Francis Clark

PPS have a long standing relationship with Francis Clark LLP, the most respected accountancy firm in the South West. Here's what they have to say about our services.

Plymouth City Council

"Our relationship with PPS dates back around six years and they manage some 200 spaces for us at City Business Park in Stoke, Plymouth and at the Business Centre in Cattedown.

Our challenge is to ensure that Plymouth City Council tenants not only park free but have parking availability for themselves and their business visitors when they need it. PPS manage this and operate the Pay & Display for casual users with the revenue accruing to the Council going towards CCTV and the car park’s maintenance.

We have built a very good relationship with PPS based on working together. If I come across a parking related issue with a tenant, PPS are always prepared to help resolve it. They are very approachable and the manner in which they operate our car parking facilities has overcome any initial doubts council tenants may have had about working with private contractors. It is also important that the Council is represented in a positive way and is seen to be supportive and we are very pleased that PPS achieve this.

They have improved the parking situation and I have recommended their services to other Plymouth City Council Departments on several occasions.”


Debbie Barber, Business Support Manager

Hallmark Hotels

The Hallmark, a contemporary four star with strong corporate and conference business, rapidly growing wedding and banqueting trade and good weekend buiness plus the Hallmark Inn, a limited service three star unit focusing on midweek corporate rooms and weekend leisure trade. The manager is also responsible for the hotels two car parks.

"There was an issue with unauthorised parking at our hotels which we needed to regulate. We had an ongoing relationship with PPS so we talked to them about Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and we agreed this was the best way forward.
PPS installed the equipment and all the signage with the minimum input from us. They are very straightforward people and easy to work with and they have backed up the quality of their work with good communications and responsiveness. We are very happy with the strong working relationship we have developed with them."

David Croasdale - General manager Hallmark Hotel & Inn Derby.

Trathen Properties

Trathen Properties develop and manage a wide variety of properties including private residential, holiday lets and student accommodation. PPS established and operate a 160 space Pay & Display facility that provides Trathen Properties with an income stream that previously did not exist.

“We have a wide portfolio of properties across the South West and we opted for PPS to manage the parking on our behalf after they were recommended by a mutual friend. We met, got on very well and the quality of service Richie and Barrie have delivered is second to none.

They are straightforward and you know what to expect. They look after our sites well, are reliable and represent my company in just the manner I would expect. They pay us on time and they are completely hassle-free giving me the peace of mind that our property is in good hands.

We are currently building a subterranean two storey car park near the law courts in Exeter with a Premier Inn above and I have already let PPS know that the long lease to run the site’s parking is theirs without question. I’d have no hesitation in recommending them to a third party.”

David Trathen, Managing Director
July 2013

Honiton Community College

“PPS manage our car parks with around 35 spaces and profit share with us. We were looking for a totally managed service with as little hassle for the College as possible and that’s just what we got.

From the outset the communication was brilliant and each party knew what to expect from the other. PPS run the car parks silently and efficiently and I would unequivocally recommend them to a third party looking for first class car parking solutions.”

Gary Willis, Director of Finance

Palace Street Developments

“We were looking for a car parking management business that could provide the complete service. They were needed to operate the car park on our behalf but also had to demonstrate experience and efficiency and that they were both honest and reliable.

They presented very well and showed a lot of enthusiasm. We liked them from the outset and found it easy to work with them.

As this was a development site, we needed to generate revenue from it as quickly as possible. PPS established the car park with no upfront costs from us. They operated it and we took a percentage of the revenue.

We would certainly use them again in similar circumstances and would unhesitatingly recommend them to others.”,

Nick Eyles, Chairman

Devington Homes

Devington Homes has been involved in numerous projects across the West Country from niche new build homes, to the conversion and restoration of listed historic buildings and the complexity of larger scale mixed-use town-centre developments.

PPS manage 35 car park spaces in Devon on a joint venture basis with Devington Homes

“We were looking for a car parking management business that could take care of everything and that’s just what PPS did – everything. They are great people to work with and we would definitely use them on future projects.”

Lawrence Butler, Developer

The Quality Dining Group

"PPS manage one site for us at The Great Western Hotel, Swindon. They have managed the site for just over 2 years. They operate very professionally on both an operational level and in terms of their administrative and management support.

Their front line staff (working the site) liaise with our management team on a day to day basis and this results in the pay and display car park being consistently and effectively managed.

Any request for information is handled promptly, and practical ventures such as repainting white lines or erecting signage have been actioned by PPS (with their contacts and knowledge of the industry), enabling us to get on with running our business.

We at The Quality Dining Group have no hesitation in recommending PPS as a business part"

Peter Laven, Company Secretary.

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