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Earlier this week I caught up with Martin Mansell, Managing Director of fast growing parking company Looking4parking.

Although the company is only four years old it has quickly become established within the industry.

The company acts as a booking agent for a number of independent car parks and also operates Meet and Greet Parking itself through the Stress Free Parking brand.

Stress Free Parking

The Stress Free Parking brand now operates at a number of UK airports. The largest and most established operation is Stress Free Parking at Birmingham Airport.

stress free parking at birmingham airport win car park attendant of the monthStress Free Parking at Birmingham won Essential Travel's Car Park Attendant Of The Month Award in Jan '13

The aim of this website is to provide a place to compare airport parking prices and pre-book. Through the clever use of technology the website is able to display parking products from a number of consolidators, including Essential Travel.

Looking4Parking Ryanair

The growth story looks set to continue with a current focus on partnering with airlines and travel companies to promote the parking products. A recent deal with low cost airline Ryanair has extended their reach considerably

The Future

Currently Looking4parking is viewing international expansion in Continental Europe and beyond.

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Steve Smith

Steve Smith

Steve Smith is a founder and the Head of Commercial at Essential Travel and has over 25 years experience in the Airport Parking industry. His career started in APH where he worked in the car park during his spare time. From there he worked his way up to a senior position within APH before starting up Essential Travel. Steve's understanding of the airport parking industry has helped Essential Travel become one of the UK's market leaders.