Who is APCOA

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Structure:

APCOA is divided into several subsidiary companies:

 

APCOA Parking Services (UK) Ltd

APCOA Parking (UK) Limited

APCOA Holdings (UK) Limited

APCOA Facilities Management (UK) Ltd

APCOA Facilities Management (Harrow) Ltd

APCOA Parking Ireland

 

With the exception of APCOA Parking Ireland the other companies registered offices are in Wellington House, 4-10 Cowley Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 2XW.

 

The APCOA group have been trading for over 20 years and whilst each is listed separately at Companies House – has an ultimate parent company called Eurazeo SA.  This is a French public company specialising in private equity and has assets of over 6 billion euros.

 

Graham Morphew Rose is a director of all the APCOA companies and is also on the board of directors at the British Parking Association.

 

OPERATIONS:

APCOA hold many contracts within the UK at Railway stations most with pay and display machines and some Airports including Luton and Birmingham.

APCOA will typically issue parking charge notices at these airports for merely stopping for a few seconds or dropping off.   To enter into a contract the motorist must be able to even read a sign and would be required to stop.  This is defined as a “grace period” contained within the British Parking Association’s (BPA) Code of Practice.   APCOA, like all private parking companies are supposed to abide by this Code of Practice.  The BPA should issue sanction points for breaches of this Code – but rarely do –and with the director of this company on the board, it is hardly surprising.

 

In March this year a motorist was issued with a parking charge notice for merely stopping for 9 seconds whilst trying to find her way into the car parking facilities at Luton Airport.

Her story is featured here:

http://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/business/business-news/80-for-nine-second-stop-1-5963167

The tabloid press continue to report these cases as parking FINES – still a commonly held misconception as only courts can fine people.   However this lady’s parking charge notice was rescinded after she went to the press.

APCOA have form in trying to delay issuing POPLA codes.   Here at the Parking Ticket Appeals Service – we have experience in dealing with these issues and contacting Steve Clark, Head of Operations at the BPA (British Parking Association).

 

We have a 100% success rate in getting these charges cancelled – so why not let us handle the appeals for you – freeing up your time and saving you the stress involved.

If you have received a parking charge from APCOA – simply fill in you details on our appeal now page and feel confident in our guaranteed service.

 

First published in 2014

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