Change of outfit for NSL Manchester – Shelter to benefit

NSL’s Manchester City Council (MCC) parking team will be sporting new uniforms this month, with housing and homelessness charity Shelter set to benefit. The civil enforcement officers will exchange their old red uniforms for more contemporary and comfortable outfits, which will feature a black and plum cap and epaulettes. The old uniforms will be sold to a clothes recycling company, with the proceeds donated to NSL’s official charity of the year, who help over a million people a year struggling with bad housing or homelessness – and campaign to prevent it in the first place.

The colour of the new uniform was chosen by MCC. The change from red, which can be associated with anger and aggression, is a move to make CEOs appear friendlier and more approachable as they continue to work in encouraging compliance with the city’s parking laws.

Councillor Nigel Murphy, Manchester City Council’s executive member for the environment, said: “This move, which won’t cost the council a penny, will not only make our CEOs look much smarter, but will also benefit recycling companies as well as a worthy charity.”

One of our Civil Enforcement Officers in Manchester said: “I’m looking forward to wearing the new uniform. I feel it looks more professional, and yet friendlier, which should prove beneficial all round.”


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Notes to Editors:

NSL is a leading UK company specialising in the delivery and management of frontline services in complex public sector and regulated environments. Our core services include business process management; enforcement; passenger and social transport; street management and technical design services. We currently have over 70 contracts with local, regional and central government, as well as with the airport and the private sector, and have delivered contracts for high-profile government agencies, such as The Royal Parks, DVLA, Transport for London and Transport Northern Ireland.