Frequently Asked Questions
In order to help make your experience with Gemini Parking Solutions as seamless as possible,
we have answered some of our most frequently asked questions below.
Can I appeal a parking ticket?
Please note once we have received your appeal the charge amount will be frozen, meaning you will still be eligible to pay the reduced amount should your appeal be unsuccessful
What happens if I have lost my PCN?
If you lose your PCN, simply call or email our customer services team on 0208 418 0948 or appeals@
Do you offer parking management services nationwide?
We provide our car park management services across the length of the UK including Scotland and Wales.
Do you manage car parks of all sizes?
We asses each car park individually based on your requirement.
Are you licensed or recognised by any official bodies?
We are accredited by IPC Accredited, who is the leading body in ATA within the parking industry.
What accreditations do you currently hold as an organisation?
Gemini has an extensive and ever-growing list of accreditations which include:
Safe Contractor, Construction line Silver, Cyber Essentials, ISO9001, Living Wage, Eforests, DMUK, BPA,
Are you covered by insurance?
We are fully insured for both public and employee liability to the amount of £10,000,000
Would we get reports for our car park's performance?
We provide full site reports to all of our clients on a monthly basis; however we can tailor this to your exact needs.
Do your staff wear a uniform?
All Gemini Car Park Managers are fully uniformed with an ID badge, so they are instantly recognisable.
Who would deal with any disputes or appeals?
All appeals and disputes are dealt with by our dedicated Appeals Team. All disputes and appeals can be submitted via our online Appeals Portal or via post.
Could you provide references?
We always provide references as we are fully confident in the quality of the services that we deliver.
Gemini Parking Solutions London Ltd is a subsidiary of the APCOA Parking Group of companies in the UK, of which APCOA Parking (UK) Limited is the main operating company. In this policy, ‘Gemini’, ‘our’, ‘us’ and ‘we’ are used throughout to refer to Gemini Parking Solutions London Ltd.
Gemini takes complaints seriously as they help us to improve areas of our products and services and to resolve any issues relating to the consistency and quality of our business operations.
Our complaints policy is an opportunity for customers to tell us when we might have fallen short of expectation, and how we can put things right.
Gemini receive, evaluate, make, and record its decisions on complaints in a nondiscriminatory manner, in accordance with the requirements of the Accredited Parking Association.
2. Policy Scope
The policy is designed to deal with concerns raised in relation to parking enforcement only; complaints that do not relate to matters pertaining to the BPA’s Approved Operator Code of Practice or Parking (Code of Practice) Act 2019 are not covered under the scope of the policy.
3. Definition of a Complaint
The complaints policy is not intended to be used as a method for motorists to appeal a Parking Charge Notice (PCN) or Notice of Parking Charge (NPC). Matters relating specifically to appeals must be made in writing as instructed on the notice itself.
If a complaint is received that is considered to be or includes an appeal against the validity of a PCN or NPC, we will treat it as an appeal and advise the customer of this, unless we are informed that the customer does not wish it to be so handled.
Our definition of a complaint is something about the quality of the service provided by an organisation, its processes and/or the behaviour of its staff.
Our definition of an appeal – correspondence shared against the decision of an organisation – in this instance, the decision to issue a PCN or NPC – where a change to that decision is required.
4. How to make a Complaint
Customers who wish to make a complaint must do so in writing. This is to ensure we know exactly what the nature of the complaint is, and this reduces the possibility of ambiguity or of the customer’s complaint not being correctly recorded over the telephone. The complaint will then be registered onto our system and a unique reference code generated.
Once the complaint has been received, we will acknowledge the complaint within 14 days and provide the unique reference code. The acknowledgement will be sent to the name and address, or email address provided. In the absence of valid contact details, it may not be possible to process a complaint or process it within the published timeframes.
We will respond to complaints within 28 days of receipt. In some cases, however, the allotted timeframe could be extended due to the nature of the complaint and the complexities surrounding any investigation. If we are unable to reply to the complaint within 28 days, the customer will be written to, to advise of progress.
A complaint must be made in writing via email or post:
Postal Address: UK Customer Complaints Team. Gemini Parking Solutions London Ltd. PO Box 815. Wigan. WN1 9WX
The complaint must be made within 56 days of the incident taking place.
5. How Complaints will be recorded
Complaints will be recorded on a complaints register and kept on file for 36 months and these will be available on request to authorised bodies. The details that will be retained will be:
- Date of complaint o Copy of complaint o Copy of all correspondence
- The outcome
- Details of any corrective action required
All personal data will be redacted in line with GDPR requirements.
The complaints register will be reviewed every month, and quarterly to identify trends and training opportunities.
6. Escalation Process
6.1 Stage one
In the event that the customer is not satisfied with the handling of the complaint, the complaint can be escalated to the Director of Customer Services at the above address (see section 4). The Director of Customer Services will acknowledge the escalated complaint within 14 days. A full response to your complaint will be issued within 28 days unless exceptional circumstances have been identified. If more time is needed, the customer will be written to with an update.
6.2 Stage two
If the customer remains dissatisfied with our determination of the complaint, we will provide you with the details to enable you to complain to our Accredited Trade Association or Conformity Assessment Body (full details will be provided at the appropriate time).
In order to escalate a complaint to our Accredited Trade Association or Conformity
Assessment Body the customer must supply the Accredited Trade Association or Conformity
Assessment Body with a copy of our final complaint response. Our Accredited Trade Association or Conformity Assessment Body will not review escalated complaints where this is not provided by the customer.
All complaints will be dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018.
Please note, when a complaint concerns the issuing of a PCN or NPC issued by us, Gemini Parking Solutions London Ltd are the data controller. As such the customer should be aware that any information provided in connection with the complaint will be used by Gemini to help us deal with it. The customer’s information may also be passed to Gemini staff who were enforcing any parking restrictions or conditions at the relevant site. Information may also be shared with the landowner and any permit service provider if relevant to allowing the complaint to be investigated and resolved.