APCOA Staff Rally Around Vintage Cars In Portsmouth


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.

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