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. 

Mi Permit
  • Jade Neville, head of parking services, OCS

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.

  • ParkVia

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

  • 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. 

Phoenix Commercial
  • Brent parking team, Brent Council and Serco

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

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.

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

Makers Construction

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.

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

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

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.

  • centre:mk, Milton Keynes – OCS and CBRE

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. 

  • 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

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

‚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.

  • Hazel Game, senior traffic order specialist, Project Centre

  • 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. 

  • Rebecca Harper, membership engagement manager, British Parking Association

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

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. 

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

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.

  • Jim Daniels, retired parking manager

  • Mike James, parking services, enforcement and operations manager

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
  • Pink Parking, Wembley Park, London

  1. Engineering a multi-storey coach park – HUBER Car Park Systems

  2. Public art and wayfinding graphics – Potter Church & Holmes Architects, Hemingway Design, Quintain and HUBER Car Park Systems

The Special Jury Prize

Presented by the jury

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

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

  • Mark Moran, editor, Parking Review

Parking Matters Prize

Presented by: Parking Matters

Parking is an essential urban service without which towns and cities would cease to function. The award will be presented to a person, organisation or project in the UK or internationally that is fundamentally rethinking and reinventing the way in which parking is planned, designed, provided, experienced and marketed.

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British Parking Awards 2020
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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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