A new technical director has been appointed to the British Parking Association (BPA) council of representatives.
Jamie Ashford Cheshire-based lawyer and business director has been elected to one of only three vacant seats on the BPA council after outlining his ambitions to positively impact the industry. Ashford plans to use his experience of the sector to benefit the parking industry further as it continues to evolve.
Jamie has almost a decade worth of experience in the parking industry and has spent the last two years at DCB Legal, where he has undertaken various projects to optimise the business and update its infrastructure for volume litigation.
Over the past two years, Jamie has supported the business in building its private litigation team and in recruiting experienced legal professionals to run and maintain the department. He now undertakes a consulting role on the board of DCB Legal, supporting the growing team with his technical law, legal process, civil procedure, and parking industry experience.
Jamie is one of just a few specialist parking lawyers in the country and will bring his unique perspective to the BPA, the trade association for parking and traffic management sectors in his role covering parking on private land. He previously worked as an international lawyer at Bierens Law in Amsterdam before joining DCB Legal, the most successful bulk claims company in England and second-biggest issuer of county court claims.
Commenting on his appointment, Jamie Ashford said: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working in the parking sector over the last decade and it has provided me with a lot developmentally. I now want to give back in my elected position on the BPA council and use my skills and experience to benefit the sector and share the knowledge and perspectives I have developed during my career to date.
“The work we have done at DCB Legal and wider group, and my perspective as a director at one of the largest and leading private organisations within the parking sector means that I have a unique insight into the roadblocks that the industry faces, and ideas of the solutions that can be used to overcome them.”
Gary Robinson CEO and founder of DCB Legal said: “Jamie is an upstanding member of the team and industry. He is a great knowledge source on technical law and its adaptation to the parking industry. I want to congratulate him on behalf of the whole team at DCB Legal for pursuing a role that will ensure improved practices for the whole industry as it continues to undergo modernisation.”
Jamie recently chaired the Women in Parking panel event at ParkEx, Europe’s largest dedicated parking event held at the NEC in Birmingham, where he kickstarted the discussion on the role of women in the parking industry as well as the welfare of women that use parking facilities across the UK. He plans to spearhead positive change, in this area with DCB Legal and influence sister company DCBL, in future.