BPA Announces New President

Nigel Williams will be inaugurated as the new President of the British Parking Association (BPA) at its Annual General Meeting.
williams.jpgMr Williams has worked in the parking industry for over 20 years and is currently Head of Acquisitions at Q-Park. In recent years he has been active in driving forward BPA initiatives to improve standards in the on-street sector, having chaired the BPA working groups which have developed the model contract and the DPE Review.

During his Presidential year, Mr Williams will focus on the development of training for people in the parking industry. He is leading the BPA group which is creating a sector skills strategy for the industry (see notes). Currently no defined qualification structure exists for the entire parking sector. This means it is difficult for people to follow a career path that will take them from an operational to a managerial level. The strategy will address this, and in particular, will look at developing degree level qualifications.

On 12 July, as new President, Mr Williams will welcome members and Government officials to the BPA annual President's Event on the Terrace of the House of Commons, Westminster. The highlight of the evening will be the distribution of the recommendations, made by Richard Childs, following his review of on-street parking enforcement. The BPA, with support from the DfT, commissioned Mr Childs to conduct the review, with a view to putting the recommendations to Government for inclusion in its Statutory Guidance Notes for parking. Karen Buck, Minister at the DfT, will speak at the event, as will John Austin MP, who is kindly hosting the evening.

Nigel Williams Resume

BPA.jpgOriginally trained as an architect, Nigel spent 18 years working with French car park operator Vincipark, first in France and then in the UK, developing the company's operations here. Nigel joined Q-Park in 2002 as Head of Acquisitions.

With his continental background, Nigel is keen for the UK car parking industry to match European quality standards. His special interest to date has been on-street enforcement, having chaired both the BPA working groups which developed the model contract and the steering committee for the DPE Review carried out by Richard Childs.

He lives in France, working in the UK during the week and returning home at weekends.
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