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Jun 10, 2019

Do you think that parking should be easier? Think of how you booked your last flight. Or rented a flat, booked a hotel, bought car insurance, or even found a date. Businesses like Sky Scanner, Rightmove, Laterooms, MoneySupermarket, and all spring to mind. These online businesses have only been around for a few years. They’re relatively new and yet they’re brands you recognize.

YourParkingSpace is aiming to be the online business that springs to mind next time you want to park your car, whether it’s a for a few hours near the shops or for a few months near to your office. From private driveways to lock-up garages and commercial car parks, you can find a huge array of spaces at YourParkingSpace, with new spaces being added every day.

The platform is also giving homeowners an opportunity to earn more than £2,200 a year by simply renting out their driveway to another motorist. Thanks to some great publicity in many national newspapers and both ITV London Tonight and BBC Breakfast the company quickly grew to become one of the most popular places to rent out a parking space.

Charles Cridland Technical Director & Co-Founder originally founded the company back in the summer of 2006. Back then it was a pure driveway rental platform, built to allow individuals to boost their income by renting out their unused driveway.

Charles now heads up the development and marketing side of things, overseeing the implementation of new features on the site and our latest marketing initiatives to get the word out about what they are doing. Charles joins me on my daily tech podcast to share the startup story behind YourParkingSpace and what the future holds for the company as we head towards a new era of electronic cars.