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Isca Place New Payment Upgrade

Operated by Total Car Parks, Isca Place is conveniently located within walking distance of the town centre, Exeter Central Station and Exeter College, and is currently being refurbished to offer better facilities and an extension to the opening hours currently on offer.

Customers can now enter without restriction and park in either the indoor or external parking areas. The upgrade will extend the opening hours for customers who can park in the outside section of the car park and it will reduce traffic queues because drivers won’t need to collect a parking receipt upon entry.

Essy Eslamian, Total Car Parks’ Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to extend our parking operation in Exeter. The new service will eliminate queues at peak times and provides spaces for customers who want to park for longer periods of time.

“We are always looking at ways to improve our parking service and these changes have been made in response to customer demand; this is the first stage of the Isca Place car park refurbishment and more improvements are in the pipeline.”

Drivers using the Isca Place car park can either pay on arrival at one of the new Pay and Display machines and display their ticket in their windscreen or, if they don’t want to carry change, they can pay by mobile or online through Parkonomy, which is a payment platform used by car park operators.

Isca Place indoor car park opens from 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday, and 9am to 5pm on Sundays, with access at the rear for parking outside these hours.

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Total Car Parks employee inspires audience at Dragon Boat Race

A Total Car Parks team member recently gave an inspirational speech [on Friday 31st August] at the Ricoh Dragon Boat Race in Windsor to raise money for the Princes Trust.

Ryan Taylor, the firm’s Head of New Business and Development and Princes Trust Young Ambassador, spoke about how the charity changed his life by introducing him to the car park company during his participation of the Princes Trust Team Programme.

Mr Taylor, 26 from Ipswich, said: “The Dragon Boat Race was a fantastic, fun-filled event, with multiple teams made up from the staff at Ricoh, and a number of their suppliers and clients, and it was a great opportunity to talk about how the Princes’ Trust helped me get back into the working world.

“Without the Princes Trust I would have not have been capable of creating the level of opportunities for myself that I have done in the last five years and I certainly wouldn’t be sharing my story at events like this.

“Total Car Parks’ Managing Director Essy Eslamian is a huge supporter of the Trust and clearly cares about the youth of our country, I owe him tremendously for the progress of my professional development during my time with Total Car Parks and I look forward to repaying him for his guidance though the results of my work”

Mr Taylor was introduced to Mr Eslamian five years ago, who spotted his potential. Ryan’s talent shone through and he worked his way quickly through the ranks progressing from Junior Administrator to Head of New Business and Development.

Teams of ten in 30ft boats took part in the event, which was part of the Princes’ Trust ‘Million Makers Corporate Challenge’. This sees corporate teams from across the UK competing to raise at least £10,000 or more over a six-month period.

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Total Car Parks’ Ambassador Raises Hundreds of Pounds on Gruelling Cycle Challenge

Total Car Parks’ employee, Ryan Taylor, completed a 90-mile Palace to Palace cycle challenge on Sunday [October 7th 2018] and raised hundreds of pounds for The Prince’s Trust.

Ryan Taylor, 26, from Ipswich, pedalled from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle with cyclists nationwide and opted for the Ultra route, the hardest of the two routes, which includes the Surrey Hills and Leith Hill Place; the Classic route is half this distance.

Ryan, a Young Ambassador for the charity, spent six months shaping up for the challenge and completed a 60-mile ride just days before the event.  

He said: “It was a fantastic day; I was so proud to have finished the challenge, and to have received such generous support. Palace to Palace was my chance to give back! The Prince’s Trust is such a great cause and I cannot thank them enough for making such a positive impact on my life.

Ryan’s hard work paid off as he raised £175 for the charity on his JustGiving page, so far. He has had many more donations since then, which were submitted to the Princes Trust in his name, and it is thought the grand total could be around £1,000.

 Sunday’s route was not an easy ride. “Apart from the colossal hills - or at least they felt like that after the first 30 miles - the ride was really enjoyable and the Team members at the Prince’s Trust were incredibly supportive, waiting for me on the finish line to celebrate.”

His wife, Annabelle, and children, Summer, aged 5, and Marshall, aged 4, saw him over the finish line; after completing the ride they headed for a well-earned burger to celebrate.

Asked why he took on the challenge, Ryan said: “Just a little over five years ago I had spent around 18-months out of work and had no long-term career prospects. I was lucky enough to be asked to take part in the Prince’s Trust ‘Team Programme’ and in spite of a few reservations about joining – I did, and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life to date.

“The Team programme didn’t just help me get a job, it taught me how to present myself in professional situations, how to prepare for a job, and – more importantly – it helped me to achieve a level of self-confidence that I had not experienced before.”

The Prince’s Trust ‘Team Programme’ secured work experience for Ryan at Total Car Parks. He was offered a permanent post as a Junior Administrator and over four years later he has risen through the ranks to run New Business & Development.  Ryan is now responsible for creating business proposals and developing ideas – one of these was ‘Go Ticketing’ (goticketing.co.uk), a brand of the company.

As a Prince’s Trust Young Ambassador, Ryan not only represents the Trust at numerous events but gives nationwide talks in front of large audiences to inspire young people and raise awareness of the charity.

“Thanks to the Prince’s Trust, I see a positive and innovative future for myself,” he said. “I feel privileged to be part of such a selfless and fantastic organisation and I did the Trust proud on Sunday!”

To donate to the Prince’s Trust please visit Ryan’s JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rtaylor-palace-to-palace

Founded ten years ago, Total Car Parks is one of the UK’s leading car park operators, managing sites at more than 100 locations nationwide. 

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Total Car Parks opens second car park in Doncaster town centre

Total Car Parks (www.totalcarparks.co.uk) recently opened a second car park in St Sepulchre Gate West, Doncaster, to offer shoppers and rail commuters more choice and great value parking.

Both car parks benefit from being close to the Flying Scotsman Health Centre and Weldricks Pharmacy and are a short walk from the Waterdale shopping centre, the Colonnades, Doncaster train station and St James’ Church at the Interchange.

The first St Sepulchre Gate West car park opened on the 1st May this year, the second, which is situated just opposite at No. 142, opened on 1st October.

Both car parks, as well as being centrally located, offer customers a handy, cash-free alternative with on-line and pay by mobile options, allowing drivers to make their parking purchase in advance through Parkonomy (www.parkonomy.com) which is a payment platform used by car park operators.

Total Car Parks’ Managing Director Essy Eslamian, whose firm manages the car park, said: “Just five months ago we opened our first car park in Doncaster and we are proud to open a second in this historic market town.”

Founded ten years ago, Total Car Parks is one of the UK’s leading car park operators, managing sites at more than 100 locations nationwide. 

To find out more about Total Car Parks, click here.

Picture caption: 142 St Sepulchre Gate West; picture supplied by Total Car Parks