The 2019 finalists

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
  • Didcot Parkway Foxhall Car Park, Didcot – Bourne Parking and BDP for Great Western Railway

  • Lincoln Central Car Park, Lincoln – John Roberts Architects and Willmott Dixon for Lincoln City Council WINNER

  • The Music Box at The Old Vinyl Factory, Hayes, London – Egret Studio West and HUBER Car Park Systems for U+I Group

  • Stanley Street Car Park, Salford – AHR and Morgan Sindall for English Cities Fund and NCP

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
  • Brighton and Hove City Council – Paid parking modernisation programme

  • Grid Smarter Cities – Kerb: Intelligent kerbside management JOINT WINNER

  • JustPark and BBFI – Digitising the Blue Badge system

  • Liftshare – Scoping Smart Mobility JOINT WINNER

  • London Borough of Hounslow & Project Centre - Hounslow Great West Corridor Workplace Parking Levy feasibility study and income model

  • University of Leeds – ANPR parking solution for staff and visitor parking

Communication Award

Presented by Parking Review

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

Parking Review
  • B4, Birmingham

  • British Parking Association – The art of safer parking

  • Essex Parking Partnerships – 3PR: Encouraging better parking around schools WINNER

  • North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP) – Digital channels

  • Penham Excel & Telsolutions – Electronic engagement with debtors

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.


  • Bank Park – Park & Give charitable donations JOINT WINNER

  • LearnPlay Foundation, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council and 3dNative – School safety project

  • ParkCloud & Q-Park – Parking art, driving change

  • Manchester City Council & NSL – The Wythenshawe Action Plan JOINT WINNER

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.

  • AppyParking – Smart City Parking

  • Canterbury City Council & Sagoss – Parking payment systems, access control and validation systems, and ANPR and CCTV system JOINT WINNER 

  • Cherwell District Council & APCOA – Moped mounted ANPR

  • Cleverciti

  • IPS (UK) – Real-time data from solar-powered pay & display machines

  • Project Centre – Edinburgh Traffic Management and Traffic Regulation Orders

  • Q-Park – Q-Park Rewards app

  • RingGo & ParkBee – No barrier to cashless

  • Stripe Consulting – Reportal V3.0

  • WSP – Taranto Fleet Bureau JOINT WINNER

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. 

  • Nick Barber, Civil Enforcement Officer, NSL Somerset

  • Marion Fisher, Enforcement Team Leader, Dorset Councils Partnership 

  • Nigel Harris, Civil Enforcement Officer, Lincoln City Council

  • Estate team, Lulworth Estate, Dorset WINNER


Parking Partnerships Award

Sponsored by: PayPal

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.

  • AppyParking, Harrogate Borough Council, North Yorkshire County Council and VISA Europe – Smart City Parking in Harrogate

  • City of Edinburgh Council, The Highland Council, East Lothian Council and Midlothian Council with NSL – Sharing success in Scotland

  • JustPark & BBFI – Digitising the Blue Badge scheme

  • North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP) WINNER

  • Penham Excel, BPA & Conduent – Dealing with persistent evaders

  • ZZPS

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
  • B4, Birmingham

  • London Borough of Brent & Serco

  • City of Lincoln Council

  • Lulworth Estate, Dorset

  • Newcastle City Council Parking Services WINNER

  • North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP)

  • WSP Project Team

  • YourParkingSpace Customer Happiness Team

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'. 

  • Jaz Chahal, Contract Manager, APCOA, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

  • Marion Fisher, Enforcement Team Leader, Dorset Councils Partnership 

  • David Taylor, Head of Shared Parking Service, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham & Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea WINNER

Young Parking Professional Award

Sponsored by: USL StuctureCare and Pitchmastic PmB

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. 

  • Emily Adenuga, Commercial Account Executive, YourParkingSpace JOINT WINNER

  • Liam Blencowe, Senior Estimator, Car Parks, Cemplas Waterproofing & Concrete Repairs

  • Antonia Hobden, Key Account Manager, JustPark JOINT WINNER

  • Charlie Keynton, Parking Services Apprentice, Brighton and Hove City Council

Reinventing the Car Park

Award Sponsored by: InaParc Ltd

The new Reinventing the Car Park category looks how car parks can be transformed into inspiring buildings with a genuine social value and can host a variety of uses. 

