The MiPermit Inspiration Award

The MiPermit Inspiration Award recognises individuals and organisations that have made a significant contribution to improving parking. Inspiration Award recipients are exemplars of excellent practice that have inspired colleagues, clients and the wider parking community. 

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The recipient of the Inspiration Award will be revealed at the end of British Parking Awards ceremony on 6 March.


Parking Provider of the Year Award

Sponsored by: Cemplas

The Parking Provider of the Year will be an organisation delivering exceptional services and high quality service to the motoring public. This award is open to teams working for either a local authority or for a private sector organisation. The parking provider may be an organisation either operating car parks and kerbside spaces, or a third party offering inventory held by private and public sector parking owners.

  • Gemini Parking Solutions

  • ParkVia

  • PayByPhone

  • YourParkingSpace

The Intelligent Parking Award

Sponsored by: Alpha Parking

The Intelligent Parking Award recognises smarter approaches to the planning and management of parking. The jury is looking for examples of 'joined-up' or lateral thinking that deliver solutions to on-street and off-street problems or needs. The new approaches could be parking policies or operational projects.

Alpha Parking
  • Smart City Parking, Harrogate – AppyWay with Harrogate Borough Council and North Yorkshire County Council

  • The role of digital transformation in visitor parking permits – PayByPhone and Ealing Council

  • Making an environmental difference – RingGo

  • Southwark Movement Plan – Southwark Council

  • Persistent evader scheme – Waltham Forest Council

Parking Team of the Year

Sponsored by: Phoenix

This award is open to teams working for either a local authority or for a private sector organisation. The award recognises the work of both on-street and off-street parking operations. The award recognises the work of both on-street and off-street parking operations. 

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  • Car park team, B4 Parking, Birmingham

  • Brent parking team, Brent Council and Serco

  • Professional services team, RingGo

  • Saba UK and Slough Borough Council

  • ZZPS

Parking Partnerships Award

Sponsored by DCBL

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.

  • Future ready traffic orders - AppyWay, Innovate UK, Cambridgeshire County Council, Coventry City Council and Milton Keynes Council

  • TRO Discovery Project – Department for Transport, British Parking Association, GeoPlace and Ordnance Survey

  • Parking partnership - London Borough of Lambeth, APCOA Parking and Farthest Gate

  • Pink Parking, coach and car park, Wembley Park, London - HUBER Car Park Systems, Quintain and Potter Church & Holmes Architects

  • North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP)

  • Enforcement partnership – Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire Districts (NDL)

  • Unlawful vehicle initiative – Penham Excel and Walsall Council

Communication Award

Sponsored by: ZatPark

This award recognises imaginative, engaging and informative approaches adopted by parking organisations to communicating with the public and other organisations.

  • B4 Parking, Birmingham – B4 Parking

  • Silver Street: A change of approach to bus gate management – Cambridgeshire County Council

  • Get Your Reg Right – The International Parking Community

  • Annual report and communication plan – Newcastle City Council Parking Services

  • Positive parking messaging – North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP)

  • Debtor information video – Penham Excel and Telsolutions

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Parking Technology Award

Sponsored by: Makers Construction

The Parking Technology Award recognises advances in the technology of parking. The innovation will be a piece of parking hardware, a device or a wider system that makes the management of parking more efficient and/or customer-friendly.

  • Late Pay – APCOA Parking and Cherwell District Council

  • Smart City Parking – AppyWay with Harrogate Borough Council and North Yorkshire County Council

  • Multi-partner platform integration – Cornwall Council, JustPark and WPS

  • ROADflow attended camera enforcement at school gates – Derby City Council and SEA

  • Good2Go – ParkingEye

  • In-car on-demand payments for on-street parking – Parkopedia

  • Islington air quality traffic analysis – TES and Islington Council

Parking as a Service Award

Sponsored by HUB Parking Technology

This category recognises how parking providers can create a positive experience for motorists. The category rewards work done by parking providers to create easy-to-understand, non-confrontational and person-centric services.

  • Multi-vendor cashless parking – Cambridgeshire County Council and Conduent

  • centre:mk, Milton Keynes – OCS and CBRE

  • North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP)

  • The Glyde suite – ParkingEye

Parking in the Community Award

Sponsored by: The International Parking Community

Parking is an essential public service and can be a positive contributor to local communities. This award will recognise people working within the parking sector who have engaged with and supported their local communities. 

  • The air you breathe – APCOA Parking with Maidstone Borough Council and Swale Borough Council

  • Meters for trees – PayByPhone

  • Cross-boundary working between local authorities - Penham Excel and Walsall Council

Parking Person of the Year

Sponsored by: RingGo

This award is open to all local authorities and private operators that may nominate an individual parking employee who has consistently made an outstanding contribution to the industry and represents a 'model of excellence'. 

  • Anthony Eskinazi, founder and chief executive, JustPark

  • Steven Foster, team manager, parking services, Newcastle City Council

  • Jade Neville, head of parking services, OCS

  • Harrison Woods, chief executive officer, YourParkingSpace

The Front Line Award

Sponsored by: PayByPhone

Parking can be a challenging profession. This award is dedicated to parking personnel who engage with drivers and the general public as a part of their day-to-day activities. This award will recognise excellent customer service, communication skills and community engagement. 

