New BPA President Helen Crozier Launches Master Plans for Parking
The British Parking Association (BPA) welcomed Helen Crozier, its new President, at a reception July 3 at the House of Commons, hosted by John Howell, OBE, MP for Henley-on-Thames. As part of her address to guests, Crozier also launched the BPA’s 2013-14 Master Plans for Parking.
A Civil Enforcement Manager at Oxfordshire County Council, she is committed to raising standards in the parking profession, and this year’s plans put everyone at the heart of BPA thinking.
“The aim is to focus on collaboration and consistency,” Crozier said, “so that wherever you are in the country, you can expect an accepted standard of service. That applies whether you are a member of the public, a supplier or colleague. We are particularly keen to promote innovation, technology and sustainability as we adapt to outside influences.”
The Master Plan sets out the BPA’s priorities for what it must do to achieve success in the parking community, and has separate versions for the UK, Wales and Scotland. The plans, published annually and launched at the President’s Reception each year, are distributed to MPs and stakeholders, with a version for Ireland to follow in due course.
As part of her presidential year, Crozier also is keen to encourage individuals employed in parking to gain skills to advance their career within the profession. The BPA’s skills agenda provides an important platform for those who wish to see the parking community professionalized,” she said. “I look forward to involving myself further in this area of work, alongside the other elements of the BPA’s five-year strategy.”
The BPA’s Chief Executive, Patrick Troy, said: “I am delighted to welcome Helen as the new President and look forward to working with her over the coming year. Her experience and commitment is well-placed to reassure the public that we are all working towards making parking management and enforcement a fair and consistent service.”