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SmartGo is a national scheme providing discounted workplace travel, helping employers incentivise low-carbon transport and save their staff money. Offers are available on buses, trains, bikes, electric vehicles and more, all accessed through the online portal, producing benefits for both employers and staff. The benefits to increasing the use of sustainable travel are widely known. 

Offers include:

Enhanced Savings

Enhanced Savings

10% OFF

10% OFF

15% OFF

15% OFF

10% OFF

10% OFF

10% OFF

10% OFF

10% OFF

10% OFF

15% OFF

15% OFF

Up to 10% OFF Monthly Rail Costs

Up to 10% OFF Monthly Rail Costs

 

See the range of fantastic offers!

 

SmartGo includes some local deals in certain areas. Click the locations below to see what’s available in different areas of the country. 

 

Enhance staff recruitment and retention - through lower cost travel and promotion of healthier travel options, offering staff benefits
Manage parking demand – through initiatives to reduce single car occupancy such as journey sharing and promotion of walking and cycling
Reduce business costs – by reviewing business travel and the use of IT to avoid the need to travel and reduce the need for parking
Deliver carbon reduction – by providing tools to reduce carbon emissions from commuting and business travel
Enhance business brand – through support for a low carbon initiative and by gaining profile through being a Smartgo member
  • Enhance staff recruitment and retention - through lower cost travel and promotion of healthier travel options, offering staff benefits
  • Manage parking demand – through initiatives to reduce single car occupancy such as journey sharing and promotion of walking and cycling
  • Reduce business costs – by reviewing business travel and the use of IT to avoid the need to travel and reduce the need for parking
  • Deliver carbon reduction – by providing tools to reduce carbon emissions from commuting and business travel
  • Enhance business brand – through support for a low carbon initiative and by gaining profile through being a Smartgo member

    Cost savings – a range of promotions and discounts are available from local and national transport operators
    Health and wellbeing – boosting opportunities for regular exercise through cycling and walking
    Reduce your carbon footprint – options to help you to decrease the contribution that your form of travel makes to the environment
    • Cost savings – a range of promotions and discounts are available from local and national transport operators
    • Health and wellbeing – boosting opportunities for regular exercise through cycling and walking
    • Reduce your carbon footprint – options to help you to decrease the contribution that your form of travel makes to the environment

      The Package:

      Pricing:

      Up to 5 Staff
      £45+vat
      6-25 Staff
      £90+vat
      26-100 Staff
      £190+vat
      101-250 Staff
      £350+vat
      250+ Staff
      From £1per employee

      Communication:

      Once registered, we help our employer members promote the scheme to staff in a variety of ways, including:

      • Electronic flyers and posters
      • Regular newsletter to employers and staff on latest offers and developments.
      • Option for employers to be notified on each staff registration. Tailored information for internal communications e.g. intranet page, bulletins or emails. 
      • On-site event to promote the scheme to staff for employers over 500 staff as standard.
      • View some of the offers available for employers by clicking HERE.

      See our Top 20 Tips to encourage staff sign ups 

       

      Members include:

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      • T-Systems
      • Catapult
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      • barrlogo
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      • network-rail
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      • GSK Logo BW
      • HCC-Logo
      • IET
      • Highcross logo
      • UIL
      • lcc-logo
      • HCoC-logo-A
      • "The SmartGo programme has provided a wide range of travel benefits to staff at DMU. We know that one size doesn’t fit all in relation to travel choices and SmartGo are able to provide a variety of travel discounts and incentives which suit the requirements of a great many number of staff. SmartGo is our first port of call for discounts and incentives for staff travel."

        Karl Letten PIEMA, Environmental & Sustainability Officer, Estates Department

      • "If the company you work for is a member of SmartGo you'll get a 10% discount on the price of your monthly (or longer) Great Northern season ticket, making travelling by train exceptional value for money. With services from Cambridge, Peterborough, Hertford North and London all calling at Stevenage, train travel could slash your journey time."

        Dyan Crowther, Chief Operating Officer, Govia Thameslink Railway

      • "SmartGo has provided invaluable help over the years to enable us to develop a wide range of workplace travel solutions that not only enhance the broad range of benefits we give to our staff, it also generates wider business benefits in reducing travel costs, improving the health and well-being of our staff and helping us to achieve our carbon reduction targets"

        Alastair Hamilton, Partner at Pick Everard

      • "I am very happy that The Transport Systems Catapult has been asked to join the SmartGo Milton Keynes Steering Group. As a Milton Keynes-based organisation focused on the delivery of Intelligent Mobility solutions, we are looking forward to applying our global expertise to also help support local initiatives in this area."

        Steve Yianni, CEO, The Transport Systems Catapult

      • The SmartGo Stevenage sustainable travel network has proven to be a valuable asset to GSK and other businesses across the UK. The good quality guidance and provision of benefits have been well received by staff and businesses alike resulting in a steady growth in sustainable travel. 

        Martin Wigley, Director, Site Operations, GlaxoSmithKline

      • "Highcross is committed to encouraging our teams and customers to use sustainable transport and SmartGo Leicester is an excellent tool and support network."

        Jo Tallack, General Manager, Highcross Leicester (part of Hammerson)

      • I am delighted to be involved with this SmartGo initiative to encourage local people and employers to consider cycling and other sustainable modes of transport. The scheme allows you to save money and improve your health, and we hope that new and existing SmartGo members take advantage of our offer.

        Phil Corley Owner, Corley Cycles

      • "Without the drive and support of Go Travel Solutions, SmartGo Stevenage would not be where it is today."

