About Us

Welcome to Ace Parking, we are Meet and Greet Parking Specialists.

Here’s our guarantee to you… Our aim is to allow you to start your holiday or travel relaxed and stress free.

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Ace Parking (meet-and-greet) was originally formed in 2006. Its purpose was to create a rival (challenge) to the established park-and-ride business model generally associated with the accepted airport parking businesses, where a customer would drive their vehicle to a long stay car park some distance from the airport terminal and have a bus drive them into the airport. Some of the off-airport facilities are many miles from the airport and these park-and-ride options could take upside of 40 minutes from park to bus to airport.

While Ace was not the architect of the meet-and-greet model, there was a clear potential for some early established meet-and-greet businesses to facilitate this parking model, which could guarantee to save the customer time and offer much greater convenience to that of the traditional parking options – all from the comfort of their own motor vehicle. Ace Parking offers customers a professional driver to meet them at the nearest point to the airport terminal itself and by the customer driving themselves to the meet point closest to the airport the benefits are obvious. Since Ace Parking’s formation in 2006 there have been some pivotal moments… from 2009 Ace Parking Gatwick expanded beyond all expectations and became one of the market leaders of meet-and-greet parking at Gatwick, offering a balanced and professional parking service. By 2012 Ace Parking was established as one of the largest meet-and-greet companies operating from this Airport, with upside of 4000 customers every month, and growing.

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With the success of Ace Parking and the wider advantages to the  meet-and-greet business model came a negative side…a mass of new companies popped up from 2010, with the sole intent of providing a cheap meet-and-greet service, but most without the secure parking facilities to operate the service as sold. Add to this a poor set of internal and external operating procedures, and their main focuses on profit alone, these cowboy operators have plagued the meet-and-greet business since then until this present day. They could (and still do) offer low-price parking services by cutting many corners and lacking the following –  proper parking facilities, VAT, Business rates, correct insurances, uninsured / unchecked drivers, no security, regularly changing their company name.

In 2011 the AVPCA (Airport Valet Parking Contractors Association) was formed, and this was an organisation that Ace Parking and other reputable companies became members of, and which was their answer to combating this ongoing threat to their legitimate businesses.  Membership criteria meant that membership was expressly reserved for those companies operating from permitted car parks. The AVPCA gave the opportunity for all its members to present one louder voice to Gatwick Airport and other recognised bodies like Trading Standards, British Parking Association, Local Councils and Gatwick travellers. This unified voice as the AVPCA was far more effective in being able to voice and share with these recognised bodies many of the bad practises that were damaging the industry its members had all helped to create.

Thanks to the efforts of the AVPCA as a whole, Gatwick Airport,  in recognition of the growing problems with rogue parking operators, introduced an initiative to try to deal with this problem…“The Approved Operator Scheme”. The scheme set out to bring about the embodiment of all the good elements required to run a reputable meet-and-greet and airport parking business, and set a framework for an industry unified airport parking standard.  The same accreditation awarded to the airport car parks applied to off-airport car parks. In 2012 membership consultation took place with the AVPCA, its members and others parking providers. These consultations eventually led to the introduction of the airport’s Approved Operator Scheme early in 2013. Membership requirements were such that all companies who wished to join had to be independent members of the Park Mark award scheme, and all car parks were Park Mark accredited. Additionally, companies are required to be awarded the Trading Standards “Buy With Confidence” Award – an award issued by trading standards to those companies who complied with business practices conforming to the required standards of the Buy With Confidence scheme. Ace Parking enrolled in the Approved Operator Scheme in 2013, when it became fully compliant with the scheme requirements. This was a real achievement for Ace Parking.

Having achieved its “Approved” status at Gatwick, in 2014 Ace Parking branched out from it traditional operating/trading area of Gatwick and changed its website and company name to Ace Airport Parking, to allow itself to operate from all airports. Over the next couple of years Ace parking would go on to add Heathrow Airport, Stansted Airport, Edinburgh Airport and Birmingham Airport to its meet-and-greet portfolio of airports. Currently operating from 5 UK airports Ace has plans to expand the brand further to cover all major UK airport locations in the coming years.

Continuing to grow every year, the future looks bright for Ace Airport Parking.

Why Ace Airport Parking?

Our award winning meet and greet parking allows you to drive straight to the airport, drop off your car, and head straight to check-in. Our chauffeur will meet you at the designated area to collect your car with no worry or fuss.

Designed to save time and perfect for those with children or lots of luggage.  Of course with the great British climate, it is also perfectly suited if the weather is damp, cold or dark on arrival.
On your return one call to us as you clear customs and we’ll have your car warmed up and waiting for you when you’re ready to leave.

Our Loyalty Program

You, our customer is what makes us what we are today, we couldn’t have done it without you.
To thank you for your continued support and loyalty, we want to reward you, so that you will enjoy the same great value meet and greet parking, but at a discounted cost.

Everytime you use ACE Parking, please accept a 15% discount off EVERY booking you make.

Simply login to your account and proceed with your booking. Our system will recognise you and reduce the total by 15%. Simple.

Our Accreditations

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Park Mark® Safer Parking award

Ace Airport Parking know that safety and secure car parks is very important, that’s why we hold the Park Mark® Safer Parking award – with the police-backed initiative awarded to parking facilities that are properly managed and maintained and provide a safe environment for both vehicles and customers.

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Buy with Confidence

If that wasn’t enough, we are also members of the Trading Standards’ ‘Buy with Confidence’ scheme. To be approved for this, businesses must commit to trading fairly and be vetted by Trading Standards to ensure that they operate in a legal, honest and fair way.

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Gatwick Approved

Gatwick approved meet and greet operator – Licensed by Gatwick Airport Limited to operate in designated/approved areas of the airport, Ace Parking Meet and Greet services are safe, reliable and totally stress free. So enjoy your break and when you come back, tell us about your trip and how we handled your booking. Your opinion means a lot to us.

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Airport Parking Official Approved Operator

Airport fees included

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Fully Insured Uniformed/ID and checked staff

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Quick Contact

Office Hours:
Monday to Sunday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Telephone:
01293 533 000
General & Booking Information:
info@aceparkinggatwick.com
 

Testimonials

I have just used Ace Meet and Greet services again, I have to say what an excellent parking service I received, would recommend and use again. The staff were friendly and on time, it was well priced and easy to book.

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