The essential access industry event
• The awards are free to enter.
• Companies and individuals can enter themselves or nominate others.
• You can submit entries for more than one award, and more than one entry per category.
• Awards are for activities undertaken and for products launched January 2020 - September 2021.
• Entries must be submitted in English using the official entry form.
• Please supply a company logo when submitting your entry.
The independent judging panel, consisting of five leading industry experts, to be announced soon, will be looking for good business practice, innovation and forward thinking, along with quality, and client satisfaction. Judges 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)7850 313755 or firstname.lastname@example.org
OPEN FOR ENTRIES FROM: September 2022
ENTRY DEADLINE: 15 December 2022
To see the 2022 winners and finalists click here
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: 31 December, 2022
The IAPAs are the only truly global awards for the powered access sector and celebrate best practice and excellence across the industry.
The 2023 event will provide a unique setting in which to spend an enjoyable evening with customers, industry contacts and colleagues.
The IAPAs dinner and awards ceremony, organised by IPAF and KHL Group’s Access International, is widely considered as the industry’s best social event, attracting audiences of around 450 each year.
With 13 all-encompassing awards categories available to enter, companies across the access industry are invited to submit their nominations highlighting their latest products or initiatives which demonstrate a leap forward in environmental engagement. The award categories cover equipment, engineering and digital innovations, along with safety and IPAF training. In addition, budding photographers are invited to enter the Photo of the Year category, and an individual will be recognised for their contributions to the industry in the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The evening of the IAPA awards will start with the traditional Networking Drinks Reception, followed by a three-course dinner with wine. Following the dinner, the awards presentation will begin, at which the trophies will be presented to the deserved winners.
Those wishing to enter the awards will be able to do so from mid-September, when the entry forms will be available on the website. Please look out for announcements at that time.
This year, the deadline for the 2023 awards will be 15 December 2022.
The independent judging panel comprises industry experts with long-standing experience in the business. KHL and IPAF would like to thank all the judges for taking part.
Head of Design and Development, Ruthmann Holdings, and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ruthmann Italia.
Secretary General of the European Rental Association (ERA).
Independent Corporate Ddirector and Past President of IPAF. Formerly CEO of NES Rentals, which was acquired by United Rentals in 2017.
Owner of the UK’s largest independent access equipment rental company GTAccess, and member of the IPAF UK Country Council.
As Commercial Director at Italy-based Imer Group, Pianigiani has headed up the development of the company’s scissor and spider lifts and established branches for the group in a number of countries.
NON-VOTING chairman of the judging panel: Euan Youdale, editor, Access International.