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.
To find out more about the Princes Trust, click here: www.princes-trust.org.uk
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.
A Total Car Parks team held on to their hats and volunteered at St Helena Hospice’s biggest fundraiser of the year – The ‘Hats and Hairdos’ Midnight Walk!
Representatives from the company’s IT and administration departments managed the car parking for the 900 plus participants, who together aimed to raise £85,000 for the cause.
Walkers set off on Saturday 23rd June 2018, at 10.30 pm, on a 3 or 7.5-mile route - starting and finishing at Stanfords, The Livestock Market in Colchester - with many volunteers returning in the early hours.
Georgina Norton, Senior Administrator for Essex-based Total Car Parks, said: “It was a fantastic event with a colourful atmosphere.
“This is the tenth anniversary of the Midnight Walk, which is very fitting as Total Car parks is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year too; and we have been proud to support the charity from the start.
“People wore crazy hats and wigs and dressed in wacky outfits. It was a tremendous turnout for an excellent cause and we were glad to be a part of it.”
The event kicked off with music and dancing, and fire jugglers also put on a spectacular display for the audience.
St Helena Hospice is an Essex-based charity that helps people living with terminal illness and their families.
To find out more about St Helena Hospice see http://www.sthelenahospice.org.uk/about-us/
To find out more about Total Car Parks, visit https://www.totalcarparks.co.uk/