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Norh East Parking Show

11 July 2023
Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Haymarket, Newcastle upon Tyne

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The North East Parking Show is a showcase of the best in local authority parking and traffic management.

  • Hosted by Newcastle City Council

  • Programmed with Parking Review

  • Organised by Landor LINKS

  • Sponsored by RingGo


Local authority teams from across the North of England and beyond will be converging on Newcastle Civic Centre's awe-inspiring Banqueting Hall for a day of topical debates and networking. The 2nd North East Parking Show provides a forum in which issues such as traffic management, clean air zones, event management, parking payment trends and career development will be discussed.

The event will also let parking management teams meet leading technology and service suppliers, who will have an opportunity to showcase their latest products and ideas. We look forward to meeting you and your colleagues at this must-attend event.

Our Hosts

Newcastle City Council has a clear vision and ambition for the future. It wants to deliver a long-term vision of transforming the heart of the city into a greener place, to support Newcastle’s drive towards Net Zero, and create a place its residents can continue to be proud of.

Local authorities across the North East share Newcastle’s desire to decarbonise transport, improve air quality and enhance accessibility, thus supporting local communities, businesses and economies. These ambitions will be showcased at the North East Parking Show 2023.

The event will take place in the impressive Banqueting Suite at Newcastle Civic Centre. Delegates will hear about new developments and approaches to managing parking, and also get hands-on access to new technologies and systems.

The event will address themes such as:

  • Civil parking enforcement

  • Moving traffic regulation

  • Clean air schemes

  • Training and skills development

  • Event management

  • Car park management

  • Supporting local business and communities

  • Partnership working

  • Payment technology

  • Parking permits

  • Electric vehicle charging

Delegate rates

Private Sector - £195 plus VAT

Academics and Charities - £95 plus VAT

Local Authorities have free attendance


10 July : Pre-event networking


Pre-event networking drinks

Delegates arriving on the 10th July are welcome to join from 18:30 for informal social networking and nibbles with some of the team from Newcastle City Council in The Hancock.


If you'd like to join us, please let us know by 17:00 on Friday 7th July.



11 July : Programme


Registration opens



Christine Herriot, Director of Operations & Regulatory Services, Newcastle City Council


Session 1: The North East Parking Powerhouse

Local authorities across the North East of England share a desire to decarbonise transport, improve air quality and enhance accessibility, thus supporting local communities, businesses and economies.

Chair: Steven Foster, Parking Team Manager, Parking Services, Newcastle City Council

Parking: Driving growth, protecting the environment
A review of the big issues facing a major regional city and the resulting challenges for parking and traffic management.

David Hall, Assistant Director, Operations & Regulatory Services, Newcastle City Council

Routes to recovery

Presentations by local authority teams from around the North East providing a regional perspective on key traffic and parking issues:

  • Kieron Moralee, Traffic Management Section Manager, Durham County Council

  • Lynne Ryan, Service Manager, Parking Services, Newcastle City Council

  • Andy Waters, Parking & Streetworks Manager, Gateshead Council


Routes to recovery: Innovation and change
The North East Parking Show welcomes a special guest – Nottingham City Council, which will discuss how it has devised and implemented a series of parking policy measures designed to tackle traffic congestion and improve air quality while supporting the city’s economy and meeting community needs.
Matt Ralfe, Innovation & Change Manager, Nottingham City Council


Morning break


Session 2: Smart technology keeps the city moving
Expert presentations by technology and service suppliers.​

Chair: Stuart Harrison, President of the British Parking Association

Keynote: Embracing new technologies
The parking sector has always been open to adopting and developing new technologies for payment, enforcement, data sharing and the provision of electric vehicle infrastructure. Via initiatives such as the National Parking Platform and Alliance of Parking Data Standards, the British Parking Association is playing a key role in developing new standards and sharing best practice on their use.
Stuart Harrison, President of the BPA and Chief Technology Officer, Intelli-Park

The Open Market: The future of parking?
In an Open Market, motorists choose which parking app is best for their needs: quality of service, user experience, unique features, value – and in the future, additional services such as EV charging.
Andy Stott, Sales Director, RingGo


The future of parking

Unity5 is proud to be sponsoring the North East Parking Show 2023. Having worked for many years as Training & Systems Consultant for Imperial Civil Enforcement Solutions, Leadley Wilson will draw on his many years of experience to highlight how parking and enforcement technology is crucial in enabling digital transformation for Local Authorities.

Leadley Wilson, Account Manager and Training Manager, Unity5

Data is the answer, what is the question?

Realising the UK's digital parking ambitions today, not tomorrow, through parking data insights and distribution.

Matt Terry, Commercial Director, AppyWay

Automating the transfer of vehicle keeper liability

Traditionally, when a traffic or parking fine is issued for a rented or leased vehicle the PCN is sent by post to the leasing company, which looks up the liable hirer’s details and sends the vehicle hirer’s name and address back to the ticket issuer. The ticket issuer then sends a new ticket to the hirer. The process takes weeks. However, there is a better way...

Richard Williams, Co-founder and Director, Transfer360


Transforming inclusivity – AI helplines offer a lifeline to disadvantaged adults​

Every year, 2 million disadvantaged adults struggle to engage with the PCN appeals process. They’re expected to go online. But 1 in 5 adults lack the digital skills. And 1 in 6 lack the literacy skills. But now there’s another way. AI helplines, operated by digital agents, offer expert help over the phone. No digital or literacy skills are required.

Jason Barbour, Managing Director, Barbour Logic



Lunch break


Session 3: Parking people – Recruitment, development, retention

The parking sector is populated by great people who are committed to delivering a professional traffic, kerbside and destination management service that benefits the communities and economies of towns and cities. But not many people set out with the aim of a having career in parking. What can be done to make parking a career of choice?

Keynote: Parking... a career of choice

Managing parking is often seen as a challenging job. But it is also rewarding one for many people working in the sector. Anjna Patel will discuss how her personal career path and the work that is being done within the sector to both improve current working conditions and to develop approaches that encourage more people to build a career in the sector. She will set out work that the BPA is doing in providing support networks, access to best practice mentoring and formal qualifications.

Anjna Patel MBE, Chair of the BPA Council and Principal Officer, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

My career journey

This interactive session led by Anna Patel MBE shares personal development stories of individuals from across the parking sector who started in often front line or back office roles and have progressed to senior roles over the years. It will then explore how to make parking a career of choice.


Panellists include:

  • Philip Boyes, Customer Response and Enforcement Officer, Newcastle City Council

  • Karen Day, Service Manager, Parking Services, Nottingham City Council

  • Claudia Jewell, Customer Response and Enforcement Officer, Newcastle City Council

  • Chris Head, Senior Business Development Manager, RingGo

Working together

The panel will look at the technicalities of recruitment and routes to staff retention:


  • Recruitment – How to make parking a career of choice 

  • Retention – Delivering career progression and development

  • Team building – Effective ways of creating supportive bonds between employees

  • Breaking down silos – How to overcome barriers within teams and departments 


Final thoughts
A review of the day. 
Steven Foster, Parking Team Manager, Parking Services, Newcastle City Council


Close of conference


To discuss exhibiting opportunities at the North East Parking Show, contact Jason Conboy on 020 7091 7893



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To discuss exhibiting opportunities at the North East Parking Show, contact Jason Conboy on 020 7091 7893

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