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Award winner in 2017 Transport & Logistics Awards

 

 

Go Travel Solutions, based in Leicester with a UK office in Bristol, has won ‘Best Sustainable Transport Consultancy – UK’ in the 2017 Transport & Logistics Awards, run by Industry Insight magazine. 

The 2017 Transport & Logistics Awards aim to recognise every vital cog of the industry. They strive to create, develop and maintain transport around the globe.

‘Parking Pressures - how to manage and reduce parking demand’ event from 11am to 1pm on 22 September 2017 at the Business Technology Centre, Stevenage

A free forum will take place to help Stevenage businesses facing the challenge of workplace parking for staff. 

The ‘Parking Pressures - how to manage and reduce parking demand’ event, co-ordinated by sustainable travel specialist, Go Travel Solutions and supported by Highways England, will discuss the opportunities available to help local businesses to reduce and manage parking demand effectively.   

The event will take place from 11am to 1pm on 22 September 2017 at the Business Technology Centre (BTC Wenta), Bessemer Drive, Stevenage SG1 2DX. Businesses can book their free place at the forum at https://stevenage-parking-pressures.eventbrite.co.uk

 

With the recent announcements from global car manufacturer, Volvo that it will stop making petrol and diesel cars by 2019 in favour of electric or hybrid models and that France plans to ban all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, the impact of transport emissions is high up on the global news agenda.

Transport accounts for around a quarter of UK greenhouse gas emissions and affects air quality at the roadside. Our reliance on cars, vans and lorries, and the consequential impact on the environment has never been more striking.

By Robin Pointon, Managing Director of Go Travel Solutions

 

Research released by the AA* suggested that 1 in 7 UK staff give their employers an unpaid extra half day every week by battling for, and protecting hard-fought workplace parking spaces. 

 

This led Edmund King, AA President to propose that:

 

“encouraging car-sharing schemes or pushing for better public transport provision shows an acceptance of responsibility, rather than leaving their workers to drive round and round the car park in growing frustration while the bosses have their own reserved spaces”.

 

In the current issue of Local Transport Today (Issue 723), there is a double page feature on Smartgo, the workplace travel package developed by Go Travel Solutions. The feature written by Geoff Dudley, details the evolution of Smartgo, from working with local Leicester employer Pick Everard, to being a national scheme of over 202 employer members representing a head count of 199,000. It also details the different ways the Smartgo package can operate in areas through collaboration with other transport specialists such as WSP and the benefits it seeks to deliver.

If you are interested in more information about Smartgo, whether you are a local authority, transport operator or employer, please contact Robin Pointon at Go Travel Solutions (e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Please click HERE for the Smartgo feature in Local Transport Today.        

 

By Robin Pointon, Managing Director of Go Travel Solutions

 

In the Government’s Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced plans to change how employers can support their employees with additional benefits through salary sacrifice. These changes came into effect from 1 April 2017 but how many UK businesses are aware of these changes and will anybody be caught out?

 

This is big news for the employee benefits sector and will certainly impact the choices available for benefit providers and employer HR managers. Businesses predicated on salary sacrifice may have to change their model.

 

HMRC is bringing more rigour to the salary sacrifice process and the changes announced will reduce the range of taxable benefits allowable. However, many key offerings were exempted, such as childcare, pensions, cycle to work and electric vehicle schemes.

 

NW Leicester project:

Go Travel Solutions is managing an engagement project for Leicester City Council focused on the businesses located in NW Leicester, specifically those businesses with premises on Bursom or Gorse Hill Industrial Estates and the surrounding area. The key objective of the project is to make both business owners and employees aware of the initiatives available through the Choose How You Move Programme which will help them to travel more sustainably and, secondly, to reduce travel barriers to new employees.  

Leicester’s Go Ultra Low Free Breakfast Event on 10 November 2016 at Curve 

 

Leicester businesses are invited to find out how they can benefit and save money by switching to electric vehicles at a free Ultra Low Emission Vehicles event in the city in November.

 

Leicester’s Go Ultra Low Free Breakfast Event will take place from 8-10am on 10 November 2016 at Curve theatre, 60 Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SB.

 

The event will begin with a breakfast networking session followed by presentations from leading industry businesses including BMW, Nissan, Cenex, E-Car Club and Clean Fleet. There will also be an opportunity to test drive a Nissan LEAF or a Sytner BMW i3 electric vehicle. 

 

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3 Friars Mill,
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Leicester, LE3 5BJ

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BS1 4DJ 

 

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