Enter The Independent Airport Parking Awards

The first Independent Airport Parking Awards are now open and you can enter by completing your details below. Entry closes on 28 June.


These new awards celebrate the companies setting the highest standards within the airport parking industry. There are two categories, for the 'Best Meet & Greet Operator' and 'Best Park & Ride Operator'.


If you are proud of the service you offer, why not share your story and take part. Entry is free to IAPA members, and just £115 for non-members.


Professional assessors will review your parking service during a mystery shopper visit, with their scores used to select three finalists in each category.


Winners will then be selected by our panel of independent judges, who include Steve Clark, head of business operations at the British Parking Association; Lisa Minot, travel editor at The Sun, and Gareth Herincx, a journalist specialising in the motoring industry.


Assessments will take place between 15th and 31st July. Finalists will be revealed on 5th August and winners announced on 9th September.


To enter, simply complete the form below.

Tick the awards you wish to enter (a separate assessment will be completed for each). Our assessors will also undertake a mystery shopper survey of one location for each award you enter. In the box below, please type which location you would like us to review.

Independent Airport Parking Awards terms and conditions of entry:

  • The Independent Airport Parking Awards is organised by the Independent Airport Parking Association

  • Entry is free to members of IAPA and costs £115 per category for non-members.

  • Entry for the 2019 Awards opens on 5 June 2019.

  • Entry for the 2019 Awards closes at 6.00 pm on 28 June 2019.

  • You can enter both categories, but we can only accept one entry per category.

  • IAPA cannot give an Award to any company that cannot be contacted after the entry has been submitted. We cannot be held responsible for any errors you make when submitting your entry so please check the contact details you provide.

  • By entering the awards, you agree that an assessor from Douglas Stafford can book parking at your nominated location for the purpose of a mystery shopper review. You also agree to refund the cost of this booking to Douglas Stafford. Details of the booking and refund will be provided by IAPA after the review has taken place.

  • Mystery shopper assessments will take place between the dates of 15th and 31st July. You will be provided with a copy of the judging criteria before the assessment takes place.

  • Assessors will book parking via your website and deliver their car as though they are flying from the airport. For practical purposes, the assessment will end when they reach the airport, so your team will be required to take them back to their car, or to a place their car can be returned to them. You'll brief your team in advance so that this process can be completed with the minimum of disruption.

  • A shortlist of three finalists will be selected in each category based on the scores from your mystery shopper reviews.

  • Our panel of judges will then choose one winner for each category, based on comments provided by the assessors.

  • Shortlisted finalists will be revealed on 5th August 2019 and notified by email.

  • Judging will take place between 5th and 16th August and one winner be selected for each category.

  • Winners will be announced on 9th September 2019.

  • By taking part in these awards, you agree to your company being named in any relevant press or marketing materials.

  • The judges’ decision is final and there will be no appeals.

  • The judges will explain their choices when announcing the winners and will explain how the finalists were selected. We will provide all entrants with the finding from their mystery shopper surveys.

  • Our panel of judges may change in the event of circumstances outside our control.

  • These terms and conditions are governed by English law.

  • Entry into the Awards is acceptance of these terms and conditions.

  • IAPA reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, these Awards without prior notice due to reasons outside its control. The decision of IAPA in all matters under its control is final and binding.


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