6 reasons why JustPark has the ultimate long term parking solution

Looking for cheaper long term parking? JustPark’s Monthly Saver is the easiest way to book your favourite parking space on a monthly basis, whether you need it for 3 months, 6 months or indefinitely. Here’s why…

JustPark’s Monthly Saver saves you more money

The clue is in the name! When you book in advance with JustPark you’re already making a saving. But when you opt for a monthly parking booking with JustPark’s Monthly Saver, the price is on average 43% cheaper than booking the same space on a daily basis. You’re not just saving on time and money though; you’re saving on stress as all it takes is one booking. We think monthly parking is the smartest way to park: save money, save time, save stress (which leads to Reason no.2…)

It’s the stress-free way to park

With JustPark’s Monthly Saver, there’s no more having to book daily or weekly. You can even select rolling payment, so you never need to update or renew anything again. You’ll be billed on a monthly basis (rather than an upfront payment for the entire booking) and can easily access VAT receipts for your records. You can also change the vehicle allocated to the booking whenever you need to, no problem.

It’s the safer way to park

With more people choosing to commute by car and avoid public transport, making sure you have a parking space at your destination every day provides extra peace of mind. Touchless payment means none of the hassle of traditional car parking: no barriers, no pay and display machines, no fumbling for the correct change. Simply find your parking space in the required location, book it and relax.

Access to a huge selection of parking spaces

Our parking network covers over 45,000 locations across the UK. From office and hotel car parks to driveways and off-street parking spaces that get you closer to where you need to be, there are thousands of different spaces. Whether you want reliable parking that gets you to your job, need a guaranteed space near home or close to a train station, you can take your pick according to your monthly parking needs.

The UK’s favourite parking app

The JustPark app is the UK’s favourite parking app. We’re always flattered by our customers’ reviews about how easy the JustPark app is to use. Because for many people our app is a game-changer: it changes how they feel about parking because it makes parking genuinely stress-free. Which makes life in general less stressful! It’s easy to opt for JustPark’s Monthly Saver on the app and make a long term parking booking in just a few taps.

No-contract long term parking

It’s true, JustPark’s Monthly Saver offers contract-free long term parking. Once you’ve made your monthly booking, you’re 100% in control and can manage it via the app. We don’t think you’ll want to, but if you need to cancel at any point, all that takes is a few taps too. If you do want to talk to us, our Customer Support team is always on hand to walk you through the app or answer your questions. Welcome to flexible, no-contract monthly parking!

Business Parking

Covid-19 is changing the way we commute. What does it mean for business?

Frani Heyns | Copywriter at JustPark


Only a few months ago, life at home and the office resembled a steady stream of well-known routines. The majority of employees in London would take buses, trains and the underground to the office and mingle with co-workers in enclosed spaces. 

But with the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic, the landscape of work has changed dramatically and forced businesses to think of other ways to operate.


From home working to going back to the office


When the government announced their stay-at-home policy at the end of March, many businesses scrambled to get the right measures in place to help their employees work from home. This meant fast tracking new technologies, implementing alternative ways of doing business and quickly responding to the issues that came with remote working.  

But now, as the government eases restrictions, businesses face a new challenge: getting their employees back to the office in a way that is safe and reduces the risk of Covid-19 infections. 

To guide businesses, the government has introduced a blueprint for working safely during Covid-19. This detailed document sets out the new realities of work in offices, contact centres and operation rooms. From measuring risk and enabling social distancing to cleaning the workplace and improving ventilation, the current rules will continue to shape new behaviours amongst employees, visitors and customers.


New challenges for businesses and commuters


The news that workers may start to return to the workplace is a relief for many. But with it comes new challenges. The government has advised against the use of public transport and encourages employees to walk or cycle to work instead. 

The Department for Transport (DfT) is guiding local authorities on managing their road networks and allocating more space to encourage walking and cycling, and enable social distancing on pavements. The Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, announced a £2bn package to help boost cycling and walking capacity. Some of these initiatives include building emergency bike lanes and trialling rental e-scooters. 

