This award recognises the importance of partnership working in the parking sector. The partnership may involve a mix of local authorities, companies, professional bodies, campaign groups and other stakeholders.
The partnership may be:
Cross-boundary working between local authorities
A campaign designed to change driver behaviou and/or parking policy
An initiative to develop new systems, techniques or technologies
A project to draft and publish new policies or provide professional advice
A long-term or innovative commercial arrangement (a partnership needs to be deeper and more ambitious than a conventional term contract).
The entry should include:
Names of organisations within the partnership
Names of key managers
Nature of partnership: Formal, informal, campaign, contractual, joint venture, etc
Objective of the partnership
Tasks undertaken by the partnership
Extent of sharing of offices, staff, IT systems, etc
Evidence of success
Future objectives and plans.
The judges are looking for evidence of:
A partnership rather than traditional client-contractor deal
Clear operational, financial or other benefits achieved from the partnership
Joint planning, working and deployment of resources
Open and clear communication between the partners and their respective stakeholders
Potential benefit to wider parking sector as service and/or exemplor.
Created and presented by Parking Review magazine, the British Parking Awards are an independent competition. In their 19th year, the awards recognised the leading examples of car park management, enforcement, design and team work.