abuse.
Autonomous Vehicles and the Future of Car Park Management
Last week, a number of our HX team members attended the International Parking Community (IPC) Annual Conference.
Retail News: Can Car Park Management Increase Festive Footfall?
First the shops and soon the TV adverts. One thing is for certain: it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
HX Car Park Management Featured in UK Parliamentary Review
HX Car Park Management was incredibly pleased to be featured in this year’s UK Parliamentary Review.
Calls for Ethical Car Park Management in Hospitals as Petition Handed to Downing Street
The issue of our hospitals’ car parks, and how ethically these car parks are managed, has long been in contention.
Car Park Management Industry Update: August 2018
As we are now well over halfway through 2018, we at HX Car Park Management have decided to take a look at changes made within and with respect to the car park management industry so far this year.
3 Ways in Which the Parking “Code of Practice” Bill is Good for the Car Park Management Industry
The Parking “Code of Practice” Bill, sponsored by Sir Greg Knight MP, was first presented to Parliament on Wednesday 19th July 2017 and had its second reading on Friday 2nd February 2018.
Disabled parking: Blue badge made available to those with “hidden disabilities”
The Department of Transport has confirmed that, from 2019 onwards, members of the public with “hidden disabilities” will be granted access to blue badge parking permits, enabling them to park closer to their destinations.
Should hospital car park management be more ethical?
The issue of our hospitals’ car parks, and how ethically these car parks are managed, has long been in contention.
ANPR Reporting: Are you getting the best value from your parking solution?
The camera in your automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system records every vehicle that parks on your land: when they arrive; how long they stay for; when they leave and how frequently they visit.
Why use ANPR camera systems?
ANPR camera systems have represented one of the biggest changes to the car park management industry in recent years. There are a number of benefits to using ANPR camera systems in parking enforcement.
BPA’s Statement on Ethical Car Park Management
The British Parking Association (BPA) recently released a statement on the importance of ethical car park management.
Ethical Car Park Management: Travellers Stranded in Airport Scam
Passengers have been strongly advised to do their research before booking “meet and greet” car parking services when travelling this summer.
Is the Car Park Management Industry Becoming More Ethical?
At HX Car Park Management, we believe in a more ethical approach to car park management and we welcome any industry changes that may point towards this.
Self-Issue: The Future of Car Park Management?
Self-issue is the future of car park management, as it allows land owners to manage and enforce parking charges on their own land, without the legwork, and receive a £10 commission for every paid parking charge notice (PCN) that they issue.
A Friendlier Approach to Car Park Management
HX Car Park Management Ltd was founded in 2014 and now has 10 employees and multiple ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) sites.
Parking outrage as double yellow lines painted under cars
In what is being considered to be a very unfair approach to car parking management, two residents of George Hall Court, sheltered accommodation in Swindon, have received parking charge notices from the local council to the value of £70, after double yellow lines were painted under their vehicles.
How Car Park Management Has Affected the NHS
The NHS is campaigning for fairer treatment of its visitors and staff, following an instance in which NHS workers in Cardiff were charged £70,000 in Parking Charge Notices (PCNs) from the private company managing the hospital car parks.
HX Car Park Management Ltd have now signed a contract with Gladstones Solicitors to pursue unpaid parking charges.
British Parking Association
HX Car Park Management Ltd are now members of the British Parking Association.
Woman must pay £24,500 in charges after ignoring parking notices
Sheriff George Way ruled Carly Mackie was in breach of contract after she ignored the parking notices.
Inconsiderate motorists who are mounting kerbs and parking on the pavement could be soon face a £70 fine
Laws allowing local authorities to ban pavement parking in London should be rolled out across the country to crack down on motorists endangering lives, councils say.
DIY Car Parking Enforcement App. Android and IOS
With our self-issue kit, you are in total control of your parking spaces. After signing our Private Parking Protection Agreement (contract), we can give you the correct equipment for you to issue tickets (PCN’s – Parking Charge Notices) without the need of putting a ticket onto a windscreen.
Have you got a plan for the new £1 coin?
The new 12-sided £1 coin will finally be here on the 28th of March. Have you got a plan for your pay and display machines? It’s the first time the pound coin has been changed in more than 30 years.
Self Issue PCN’s – Your Staff, Our Company.
Your staff, Our Company – Empower your staff to keep in total control of their land/car park. Free of Charge set up, Includes Signs and App.
HX Car Park Management Ltd – Charity Donation.
Within my quest to make HX Car Park Management Ltd the leading parking company in the UK. I have now committed to making a charitable donation from PCN revenue.
Free Litter Picking – HX Car Park Management Ltd.
HX Car Park Management Ltd has clear targets to achieve. We want to raise the parking standards, which involves different action plans.
Are you ready for Christmas? Retailers always forget this...
The Christmas countdown is well underway. We all see the Christmas items appearing in more stores everyday now.
Do you know wheel clamping is outlawed? And has been since 2012.
The Protection of Freedoms Act makes it an offence to clamp on private land.
ANPR Vs Warden Patrols
I am of firm belief, you can’t ever replace the human interaction, if you want solid results. ANPR is a great tool, used correctly.