But despite these forward-thinking measures and huge investments, many employees won’t be able to walk or cycle to work for various reasons. And this unprecedented shift away from public transport creates new challenges for organisations. 

Businesses now need to think of alternative ways to help get their employees to work. Those who cannot walk or cycle, but prefer to drive, have to find parking in close proximity to the office. 

Many offices don’t have parking facilities and will have to locate available spaces nearby and make sure employees can park and pay without being exposed to common Covid-19 touchpoints, such as Pay and Display machines. 

Parking in cities are often charged at premium rates and the demand usually far exceeds supply. Employees who drive will soon discover the costly expense of parking. And by claiming it back, businesses will face greater parking expenses than ever. 


Helping businesses get moving again


Right now, we’re working with many businesses across the country to solve these challenges and help get their employees back to the office safely and within government guidelines.

With our Business Account, we help organisations to find parking spaces for their employees at a location that’s close to the office. Once they’re set up, businesses can book and pay for short and long-term parking in advance or on-the-go, at a fraction of what other providers offer. They’ll be able to add or remove drivers at any time and allocate parking spaces in line with a phased return – without the administrative burden. 

Employees can also book a parking space for themselves and pay using a personal or business account. 

Our back-office portal makes it easy to see past, present and future bookings, and manage the schedules of those returning to the office. We also generate monthly reports, detailing the previous month’s activities, parking locations, times and costs. With our platform’s user-friendly reporting and helpful spend summaries, businesses can save time on admin and simplify expenses, billing and accounting.

For drivers, this means less time searching for parking and the peace of mind of knowing they’ll have a guaranteed space throughout their workday. Our business parking solution is also cashless and touchless, which means they don’t have to handle cash or press the buttons of Pay and Display machines.


Parking solutions for everyone


Currently, we have numerous locations available. Business can also decide on the car park features they want, including barriers, CCTV and height restrictions. 

In many cases, we offer all-day parking where there are usually maximum stays, so employees don’t have to keep an eye on the clock and worry about getting a fine. 

There’s the option to book daily or long-term, and with a range of pricing costs, we cater for every budget. 

For more information, get in touch at businessparking@justpark.com.



About the author

Frani Heyns joined JustPark as a copywriter in 2020. As part of the B2B Marketing team, she writes content for marketing and sales materials, social media and internal and external publications. 

Prior to joining JustPark, Frani worked at British Gas and NatWest to support their digital transformation programmes from a content perspective. She has an honours degree in Marketing and Advertising and a master’s degree in Management and Coaching. 


About JustPark

JustPark is reinventing parking for the digital age. Our popular app helps over 3.5 million drivers reserve and pay for a space in seconds, with 50,000+ locations available to reserve and pay for in advance. JustPark’s app is being used to park a car every 3 seconds, with 150,000+ customers joining the platform each month.

At JustPark, we’re dedicated to transforming mobility by building the largest decentralised network of space in the UK and cracking both sides of the market. We aim to give drivers more confidence and peace of mind by allowing them to pre-book and pay for parking without using cash. But we also allow asset owners and parking operators to earn more money from underutilised space with our data-led approach to occupancy optimisation – creating more room and supporting developments in mobility.

The JustPark platform aims to ensure that more people can make smarter, seamless and sustainable transport decisions.

Exclusive Q&A with Anthony Eskinazi

Ninh Hao | Business Development Manager at JustPark


When Ninh Hao found herself sharing a car with our founder and CEO for a two-hour trip from London to Manchester, she couldn’t help herself. She wanted to tap into his knowledge and wisdom, and understand what it takes to become an entrepreneur and be good at it. 



What would your advice be for people out there with an entrepreneurial itch, but struggle to come up with the big idea?


Coming up with an idea is the easiest part of the entrepreneurial journey. Coming up with a commercial solution is the hard part.

At the age of 5, my dad taught me how to play chess and I very quickly became a competitive chess player and participated in tournaments all around the country. I love chess because it’s the ultimate problem-solving game and helped me develop a set of skills, where I see everything as something that can be solved or improved.

