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Companies news Three more years for NSL Folkestone and Hythe District Council has awarded NSL, a Marston Holdings company, a three-year contract extension for the provision of parking enforcement and debtrecovery services. Under this contract, which was originally awarded in 2017, NSL will continue to provide enforcement of on- and off-street parking regulations, including the management of coastal car parks, special events and ongoing liaison with the police. Videalert, part of Marston Holdings, has announced the appointment of Rupert Hector as an electronics engineer at the companys mobile enforcement vehicle (MEV) engineering hub in Wiltshire. Hector will be responsible for assisting in the development and production of an expanding range of multi-purpose MEVs. Flowbird app added to shopping basket Waitrose is rolling out the Flowbird mobile parking app at 17 of its stores, to make parking faster, touchless and more convenient for its growing customer base. Waitrose launched the Flowbird app at three stores in March. After positive customer feedback, it is extending the service to 14 additional locations. Flowbird terminals are already installed at the stores, but the mobile app is now being offered to speed up the parking process and make payments cashless and more convenient for customers. The app also enables Waitrose customers to redeem their parking fee based on an in-store spend threshold. Latest developments from organisations across the profession JustPark and Zap-Map extend charging network weighted towards people lucky enough to have their own driveway to charge on. We need charging solutions that allow all EV drivers to easily and reliably recharge their car, and not force them to only rely on city centre chargers. By hosting our community of chargepoint owners on Zap-Map, we are ensuring that as many people as possible have access to reliable, affordable EV charging. Eskinazi will be joined by representatives from Zat-Map and Octopus Energy to talk about the role of parking in the future of electrification, in the Parking Podiums first webinar on 2 June. Register here: bit.ly/PNJun21JP Parking platform JustPark will make more than 800 electric vehicle (EV) charging points available on the Zap-Map platform from this month, with new locations added continually thereafter to reflect the rapid growth of JustParks network. These chargepoints initially those located on residential driveways will form part of the ZapHome network. This new partnership between JustPark and Zap-Map will add a significant number of new residential points to the map. The chargepoints will be visible to more than 150,000 monthly ZapMap users, and EV drivers will be able to search for one close to them, pre-book and pay via the Zap-Map app to ensure they have a guaranteed space and charger. Anthony Eskinazi, founder and CEO of JustPark, said: EV ownership today is heavily JustPark has worked with the Snowdonia National Park team to launch a prebook parking solution for the popular Pen y Pass car park. Drivers now need to use the JustPark app or website to pre-book their visit to Pen y Pass car park at least 24 hours in advance. As the solution uses the established JustPark platform, the set up time took only a few weeks. Last summer, JustPark worked with the West Wittering Estate to install a similar solution for its beach car parks. The pre-book and cashless system won industry awards as it led to increased control of visitor numbers to the popular West Sussex location. Recognition for BW Legal CEO BW Legals CEO and co-founder, Rachael Withers, has recently been recognised by JP Morgan in the banks Top 200 FemalePowered Businesses report. The report looked at female-driven UK businesses that have grown sales, headcount or valuation at extraordinary rates. BW Legal was third, with Starling Bank and Bluebella JP Morgan Private Bank commissioned the report, in partnership with Beauhurst, to provide a more nuanced understanding of the role of women in UK business and kind and takes a broader approach, not but capturing a more diverse group of companies to tell a richer story. It is hoped that knowledge gained through this report can help tackle systemic challenges and enable the continued success of women entrepreneurs, female funders and businesses powered by women. for women who feel disadvantaged in predominantly male-dominated industries; however, I have never allowed success. Being recognised for awards of this magnitude is representative of a society that is working hard to look beyond gender and allow females to See the report at bit.ly/PNJun21RW 10 britishparking.co.uk PN June 2021 pp10-11 Companies News.indd 10 21/05/2021 10:58