Trade Bodies & Accreditations

Gatwick Airport Meet and Greet Parking trade bodies and accreditations

You want peace of mind and to be able to go on holiday knowing that your car is being parked not only in a secure car park but also by drivers that are fully insured.

You also want to be assured that the administration and management of the company you choose is up to scratch and that you will get your car back on time and undamaged.

Membership of these organizations does not mean that the company is perfect but it is an indication that the parking company is taking its responsibilities seriously.

Help-me-park hold the following memberships and accreditations

Gatwick Airport Approved Meet and Greet Operator Scheme

Help-me-park is a member of the Gatwick Airport Approved Meet and Greet Operator Scheme and has been a member since the introduction of the scheme in July 2013.

The purpose of the scheme is to give users of Gatwick Airport more guidance and reassurance when choosing which meet and greet operator to use when parking their car at Gatwick.

All approved meet and greet parking operators must be members of the Trading Standards scheme Buy with Confidence and all operational car park must hold Park Mark™ accreditation. Full details can be seen below.

http://www.gatwickairport.com/parking/other-parking-options/Operator-Scheme/

Gatwick Airport approved operator scheme

London Gatwick Airport
Customer Services
7th floor
Destinations Place
South Terminal
Gatwick Airport
West Sussex RH6 0NP
T: General information: 0844 892 0322
E: feedback@gatwickairport.com

British Parking Association (BPA)

The BPA represents over 700 member organizations in all areas of the parking industry. It is a not for profit organisation and produces a code of conduct for its members.

The BPA also manages the Safer Parking Scheme which is an initiative of the Association of Chief Police Officers and provides a risk assessment of car parks by qualified crime prevention officers and provides the Park Mark® accreditation.

http://www.britishparking.co.uk/Home

Help-me-park.com Ltd membership number 32961

BPA logo

British Parking Association
Stuart House, 41-43 Perrymount Road
Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 3BN
T: 01444 447 300
F: 01444 454 105
E: info@britishparking.co.uk

The safer parking scheme and the Park Mark® award

Managed by the BPA on behalf of Secured by Design the official flagship initiative of the UK Police supporting the principles that good design of homes and commercial premises can help reduce crime.

Park Mark® Safer Parking facilities have been vetted by the police and have quality management, appropriate lighting and security measures, effective surveillance and a clean environment.

Check to confirm who holds the Park Mark® accreditation

  • Go to the Parkmark website
  • Enter 'Gatwick' into the search box and click search
  • Then tick the box - "near meet and greet" and filter the search.
  • Scroll down the search results to find Help-me-park

Help-me-park.com Ltd is registered under the name Help-me-park.

http://www.parkmark.co.uk/

Park Mark logo

British Parking Association
Stuart House, 41-43 Perrymount Road
Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 3BN
T: 01444 447 300
F: 01444 454 105
E: info@britishparking.co.uk

Buy with confidence

Buy with Confidence was introduced by Hampshire Trading standards in 1999 in response to public concerns about ‘rogue’ traders. It has since been adopted by many other Trading Standards offices around the country.

Traders must recommended to join the scheme and are then subject to a series of background check on their staffing policies and management practices before they can be fully fledged members.

Member meet and greet contractors must:

  1. Adhere to the scheme’s code of conduct
  2. CRB check all members of staff
  3. Pass inspection checks on management practices and recruitment
  4. Pass checks on their terms and conditions to ensure they are ‘fair’
  5. Have their customer complaints history and policy reviewed
  6. Not make unsubstantiated claims on their websites
  7. Must adhere to online trading regulations and laws

http://www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk

Help-me-park Buy with Confidence membership number 577

Buy with Confidence

Trading Standards
County Hall
Topsham Road
Exeter
EX2 4QD

AVPCA – Airport valet parking contractors association

The AVPCA was formed in the spring of 2011 with the aim to create public awareness of the meet and greet operators at Gatwick Airport offering cut price meet and greet parking but without offering secured parking or acceptable levels of customer service.

The AVPCA has been working with local Trading Standards officers, Gatwick Airport Ltd, local police, independent and established meet and greet parking operators at Gatwick, The Safer Parking Scheme and local council officers to establish the Approved Meet and Greet Operators Scheme at Gatwick Airport.


AVPCA logo

http://www.avpca.co.uk/

AVPCA
Dept CCM
Rusper Road Depot
Rusper Road
Ifield
Crawley
RH11 0LJ

Know Before You Go

Help Me Park is an official partner of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's 'Know Before You Go' campaign; a campaign designed to help keep British nationals safe while they are abroad.

We are committed to helping our customers make the most of their travel plans by passing on tips and advice from the FCO through our Help Me Park blog and social media accounts.

Some of the most important advice is:

  1. Make sure you have valid travel insurance
  2. Ensure you visit your GP at least 6 weeks before you travel to check that your vaccinations are up to date
  3. Read up on your destination, including local laws and customs
  4. Make photocopies of your passport, visas, insurance details and any other important travel documents - take one copy with you, - separate from the originals - and leave another copy at home with a friend or family member.
FCO Know Before You Go

To find out more about Know Before You Go visit the FCO website.


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