Supporting excellence in parking management, innovation and design
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 UK Government across the world as an example of British innovation and entrepreneurship.
The management team at Chipside are delighted to be headline sponsor for the Parking Awards 2019 and the celebration of excellence that it represents.
British Parking Awards organiser
The British Parking Awards were created by Parking Review, the UK's leading independent magazine for parking professionals.
Since 1989 Parking Review has been the definitive source of intelligence on the UK and international public and private parking sectors. It is now essential reading for professionals working in in public and private sector parking management, as well companies providing systems and services to the sector, consultants, campaigners and policy-makers.
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. www.aparking.co.uk
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 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.
Phoenix is a nationwide bailiff enforcement and debt recovery company. As members of the Civil Enforcement Association, the Credit Services Association and the British Parking Association, you can be assured of a professional approach at all times. In handling your enquiry, our staff are articulate, experienced, polite and well versed in the laws surrounding the collection of debts and are committed to working with you to achieve a realistic settlement of your debt.
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.
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.
PayPal allows any business or individual with an email address to securely, conveniently and cost-effectively send and receive payments online. Our network builds on the existing financial infrastructure of bank accounts and credit cards to create a global, real-time payment solution. We deliver a product ideally suited for small businesses, online merchants, individuals and others currently underserved by traditional payment mechanisms.
The size of our network and widening acceptance of our product have helped us become one of the leading payment networks for online auction websites. PayPal is also being increasingly used on other ecommerce sites for the sale of goods such as electronics and household items, the sale of services such as web design and travel, and the sale of digital content. Offline businesses, including lawyers, contractors and doctors, have increasingly begun to receive payments online through PayPal. PayPal's service, which lets users send payments for free, can be used from computers or web-enabled mobile phones.
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 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) 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.
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 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.
Debt Recovery Plus
Debt Recovery Plus are the No1 debt recovery company who specialise in the recovery of unpaid Private Parking Charge Notices. We are the chosen debt recovery service to 96% of the private parking industry in the UK, helping our clients to achieve the highest recovery rates whilst at the same time protecting our client’s brand and monitoring strict compliance procedures.
Debt Recovery Plus offer a ‘No collection - No fee’ service for all our clients. In most instances we can add our fees to the Parking Charge Notice, which means that we will remit the full outstanding parking charge value to you. We can also provide a free trace service, helping to locate up to date addresses for 20% of your unpaid charges.
At the end of our recovery workflow our dedicated pre court team will work with you to identify and manage any of your cases through to court through our nominated litigation team.
Safer Parking Scheme
The Safer Parking Scheme is an initiative of Police Crime Prevention Initiatives aimed at reducing crime and the fear of crime in parking facilities and managed by the British Parking Association (BPA). It is supported by all the UK’s police forces.
A Park Mark Award is given to parking facilities that have met the requirements of a police risk assessment. These requirements mean the parking operator has put in place measures that help to deter criminal activity and anti-social behaviour, thereby doing everything they can to prevent crime and reduce the fear of crime in their parking facility. For customers, using a Park Mark awarded facility means that they can feel more confident of being in a safer, brighter environment that has been vetted by a recognised authority.
Landor LINKS is a knowledge network that connects with local authorities across the UK, central government, universities and research bodies, suppliers, consultants, contractors and service providers.
Professionals depend on Landor LINKS for authoritative information, news and analysis. We deliver this through agenda-setting events, in print via the respected transport planning and policy journal Local Transport Today and Parking Review magazine, the leading transport website TransportXtra and urban design website RUDI.
Get in touch with us by emailing or calling 020 7091 7865.
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. Enter now!