About

At Equita, we apply 140 years of experience to providing enforcement and debt recovery services to local authorities and commercial landlords across Britain, Our network of local offices, supported by a central admin hub in Northampton, allows us to work closely with our clients, and provide a swift, efficient service.

We take our reputation and responsibilities extremely seriously. We’re fully insured, have an excellent track record in handling public money, and back all our services with a performance guarantee bond. And as part of the Capita group, we have the expertise, funding and other resources of the UK’s biggest outsourced customer service business behind us.

Ours is a highly competitive market, so we’re always looking for ways to do things better, and give our clients more for their money. From local taxation and parking enforcement to sundry debt collection and High Court enforcement, we put together an individual service package for every client, based on their specific needs and requirements. As our clients’ needs evolve, so do our services and processes, based on the latest market intelligence and technology – right down to creating custom-built systems that allow your software to talk to ours.


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Equita Wins Sponsors Shield at IRRV London & Home Counties Event

Equita were delighted to lift the Sponsors Shield for the 3rd time and are pleased to have supported this event once again as it is a date in the IRRV calendar not to be missed.

The Annual IRRV London & Home Counties Association Golf Tournament took place in September 2017 at the South Hertfordshire Golf Club's Vardon Course which is amongst the best in the South of England.

The shield was presented by the 2017 President of the IRRV London and Home Counties Association, Christopher…

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CIVEA Conference

On Wednesday 20th September 2017, Equita representatives along with 40 other enforcement companies gathered in Westminster to exhibit and discuss the industry’s take on the future of the sector in a post Brexit-vote world.

Paul Sharpe, Equita’s Sales & Marketing Director is an elected member of the Civea Executive Council and was one of the speakers on the day said “This event once again was a great success and well attended by the whole industry. The speaker’s presentations were all…

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Equita Expands its Client Base

Following an open procurement process Equita has recently been successful and secured contracts with London Borough of Harrow, Calderdale Council and London Borough of Croydon.

Services to be delivered include the collection and enforcement of Council Tax, Non Domestic Rates, Parking Enforcement Penalties, Sundry Debts, Housing Benefit Overpayments,and Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery.

Paul Sharpe, Sales & Marketing Director says “I am absolutely delighted with our recent contract…

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Equita Launches New App

We are delighted to announce that our new Debtor Application (App) was launched on Friday the 4th of August and is now available in the Google Play Store and works with all Android devices.  The Application which has been developed for Equita was designed and created internally by our development team.

This Application will allow customers to access their account and make payments securely, quickly and conveniently. Customers will also be able to check balances, request payment…

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New Appointment

Equita have the pleasure in welcoming Bev Osborne in a new position as Senior Client Services Manager.

Bev brings a wealth of private and public sector experience having held leadership roles in a Utility, Capital One and Nottingham City Council (latterly Nottingham Revenues & Benefits Ltd) as the Business Manager for Revenues.

Bev has a track record of consistently delivering against and exceeding contractual targets,  improving operational performance and challenging the status…

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Steve Brown

Steve Brown has left his employment with Equita to pursue new opportunities following a career with the enforcement company spanning 10 years.

Paul Sharpe Sales and Marketing Director at Equita states “We all hope that the health problems Steve has experienced in the last 2 years are finally behind him and wish him the very best in his future ventures”

 

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Latest Equita Contract News

Equita are delighted to continue its winning streak in recent tenders and are pleased to welcome onboard the London Borough of Camden, Cornwall Council, Cumbria County Council, London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham & Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and Leeds City Council.

The services include recovery of:-

  • Council Tax
  • Non Domestic Rates
  • Parking & Bus Lane Enforcement Penalties
  • Sundry Debts
  • Housing Benefit Overpayments
  • Housing…
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Parkex 2017

Equita are exhibiting at this year’s Parkex which is being held at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham from 4th April to 6th April 2017.

Parkex is Europe’s largest dedicated parking event which is organised by the British Parking Association who are this year celebrating the shows 25th anniversary.

The show organisers have announced they expect to be busy on Wednesday so why not come along on Tuesday or Thursday and visit us…

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A Successful 2016

Following an open procurement process Equita has recently been successful and secured contracts with Manchester City Council and 3 Metropolitan Borough Councils Walsall, Bolton and Barnsley.

