Chipside CEO Paul Moorby awarded OBE
On Friday 22nd March, our CEO Paul Moorby was awarded an OBE for services to promoting the UK technology sector abroad. Announced as part of the New Year Honours list 2019, and presented at Windsor Castle, the order recognises Paul’s dedication to continued innovation in the UK parking industry and promoting Great Britain’s forward-thinking technology to governments across the globe.
Demand for change
Chipside identified a critical need for improved parking infrastructure in UK cities – enabling local authorities to better serve the public with streamlined and efficient parking and permitting technology.
Chipside’s services are now used by more than three million people in the UK and the MiPermit brand has helped almost two million people benefit from cashless parking. Paul has been the driving force behind the core services that are now used by more than half of all UK councils.
A passionate advocate of UK innovation, Paul has promoted Chipside and UK capabilities in Europe, the Americas and Asia. He is travelling to Taiwan in March as part of a Department of International Trade (DIT) delegation promoting British business at the Smart City Expo in Taipei and at the beginning of February he was invited to attend the Bengal Global Business Summit in Kolkata, India. Taking to the stage to talk about public sector innovation, Paul briefed an audience representing the Indian government about the benefits of big data.
An industry first
On the presentation of his OBE, Paul says; “I feel truly honoured to have received this recognition. I believe it recognises the entire team of 50 at Chipside and demonstrates that a passionate and innovative regional company can have a positive impact to deliver a more effective solution to daily frustrations such as parking and permitting.”
Based in Swindon in Wiltshire, Paul hopes his OBE presentation will also shed light on the region. Chipside is a significant local employer and supports the local community through sponsorship, awards and donations.
Chipside is a gold sponsor of the 2019 Armed Forces Day weekend in Salisbury – celebrating the nation’s service men and women.