JustPark started the same way. I was driving around San Francisco with a friend on our way to a baseball match. We were about to miss the game, because we simply could not find a single parking spot available. There were, however, lots and lots of empty driveways – the solution was right there. And so, the first JustPark HQ was created in my parents’ attic.

For the budding entrepreneur, imagine you had a mental notepad, and every day when you go about your day, note down how many things you come across that are frustrating or inefficient. 

And think, is there an idea that could make that just a little bit easier? By the end of the day, you will have 2 to 3 pages of ideas. As I said, finding the correct solution is the hard part! 

Half of the solutions I come up with are rubbish, but you need the bad ones in order to come up with the good ones. 95% of the solutions aren’t going to be commercially viable, but you have to start somewhere.


What would you tell young people who might not necessarily want to start a company, but are still trying to figure out what else they want to do?


Start-ups and maybe scale-ups are still the answer in this case – try an internship or work placement at a start-up. 

When we hired JustPark alumni, Jeyda (now founder of Handlebars), we didn’t have a job spec. The title said ‘junior entrepreneur’ which sounds like a naff title, but we wanted someone who didn’t necessarily know what they wanted to do.

It had to be someone who wanted to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in though. We made her spend 2 weeks in each of the departments in Business Development, Customer Support, Marketing and finally Product. In the end, we decided together where she was best utilised. 

If you can find an internship structured in a similar way, it is the best way to learn – especially in a start-up environment where you get thrown in the deep end very quickly which you might not get in a corporate environment.

Yes, start-ups are riskier, and you don’t get formal training in the same way you might with a big corporate company, but you don’t need training if you’re still trying to work out what you want to do with your life. You just want to get a feel for what you may enjoy and excel at.


I joined JustPark because of the Glassdoor reviews. They all raved about the JustPark culture. What, in your opinion, has contributed to the culture we have today?


Firstly, it hasn’t always been good. There are high points and low points, but one thing I definitely got right was investing in a company chef – it all starts with food. 

If you’re a JustPark client, you probably will have heard of our legendary chef, Julie, who cooks lunch for us every day, breakfast on Mondays and cake on Thursdays. 

When we first implemented daily company lunches, it brought the whole team together and developed really strong social bonds amongst us. It gives people the opportunity to interact with colleagues from all parts of the business and creates an understanding for other people’s work.

We also have an annual retreat. The first retreat was in Northampton with 9 employees and the one last year, 2019, was in Mallorca with 99 employees. I wanted to instil a collaborative and enjoyable environment where people can have fun whilst working, and where they enjoy coming into our office every day.

Lastly, we really empower relatively junior people to step into senior roles. We will show someone the trust to do it and let them have all the support and tools they need to accomplish it. It’s important to me that the whole senior management team is approachable, and I feel that we have a pretty flat hierarchy in the company which helps a lot.


You’re the founder and still the CEO. On our journey transitioning from a start-up to a scale-up, you have hired a hugely experienced senior management team. How has it been to share the control of your company with other people?


I wish I hired an experienced senior management team earlier. Before Oren Peleg (Executive Chairman), Paul Herdemian (CFO), Lewis Tasker (COO) and Joe Bull (CMO) came onboard, we had really smart, ambitious leaders in the company, but we sorely lacked experience – especially on how to scale a business. Experienced leaders bring fresh perspectives and have seen the start-up-to-scale-up journey before, which is hugely valuable.


What would you tell your younger self? Is there anything in particular you wish you would have known back when you first started JustPark?


Get a co-founder. Find someone who has a vision and complementary skillset. Yes, you have to give up a large part of your company, but boy, you’ll move faster, you’ll make less mistakes, you’ll have more fun and it’ll be better for your mental health. 

Doing it alone is really hard. Starting a company is a journey you would want to share with someone else. If you find the right person with a complementary skillset, it also means that you can focus on what you are good at and enjoy doing.

