BPA Membership Benefits

BPA membership opens up a whole host of benefits for you and your colleagues to explore. Join the conversation at one of the many events and meetings we host throughout the year or as part of our online community platform. Make new connections with parking professionals and get involved with one of our exciting initiatives. As part of our award winning Meeting Place, you’ll also gain access to a suit of online resources, receive a monthly copy of Parking News to keep up to speed with what is going on in the sector and be able to stay attuned to parking innovation with the Beyond Parking podcast.

Read on to see what else is included and get in touch with any questions you may have. Please contact membership@britishparking.co.uk

View the Corporate Membership Benefits to view the benefits in full. 

Meetings and Events 

Virtual Meetings

  • Interest groups Members can join several established interest groups which reflect the varying interests and specialisms across our Corporate Membership
  • Regional and Country groups Providing dedicated forums for local networking and information sharing,each group hosts their own events and meetings to support members locally and help develop our work throughout the UK
  • Task Force meetings These meetings are held in response to actions or outstanding matters discussed at Regional and Country groups

Major Events

  • Parkex and Traffex Europe’s largest dedicated parking event where the profession comes together to find solutions to the latest parking issues. Visitors can tap into the breadth of knowledge and experience of exhibitors, access extensive content and contribute to debate and thought-leadership in the Parkex Hub and make an abundance of useful connections

  • Annual Conference Our hugely popular conference always draws a crowd. With something for everyone, it is a must attend for parking professionals

  • Parking Scotland Expo Focused on Scottish parking regulations and alongside an exhibition, this is a day of thought-provoking insights designed to provide practical knowledge to tackle the future parking landscape head-on

Join the Conversation 

  • Improving public perception in parking standards

  • Shaping the direction of our sector through our EV working group, stakeholder
    and government relationships, and other initiatives

  • Changing perceptions and challenging misconceptions through the Positive Parking Agenda

  • Leading the global Alliance for Parking Data Standards with the European Parking Association and the International Parking and Mobility Institute (USA)

  • Supporting the development of sustainable practices and initiatives that aim to improve air quality, reduce emissions and have a positive impact on our environment

  • Supporting the adoption of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) and the use of cleaner and more sustainable fuels

  • Promoting the adoption of common standards and best practice

  • Governance The BPA is a not for profit membership association and our mission is simple - to achieve excellence in parking for all. Democracy is at the heart of everything we do and every one of our members has the right to vote. These votes decide who sits on our decision-making boards such as the Council, BPA Board and Service Boards. Each vote really does count and helps advise, guide, and shape everything we do.

  • Political and stakeholder engagement The BPA’s voice has never been stronger, with a proven ability to influence decision making at the highest levels of government in the delivery of improved parking management policy. We monitor key political activity that affects and impacts on the parking profession, ensuring we engage with the best contacts to influence them on behalf of our members

Meeting Place 

  • Live webinars Featuring members discussing the topics that really matter to the parking
    community, with advice and insight to help navigate a changing environment

  • Podcasts Each podcast includes interviews with experts and business leaders facing different challenges in the sector as well as light-hearted chat from our hosts

  • Resource library Including fact sheets, guides and case studies written by members, for members

  • Market Place BPA members receive a three-month free listing on our Market Place platform designed to provide support in promoting products and services online

  • Communities Enabling you to communicate directly with your peers, ask questions, share ideas and experiences, or just chat

  • E-newsletters Stay up to date and be better informed with regular updates direct to your inbox on the topics that matter

  • Parking News Published 11 times a year and available online or sent to your home or place of work, Parking News is a must-read for anyone working in the parking sector. Featuring reports and first hand experiences from across the sector and the length and breadth of the UK, this is more than just news, this is real insight by real people, this is Parking News

Making Connections 

  • Account management Dedicated account managers are here to help optimise your BPA membership,through facilitating networking opportunities and ensuring your voice is heard both in your interest groups and across the wider membership

  • Networking Connecting you and your organisation with your fellow members and the wider parking community, in person or online, to ask questions and share solutions

  • BPA Lawline Consumer and parking legal specialist Derek Millard-Smith leads a team of dedicated lawyers who are on hand to help and provide dedicated advice.

  • Parking Jobs Whatever your choice of role or employer, we want you to be successful. This website is designed to support you by providing a range of resources and tools to help develop your skills and build professionalism

 New Intiatives 

  • Park Active Supported by the UK Government, Park Active aims to improve public health,
    reduce congestion, bring down pollution levels and provide support for high
    streets and city centres across the entire community

  • People in Parking We regularly hear inspirational stories of teams and individuals working in our sector and created these awards to recognise these efforts through a special end-of-year virtual ceremony

  • Women in Parking Created by members for members, this initiative aims to provide a platform and a voice for women and supporters of women across the parking community