Athena ANPR Ltd

Owned by Richard Lyons via Orca Investment Group Ltd and run by him and Richard Ebbrell. Quite a large operator with nearly 100,000 tickets issued in 2014 - mainly for Lidl sites. Lidl will cancel these for genuine customers so it is always worthwhile to see the store. At the same time appeal to Athena in the normal way.

Moved from BPA to the IPC in September 2015 round about the same time that Orca Investment Group was formed.

More on this company on the main BMPA website.

Stage 1 - Notice to Driver

Stage 2 - Notice to Keeper

These are made to look like Council tickets which is much against the Code of Practice but little heed is taken of such niceties as standards in the pursuit of cash. 

 Lidl Parking Charge

Stage 2a - Reminder to Keeper

Some companies send out a reminder 7 days after the Notice to Keeper letter. This confuses people as they think they have lost the chance to appeal. You haven't. You can still appeal within the 21 days though there is no legal reason why you cannot appeal at any time to "mitigate" loss.

Stage 3 - Appeal Rejection

Everyone gets one of these but this is your chance to appeal to the Ombudsman to get it cancelled. Alternatively write back to the parking company and refute their allegations and invite them to make their claim in court where they will be asked to produce a contract with the site owners to demonstrate their claims are valid.

Stage 4 - Debt Collector letters

Athena Final Demand

See the Debt Collection section for more information on this stage.


Company number: 05678510 

Address: 3rd Floor The Heights 59-65 Lowlands Road, Harrow HA1 3AW

Operate from: Quantum House, 59 -61 Guildford Street, Chertsey  KT16 9AX

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