Another piece of advice is, don’t try to solve every customer’s problem, which was incredibly difficult for me to grasp early on. Focus on getting the product right for 95% of the users – not the 5%. I used to spend days and nights getting features right for 5% of our users, because I felt personally responsible for every customer who has had a bad experience using our product. 

Back in the early days, when I was doing everything, I would know the top 200 customers by name, and in 30% of the cases I would remember their user ID by heart. I was so obsessed with keeping everyone happy that I lost focus on the bigger picture.


Finally, for someone who believes they’re ready to take the jump as an entrepreneur, what advice would you give them?


Understand what you’re getting yourself into because it is a lifestyle choice. You don’t switch off. You will dream and have nightmares about your business. It’s not for everyone. You probably need to have a bit of an addictive personality.

There will be a lot of highs and lows, and a lot of self-doubt, which you will have to learn to deal with, but it will come with time. You will win some amazing deals, but you will also lose plenty and these will hurt.

This is why mental health is such an important topic to discuss. Imagine spending 3 to 4 years throwing your blood and guts into something and your investor pulls out in the final hour. Or a supplier doesn’t pay you on time, and so on, and so on. 

What I’m getting at is: some things are out of your control. Especially when you’re young and naïve. I mean ‘young’ in business with little experience. So, the best advice, apart from taking care of your mental health, is surround yourself early on with a good team that you trust.



About the author

Ninh Hao joined JustPark in 2018 as a Client Relationship Manager. After a year, she was promoted to Senior Business Development Manager and works with private operators and enforcers to implement cashless parking solutions across the UK. 

Prior to joining JustPark, Ninh spent 3 years in Chile working for the British Chilean Chamber of Commerce within the British Embassy. She has a degree in Management and Spanish from Lancaster University.


About JustPark

JustPark is reinventing parking for the digital age. Our popular app helps over 3.5 million drivers reserve and pay for a space in seconds, with 50,000+ locations available to reserve and pay for in advance. JustPark’s app is being used to park a car every 3 seconds, with 150,000+ customers joining the platform each month.

At JustPark, we’re dedicated to transforming mobility by building the largest decentralised network of space in the UK and cracking both sides of the market. We aim to give drivers more confidence and peace of mind by allowing them to pre-book and pay for parking without using cash. But we also allow asset owners and parking operators to earn more money from underutilised space with our data-led approach to occupancy optimisation – creating more room and supporting developments in mobility.

The JustPark platform aims to ensure that more people can make smarter, seamless and sustainable transport decisions.

The JustPark office

A first-hand account of the remote onboarding experience

Hannah Gibson | Talent Manager at JustPark


Interview series: Get to know the JustPark team

Getting to know JustPark is all about getting to know it’s people. After all, it’s not just the destination that’s important, it’s who you make the journey with. That’s why we’ve launched a new interview series to hear from members of our team and get first-hand accounts of life at JustPark. 

To kick us off, we spent some time with Claudia Crossley, the newest member of the JustPark People team. Claudia started as the People Coordinator shortly before lockdown and, along with the rest of the JustPark team, has been working remotely ever since.

With firsthand experience of remote onboarding and as the person who’ll be coordinating the process for future new joiners, Claudia offers a unique perspective on the process of onboarding new employees remotely.

What does onboarding as a process mean to you?

Onboarding starts the moment you receive an offer and the process covers everything that’s required to get someone through to the end of their probation. That covers everything from paperwork at the start to making sure they’re fully trained, and should include learning areas of the business. It’s also important to include feedback on what I’m doing well, where I need help and areas I can improve on. 

You accepted the role at JustPark in February, but by the time you were due to start a month later a lot had changed. Tell us about that experience. 

I was a bit apprehensive about whether I’d still be able to start, but my line manager Lewis [Tasker, COO] got in touch to explain all the changes at JustPark and what that meant for my role. He explained I’d need to get involved in areas outside of HR initially, but I saw that as a positive as I’d get to learn about all the different areas of the business. 

I expected to be working from home as a lot of friends were doing the same already, but I got to spend a few hours in the office on my first day and Lewis put the time in to explain everything to me so everything was well communicated and it went smoothly. 

What was your first day like?