Pay by Phone
  • Car park team, B4 Parking, Birmingham

  • Sarah Shaw, traffic officer, University of Birmingham

  • Mohammed Zubair, mobile civil enforcement officer, NSL in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

  • Client support team, ZZPS

‚ÄčThe Back Office Award

A number of parking personnel working in administrative and support roles were nominated this year. The jury has thus decided to recognise those working in the 'back office', who provide essential support to front line teams and management teams, with a break-out award.

  • Wendy Armstrong Cook, parking management assistant, Bracknell Forest Borough Council

  • Hazel Game, senior traffic order specialist, Project Centre

  • George Godfrey, senior GIS and parking consultant, Project Centre

  • Barbara Michael, debt recovery officer, Brent Council

  • Vicki Neville, principal parking and TRO officer, Northamptonshire Highways

Young Parking Professional Award

Sponsored by USL StructureCare and Pitchmastic PmB

This award recognises the rising stars of parking, people aged between 16 and 29 who represent the talent of the future. It is open to all local authorities and private operators to nominate an individual parking employee, consultant or contractor who has consistently made an outstanding contribution to their team and the wider parking sector. 

  • Tiffany Chesson, people & processes manager, YourParkingSpace

  • Jude Easteal, parking projects apprentice, Brighton & Hove City Council

  • Gemma Fox-Teece, notice processing and permits officer, Cambridgeshire County Council

  • David Greenbank, team leader, ParkingEye

  • Rebecca Harper, membership engagement manager, British Parking Association

  • Luke Hurst, USCP general manager, Business Design Centre

Best New Car Park

Sponsored by: 3C Payment

This site-specific award recognises outstanding car park design. It is open to local authority and private car park operators, owners, architects, developers and construction companies. Car parks entered may be multi-storey, underground or surface sites.

3C Payment
  • Watts House car park, University of Brighton – Stripe Consulting and Kier Construction for University of Brighton

  • Jubilee car park, University of Sussex, Falmer – Goldbeck Construction for University of Sussex

  • centre:mk multi-storey car park, Milton Keynes – Hermes, CBRE, OCS, Rolton Group, Leslie Jones Architects and Floor & Wall with GCP Applied Technologies

  • Sand Martin House multi-storey car park, Fletton Quays, Peterborough – Goldbeck Construction for Peterborough City Council

  • Pink Parking coach and car park, Wembley Park, London – Potter Church & Holmes Architects, Quintain and HUBER Car Park Systems

Car Park Renewal Award 

Sponsored by: InaParc

When car parks are refurbished they are expected to be clean, bright, well signed, safe and structurally sound. The aim of the award is to showcase how a car park can be transformed into a truly inspiring building. The Car Park Renewal Award will recognise property owners and parking operators who have worked with teams of architects, engineers, contractors and other stakeholders to renovate an existing car park to the highest possible standard. 

  • Festival Place car park, Basingstoke – Makers Construction for AEW

  • Coptfold Road car park, Brentwood – Makers Construction for Brentwood Borough Council

  • Rotherham Interchange – Interserve in partnership with South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), Arup and Jefferson Sheard Architects 

  • Hatfield car park, Slough – Saba for Slough Borough Council

The Special Projects Award

Sponsored by: Bristow & Sutor and Debt Recovery Plus

The British Parking Awards recognise excellence and achievement in the design, construction and renovation of car parks. This 'breakout' award will recognise smaller and specialist car park projects (such as surface sites and roof decks), architectural elements of a car park (such as a façade) or an innovative construction or civil engineering technique.

Bristow & Sutor and Debt Recovery Plus
  • Stratford International, London: Creating a rapid charging EV hub in a multi-storey car park – HS1, Engenie and Transport for London

  • Pink Parking, Wembley Park, London: Engineering a multi-storey coach park – HUBER Car Park Systems

  • Pink Parking, Wembley Park, London: Public art and wayfinding graphics – Potter Church & Holmes Architects, Hemingway

  • Design, Quintain and HUBER Car Park Systems

  • centre:mk, Milton Keynes: Creating a car park façade for a New Town shopping centre – Hermes, CBRE, OCS, Rolton Group and Leslie Jones Architects

  • Sand Martin House, Fletton Quays, Peterborough: A new home for public art – Peterborough Council and Goldbeck Construction

  • Rotherham Interchange: Strengthening a fire damaged structure – Interserve in partnership with South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), Arup and Jefferson Sheard Architects 

  • Hunter's Bridge, Welwyn Garden City: Upgrading a British Lift Slab car park – Cemplas for Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

Lifetime Achievement Award

Sponsored by: The British Parking Association

This special award recognises a parking professional who has made an outstanding contribution to the sector. The candidates will be based on nominations from within the parking sector. Parking organisations and professionals are invited to nominate an individual who has consistently made an outstanding contribution to the industry and represents a 'model of excellence' across their entire career.

The recipient(s) will be revealed at the British Parking Awards ceremony on 6 March.


The Special Jury Prize

Presented by the jury

This award will be presented to an exceptional entry that spans more than one category.

The recipient(s) will be revealed at the British Parking Awards ceremony on 6 March

Note: The finalists list is subject to revision during the next round of judging.

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British Parking Awards 2020
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Created and presented by Parking Review magazine, the British Parking Awards are an independent competition. The awards recognised the leading examples of car park management, enforcement, design and team work. 

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