I guess you could say this Hives song fits the bill of The Evening Standard’s recent article both phonetically and metaphorically. The article outlines the recent boom in the tech industry and the scope it is giving oversees companies; with the big smoke seeing a record number of foreign firms (270) starting, setting up and expanding over here in the last year.
As part of this article ParkJockey, got a lovely featured mention with UK General Manager Kamal Rajput giving his view on London as a market it’s welcoming business environment along with it being extremely beneficial to the growth of ParkJockey…
Passion, hysteria, triumph and tribulation; it’s none other than FA CUP Semi-Final Weekend!
Four teams will battle it out on the hallow Wembley turf to write themselves into the English history books; an FA Cup Final. With ninety thousand screaming fans watching and millions around the world – there is not a better stage to make yourself a hero.
Three of the four teams are established Premier League teams, all glittered with FA Cup history. Arsenal – 11 time winners and Liverpool and Aston Villa both 7 time winners.The underdogs, Reading are lie 18th and are struggling in the Championship but the magic of the FA Cup is where such things (upsets) happen!
Reading are looking to spoil the party against Arsenal, who are the clear favourites on Saturday. The all-Premier League tie between two young British managers, Sherwood and Rodgers sets up the second semi-final as a tasty one, all with a dream to get to the Final; it could be anyone’s on their day to bring the trophy home!
Expect tears, laughter, and drama. A last minute goal, or a conspicuous hand-ball that wasn’t given. A place in the final is on a knife-edge. Don’t miss out!
ParkJockey has a number of car parks around the stadium, and be sure to grab your space soon because SPACES ARE FILLING UP QUICKLY!
Millions of bus users are set to face a day of bedlam tomorrow and there is a possibility it could even continue into the early hours of Wednesday morning, reports TFL.
It has been said that 27,000 workers from the 18 bus operators that run the routes in the capital are set to go on strike tomorrow over a pay disparity.
Over 200 routes are said to be affected (patchy!)
Normally, a seamless commute, day of shopping, dinner or drinks in the big smoke, is set to turn into a day of uncertainty and terror not to mention the waiting and mulling around in the underground – it’s simply not worth complaining or moaning about…
… So don’t beat around the bush, get into your car and reserve your parking spot today with ParkJockey – it will be the best idea you’ve had!
Our Global Head of Marketing, Igal Aciman, took the stage as one of guest speakers at Nimbus Ninety’s annual IGNITE conference at The Worx, London.
As a technology-focused business association, Nimbus Ninety brings together over 400 business leaders over two days of keynote speeches, breakout sessions, networking events and an awards ceremony. The great line-up of speakers besides Igal included business leaders from Tesla Motors, Virgin, BBC Worldwide, and many others.
Igal’s breakout session talk was titled “Customer-centric digital disruption in a traditional industry,” in which he elaborated on the lessons from ParkJockey’s experience with digital disruption that are applicable to large companies. Check out the full recording below!
In addition to the talk, you can also review the case study on ParkJockey that Nimbus Ninety published on October 10, featuring an interview with Igal Aciman and our Head of Operations – UK, Kamal Rajput.
ParkJockey is proud to announce it’s new working partnership with KweekWeek.
KweekWeek is a holistic events platform (Mobile App & Website) that connects event organisers and consumers in a single space comprising of promotion, ticketing, updates and recommendations for a variety of events in London.
Next time you are looking for something fun to do, use KweekWeek & enjoy £5 off KweekWeek’s redeemable events by entering the code: KWEEKPARKING. Register now at www.kweekweek.com or download the app!
The partnership will also allow users and followers of KweekWeek to enjoy £5 parking credit into their ParkJockey account – providing people with hassle-free parking for any occasion!
Circled the block for 15 minutes and still parking a 10 minute walk away from your the shops? Lost your reservation at your favorite restaurant in town because it took 20 minutes to park outside the restaurant? Made your date walk six blocks in those fancy high heels because the closest garage was full?
