The 2021 categories

Winners of the 2018 British Parking Awards

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. 


Best New Car Park

The Best New Car Park Award is a site-specific award that recognises outstanding design and construction techniques that turn car parks into landmark structures. It is open to local authority and private car park operators, owners, architects, developers and construction companies. Car parks entered may be multi-storeys, underground facilities or surface sites.

The Outstanding Car Park Award

Sponsored by: InaParc

The Outstanding Car Park Award is a new trophy that will be presented to what the jury feel is the best parking facility in the UK. The category is open to new and established car parks owned by either the public or private sectors. The award recognises car parks that are managed, designed and maintained in a way that makes the start and end of each driver's journey a pleasant experience.

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 needs.

Alpha Parking

Communication Award

Sponsored by: ZatPark

The Communication Award recognises imaginative, engaging and informative approaches adopted by parking organisations to communicating with the public and other organisations. It encompasses advertising campaigns, websites, social media and publications.

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. The Parking in the Community Award recognises people working within the parking sector who have engaged with and supported their local communities.


Parking Technology Award

Sponsored by: Makers Construction

The Parking Technology Award recognises advances in the systems used to manage 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.

The Front Line Award

Sponsored by: PayByPhone

Parking can be a challenging profession. The Front Line 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, especially during the ongoing pandemic.

Parking Partnerships Award

Sponsored by: DCBL 'Can't pay, we'll take it away'

The Parking Partnerships Award recognises the importance of partnership working in the parking sector. The partnership may involve pairings or groups of local authorities, companies, professional bodies, campaign groups and other stakeholders. There will be a particular interest in responses to the ongoing pandemic.

Parking Team of the Year

Sponsored by: CDER Group

The Parking Team of the Year Award recognises the excellent work of both on-street and off-street parking operations. It is open to teams working in both the public and  private sectors. Particular consideration will be paid to responses to the ongoing pandemic.

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'. 

Young Parking Professional Award

Sponsored by: CPG StructureCare

The Young Parking Professional Award shines a spotlight on the rising stars of parking – people aged between 16 and 30* who represent the talent of the future. Local authorities and private operators can nominate an individual parking employee, consultant or contractor who has consistently made an outstanding contribution to their team and the wider parking sector. 

CPG StructureCare

Parking as a Service Award

Sponsored by: APT Skidata

The Parking as a Service Award category covers parking providers who are creating a positive experience for motorists. The prize recognises work done to create easy-to-understand, non-confrontational and person-centric services.

APT Skidata

Lifetime Achievement Award

Sponsored by: British Parking Association

The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to a parking professional who has made an outstanding contribution to the sector over the course of their career. 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.

Parking Provider of the Year Award

Sponsored by: Solutionlabs

The Parking Provider of the Year Award will be presented to an organisation delivering exceptional services to the motoring public. This award is open to local authorities and private sector operators, as well as third party platforms offering parking inventory held by parking operators.

Solutions Labs

Car Parks: Special Projects Award

Sponsored by: DRPL and Bristow & Sutor

The design, construction and refurbishment of car parks have seen the development of specialised techniques and procedures. The Special Projects Award recognises innovative practices and craftsmanship in the construction of new car parks and in the renovation of existing ones.

The Back Office Award

Sponsored by: JTR Collections

The new Back Office Award recognises the excellent work of back office teams working for local authoritires, private parking operators, transport consultancies and civil enforcement agencies.

JTR Collections

The Parking Futures Award

Sponsored by Go2sim

We are on the road to somewhere, and when we get there we will park... The new Parking Futures Award will recognise people and organisations that are postively shaping the way in which we travel, drive and park. The category will encompass a wide range of activities and projects from the UK and internationally, including: concept cars; ground-breaking technology; building project; research projects; publications and reports; art and drama.



The Campaigns Award

Sponsored by: Conduent Transportation

The Campaigns Award will recognise individuals and organisations whose campaigning and advocacy have brought about positive changes in public attitudes, behaviour, policy and regulations in the realm of parking. The campaigns may have been run by local authorities, charities, activists, motoring associations, parking companies and other organisations with a role in the sector.


The Jury Prize

Presented by: Parking Review

This award will be presented to an exceptional entry that has impressed the jury. 

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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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