The essential access industry event
The International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs)
ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED TO
22 JANUARY 2020
The IAPAs are the most prestigious and respected awards in our industry. Following a high level of interest the deadline has been extended to allow companies and individuals more time to prepare their entries. An independent judging panel of access industry leaders will vote to determine the winners.
Celebrate best practice and excellence in the access industry and at the same time spend an enjoyable evening with customers, industry contacts and colleagues. It’s a friendly industry, and the IAPAs dinner is its best social event, attracting audiences of around 450 each year.
There are 12 award categories, ranging from new products and innovations to safety and training - you can be certain to find one or more to suit you or your company.
The evening starts with a Networking Drinks Reception - sponsored by Genie - with wine and beer served, followed by a three-course dinner with wine (beer available at cost on request). Following the dinner, the awards presentation will begin, and trophies given out to the deserved winners. After the excitement of the awards there will be a cash bar.
The judges are looking for good business practice, innovation and forward thinking, along with quality, and client satisfaction. They want all entrants to tell them why they believe their company, project or product is special and why it deserves to win.
Questions on the awards can be directed to Euan Youdale, editor of Access International, on
+44 (0)1892 786214 or firstname.lastname@example.org
OPEN FOR ENTRIES FROM: September 2019
ENTRY DEADLINE: 22 January 2020
Click the category below to download the entry form
The access photography competition is sponsored by the UK’s Media Access Solutions (MAS),
which will donate the €1000 prize: €750 for first place, €250 for second place.
Judges will be looking for a spectacular shot that highlights an important aspect of safety or dynamic use of access equipment. The award is open to everyone working in the access industry. Entries should not include pictures commissioned for PR and marketing purposes.
E-mail your completed entry to Euan Youdale: email@example.com
Deadline: 22 January, 2020
This year’s independent judging panel comprises industry experts with long-standing experience in the business. A fifth judge will be announced soon. KHL and IPAF would like to thank all the judges for taking part.
Acar, who has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA, has worked in various sectors as an engineer and service manager, as well as 12 years in the access industry. In 2007 he became after sales service manager for Acarlar Makine, which is a distributor for a range of access platform brands in Turkey and has a rental fleet. Since 2014, he has been general manager for Rent Rise, a pioneering rental company in Turkey.
Bowers joined the UK access industry in 1970 with Zip Up Hire, a division of Access Equipment. In 1978 he co-founded Access Rental, which was sold to Roskel in 1990, on which he served as board director until 1991. This business was bought by Nationwide. Bowers founded Myrefield Group, specialising in concrete products, in 1991. He sold all three companies in the group, which are all still trading today. In 1998 he formed UK AFI Uplift, leading to a management buyout in 2005. He then co-founded Lifterz in 2006 with his son, which has been acquired by Speedy PLC.
James started his career in the access industry with Benfords, in Warwick, UK, in the mid 1980's having completed a degree sponsored by the currency printers De La Rue. He progressed through area sales, district management to become general manager EAME for Grove Manlift. The last 20 years have been spent with Bronto Skylift in various sales roles predominantly looking after the UK distribution.
Turner is the president of IPAF and the SVP of Services and Advanced Solutions at United Rentals. He is responsible for expanding its businesses in areas such as servicing and management of customer fleets, training, and Advanced Solutions - in areas such as autonomous vehicles and wearable technology. He joined United after leaving Riwal in October 2018, where he was CEO for six and a half years.
Vorsholt has been in the rental business since 1991 and for the last 23 years at GSV, the largest rental company in Denmark. With an engineering background, Vorsholt has been CEO at the company since 2008, and prior to that held a range of positions, including fleet management. For the last four years he has also been in charge of purchasing and integrating four Denmark-based rental companies into GSV, which has created its market leading position.
NON-VOTING chairman of the judging panel: Euan Youdale, editor, Access International.
More than 100 entries were received for the 2019 IAPAs. The shortlist can be seen below.
The organisers of the event, IPAF and Access International, would like to thank the judges for their meticulous efforts in considering all the submissions, and to all those who sent in entries. The standard of the entries was very high overall, so, if you or your company did not make it on to the 2019 shortlist, please make sure you enter again in 2020.
Access Rental Company of the Year
Contribution to Safe Working at Height
Digital Development Award
The IAPA Innovative Technology Prize
IPAF Training Centre of the Year
IPAF Training Instructor of the Year
Powered Access Pioneer
Product of the Year - Mast Climbing Work Platforms & Hoists
Product of the Year – Scissor Lifts & Vertical Masts
Product of the Year – Self Propelled Booms & Atrium Lifts
Product of the Year – Vehicle and Trailer Mounted
IPAF/Access International Lifetime Achievement Award
John L Grove
Access Photo of the Year
Santeri Keränen, senior blade technician at Bladefence
Photo of the year is sponsored by Facelift
An independent judging panel of access industry experts, with longstanding international experience, will vote to determine the winners.
The judges are:
Sérgio Kariya, president of Brazil-based Mills Estruturas e Serviços de Engenharia.
Teresa Kee, director, corporate safety at US-based United Rentals.
Karin Nars, executive chairman at Finland-based Dinolift.
Patrick Witte, Vice President Global Sales and Business Development, MEC Aerial Work Platforms.
NON-VOTING chairman: Euan Youdale, editor, Access International