ParkMaven welcomes Andrew Higginson as Non-Executive Chairman of YourParkingSpace

Lydia Woodward | 5th October 2018

It’s a momentous day for parking professionals. We’re thrilled to announce that Andrew Higginson has joined the board of our parent company, YourParkingSpace, as Non-Executive Chairman.

Higginson brings 28 years of experience in retail at the highest levels of leadership. He is the current Chairman of Morrisons; prior to this, he spent 15 years as an Executive Director at Tesco, including 4 years as CEO of the Retail Services Division, and 2 years as Non-Executive Chairman of Poundland leading up to the company’s IPO.

Those who have followed ParkMaven’s growth since the company’s earliest beginnings will recall Higginson’s appearance on stage at our launch dinner in June. Higginson seized his audience’s attention with a sizzling comedy roast of ParkMaven CEO Harrison Woods, and went on to deliver a shrewd lesson in business by explaining the ‘power of simple’.

Higginson believes that the customer is king. Convenience has been the single most important factor of the past 50 years for supermarket shoppers, and that’s no different for drivers. Car park operators need to see parking as a customer experience, and push for relentless efficiency at every stage of their operations. 

It’s clear that Higginson’s vision is aligned with our ambitions. At ParkMaven, we strive to keep it simple, innovate, put the customer first and solve real problems. We’re proud to reveal that the relationship between our board members and Higginson has only continued to strengthen since the software suite launch. 

Harrison Woods, CEO at YourParkingSpace and ParkMaven, said:

“Andrew is one of the UK’s most respected businessmen, so it’s fantastic that he has agreed to join the board at YourParkingSpace.co.uk, where his business acumen will ensure the company continues to enjoy sustained growth. 

“It’s a fantastic appointment for the company, and at a great time coinciding with the launch of our B2B platform ParkMaven.com, the leading cloud platform for car parks, enabling car park operators to attract, reach and manage drivers. 

As ParkMaven is a direct subsidiary of YourParkingSpace, our company is also set to benefit from an injection of Higginson’s business expertise. We’ll be sure to keep followers updated at ParkMaven.com.

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