Sponsors of the British Parking Awards 2019

Supporting excellence in parking management, innovation and design

Mi Permit APT SKIDATA Alpha Parking


Headline sponsor

MiPermit is Chipside’s public facing e-commerce platform for digital transformation within local government.

In 15 years since its foundation, Chipside has grown into a formidable technology partner serving 150 local authorities in the UK and millions of citizens.

Internationally, Chipside has been showcased by the UK government across the world as an example of British innovation and entrepreneurship.

Paul J Moorby OBE, founder and managing director of Chipside, said: “The management team at Chipside are delighted to be headline sponsor for the British Parking Awards 2019 and the celebration of excellence that it represents.”


APT SKIDATA is the exclusive supplier of the SKIDATA range of car access control equipment in the UK. With hundreds of installation at shopping centres, airports and city centre car parks, APT SKIDATA has gained a deserved reputation for quality, reliability and proven performance. Noted as much for the distinctive, stylish design of its products as its reliability and performance, APT SKIDATA’S parking solutions allow for the rapid entry and exit of vehicles, and can accommodate every mode of payment.  As well as enhancing the customer experience, its systems also deliver centralised management and reporting, ideal for owners/operators of multiple sites who need to manage revenues, and keep the traffic flowing.

Featuring both hardware and software that is being continually refreshed and updated, and supported by the highest levels of professional service and maintenance, its systems can also integrate with other associated technologies.

APT SKIDATA is a joint venture of SWARCO AG and SKIDATA AG.

www.swarco.com and www.skidata.com


Alpha Parking

Independent parking consultant Alpha Parking helps implement and support CPE from the first stages of development through to CPZ design, consultation, car park review and optimisation, signs and lines review, ParkMap and Traffic Order bureau service, surveys and traffic counts, IT and manuals. It has quickly established itself as the leading consultant in parking training and mystery shopping, offering City & Guilds approved courses to local authorities and private sector clients.

British Parking Association Makers Construction RingGo

British Parking Association

The BPA is the largest, most established and trusted professional association representing parking and traffic management in Europe. The Association is the recognised authority within the parking profession which uses its influence to represent the best interests of the sector. The BPA also provide an extensive range of membership services to support parking professionals & organisations in their day-to-day work.

Our diverse membership community of around 700 organisations includes technology developers & suppliers, equipment manufacturers, learning providers, consultants, structural & refurbishment experts, local authorities and parking on private land operators including retail parks, healthcare facilities, universities, airports and railways stations.


Makers Construction

Makers operates nationally in the structural refurbishment sector operating principally as a main contractor, or as a specialist subcontractor. We offer professional contracting expertise in budgetary specifications, testing and investigation, concrete repairs, liquid roofing and coatings, structural remediation, movement and expansion joints.

With over 40 years of dedicated contracting experience, Makers has been recognised both nationally and internationally receiving numerous industry awards for its projects, providing complete technical solutions in five key sectors to engineers, building surveyors, architects, facility managers, asset owners and operators alike.



RingGo is once again proud to present the Parking Person of the Year Trophy. RingGo is the UK's leading provider of cashless parking with 10 million registered UK motorists on its base. Now part of the Parkmobile worldwide group, RingGo takes payments in almost 400 towns and cities across the UK. The RingGo portfolio has been developed specifically to target the needs of the parking industry, including not just cashless parking, but also on line permits, emissions based parking and corporate solutions.


Inaparc Parking Matters IPC


InaParc through their bold leadership, innovation and comprehensive partnerships, hopes to play a key role in the future of the parking industry. Along with their UK distribution partners, German manufacturer Hectronic GmbH, they aim to deliver affordable and reliable future proof solutions to all their customers. InaParc offer the latest technologies via the Hectronic Citea Pay & Display Machines, CityLine back office management system and web/ mobile applications. 

Sponsoring the ‘Reinventing the Car Park’ Award seemed the logical choice for InaParc as 2018 saw the joint innovation project between InaParc’s innovation engineering team and the well established technology of the Hectronic Citea machines. This product now known as the Elevation Upgrade Kit has been well received since it’s Summer 2018 launch and was shortlisted for the Innovation Trail award at this years ParkEx show. 


Parking Matters

Parking Matters provides innovative advice on all aspects of parking and advises local authorities, property owners, developers and operators on realising the full potential of their on and off-street parking assets and operations. The team keeps its finger on the pulse through relationships with leading operators, owners, suppliers and other key stakeholders, as well as through its participation in national and international parking associations. Parking Matters is at the forefront of innovation in the parking sector. With its sister company, Statiom, Parking Matters serves the European market and collaborates on projects in the Middle East.


The International Parking Community (IPC)

The International Parking Community (IPC) was founded in 2012 and is the leading Accredited Trade Association (ATA) for the professional parking industry.

