2022 Competitive Categories
These are competitive categories that are assessed by the jury.
The entries are published as a long list which is whittled down to a shortlist.
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.
Car Park Design Award
The design, construction and refurbishment of car parks have seen the development of specialised techniques and procedures. The Car Park Design Award recognises innovative practices and craftsmanship in the construction of new car parks and in the renovation of existing ones.
The car parks assessed in this category will be drawn from the main lists of New Car Park and Renovation projects. (Use the Best New Car Park criteria as a guide.)
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.
The Back Office Award
Sponsored by JTR Collections
The Back Office Award recognises the excellent work of back office teams working for local authoritires, private parking operators, transport consultancies and civil enforcement agencies.
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 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.
Rising Star Award
Sponsored by CPG Europe
The Rising Star Award shines a spotlight on the rising stars of parking. The recipients may be young employees or recent joiners of any age. 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.
Car Park Renovation Award
The Best Car Park Renovation category looks at how car parks can be transformed into inspiring buildings with a genuine social value and can host a variety of uses.
Parking in the Community Award
Sponsored by The IPC
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 Go2Sim
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.
Outstanding Car Park Operation Award
The Outstanding Car Park Operation Award is 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.
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'.
Parking Operator of the Year
Sponsored by SolutionLabs
The Parking Operator 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.
Parking Partnerships Award
Sponsored by APT Skidata
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.
2022 Rosette Awards
These are special awards reflecting key themes. Their presentations will punctuate the event, providing recipients and supporter sponsors with special moments on stage.
Sponsored by Debt Recovery Plus and Bristow & Sutor
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.
Reinventing the Street
Sponsored by Conduent
Reinventing the Street is a special award that recognises innovative approaches to managing the kerbside and wider street scene in a way that creates vibrant and healthy town and city centres.
Parking for a Better World
Sponsored by DCBL
This category recognises the many ways in which parking policy, design and management practice can help improve the quality of the environment and encourage a sense of wellbeing.
2022 Special Awards
The recipients will be selected by the jury from either the field of entries or wider parking sector.
MiPermit Inspiration Award
Sponsored by MiPermit
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.
Lifetime Achievement Award
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.