Total Car Parks’ employee Ryan Taylor is embarking on a 90-mile Palace to Palace cycle challenge on Sunday [October 7th 2018] to raise money for the Prince’s Trust.
Ryan, 26 from Ipswich, will pedal from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle with cyclists nationwide and has opted for the Ultra route, the hardest of the two routes, which includes Surrey Hills and Leith Hill Place; the Classic route is half this distance.
Ryan, a Young Ambassador for the charity, has been training hard for the event and has recently completed a 60-mile cycle run in preparation for the challenge.
He said: “Palace to Palace is my chance to give back! Being fairly overweight I have spent the past six-months getting in shape for the ride - but the Prince’s Trust is such a great cause and I cannot thank them enough for making such a positive impact on my life.
“Just a little over four years ago I had spent around 18-months out of work, with zero motivation or knowledge for getting a job. I was lucky enough to be asked to take part in the Prince’s Trust ‘Team Programme’ and – whilst I had some 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 helped me learn to be a better version of myself, how to present myself in professional situations, how to prepare for a job, and – more importantly – it helped me to reach a level of self-confidence that I have never 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 four years on he has worked himself through the ranks to Head of New Business & Development, in charge of gaining new contracts 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 Princes 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 hope to do the Trust proud this Sunday!”
To donate to the Princes Trust visit Ryan’s JustGiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rtaylor-palace-to-palace
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Nationwide car park operator Total Car Parks will sponsor the 'Role Model of the Season' award at the prestigious NEBA Academy Ceremony in Leicester on Friday [13th July 2018].
Total Car Parks has backed the 'Role Model' and 'Young Role Model' awards at the inspirational event in the City of Leicester College.
Representatives from all departments will be attending the event, which recognises the achievement of NEBA Academy's members, coaches and volunteers who have made such a positive impact on the lives of young people.
Total Car Parks' Managing Director Essy Eslamian said: "Having reached our landmark year – the tenth anniversary of Total Car Parks – it seems fitting for us to celebrate this achievement by sponsoring the 'Role Model of the Season Awards.
"Already a sponsor of the Princes Trust, the NEBA Academy is another cause close to our hearts. It builds on the strengths and talents of young people, challenges their energy and lays the foundation for young people to overcome obstacles and be the best they can be: a role model of the future.
"NEBA's commitment to excellence is the essence of our philosophy at Total Car Parks, which is about nurturing talent to pave the way to a better future."
Other awards being issued on the night include 'Player of the Season' 'Coach of the Season' & a new exclusive category ‘Sleepers Ambition Award’, which is a new company founded by Efaz.
Efaz M Ahmed, who founded NEBA, which was originally called 'New Era FC', was delighted the event received the backing of Total Car Parks.
“I believe that everything happens for a reason and I'm over the moon that Total Car Parks agreed to be the official partner company of the NEBA Awards,” he said.
“I met Essy just over a year ago and we instantly clicked. I invited him to attend our awards last year and it's just amazing how he agreed to support our cause without any hesitation. Essy is a very genuine person whose interest lies within helping others and I think his ethics has played a massive part in the success of Total Car Parks. 10 successful years of the company, what a time to celebrate!”
He added that as always, the night is expected to leave guests with an everlasting feeling of inspiration.
In addition to football, NEBA also offers a one-to-one mentoring service and home visits to allow young people and their parents to seek professional advice and support with school work and personal issues, among others.
For more information on NEBA, visit http://www.nebafootball.co.uk/about.html
Picture caption 1: Total Car Parks' Managing Director Essy Eslamian at last year’s awards. The picture should be attributed to ‘Capture it by Umair’
Picture caption 2: Last year’s NEBA Awards (r-l) Senior Administrator Georgina Norton, Managing Director Essy Eslamian and Head of New Business and Development Ryan Taylor. The picture should be attributed to ‘Capture it by Umair’
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.
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.
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Picture caption: 142 St Sepulchre Gate West; picture supplied by Total Car Parks