Around 90 BCP employees based in Crawley face an uncertain future following the company’s acquisition by Holiday Extras.

Holiday Extras chief executive Stephen Lawrence said the BCP office is expected to close when the business is relocated to Ashford, where around 40 new jobs will be created.

A consultation is already underway and is expected to be completed by the middle of November although Lawrence is pessimistic that BCP staff will want to transfer to the new location.

BCP’s Q-Park off-airport car parks at Heathrow, Manchester, Gatwick, Newcastle and Glasgow airports will be rebranded by January 2008 under Holiday Extras’ Air-Park brand.

The move will give Holiday Extras 28,000 car parking spaces at nine UK airports generating three million bookings a year, boosting annual turnover by £170 million. The BCP brand will be maintained for the time being.

Lawrence added: “The BCP brand has got very strong recognition with both the trade and the public so I don’t expect it to disappear.”