        Martin Wigley, Business Operations Manager for GlaxoSmithKline

      • "East Midlands Trains has a great working relationship with SmartGo and is very keen to promote all opportunities to increase travel by train that this partnership strives to achieve."

        Lawrence Bowman Commercial Director – East Midlands Trains

      • "SmartGo Milton Keynes has been a valuable tool for us to engage with employers in relation to sustainable travel. There has been great enthusiasm for the project amongst employers across the Borough."

        Cllr Matt Clifton, Cabinet Member with responsibility for transport

      • "SmartGo Stevenage is supported fully by Stevenage Borough Council and we would like to see membership increase and more organisations accessing the benefits and subscribing to the ethos of this important local initiative."

        Sharon Taylor Leader of Stevenage Borough Council

      • "We are delighted with our growing partnership with SmartGo. Together we are supporting companies in local communities with their sustainable transport policies and at the same time we are making green transport affordable and accessible to their employees through Cycle2Work and exclusive offers."

        Lucie Cherrington, Head of Halfords Cycle2Work

      • "The University Hospitals of Leicester can offer staff a wide range of discounted travel options through SmartGo Leicester that was previously not available."

        Ruth Ward Travelwise Manager, University Hospitals of Leicester

      • "I believe that SmartGo initiatives and travel benefits will enhance the attractiveness of Milton Keynes for current and future employees and employers. The blend of mobility and sustainability that the scheme offers should make all Milton Keynes employers seriously consider membership."

        Claire Kennedy, Santander

      • "SmartGo Stevenage is an invaluable resource to assist partners and major local employers in trying to influence travel to work behaviour. The knowledge and expertise of Go Travel Solutions enables this project to really deliver."

        Councillor Ralph Raynor, Portfolio Holder for Economy, Enterprise & Transport for Stevenage Borough Council

      • "We are excited to partner with Go Travel Solutions to give SmartGo members the opportunity to learn about and experience the electric side of driving. As a further incentive to consider an electric vehicle, we are pleased to provide SmartGo members with access to substantially-enhanced discounts on the Nissan LEAF."

        Russell Higgins EV Workplace Manager, Nissan GB

      • "The partnership with Go Travel Solutions offers the benefit of a range of travel incentives through SmartGo, travel survey management and evaluation, practical advice to enhance sustainable travel and secured engagement of other public and private sector partners for the long term benefit of local transport"

        Jo Tallack General Manager, Highcross Leicester (part of Hammerson)

      • "I believe that SmartGo initiatives and travel benefits will enhance the attractiveness of Milton Keynes for current and future employees and employers. The blend of mobility and sustainability that the scheme offers should make all Milton Keynes employers seriously consider membership."

        Richard Scott, Employee Forum Chairman, Volkswagen Financial Services

      • "Partnering with Go Travel Solutions and SmartgGo was such an easy decision. Like us, they have a clear vision of how to support sustainable transportation across the UK. We look forward to working with them."

        James Nash Director, Bike Dock Solutions

      • "SmartGo Leicester offers our staff and students discounted travel and provides a strong network of travel stakeholders in the city to share resources, ideas and strength to secure further progress towards sustainable travel."

        Sandra Lee, University of Leicester

      • "Our aim is to give people across Milton Keynes the widest choice possible when it comes to travel and to offer affordable and healthier solutions. SmartGo Milton Keynes will help to deliver this to local businesses and residents alike and I’m delighted that Milton Keynes Council are able to support this."

        Keith McLean, Cabinet Member for Transport, Milton Keynes Council

      • "We are delighted to be supporting sustainable transport network SmartGo and hope the 10 per cent discount against our great value Advance fares will further encourage members to choose travel by train for business and leisure."

        Andy Cooper, Managing Director, CrossCountry trains

      • "SmartGo Leicester communicates with their partners and members effectively and efficiently, allowing us to become involved in their on-going activity."

        Jayne Moyses Head of Sales & Customer Relations, East Midlands Trains (Stagecoach)

      • "Arriva welcome the SmartGo initiative which provides opportunities to promote bus travel. We already work very closely with a small number of key employers and look forward to extending that type of relationship with companies across the city. Arriva offers great value bus travel and that value is increased for staff of companies that sign up to SmartGo."

        Linsey Frostick, Regional Marketing Manager, Arriva

      Additional Services:

      SmartGo is managed by specialist sustainable transport consultancy, Go Travel Solutions. Members can save 10% off our additional consultancy services, including:

      • Facility design and promotion of active travel (walking and cycling)
      • Development of public transport links to enhance site accessibility and reduce car dependency
      • Personal travel planning for residential areas and employers
      • Creating the business case for electric vehicle integration through vehicle profiling and charging point consultancy
      • Review of business travel including grey fleet, with a focus on cost and carbon reduction
      • Workplace engagement in sustainable travel through surveys, events and campaigns
      • Survey design, delivery and analysis including geographic information systems (GIS) mapping of trip making and transport networks
      • Marketing and promotion of sustainable travel including events, social media and marketing campaigns

      To see case studies of projects undertaken in some of these areas visit: www.go-travel-solutions.com/projects

      To discuss any of the items outlined above or other requirements, get in touch by calling: 0330 024 56 65, emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or completing the enquiry form HERE.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       
       

      Address

      Friars Mill (Unit 3)
      Friars Mill (Unit 3)
      100 Bath Lane
      100 Bath Lane
      Leicester
      Leicester
      LE3 5BJ
      LE3 5BJ

      Contact

      Phone
      0330 024 56 65
      Email
      info@smartgo.co.uk

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