Online parking marketplace YourParkingSpace has won the 2019 innovation award at the Business Travel Association (BTA) Entrepreneurs in Business Travel Award.
The accolade was secured after the firm pitched its a product that offers over 350,000 parking spaces to rent throughout the UK with an API to allow “seamless integration” into TMC booking platforms.
The start-up will have access to BTA’s Partnership programme for 12 months, offering the team exposure and support from a range of TMC members and partners.
The competition saw five start-ups pitch their ideas from June 30 to July 2 at the historic Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin in Noordwijk, along the Dutch coast. The rest of the conference saw speakers from the industry discuss the future of business travel, sustainability, distribution and the wider UK economy.
Adrian Parkes, BTA chief executive officer, commented: “We first developed the awards last year to recognise the incredible pool of innovation and entrepreneurship in the business travel sector, and this year’s winner certainly represents the full entrepreneurial spirit of the award.
“It is really important that the BTA supports and nurtures start up talent in our industry and gives exposure and opportunity to new technologies, products and services that will benefit the business traveller, our industry partners and BTA member TMCs.”
Harrison Woods, YourParkingSpace co-founder and chief executive officer, added: “It’s an incredible honour to receive this award and we are looking forward to embracing the opportunity that comes with the partnership we have won.
“We’re confident that YourParkingSpace can deliver a parking management solution to TMCs and the BTA community, to better provide its clients and business travellers with a seamless experience.”