Dragons’ Den backed app ParkingPerx which launched in Sunderland last year, followed by expansion into Kendal later this month, has been shortlisted for ‘Intelligent Parking Award’ at the prestigious British Parking Awards 2021.

As the award organisers prepare to showcase best practice in the industry, the revolutionary app has caught the attention of The British Parking Awards which are organised by Parking Review. Awards are presented to leading examples of parking management, technological innovation, car park design, teamwork and individual achievements.

Through a collaborative approach, the ParkingPerx app which has the backing of many national and local merchants, aims to help give the high street a huge boost, whilst rewarding shoppers and diners with free parking. The brainchild of founder Chris Reed, and backed by BBC’s former Dragon, Jenny Campbell, the innovative app is proving to be a key driving force in tackling barriers to trade on the high street.

Chris Reed, founder of ParkingPerx, said:

“We are absolutely delighted that ParkingPerx has been recognised and shortlisted as an innovative and collaborative approach to addressing parking within the industry and on such a prestigious national platform.

“ParkingPerx is on a strong upward trajectory and much of that is down to the collaboration with local authorities and Business Improvement Districts, as well as partners such as RingGo who have been instrumental in bringing the loyalty scheme to more locations – and therefore rewarding more consumers – across the UK. 

We eagerly await the final results of the awards ceremony later this month – wish us luck!”

The Intelligent Parking Award, sponsored by Alpha Parking specifically recognises smarter approaches to the planning and management of parking. The jury will be looking for examples of ‘joined-up’ or lateral thinking that deliver solutions to on-street and off-street needs as they assess the successful finalists.

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