Sounds all too familiar?
At ParkJockey, we believe that drivers should enjoy more shopping, dining, dating and all the good things in life rather than looking for parking, parking and walking to and from garages. This is why we are launching PlumValet, the mobile app that lets our plum valets pick up and return your car wherever and whenever you want in New York City, Chicago, Miami and London.
We will launch the new service in a staggered manner, starting with London next week!
What makes PlumValet special? We created it to be more than a button in a mobile app for you. We designed it to be “the hero behind the hero” like Alfred is for Batman. We engineered it to be “the tech that make you look good” like Q is for James Bond. We programmed it to be your trusted parking helper and confidant like Alice from the Brady Bunch.
How do we do it? We have partnered with long-established valet companies and the most reputable parking operators. Our valet partners bring professional ‘car takers’ and a proven insurance coverage. Our parking operator partners make sure that your car and keys are locked in safe garages. This is not the first car they handle; so you can comfortably enjoy your activities next time you drive to town.
So, pre-register NOW at PLUMVALET.COM, and your first time with PlumValet is on us!
I call this week “Proposal Week.” Non-stop emails and phone calls to companies trying to create new business, something that for a start-up is decisive. That’s my role, finding partners and affiliates to join in with the ParkJockey dream. My passion – meeting new people and brands, negotiating deals and making a difference on a daily basis to build something unique. In an ideal world working for ParkJockey is a no brainer, and in many dreams it is but no dream is like that of a start-up.
I work with some of those most intelligent people (whist it pains me they’ll read this and their heads might get even bigger that it’s true): Yale, Harvard, you name it, ex-management consultants from the likes of A. T. Kearney, McKinsey… You get the picture, genius’ working on parking. Operationally they are a different level, if you can restructure some of the companies these guys have worked for in previous years, then parking will be a breeze, surely? The answer, no. It still takes hard work.
ParkJockey is a start-up, something that every day gives us a challenge, a surprise, a result, a failure and a success. It’s a knock-out Ricky Hatton style every day or a Ryder Cup, Miracle-of-Medina-moment every week. The choice is yours in what you choose to do with your life but mine is to make a difference and to be part of something special.
If you are planning on heading out to pick up your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus on Friday morning, ParkJockey recommends reserving your parking in advance to expedite your trip. Feel free to use and share the ParkJockey One-Touch Parking™” solution and no-cost mobile application to find an Apple store near you and reserve a parking spot for tomorrow instead of spending your time searching for parking during the rush! ParkJockey is now live in U.S. in Chicago, Miami and New York and in the U.K. in London.
Europe’s largest parking exhibition this year was held at Kensington Olympia. ParkJockey as mentioned in the previous blog was located at Stand F34. The weather was perfect, far to hot to be stuck inside, however the exhibition on the whole was a resounding success.
ParkEx state that they ‘believe in the value of meeting face to face.’ As cliché as this may sound they hit the nail perfectly on the head. We were unsure of the attention we would get but with a expertly decorated stand, to catch the eye of the parking world, and the eye catching popcorn machine the conversations were popping off in each corner.
We had the opportunity to meet an array of influential people in the parking industry and lay the foundations for future relationships in order to fuel our rapid growth in the parking world. People were thoroughly impressed with our solution but now the real work starts… See you again in 2015 bigger and better! Check out our video highlights below…
Yesterday marked the start of the inaugural event, The RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
This annual gathering of ‘flower-istas’ parking themselves amongst the beauty of carefully curated gardens; marks a beautiful week weather wise for London – creating a rather fitting ambiance for such a blooming brilliant event!
Thousands of people flood towards to the Royal Borough of Chelsea & Kensington just for the Chelsea Flower Show every year, so if you are driving I advise you don’t wilt searching for parking (I’ve seen how busy it is) and book with ParkJockey. We have some car parks located a short walk from the event, which can be found & booked here.
Use the promo-code FLOWER10to receive 10% off your parking.