ProxiSmart Founder Chris Reed shortlisted for national entrepreneur award

September 10, 2017

ProxiSmart founder and ex ginger Chris Reed has been shortlisted for the NatWest GB High Street Entrepreneur of the Year Award in association with Entrepreneurial Spark on the back of our Company's flagship solution ParkingPerx. 

The judges said “Northumbrian entrepreneur, Chris Reed, is the owner of ParkingPerx. This fantastic parking solution for the 21st century incentivises high street trade while reducing all pain-points associated with traditional car-parking processes; parking fees themselves stand to become a thing of the past!”

Chris gets to dress up and,er, do his hair for a celebration of the Awards in Manchester in October and attends the gala final in London in November when fingers crossed he might win the national award.

"To be honest, to be shortlisted is an incredible honour as the quality of the competition for this fantastic award is very high", said Chris on hearing the news. "When I started this Company, one of my main objectives was to try to to reinvigorate the UK's High Streets which have seen a rapid decline over many years. This award reflects that my peers in the industry feel we have created something that could help to achieve that ambition and is therefore incredibly satisfying but also very humbling"

We will keep you posted on whether Chris progresses any further in the competition

Another Award! - ProxiSmart named in BusinessCloud's top 101 'hottest disruptors'

June 07, 2017

BusinessCloud have published a list of the top 101 companies in the country using tech to disrupt traditional industries and ProxiSmart have been named on the back of our flagship ParkingPerx solution which changes how Consumers park and who pays for it.

"Car Parking hasn't really changed for over 30 years", said founder Chris Reed following the award, "but we have created something very different which we hope will have a significant impact on the industry benefiting ALL stakeholders including Consumers, Merchants, Car Park Operators, Local Authorities and Place Managers. Winning this award further vindicates how disruptive our solution is and I'm delighted". 

ProxiSmart named one of the Creative England 50

February 22, 2017

Every year Creative England announce their CE50, which celebrates the achievements of 50 of the best up and coming, innovative and disruptive individuals and companies across film, games and digital tech

This year, ProxiSmart have been named in the 50

Sunderland to pilot parking loyalty scheme

January 23, 2017

The city of Sunderland is set to trial a new parking app call ParkingPerx, which gives users the chance to earn rewards from participating retailers which can then be used to pay car parking charges. 

Revealed: the new scheme that could mean free parking for Sunderland shoppers

January 20, 2017

Shoppers are being urged to have their say on parking in Sunderland - and help try out a unique free parking scheme for the city.

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