Folkestone & Hythe District Council has awarded NSL, a Marston Holdings company, a three-year contract extension for the provision of parking enforcement and debt recovery services. Under this contract, which was originally awarded in 2017, NSL will continue to provide enforcement of on and off-street parking regulations, including the management of coastal car parks, special events and ongoing liaison with the police.

A Folkestone & Hythe District Council spokesperson said: “Over the period of the contract, NSL has consistently demonstrated the ability to enforce parking contraventions in a fair and professional manner whilst acting as a seamless extension to our own services. Also, when required, the company has gone the extra mile to assist in other areas including the enforcement of illegal HGV parking in residential areas near the M20.”

Marston Holdings added: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract extension which recognises our ability to work in partnership with local authorities to provide efficient, value for money and high-quality parking enforcement and debt recovery services. These services form a key part of Marston Holdings’ wider portfolio of end-to-end transportation and enforcement solutions which include urban design, CCTV and parking enforcement and notice processing through to debt recovery.”

Pret A Manger, the international food-to-go outlet, has awarded NSL a contract to assess the right to work of all applicants in their UK stores part of an ongoing recruitment campaign that is planned to start in May 2021. NSL, a Marston Holdings company, will be providing a fully managed service to verify that documents provided by applicants are genuine and that they have the Right to Work in the UK.

The contract was awarded to NSL as it was able to demonstrate a successful track record of providing a streamlined candidate experience for multi-site retail operators running high volume recruitment campaigns. It is expected that the checking service will reduce internal administration whilst mitigating the risk of non-compliance and potential reputational damage.

As part of this managed service, NSL will provide Pret with access to its market leading Valid8 checking portal that communicates directly with candidates via email and text messages. After verification checks are completed, a PDF status report is generated for Pret to upload to its Workday HR platform. When successful candidates arrive for induction, managers use the portal to digitally declare a visual comparison of the candidate and the original documents against images of the documents previously authenticated.

NSL stores all documents centrally in a GDPR compliant environment for a retention period as determined by Home Office rules. This data is protected from any unauthorised access using multi-factor authentication as well as strict password and data sharing policies.

Marston Holdings, added: “Our managed service is proving to be the market leading solution for organisations needing support with their Right to Work checks. Outsourcing this service to NSL will enable Pret to speed up the recruitment process and eliminate the need to arrange constant refresher training in the face of changing legislation following Brexit.”