31 MAY 2013 - APCOA PARKING (UK) has been accredited with the highest national standard for training and development after receiving the prestigious Investors in People ‘Gold’ award.
31 MAY 2013 - APCOA Parking (UK) has been accredited with the highest national standard for training and development after receiving the prestigious Investors in People ‘Gold’ award.
The accolade, which is awarded to just three per cent of organisations in the UK, independently verifies APCOA for demonstrating ‘best practice’, and further shows that the company is operating at the very highest level of people management and leadership practices.
APCOA struck gold following the Investors in People’s assessment of its on- and off-street civil enforcement, rail, airport and facilities management services. It also championed an enhanced learning and development programme to help drive business performance and job satisfaction.
Investors in People assessors found that all APCOA contracts (visited) were fully conversant with the key performance indicators (KPIs), and how they relate to individuals’ job roles and promote a positive culture for achievement.
John Telfer, Managing Director of Inspiring Business Performance (IBP), the organisation that delivers Investors in People for London and the South, said: “The current economic climate makes it even more important that an organisation adapts to survive. APCOA Parking is a shining example that proves organisations can achieve great things during challenging times.
“Being recognised as an Investor in People is becoming increasingly important in the world of work. And, the higher the level of accreditation, the better it reflects on an organisation to attract new employees, investment and to grow their customer-base. APCOA should be extremely proud of their achievement.”
About Investors in People
Launched in 1991, Investors in People is the UK's leading people management standard. It specialises in transforming business performance through people, and is proven to improve financial performance, productivity and profitability. Companies that have achieved the Investors in People Standard also have higher levels of trust, co-operation and commitment than their competitors.
The Investors in People | Gold award has been awarded to fewer than 700 organisations in the UK, and celebrates those that perform beyond the core Investors in People Standard. The Standard provides a solid foundation for further growth and development and is awarded to well-run organisations, which meet set criteria; including learning and development, leadership skills and recognition and reward of staff amongst others.
For more information about IBP and Investors in People, please visit www.iip-south.co.uk or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call 0800 612 3098.
APCOA Parking Group enjoyed a stable first operating quarter and continued with its expansion programme through 66 new locations.
Stuttgart, 15 May 2013. APCOA Parking Group enjoyed a stable first operating quarter and continued with its expansion programme through 66 new locations.
By the end of March, APCOA’s portfolio of managed sites comprised 7,387 locations. Revenues totalled €161.5m, which was practically on par (-0.4 p/c) with the previous year’s first operating quarter when adjusted to consider contract renegotiations and one-off deals . New business was also instrumental in compensating for the capital short-fall resulting from the inclement weather.
Ralf Bender, CEO of APCOA Parking Group, said: “I am pleased that, despite the obvious seasonal challenges, the business is both stable and well placed to take advantage a number of new and existing growth opportunities. At the same time, we have also been able to streamline our cost-structure.
“This year, we will be implementing a new corporate strategy to support our projected growth plan of 4 per cent, after adjustments,” he added.
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About APCOA PARKING
APCOA PARKING Group is the leading European parking manager. More than 40 years of operational experience and innovation, the combined know-how from 12 European countries, an annual turnover of more than € 700 million, and a highly diversified portfolio are distinguishing APCOA PARKING Group from competitors. This business clout, quality of service and stability offered to private and public proprietors keep APCOA PARKING Group in the European top position. More than 30 European airports have chosen APCOA to manage their parking facilities, making the company the market leader in this segment, too.
The group currently manages around 1.3 million parking spaces at more than 7.300 locations in Europe. All car parks are managed on the basis of local know-how, individual contracts, tailor-made technical solutions and customer-oriented services. APCOA’s international expertise and innovative clout is powered by 4.800 employees. APCOA Group headquarters are located in Stuttgart (Germany).