Corporate partnership with Go Travel Solutions provides range of workplace travel discounts and promotions to encourage shift to more sustainable transport options
East Midlands Airport has committed to a three-year partnership with Leicester-based sustainable transport specialist consultancy, Go Travel Solutions. The company will offer travel planning services and workplace travel discounts for 6,700 staff and tenants at the Airport site near Castle Donington.
The partnership includes travel discounts for public transport, cycling and car hire through membership of the Smartgo North West Leicestershire workplace travel scheme. Go Travel Solutions will also support East Midlands Airport with research services for travel to work surveys to inform future travel planning development and will offer business engagement with around 90 tenant employers. The Airport will also be a member of the sub-regional Smartgo Steering Group including local authorities, employers and key travel providers.
L-R: Dewayne Browne, Business Developer, Go Travel Solutions; Robin Pointon, Managing Director of Go Travel Solutions; Colleen Hempson, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at East Midlands Airport; and Andy Cliffe, Managing Director of East Midlands Airport
Recent research undertaken by University of East Anglia (UEA) suggests that active commuters felt better able to concentrate and under less strain than when travelling by car.
It was highlighted that going by public transport was preferable to driving, data from 18,000 UK commuters over 10 years suggested.
Businesses with an interested in Low Carbon are invited to the 2015 Low Carbon Sustainable Business Conference on Tuesday 3 November at Stylish 15 Hatfields, a leading sustainable conference centre in central London, where they can learn about eco innovation, energy efficiency and business travel and meet experts from across the sustainable business sector.
Attendees will hear from a range of high profile and influential speakers who are leading from the frontline of the sustainable business sector. The conference will also feature workshops highlighting emerging sustainability themes including the challenges and opportunities that businesses face and the role of government policy in supporting the low carbon economy.
The free event, which is organised by Ngage Solutions, will also offer attendees the opportunity to find out more about the measurable impact on carbon savings, which have been achieved in the South East of England through the projects funded by the European Regional Development Fund, and to hear from the businesses that have benefited from these projects.
On 8th October 2015 Go Travel Solutions hosted an East Midlands Regional meeting of Act Travelwise, the UK’s association for sustainable travel and behavioural change professionals. The meeting included a showcase on Smartgo – with presentations from Go Travel Solutions (the co-ordinators of Smartgo) and Smartgo Leicester employer members De Montfort University, Leicester College and Pick Everard. The presentations reflected the successes and barriers experienced by them as employers in developing sustainable travel and their view on how Smartgo had assisted them as employers and their staff.
Plus, all course participants will receive a backpack and be entered into a prize draw* to win a bike!
*see www.choosehowyoumove.co.uk/getcycling for terms and conditions.
Join teams of experts to develop the transport solution of tomorrow at IMCreate 2015 - the Transport Systems Catapult’s inaugural Smart Transport Solutions Hackathon.
The Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) will run the World’s first Intelligent Mobility Hackathon in November, as part of its on-going mission to accelerate innovation in transport and you can be part of it. The event will use the intensive environment of a Hackathon event along with the transport data index by the TSC at www.imdata.co.uk to address critical problems within the UKs transport network.
The event, held over Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th November 2015, will bring together over 100 data scientists; software engineers; business thinkers; marketers and innovators, as well as public and private transport sector end-users and suppliers.