2018 British Parking Awards Categories

Winners of the 2017 British Parking Awards

Best New Car Park

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, surface or park & ride sites.

Entries should be more than descriptions of processes or materials used. Instead, the jury would like to see narratives that set out how the new car park fits into and enhances its locale. Entries should also set out what provision has been made for the way in which car parks will need to evolve in the era of electric, connected and, ultimately, automated cars.

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Best Car Park Refurbishment

This category is open to local authorities, private operators and key contractors working together to produce an outstanding reimagining of an existing multi-storey, underground or surface car park. Projects should create clean, bright, well signed, safe and structurally sound facilities. They should be aesthetically pleasing and safe gateways to destinations such as town centres, airports, rail stations, retail developments and leisure facilities.

Entries should be more than descriptions of processes or materials used. Instead, the jury would like to see narratives that set out how the renovated car park fits enhances its locale. Entries should also set out what provision has been made for the way in which car parks will need to evolve in the era of electric, connected and, ultimately, automated cars.

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Exceptional Parking Experience

This award will be presented to the parking organisation that best demonstrates a commitment to providing excellent driver experience through exceptional customer service, active site management, high quality design and an overall attention to detail.

The jury expects entries to be well evidenced, such as verifiable user feedback and customer surveys.

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The Front Line Award

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. It also recognises staff working in roles that keep parking operations running. It is open to individuals or teams of civil enforcement officers, parking attendants, parking shop personnel, park & ride drivers and call centre staff as well as engineers, technicians and maintenance staff. 

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The Intelligent Parking Award

The Intelligent Parking Award recognises smarter approaches to the planning and management of parking. The jury are looking for examples of 'joined-up' or lateral thinking which delivers solutions to parking needs or problems.

The solutions may be ones applied to either on-street or off-street parking. They may address issues such as: catering for excessive demand for parking at a site or destination; balancing the parking needs of different user groups; overcoming parking fraud; improving road safety; making a site or service more environmentally-friendly, etc.

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Parking in the Community Award

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. It is open to: community engagement programmes; projects that see car parks become focal points of community activity; fund-raising initiatives, etc.

Entries could, for example, be:

  • Site specific services and initiatives that benefit a local community, charity and/or users with specific needs

  • Public outreach and engagement campaigns aimed at improving road safety, accessibility or community values

  • Charitable fund-raising initiatives involving individual parking staff, teams or organisations which make a positive contribution to good causes at either a local or national level (but not just parking companies donating cash).

 

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The Parking Innovation Award

The Parking Innovation Award recognises advances in the technology of parking. The innovation may be a new piece of parking hardware or a digital solution, such as software or online service. The innovation should be truly transformational, representing a significant advance on existing solutions.

The judges are looking for evidence of application in the real world, with added weight being given where tangible evidence and references are provided.

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Parking Partnerships Award

This award recognises the importance of partnership working in the parking sector. The award seeks to recognise partnerships that are deeper and more ambitious than a conventional term contract.

There are many types of partnerships, including those formed between:

  • Cooperation between departments within a local authority

  • Clients and contractors

  • Public sector agencies

  • Professional bodies, charities and campaign organisations

  • Private sector organisations.

Entries may be submitted by one member organisation within a partnership. But all entries should contain testimonials from the partners.

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Parking Person of the Year

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'. This award is open to all levels of staff, including: managers, attendants, supervisors, backroom and 'parking shop' staff, trainers, engineers, park & ride drivers, consultants, designers, maintenance staff, sales teams, etc.

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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 and off-street parking operations, as well as back office/support services (including IT, press, marketing, maintenance and service departments).

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Young Parking Professional Award

This award recognises the rising stars of parking, people aged between 18 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.

Candidates should be no older than 29-years-old on 1 April 2018.

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Communication Award

This new award recognises imaginative, engaging and informative approaches adopted by parking organisations to communicating with the public and other organisations. Entries may relate to marketing campaigns, public information or public consultations undertaken by both the public and private sector.

The aim of the campaigns or channels may be to: change parking and driver behaviour; change the perception of parking; improve understanding of parking rules; raise awareness of a specific site to service, etc.

The medium used could be physical print or other media, such as broadcast or online.

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The Parking & Property Prize

Presented by: Parking Matters

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

 

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Lifetime Achievement Award

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.

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British Parking Awards 2018

Created and presented by Parking Review magazine, the British Parking Awards are an independent competition. Now in their 17th year, the awards recognise the leading examples of car park management, enforcement, design and team work.

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9 March 2018
Royal Lancaster,
London

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