I started on 23 March, so it wasn’t until later that day that the lockdown was officially announced. It was great to get that time in the office as all of my equipment was ready, all the systems and tools worked straight away and I got trained on everything. It was important to get that set up right, as I would be connecting with everyone through Slack, Zoom, and Gmail rather than in person. 




Has your onboarding experience been different to what you expected?

Even remotely, it’s been exactly what I expected it to be. I wanted to join JustPark because of the incredible culture, and everyone lives and breathes the values. 

With Mental Health Awareness Week, it highlighted our Be Human value with some great events and support across the business. And people definitely cultivate their communities – no one has said no to something I’ve asked for help with. Everyone wants you to do well and celebrate your successes. 

What have been some of the challenges to onboarding remotely?

It’s mostly the little things – when you’re sitting next to someone you can ask a quick question. When you’re messaging it makes it more like you’re bothering them. 

It’s also been hard to build relationships. People still see me as someone new because they haven’t met me. So I’ve been using the camera in all of my Zoom meetings so people get used to seeing me and I get to know them. 

HR is about developing personal relationships. How have you approached that?

I’ve just been connecting with people and going for it. I drop into the daily coffee mornings and ask a lot of questions, and now I’ve started hosting those too. The People team have been great about making sure they introduce me, especially in the beginning when I was meeting people for the first time. 

Now you’ve settled into the role, has it met your expectations?

I’m doing everything the job description said. It’s a broad role and I like to be exposed to lots of different things – we’re all one team and we understand what everyone is working on. 

Working in sprints is something I’ve done before. It’s good to structure the work and make sure we meet deadlines, and we challenge each other on delivery. 

The office management side is different to what I expected. I’ve never worked with contracts with 3rd party suppliers before so I’m learning something new. 

So what does a normal day look like for you now?

We have a team stand up at 8:30 every morning, so I log on 15 minutes beforehand to sort out my calendar. I’ve taken over the HR admin and I’ve also been working on meaty project tasks. That might be a project proposal, identifying improvements, process mapping. I then end the day with some reflection – 3 things that I’ve learnt or have gone well.

I also have weekly 121s with my manager. I’ve been able to talk everything through with Lewis and he’s made himself available whenever I needed some time. 

I’ve also been upskilling my ping pong ready for when we come back to the office. I’m playing every night, and I’m getting quite good!



What’s been your favourite JustPark experience so far?

I think it has to be the scavenger hunt that we did for one of our fortnightly games nights. Walking past my dad carrying a giant wall clock from the kitchen took a lot of explaining though!

The other thing has been how well we train everyone at JustPark – I’ve not struggled as it’s all so well explained. People make the time to go through everything. 

What are you most looking forward to once you’re able to start back in the office? 

I’m looking forward to meeting everyone in person! So far I’ve met people in smaller groups, so I’m also interested to see the culture when the teams are all together. Some of the ceremonies will be different in person, too, like singing happy birthday on our celebration call every Thursday. 

What do you think are the main things companies who are onboarding employees remotely should be aware of?

The importance of introductions. Some people might not be confident to just say hi and get involved. Announce the new member of the team and if you’re in a meeting, make sure you acknowledge the new person so you’re not sitting there awkwardly behind a computer screen. 

It’s also important to have regular check ins, like our daily team stand up or my weekly 121s. Even just on simple things like are they comfortable with the systems they’re using, do they have their work space set up in the best way. 

And for people joining a new company?

Don’t be shy. Be open to getting involved in all the activities, it’s the best way to learn who people are and what they do. You’ll see the more relaxed side of people when not working. 

And ask for help when you need it. It’s easy to sit for ages without asking if you’re working remotely. You need to be open to learning new things and asking a lot of questions. 

Is there anything you want to add?

Just that It’s been a positive experience, despite the remote onboarding. People keep asking how I’m doing but actually it’s been really good, which is a reflection of the type of company JustPark is. 

We’d love to hear about your experience of remote onboarding.