The IPC also established the Independent Appeals Service (IAS), which is an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) scheme accredited by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI).

With core values that revolve around the central tenets of support, communication, integrity, innovation and inclusiveness, the IPC now boasts a membership that accounts for a large proportion of the private parking industry in the United Kingdom, and has quickly grown to become a dominant force within parking.

More than just an ATA, the IPC also facilitates staff training programmes, conducts data protection audits, advises Government on behalf of its members and supports its members on how to achieve industry best practice.


Debt Recovery Plus 3C Payment Hub Parking Technology

Debt Recovery Plus

Debt Recovery Plus (DRP), established in 2009, are the leading collector of unpaid Private Parking Charge Notices in the country. They are the chosen debt recovery service to 96% of the private parking industry in the UK, helping their clients to achieve the highest recovery rates, whilst at the same time protecting their client’s brand and monitoring strict compliance procedures.

Debt Recovery Plus offer a ‘No collection - No fee’ service for all their clients. In most instances, we can add our fees to the Parking Charge Notice, which means that they will remit the full outstanding parking charge value to the client. DRP can also provide a free trace service, helping to locate up-to-date addresses for 20% of the unpaid charges.

At the end of the recovery workflow, DRP’s dedicated pre-court team will work to identify and manage any of the cases through to court through their nominated litigation team.

For more information, please visit www.debtrecoveryplus.co.uk

3C Payment

3C Payment is an integrated global payment provider, and has been a market-leader in the payments industry for over three decades.

3C Payment leads the way in transforming cashless payments across the Parking industry. With a rich history in providing cost-effective integrations for off-street, on-street, and card-in/card out systems, 3C cashless parking solutions can be deployed in over 40 countries worldwide. As a global provider of PCI Point-to-Point-Encryption (P2PE) validated EMV terminals to local and multi-national parking operators, we also provide ecommerce and in-app transaction acceptance, all processed and managed through our state of the art 3C Integra platform.

Through a single contract, and a single source UK provider, 3C Payment offers clients a full end-to-end payment service. 3C’s UK Parking Solution includes an integrated terminal solution where all card transactions are processed through our secure hosted 3C Integra Gateway, and then settled via 3C acquiring services.

For more information, please contact:

3C Payment 
David Spurr, Sales Manager UK-IRL Parking
Phone: + 44 778 820 3312



HUB Parking Technology

HUB Parking Technology is the FAAC Group Business Unit that develops, manufactures, installs, and provides after-sales services for HUB Parking Access and Revenue Control Systems.

Over the years the company has constantly innovated to develop state-of-the-art systems that make parking efficient for users as well as profitable and easy to manage for operators.

HUB Parking Technology aims to meet every market expectation by offering a wide range of solutions from one of our Parking Systems Brands. With products developed around the world, bringing together knowledge from each market, HUB equipment is robust, reliable and designed for long term performance. HUB’s local experts can figure and tailor your installation to satisfy all your requirements in a cost efficient way.


Phoenix Commercial Pay by Phone Zat Park

Phoenix Commercial Collections

Phoenix is a national company specialising in the ethical enforcement and collection of local authority debt.  Using a pool of motivated, professional and experienced staff, we have designed our systems and processes to help motorists address their debts, whilst maximising collection opportunities for our Clients.

To achieve market leading performance, we use the latest Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology, Mapping and Routing systems, Body Worn Video and voice recording and business intelligence tools to maximise both collections and compliance.

Enhanced group capabilities through our partnership with the JBW Group now provide us with greater reach to provide a broader reach of services, resources and reporting alternatives.



PayByPhone is one of the fastest growing mobile payments companies in the world, processing more than £246 million in payments annually. Through the company's mobile web, smartphone and smartwatch applications, PayByPhone helps millions of consumers easily and securely pay for parking without the hassles of waiting in line, having to carry change or risking costly fines.

Registration is quick and easy and the app reminds the user when their parking is about to expire, allowing them to top up from anywhere, at any time. PayByPhone is wholly-owned by Volkswagen Financial Services, part of the largest auto manufacturer in the world, with brands that include VW, Audi, Porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini and Ducati.



Unity 5 Limited was formed in March 2010 to bring ZatPark to the marketplace. We are an established software company with over 10 years experience of working in the parking industry. The founders have a combined 32 years experience in commercial IT, Web, E-Commerce and communications. Our team combines in-depth knowledge of parking enforcement with expertise in technology and service delivery. We have gained a reputation as a leading provider of innovative parking enforcement management software and services to the UK and Europe.


Cemplas DCBL


Cemplas is an industry-leading, multi-disciplined car park structure refurbishment specialist celebrating 50 years of success in the parking industry. Since our incorporation in 1969, we have continually delivered more and more refurbished parking structures for our clients the length & breadth of the UK.

