By being a member of the BPA and contributing to its work, you and your colleagues will benefit from:
Influence - with decision makers, including government
One of the BPA’s main aims is to raise standards in the parking industry. To fulfil this aim the Association has, in recent years, worked with members and other organisations to produce a number of policy documents and training qualifications, some examples of which are given below. As a member you will have the opportunity to get involved in BPA policy work and, in so doing, can make a real difference to how your industry develops.
Status - by belonging to a body of repute and one that is committed to raising standards and professionalism
The BPA acts as a forum for discussion on policy and practice and is often consulted by government departments such as the DfT and the Home Office. Increasingly, as the BPA works on raising standards within the parking industry, we are asked to comment on various parking related issues by the press. By being a member of the Association you will be joining a body that is increasingly seen as the representatives of the parking industry.
Knowledge - industry news, views and technical developments
- Parking News, the Association’s premier journal, will be sent to you 11 times a year.
- BPA news - e-zines delivered to your inbox weekly to keep you up-to-date with the latest industry information and BPA news.
- Parking Trend, the European Parking Association’s journal, will be mailed to you four times a year.
- Parking Practice Notes (technical papers) are produced by experts in the industry, and available to you free of charge through the BPA website.
Opportunities - for networking, exhibiting products and training
- Parkex, the biggest dedicated parking exhibition in the world, is the BPA’s largest event attracting 1,000s of professionals in the industry. Members receive discounts for exhibiting.
- Seminars, workshops and social events, are held nationwide all year round, with members eligible for discounts on tickets.
- Regional Groups exist throughout the UK, and are designed to provide networking opportunities for members at a more local level. Groups organise their own meetings, seminars and social events with administrative support provided by the BPA.
- Special Interest Groups bring together members who have a particular interest, such as hospitals, universities, local authorities or equipment manufacturers.
Services - ranging from discounts to technical support
- Discounts on events - members receive up to 30% off the full price.
- Discounts on advertising - members receive up to 20% off advertising rates in Parking News or eZine, and can enter the Product and Services Guide on the website for free when advertising in the Parking News Product and Services Guide.
- Free members directory on the web - listing contact details for all our members.
- Members area on the website - contains exclusive features such as a discussion forum and access to technical information.
How to join the BPA as a corporate member