Services to be delivered include the collection and enforcement of Council Tax, Non Domestic Rates, Parking Enforcement Penalties, Sundry Debts, Housing Benefit Overpayments and High Court Enforcement.

Equita’s Sales and Marketing Director, Paul Sharpe said; “2016 has been a fantastic achievement…

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IRRV Annual Conference 2016 - Telford

Equita were delighted to continue our support for the IRRV by exhibiting at the recent annual conference in Telford. Our unique party bus provided clients and non clients with the opportunity to meet and discuss our service in a relaxed environment. 

As in previous years we sought to raise money for a designated charity, on this occasion the Down Syndrome Group Northamptonshire. Up for grabs was a signed copy of chatty man Alan Carr’s autobiography. We are delighted to confirm a total…

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Equita and Bexley Shortlisted for IRRV Performance Award 2016

Equita is delighted to announce that it has been selected in Partnership with the London Borough of Bexley and Capita Local Government Services (LGS)  as finalists in the category Revenues Team of the Year for the IRRV Performance Awards 2016. 

The Performance awards are being held during the IRRV Annual Conference & Exhibition on the evening of 19th October 2016 in Telford. Click here to read more about…

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Salford City Council and Darlington Borough Council Reappoint Equita

Equita has been reappointed as the preferred supplier by Salford City Council and Darlington Borough Council to provide collection and enforcement services of:-

  • Council Tax
  • Non Domestic Rates
  • Parking & Bus Lane Enforcement Penalties
  • Sundry Debts
  • Housing Benefit Overpayments
  • Housing Tenant Arrears

Equita’s Sales and Marketing Director, Paul Sharpe said; “These reappointments are a demonstration of Equita’s continuing…

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Palace to Palace

Equita would like say a huge well done to Dan Valentine - IT Support Supervisor & Jason Langley – Operations Manager who took part in the Palace to Palace cycle ride last weekend (2nd October).

The 45 mile cycle ride was to raise funds for The Prince’s Trust. The cyclists started at Buckingham Palace and finished at Windsor Castle with very respectable times of 06:01:38 and 04:39:57.

Jason Langley Operations Manager said: “It was a great day, we had a lot of fun…

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Equita Raising The Standards

 

Equita are delighted to announce that on 12th September 2016 it was awarded ISO 10002:2014 for its excellent Customer Satisfaction Management Systems. Equita is the first firm of enforcement agents in the industry to have attained this accreditation and is further testament to it ongoing commitment to excellence in customer satisfaction 

Equita’s Compliance Director, Adrian Bates says I am delighted we have achieved this accreditation and that our enhanced…

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Equita’s Contract Success Continues In 2016

Equita continues to celebrate in the second half of 2016 with its contract wins after being reappointed by City of York Council and securing 2 new contracts with Leeds City Council and London Borough of Havering.

Services to be delivered include the collection and enforcement of:-

  • Council Tax
  • Non Domestic Rates
  • Parking Enforcement Penalties
  • Sundry Debts
  • Housing Benefit Overpayments
  • Commercial Rent

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Equita Celebrates As Team Wins Charity Boat Race

On 17th July a team from Equita competed in the annual Northampton Dragon Boat Festival at Billing Aquadrome organised by the Rotary Clubs of Northampton and they loved the experience as much, if not more than the first time.

The team had set themselves the target of winning their race category and also completing in all three races without capsizing this year. They successfully managed to do both.

The Equita crew were cheered on by staff and family members from the banks and everyone…

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Equita Strengthens Sales Team With New Appointments

Equita are delighted to announce the recent appointments of two new Business Development Directors to strengthen the exisiting sales team.

James Connolly (left ) and Peter Gent (right) between them bring over 50 years of debt recovery expertise which will enable Equita to continue to grow our client base in both the public and private sectors.

James has worked for British Gas for the majority of his…

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Equita's Steve Brown Appointed President of the British Parking Association

Equita are proud to announce that Steve Brown Equita’s Business Development Director was inaugurated as President of the British Parking Association (BPA) at The House of Commons on 29th June 2016.

Steve Brown joined the BPA in 2003 with Colchester Borough Council where he was Parking Enforcement Manager and then continued his membership with Equita when he joined in 2007.

Steve has held various positions for Regional Groups, Panels and Committees and he was elected to the BPA…

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New Contracts

Following open procurement processes Equita has recently been successful and secured contracts with......... More