  • Peckham Levels, London – Southwark Council, Make Shift and APCOA WINNER

  • The Watergardens, Burwood Place Car Park, London – Makers Construction for the Church Commissioners of England

  • ZEDpods – ZEDfactory

Green Parking Award

Sponsored by: HUB Parking Technology

This new category recognises the many ways in which parking policy, design and management practice can help improve the quality of the environment. 

HUB Parking Technology
  • Camden Council & NSL – Clean Air for Camden

  • Hackney Council Parking Services – School Streets and Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) scheme 

  • London Borough of Waltham Forest – Cycle Park and Go network WINNER

  • RingGo and City of London Corporation – Emissions Based Parking

Parking as a Service Award

Sponsored by: Debt Recovery Plus

This new category will recognise 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.

Dept Recovery Plus
  • Canterbury City Council & Imperial – Customers in medieval city reap the benefits of digital services WINNER

  • JustPark – Positive parking makes good business sense

  • Q-Park – Q-Park Rewards

  • Smart Parking in partnership with Cardiff Council – Parking sensor technology system

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.

The recipient is selected by Parking Review magazine in consultation with Parking Matters, a leading consultancy in the world of parking with whom we produce the annual Parking & Property conference.

Recipient - Department for Transport Traffic & Technology Division

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.

British Parking Association

Recipient - Nigel Williams, Managing Director, Parking Matters

Best Car Park Refurbishment 

Sponsored by: The Safer Parking Scheme (Park Mark)

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 Best Car Park Refurbishment 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. 

Safer Parking Scheme
  • Bullring Centre Car Park, Birmingham – USL StructureCare, Waterman and Workman for Hammerson and Bullring Partnership WINNER

  • West Park Multi-Storey, Harrogate – Pulmann Associates, Hill Cannon and Volker Laser for Harrogate Borough Council

  • Johnson & Johnson, High Wycombe - Cemplas Waterproofing & Concrete Repairs with Clifford Devlin for Johnson & Johnson

  • Westfield London, White City, London – RoadGrip, Deckmaster and HUB Parking Technology for Westfield

  • Preston Bus Station – Makers Construction, Mark Brock Consulting Engineers, Corrosion Prevention and Conlon Construction for Lancashire County Council


Car parks - Special projects

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.

  • Priory Street Car Park, Colchester – Colchester Borough Council with Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service, English Heritage and North Essex Parking Partnership WINNER

  • Pardak 110 roof deck at the Wing Yip superstore, Croydon – Zoontjens and Pitchmastic PmB 

  • Façade at The Music Box at The Old Vinyl Factory, Hayes, London – Egret Studio West and HUBER Car Park Systems for U+I Group

  • 'Project Welcome' green walls at Intu Milton Keynes - Makers Construction and Intu Milton Keynes

  • Façade at Stanley Street Car Park, Salford – AHR and Morgan Sindall for English Cities Fund and NCP

The MiPermit Inspiration Awards

Presented by MiPermit

The MiPermit Inspiration Awards recognise individuals, or organisations, that have made a significant contribution to improving parking. The recipients will be exemplars of excellent practice that have inspired colleagues, clients and the wider parking community. Several MiPermit Inspiration Awards will be presented throughout the ceremony and the event concludes with the presentation of The Grand Prix

Recipients may be drawn from the field of competitors or selected by the jury based on nominations received from the parking sector.



  • Marion Fisher, Enforcement Team Leader, Dorset Councils Partnership

  • Jo Abbott, consultant to the RAC Foundation

  • Preston Bus Station and Car Park - Makers Construction, Mark Brock Consulting Engineers, Corrosion Prevention and Conlon Construction for Lancashire County Council

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British Parking Awards 2019

Created and presented by Parking Review magazine, the British Parking Awards are an independent competition. In their 18th year, the awards recognised the leading examples of car park management, enforcement, design and team work. View the Winners

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