The British Parking Association (BPA) welcomed its new President Helen Crozier at a Reception held at the House of Commons (Wednesday July 3rd), hosted by John Howell OBE, MP for Henley-on-Thames. As part of her address to guests Helen also launched the BPA’s 2013-14 Master Plans for Parking.
Helen, who is Civil Enforcement Manager at Oxfordshire County Council, is committed to raising standards in the parking profession and this year’s plans put everyone at the heart of BPA thinking. “The aim is to focus on collaboration and consistency so that wherever you are in the country, you can expect an accepted standard of service.” says Helen. “That applies whether you are a member of the public, supplier or colleague. We are particularly keen to promote innovation, technology and sustainability as we adapt to outside influences.”
The Master Plan for Parking sets out the BPA’s priorities for what it must do to achieve success in the parking community and has separate versions for the UK, Wales and Scotland. The Plans, published annually and launched at the President’s reception each year, are distributed to MPs and stakeholders, with a version for Ireland to follow in due course.
As part of her Presidential year, Helen is also keen to encourage individuals employed in parking to gain skills to advance their career within the profession “The BPA’s skills agenda provides an important platform for those who wish to see the parking community professionalised. I look forward to involving myself further in this area of work, alongside the other elements of the BPA’s five year strategy.”
Chief Executive of the BPA, Patrick Troy, said: “I am delighted to welcome Helen as the new President and look forward to working with her over the coming year. Her experience and commitment is well placed to reassure the public that we are all working towards making parking management and enforcement a fair and consistent service.”
Helen has been working for Oxford County Council for 24 years and has served as a BPA council member for 5 years. Helen has chosen Berks/Oxon/Bucks Air Ambulance Service (BOB) as her charity for the year. BOB is actively supported by the parking profession and provides support for everyone in their time of need.