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Project Manager:

John Keenan

 

Project Client:

Cambridge and Counties Bank

 

Nature of Business: 

Cambridge and Counties Bank (CCB) is a unique partnership between two established and respected institutions – Trinity Hall, Cambridge and Cambridgeshire Local Government Pension Fund. It is a banking specialist for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) within the UK and is dedicated to helping businesses of this type grow, consistently providing quality banking services and support.

 

Challenge: 

What was the primary challenge or set of challenges facing the client? What was the business case for change?
CCB is interested in sustainable travel, to and from work, as part of its commitment to the environment. In particular, it is working towards Green Accreditation. 


What special value did Go Travel Solutions bring?
A thorough knowledge and understanding of the sustainable travel sector, with a particular focus on providing travel advice through workshops and advising on the availability of personalised travel planning programmes.

 

Solutions: 

How the client identified a potential solution, why they chose to work with Go Travel Solutions and what solution was delivered. How did this solution address the challenge?

CCB signed up as a member of the Smartgo Leicester workplace travel network to access a range of discounts and offers from local and national travel operators, as well as strategic advice on travel planning.

 

Benefits:

CCB staff are achieving a range of financial, health and well-being, and environmental benefits through Smartgo and a series of other related sustainable travel initiatives including:

  • A number of staff have signed up to receive discounts on transport through Go Travel Solutions’ Smartgo network

  • A number of staff have had a go on MyPTP to look in to alternative transport to work

  • Some members of staff have signed up to LeicesterShare

  • Some members of staff attended a workshop held by Go Travel Solutions at the CCB office

  • CCB attend an annual travel forum

  • CCB are going to hold a No Travel Week (no expenses paid for any business travel for the week for petrol)

  • ‘Bring a colleague to work day’ will be held at CCB

  • CCB to offer staff interest free loans for bicycle purchases

 

Client testimonial:

Feedback from staff has been positive and very encouraging. Comments have included ‘good schemes which are varied and well presented’, ‘clear direct message of reducing our carbon footprint’, a ‘good initiative regarding rewards for every green journey you take (points)’ and ‘really pleased with the Go Travel Solutions savings on my season ticket!’. 

Mike Kirsopp, CEO said: “We have been amazed at how much we have all learned about making a positive difference in the ways we travel to work. It has been a great experience to work with Go Travel Solutions, and other sustainable travel initiatives, as we seek to find more environmentally friendly types of transport.”

Links

www.ccbank.co.uk 

 

 

 

 

Project Manager:


Robin Pointon

 

Project Client:


Stakeholders include Leicester City Council, major employers such as the University of Leicester, De Montfort University and transport providers including East Midlands Trains and Arriva.

 

Nature of Business:

 

Businesses based in and around Leicester.

 

Challenge - what was the primary challenge or set of challenges facing the client? What was the business case for change?


The establishment and development of an independent business travel network for Leicester employers. Promotion of sustainable modes to employees of member businesses and delivering best practice for travel planning and transport sustainability through the membership.

 

What special value did Go Travel Solutions bring?


The network was created through the initiative and skills of Go Travel Solutions. A package of travel discounts was secured to help generate an employer membership of 50, representing 50,000 members of staff. Strategic relationships have been established with the local authority, enabling collaborations to be created between the local authority and major employers.

 

Who were the stakeholders?


Local employers, Leicester City Council, business intermediaries and local transport providers.

 

Solutions - How the client identified a potential solution, why they chose to work with Go Travel Solutions and what solution was delivered. How did this solution address the challenge?


The initiative was driven by Go Travel Solutions from the outset to reflect its commitment to sustainable travel and desire to develop tools to help make sustainable travel for workplaces a preferred option, not the last option.

 

Benefits:


To date there are 50 employer members representing 50,000 staff based in and around Leicester. Since the original scheme was launched in 2009, there have been 10,000 discounted season tickets sold through the scheme. The discounts have been generated through the work of Go Travel Solutions. A major success has been the development of a travel planners group between major employers with more recent engagement with Leicester City Council.

 

Client testimonial:

 

"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)

 

Links:


www.smartgo.co.uk/leicester

 

Get in touch

Our UK Midlands/ registered Office:

Go Travel Solutions 

Friars Mill,
100 Bath Lane,
Leicester,
LE3 5BJ

Our UK South Office:

Broad Quay House,
Prince Street,
Bristol,
BS1 4DJ 

 

Company No. 06619901

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