What kind of initiatives have you launched to welcome new members to the team? Or have you recently started a new role and found the remote onboarding challenging. We’d love to hear about how other companies are navigating these challenging times, to share ideas and continually improve the way we work.



About the author

Hannah Gibson is the Talent Manager at JustPark. After starting her career in agency recruitment, Hannah moved into recruitment roles with Eurostar, AIG and Aecom before discovering that developing talent in high-growth start ups was her true passion.

Since joining the JustPark team in 2019, she’s led all our recruitment activity as well as managing our talent development initiatives. This article was originally posted on LinkedIn


About JustPark

JustPark is reinventing parking for the digital age. Our popular app helps over 3.5 million drivers reserve and pay for a space in seconds, with 50,000+ locations available to reserve and pay for in advance. JustPark’s app is being used to park a car every 3 seconds, with 150,000+ customers joining the platform each month.

At JustPark, we’re dedicated to transforming mobility by building the largest decentralised network of space in the UK and cracking both sides of the market. We aim to give drivers more confidence and peace of mind by allowing them to pre-book and pay for parking without using cash. But we also allow asset owners and parking operators to earn more money from underutilised space with our data-led approach to occupancy optimisation – creating more room and supporting developments in mobility.

The JustPark platform aims to ensure that more people can make smarter, seamless and sustainable transport decisions.

Keeping remote employees engaged

Lewis Tasker | Chief Operating Officer at Just Park


Seven weeks ago the UK Government took the unprecedented step of announcing that travel would be restricted, certain businesses would close, and we would all be experiencing a very different lifestyle for a while. We have now come to call this “lockdown”.

Many businesses, JustPark included, have been fortunate enough to be in a position where we can ask most of our employees to work from home. Also, many businesses, again like JustPark, have been in the unfortunate position where we have had to take advantage of the Coronovirus Job Retention Scheme (or “furloughing”). Both of these situations have thrown employees (because let’s not forget, furloughed employees are of course still employees) into the unknown – a situation where they are remote from their employer, remote from their colleagues, and in many cases remote from their friends and families too.

This has created a situation where employers must hugely increase their level of communication if they want to maintain (or, perhaps, increase) employee engagement. Keeping remote workers up to date with what is happening in the business can be tough if we are all used to having chats in the office as we walk past each other’s desks, if we are used to bumping into each other whilst getting coffee, if we are used to joking around with each other at lunchtime.

I am fortunate enough to work in a mobility technology scale-up in London (no, we are not based in Old Street before you ask) where we have a really awesome social culture – everyone genuinely gets on really well and we are used to hanging out after work; probably more than we should if we are being honest (you know who you are). But how do we go about keeping this up during lockdown? How can we keep that all-important social interaction alive and kicking when we are limited to staring at each other through a Zoom window? Is it even important that we do? I tend to think so…


What we are doing

We have put together a few (well, more than a few) initiatives to drive employee engagement, communication, and wellbeing whilst we are all working remotely. These initiatives are super-important for furloughed employees too: the mental health toll of being furloughed during lockdown can be tough, and as an employer we absolutely have a duty of care to our furloughed colleagues, perhaps now more than ever. Let’s not forget that there is also a (of course secondary) commercial benefit to this too: the more engaged, informed and included furloughed employees are, the shorter and less intense their re-onboarding process will be when they return to working for the organisation with their team mates.

