Mar 232016

Home and business owners across the UK earned more than £2million in 2015 by renting out their unused parking spaces with The online parking marketplace is reminding home and business owners the huge benefit that their unused spaces could have on their finances in 2016.

Its customers, both private and commercial, rent out a variety of parking spaces through the site including driveways, private off-street parking spaces, lock-up garages and spaces from commercial car park operators. With household finances continuing to be squeezed, renting out unused parking spaces could be a great way to earn extra, regular income.

Michael Watson rents out his parking space at his home in West London for £120 per month. “I’d heard through friends the concept of people renting out their unused parking spaces. I was initially a little concerned that others in the building complex would take issue but with YourParkingSpace I have found an excellent, regular tenant for the space. It also prevents the space being used by drivers who shouldn’t be parking there.”

Joan Pryce, from Fareham, near Portsmouth, rents out a garage parking space for £60 per month. “I first discovered the idea of renting out my parking space by looking online. The space and income is fully managed by YourParkingSpace and there’s been no issues as my rental client has been very good. I spend the extra income on household bills, not very exciting but extremely helpful living on a pension and it stops my husband hoarding in the garage!”

Those who live near high profile event and sports venues could benefit the most from YourParkingSpace. Joy Farrukh lives close to Wembley Stadium and rents out nine spaces across her two driveways, earning £15 per day for each space when events are taking place.

“My brother introduced me to the idea of renting out my drive as he already knew about it and when he realised the size of both my drives and the location of my homes, he put the idea to me”, said Joy.

“I meet and chat with almost all of the drivers because I think it’s important for them to feel a strong element of trust in me knowing that their vehicle is safe and then they are at complete ease as though they’ve parked with me before.”

It’s not just individuals and homeowners benefiting from letting parking space, many businesses are also utilising YourParkingSpace’s services. Bruntwood is a family-owned and run property company that provide office space, serviced and virtual offices, meeting rooms and retail premises to companies with over 100 properties across Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Birmingham. rent out its unused parking inventory across their property portfolio.

Andrew Butterworth, Sales Director at Bruntwood Estates Ltd, said: “Utilising the services from YourParkingSpace is a fantastic way for us to increase revenue from unused sites. The whole process is easy and straightforward and is an excellent way for businesses to generate extra income for their unused parking space. Taking just one of our sites in Manchester, over £30,000 in incremental revenue was generated by YourParkingSpace in 2015.”

Commenting on the amazing sums that its customers earned in 2015, Harrison Woods, managing director of, said: “It’s great that our customers have earned such significant amounts of money by renting out their unused spaces with us. We hope that even more customers will join our parking revolution in 2016.”

For more information on or to find out about renting out unused parking spaces please visit

Feb 042015

6052Citroën UK has released its latest #ParkingHero survey data, providing drivers with an insight into UK parking behavior. Half of the drivers that admitted to pranging a car when parking then said they had driven off, leaving the innocent party to foot an unexpected repair bill.



The parking stats are:

  • 25% of UK drivers admit to bumping another car when parking
  • Half of those who prang a car admit to driving off without taking responsibility for the damage
  • Almost 50% of UK drivers fear supermarket car park prangs the most
  • 63% of drivers choose not to park in the first space they find
  • Citroën UK has launched a #ParkingHero campaign to build confidence & parking skills amongst drivers
  • Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) backs a series of parking-tip videos produced by Citroën UK in association with Arsenal Football Club

Nearly half of respondents believe it’s more likely they will have their car damaged in a supermarket car park than anywhere else. This sentiment is broadly the same for all ages of driver across the country. Next in line is the multi-storey car park, with 28% of the public fearing their car will sustain scrapes in this type of location. On-street parking came in third place at 17%.

When searching for our perfect parking spot, 63% of us tend to look for spaces that don’t have any other cars nearby, rather than utilising the first space we find. That means, on average, only 37% of drivers are not worried about where they park their vehicle. Interestingly, the highest percentage of ‘careful’ parkers are in the 18-24 year-old age bracket, which includes new drivers.

Citroën’s #ParkingHero campaign has been created to highlight the issues UK drivers face on a daily basis when parking. It also demonstrates the importance of parking-aid technology, which is available on the latest models in the Citroën range – including Airbump® panels on the award-winning New Citroën C4 Cactus. Airbump® is designed to protect against minor bumps and scrapes, helping to reduce stress and the expense associated with car park dings.

As well as producing a campaign launch film with the New C4 Cactus, Citroën UK has worked with the IAM to create a series of four educational films, which feature three Arsenal Football Club stars and the New Citroën C1, to provide some top parking tips for drivers.

Jan 202008

Twingo set new world record

Renowned stunt driver Terry Grant has set a new Guinness World Record in the feisty Renault Twingo.

The audience at the Live Action Arena of the Autosport International Show saw the famous driver spin a Twingo GT through a gap just 18 centimetres more than the length of the car!

The 100hp Twingo GT is just the ticket for punching above its weight in the urban environment although Terry’s method of nipping through gaps is best left to the professionals!  The ‘J-turn’ involves reversing at speed, spinning the car around through 180º and then driving off in the opposite direction.

The sell-out crowd in the Live Action arena at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre saw Terry reverse the Twingo and spin it through barriers that were just 378 centimetres apart – only 18 centimetres more than the length of the car.    The crucial measurement for Terry was the diagonal size of the Twingo.  At 370 centimetres, this left Terry with just four centimetres gap between the barriers!

The Live Action arena saw 12 performances of the stunt over the four days of the show.  In each spectacular demonstration, the gap between the barriers was reduced, breaking the previous World Record each time.  This culminated in beating the previous record by over one and a half metres!

Terry said “For this record, the car needs great agility, visibility and pinpoint accuracy. The Twingo has it in spades!    Best of all, despite up to six shows each day and numerous practice runs, it was bomb-proof! You couldn’t drive many cars home after that sort of punishment!”

Terry Grant has been performing stunts around the world for over 12 years and is widely regarded as one of the greatest performers in the business.  This is his 16th World Record.