Employee Forum Chairman at Volkswagen Financial Services to chair local workplace travel network
Richard Scott has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Smartgo Milton Keynes workplace travel network. Richard is also Employee Forum Chairman at Volkswagen Financial Services and replaces the former Chair, Andrew Bannister from Volkswagen Group.
Volkswagen Financial Services is a member of the Smartgo network, along with other major local employers including AG Barr, Milton Keynes City Centre Management, Milton Keynes Council, Network Rail, Red Bull Technology, Santander, The Open University, Transport Systems Catapult and Volkswagen Group.
Smartgo Milton Keynes provides these employers and their staff with a range of travel benefits and services to help make commuting and business travel cheaper, easier and more sustainable. The programme’s membership package includes travel incentives and discounts, transport expertise and collaboration opportunities with other employers and transport providers.
Smartgo Milton Keynes was developed and is co-ordinated by specialist sustainable travel consultancy, Go Travel Solutions with support from Milton Keynes Council and Volkswagen Group.
Commenting on his new appointment, Richard Scott said: “Milton Keynes is one of the fastest developing major conurbations within the UK. 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.”
Robin Pointon, Managing Director of Go Travel Solutions added: “We’re delighted that Richard is able to join Smartgo Milton Keynes as our new Chair. As a major local employer, Volkswagen Financial Services is a key member of the network and Richard’s appointment offers us continuity of engagement with the Volkswagen brand following a successful tenure as Chair by Andrew Bannister from Volkswagen Group. We thank Andrew for his efforts and look forward to working with Richard to enhance commuting and business travel in Milton Keynes.”