As a long-time member of SmartGo, Leicester College staff have made hundreds of savings on their commute over the years. Group Travel Coordinator, Wendy Fearn, explains how it's benefited the organisation and enabled more employees to take up sustainable transport.
By Robin Pointon, Managing Director of Go Travel Solutions, developer of the SmartGo package
One of the key strategies behind our SmartGo workplace travel package is encouraging low-carbon travel. We’re focused on working with employers, their staff, travel operators and local authorities to facilitate ways in which this can be achieved through a sophisticated approach to travel planning.
Staff at Milton Keynes businesses signed up to SmartGo are being offered big savings on travelling to work using London Northwestern Railway. SmartGo and the train operator will be offering those who sign up to the scheme, 90% off their first month’s season ticket with ongoing discounts for monthly and annual renewals.
The University of Leicester have long been a SmartGo member and have seen almost one thousand of their staff join the scheme. Dr Sandra Lee originally set up the University's membership in 2013 and explains the range of ways it has benefited their organisation.
SmartGo members can now access new 10% discounts with Rutland Cycling, Cotswold Outdoor, Cycle Surgery, Runners Need and Snow+Rock.
“Highcross has been a SmartGo member since the early days of the programme in Leicester. It’s really important to the city and is based on a thorough understanding of business needs.
“All of our retailers can benefit from the wide range of travel discounts.