APCOA PARKING staff in Hampshire thought they had just about every make and model of vehicle, until 20 vintage cars pulled up at the company’s managed multi-storey car park at Portsmouth International Port.
It was a day to remember when over £1m of supercars lined the Tarmac at the George Byng Way car park, whose drivers were returning to France after attending a commemorative 71st D-Day rally event last month (June).
Anglo-French relations were again united by the English Channel crossing, as APCOA’s international ferry port parking attendants were praised for their attentiveness and customer service, which clearly struck a chord with their French counterparts.
Jim Griffiths, area manager for APCOA Parking (UK), said: “It’s not every day that you get to see 20 vintage cars on the road – let alone in a multi-storey car park, but our attendants took their enthusiasm in their stride to still deliver a high level of customer service.
“It’s obviously great to receive very positive customer feedback, as we take customer service very seriously; irrespective of whether attendants are dealing with a driver of a mini or a Maserati.
“First and foremost, APCOA is a people business. Our attendants deal with people on a daily basis, which is what we always seek to champion. There’s no denying though, being asked to look after a number of supercars is a perk of the job,” added Griffiths.
For more information on how to book your next ferry port parking at Portsmouth, please contact APCOA’s on-location parking representatives on 02392 873378.
APCOA PARKING (UK) was established in 1971 as a parking management company, and became the first company in the UK to provide on-street parking enforcement in 1986. APCOA currently employs over 1,800 staff in the UK and a further 2,500 staff across 11 other European countries.
To date, APCOA is the largest full-service parking management company in Europe, providing a wide range of on and off-street services on behalf of local authorities, and clients at airports, rail stations, shopping centres, town and city centres, hotels, hospitals and universities.