The BPA is the largest professional organisation in Europe representing the parking industry.
The British Parking Association (BPA) is a membership association for the parking profession. As the recognised authority in parking, the BPA is actively representing and promoting the sector as well as improving compliance with regulations amongst those maintaining and using parking facilities.
Approved Operator Scheme
The Approved Operator Scheme (AOS) was launched for BPA members in October 2007 and designed specifically for members that are involved in parking management on private land or in unregulated public car parks. The Scheme ensures a fairer, more transparent and regulated regime for parking on private land.
To manage parking on private land, the operator must belong to an Accredited Trade Association (ATA) in order to request keeper details from the DVLA as well as adhering to the Scheme’s Code of Practice.
When applying to join the Scheme, applicants are subject to an annual audit and a stringent compliance process. This compliance is ongoing and standards are continually being raised, thus AOS members are always being tested to ensure that they are operating to the highest standard.
UKPC is a member of the AOS and in demonstrating compliance with the Code of Practice has retained its membership. UKPC has zero sanction points on the BPA AOS membership license.