I thought I would share what we are doing to keep these engagement levels up…

  • Daily coffee mornings – regular 30 minute sessions where people can drop in and talk about anything on Zoom. We set vague topics, but they usually go off track! This is a nice way to keep in touch with colleagues that you are not directly working with.
  • Regular All Hands meetings – we have moved from doing these bi-weekly to weekly. We thought it was important to share things more frequently than we would if we were all in the office. We keep them informative, but also very honest and interactive. We also jazz things up by having fancy dress ones once in a while. Seeing your CEO in a very tight Spiderman costume definitely breaks down barriers.
  • Bi-weekly quizzes – we have an awesome pair of quiz masters at JustPark who have been hosting some remote quizzes for us. We might run out of topics soon, so we are toying with bingo or Pictionary (OK, so this will be an experiment…)
  • Encouraging continual learning – when lockdown started, we accelerated the implementation of Sunlight, an online learning platform. Most people seem to have more time to fill, so we are proactively encouraging everyone to sign up to online courses or buy books that will help them to achieve their goals in the Individual Development Plans.
  • Weekly birthday and anniversary celebrations – every Thursday at 16:00 we celebrate the birthdays for people born in that week. We are lucky enough to have our own chef at JustPark who, in addition to cooking great lunches for us all every day, bakes a birthday cake for whoever’s birthdays we are celebrating. Whilst we can’t all benefit from the cake side of things whilst in lockdown, we still get together remotely to celebrate birthdays and work anniversaries (believe me, hearing 100 people on a Zoom call all “singing” happy birthday is both frightful and hilarious at the same time)
  • Weekly photo competitions – each week there is a different topic and we all submit entries for consideration, and vote for the winner (“vote” is probably being kind to a process which entails seeing which photo gets the most emoji reactions in Slack). The winner gets to choose the topic next week
  • Regular 121s – it is tempting to deprioritse 121s when working remotely, so we have made a particular effort to make sure that these continue to happen, with a focus on ensuring that everyone’s mental health is a topic at the top of the agenda.
  • TikTok competitions – yes, this one puzzled me for a while. Whilst I technically just about qualify as a millennial, until two weeks ago in my head TikTok was a wonderfully mediocre song from Ke$ha (I have now been schooled by my GenZ colleagues). Each week three people take up the challenge to record a TikTok video of their choice. The winner gets, well, kudos. Some of the creations have been really great!

A mixture of fun and serious

We find that keeping the social aspect alive, and having a bit of fun is really important for keeping everyone’s spirits up. In this seemingly new normal of lockdown, letting off steam and making each other smile shouldn’t be taken for granted. However, we also know that the serious things are just as important now as they ever were, and line managers play a crucial role coaching and developing their teams to deliver, and doing this effectively whilst remote is something that we are helping them with.


A mixture of old and new

We have a mixture of traditions that we are keeping, and new initiatives that we have introduced. I think that both are important for different reasons – people need to feel a sense of belonging to an organisation and rituals are a great way to achieve this; but successful organisations must of course grow and adapt to different circumstances. What is certain is that what we will be doing in six month’s time will probably also be different to what we are doing now, as we learn and adapt our approach to make it even more effective.


What else is going on out there?

It would be awesome to hear what other organisations are doing, and hopefully spark some debate and interaction from others about what is working (and maybe not working) in other places. After all, this is not a competitive endeavor – we should all be sharing how we are helping our employees during this time. Feel free to post some comments, or chat with me at lewis.tasker@justpark.com

Stay safe everyone!




About JustPark

JustPark is reinventing parking for the digital age. Our popular app helps over 3.5 million drivers reserve and pay for a space in seconds, with 50,000+ locations available to reserve and pay for in advance. JustPark’s app is being used to park a car every 3 seconds, with 150,000+ customers joining the platform each month.

At JustPark, we’re dedicated to transforming mobility by building the largest decentralised network of space in the UK and cracking both sides of the market. We aim to give drivers more confidence and peace of mind by allowing them to pre-book and pay for parking without using cash. But we also allow asset owners and parking operators to earn more money from underutilised space with our data-led approach to occupancy optimisation – creating more room and supporting developments in mobility.

The JustPark platform aims to ensure that more people can make smarter, seamless and sustainable transport decisions.


About the author

Lewis Tasker is the Chief Operating Officer at JustPark. After joining JustPark as part of the executive team in 2018, Lewis has led a number of departments including Engineering Product & Design, Customer Support and People & Talent.

After studying Astrophysics and graduating with an MSc in Space Physics, Lewis made the obvious transition into a career in HR and has over 14 years’ experience leading People and Talent functions. Before joining JustPark, he was the Director of People and Culture at KelliDeli and Head of Human Resources, Europe with Samsung Electronics.

This post has previously been published on LinkedIn.