Level39 member YourParkingSpace appoints Chairman of Morrisons to board
9th October 2018
Andrew Higginson, Chairman of Morrisons, has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of Level39 member and online parking portal YourParkingSpace.
Founded in 2013, YourParkingSpace is an online marketplace that features driveways, private off-street parking spaces, lock-up garages and spaces from commercial car park operators and businesses. Over the past 18 months YourParkingSpace has secured Series A funding and now works with nationwide brands including Q-Park, Hilton and Novotel, along with over 45,000 private parking space owners.
In addition to his role as Chairman of Morrisons, Higginson’s experience includes being a board member for 15 years at Tesco PLC, overseeing the company’s growth to the world’s 3rd largest retailer, as well as holding senior positions with Unilever, Guinness, Laura Ashley, Burton Group, Poundland Group PLC and BSkyB PLC.
Higginson himself said: “It is exciting to be joining a fast-growing tech business that is set to transform the parking industry. The experienced team, combined with cutting edge technology is a fantastic combination, and I look forward to supporting the company in fulfilling its potential.”
Harrison Woods, Managing Director at YourParkingSpace.co.uk, stated: “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.”
Due to some great publicity in many national newspapers and both ITV London Tonight and BBC Breakfast YourParkingSpace quickly grew to become one of the most popular places to rent out a parking space. The company also operates in 50+ cities with 350,000 monthly users.