Our range of services include the application of parking deck waterproofing systems, concrete repair and protection (including corrosion management) and movement joints as well as ancillary services such as stairwell and lobby refurbishment, signage, lighting, CCTV and external cladding.  

As a customer-centric specialist, we work directly with our clients and stakeholders in the roles of both Principal and Sub-Contractor in delivering complete packages with end to end solutions that include structure condition testing & investigation at the outset of projects.  

With a dedicated and long-serving management team and workforce, we have unrivalled knowledge and experience within the car park refurbishment sector enabling us to Repair, Protect and Transform car parks.


DCBL are one of the UK’s leading High Court Enforcement & Debt Recovery companies collecting tens of millions of pounds each year while maintaining a 98% client retention rate. Our focus on Ethical enforcement & recovery for both private parking operators and local authorities ensures we protect our client’s reputation as well as our own.

Our industry leading Parking Charge collection rate is proven to be 25% higher than that of our competitors, this is due to unique brand and media awareness as a result of our previous participation in the very popular Channel 5 & Netflix T.V series Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away! 

We work with some of the UK’s largest parking operators and are rapidly becoming the number one choice for parking enforcement Debt Recovery.

Our legal practice DCB Legal, sits alongside DCBL and specialises in high volume parking litigation. Our investment in the development of both systems and people enables us to provide a unique truly cost-effective solution. 

We provide a full, seamless debt recovery journey from first reminder letter to agent enforcement. One solution, debt recovery made simple.



InaParc through their bold leadership, innovation and comprehensive partnerships, hopes to play a key role in the future of the parking industry. Along with their UK distribution partners, German manufacturer Hectronic GmbH, they aim to deliver affordable and reliable future proof solutions to all their customers. InaParc offer the latest technologies via the Hectronic Citea Pay & Display Machines, CityLine back office management system and web/ mobile applications. 

Sponsoring the ‘Reinventing the Car Park’ Award seemed the logical choice for InaParc as 2018 saw the joint innovation project between InaParc’s innovation engineering team and the well established technology of the Hectronic Citea machines. This product now known as the Elevation Upgrade Kit has been well received since it’s Summer 2018 launch and was shortlisted for the Innovation Trail award at this years ParkEx show. 


USL StructureCare

The only single-source responsibility specialist contractor in the UK, focused on the repair and refurbishment of multi-storey, rooftop and underground car parks, as well as elevated service decks. As part of the USL Group of companies, we are in the enviable position of being both manufacturer and installer of deck coatings, expansion joints, concrete repair and corrosion mitigation systems, protective coatings, handrails, trolley bays, external cladding and stairwell coatings.

Being market leaders in this niche sector for over 30 years, our directly employed management teams and operatives consistently exceed expectations from initial defect diagnosis, value engineering at specification and works scoping stage, through to project completion as both principal contractor or specialist sub contractor

USL StructureCare were treble winners in 2018 for Best Refurbishment (Ruskin Square, Croydon) and joint Best New Build Car Parks (Victoria Gate Leeds & Deansgate North Manchester).

Pitchmastic PmB

Pitchmastic PmB are global market leading structural protection specialists, offering a comprehensive range of high performing waterproof products to protect structural assets from environmental attack and water ingress. 

With 60 years experience in supplying over 11 million m² of waterproofing worldwide, Pitchmastic PmB is one of the largest and most respected organisations in the industry. The name has come to represent absolute quality coupled with the ability to find the correct solution for every project undertaken.

Pitchmastic PmB's DeckProtect+ coating system, has become the UK's most widely used car park waterproofing solution, with over 350,000m2 installed in the last 4 years. DeckProtect+ was installed on last years joint Best New Car Parks, namely Victoria Gate in Leeds and Deansgate North in Manchester, as well as the 2018 Best Car Park Refurbishment and RICS Award winning Ruskin Square MSCP in Croydon.

Bristow & Sutor 

Bristow & Sutor has an excellent reputation for working in partnership with their clients to deliver industry-leading collection rates. With the use of directly-employed Enforcement Agents, Bristow & Sutor consistently ensure low levels of complaints across their 140+ public sector clients. The organisation are currently undertaking a multi-million pound business transformation programme centred around innovating their processes and practices. This will also attribute to the technology responsible for the delivery of services they provide, ultimately ensuring optimum collection rates.

Bristow & Sutor are also heavily involved in the Debt Advice sector with a number of ongoing partnerships and memberships with agencies such as Christians Against Poverty, StepChange Debt Charity and the Money Advice Liaison Group. A decision taken to allow them to better understand the customers’ situation and how to deal with important issues including mental health and vulnerability. This has been demonstrated through the pioneering formation of an independent advisory panel tasked with scrutinising the working practices of Bristow & Sutor.

For more information, please visit www.bristowsutor.co.uk

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British Parking Awards 2020
MI Permit

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6 March 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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