A new selection of offers has been announced to make workplace travel more cost-effective for UK employers and their staff. Four new discounted offers are now available through the national Smartgo workplace travel programme including exclusive promotions for bike hire, and bus and train travel from regional and national transport operators.
Through its strategic partnerships with leading transport operators including First Bus, East Midlands Trains, Abellio Greater Anglia and Santander Cycles, Go Travel Solutions - co-ordinator of the national Smartgo workplace travel network – will provide UK employers and their staff with access to reduced ticket costs and discounts on cycle hire. This will encourage the adoption of more sustainable modes of transport and will improve employees’ health and well-being.
University of Leicester recently had a high volume of staff members sign up to the Smartgo scheme, with over 300 staff members signed in the space of 4 weeks, we were keen to know all the secrets to such great success!
“Although Smartgo has been on our website for some time and we have undertaken travel events etc. a well-timed news item on the staff newsletter prompted a wave of sign ups as well as conversation around the University”.
Sandra Lee, Environmental Officer at University of Leicester provides us with an insight on how she got staff to buy-in to the benefits of Smartgo.
Hertfordshire County Council is supporting bus operators across the county with the Intalink Innovation Fund 2016/17, helping projects designed to encourage more residents to travel to work by bus.
The Centrebus ‘Fab 80s’ project is the flagship; focussing on services 80 and 81 between Stevenage and Hitchin. Centrebus is providing brand new vehicles for the routes, with the innovation fund supporting on-board wifi and a rebrand of the improved service, to encourage commuting by bus between the towns
East Midlands Trains have made it their mission to inspire you to get creative with your commuting time. When you travel by train, you open up a world of possibilities. Give up the driving and take control back.
By making a few simple changes, there are some clever ways you can turn train time into me-time. Easy.
Leading construction and property consultancy to offer benefits of Smartgo membership to over 450 employees across 11 UK offices.
Pick Everard, the leading multi-professional construction consultancy, will become the first national member of the UK-wide Smartgo workplace travel network. Pick Everard was the very first business member of the first local Smartgo network in the country in Leicester. To celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2016, the company is offering Smartgo membership benefits to over 450 staff across its 11 offices in the UK.
(L-R) Alastair Hamilton, Partner at Pick Everard and Robin Pointon, Managing Director of Go Travel Solutions
Employees can access 10 per cent discount on bikes and equipment purchased from Cycle Solutions’ online store plus range of exclusive benefits on Cycle 2 Work scheme.
A new partnership between Cycle Solutions and Go Travel Solutions will provide members of the national Smartgo networks with 10 per cent discount on bikes and equipment bought from the Cycle Solutions’ online store. The agreement will also provide employees with a range of exclusive benefits for budding and experienced cyclists participating in the Cycle 2 Work scheme.
The new offer is open to national employers that are members of Smartgo workplace travel networks in Leicester, Milton Keynes, Stevenage, Hinckley, Loughborough and North West Leicestershire, and other UK employers signed up to the Smartgo Standard package.