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Follows successful launches of new local and national sustainable travel projects  

Leicester-based business, Go Travel Solutions is strengthening its core team and developing new UK office locations at the start of 2014. This announcement follows a series of recent successful local and national project launches and contract wins including Smartgo sustainable travel networks in Leicester, Stevenage and Milton Keynes, Personalised Travel Planning in Gloucester, and work on the Leicester Fit 4 Business programme.

A quarter of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) say sustainability will be one of their top three priorities this year, despite the fact many are struggling to move beyond implementing simple green measures.

According to research from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, while SMEs are quite comfortable undertaking traditional activities such as energy saving and recycling, a significant number have still yet to adopt a broader range of sustainable business practices. 

The study found for example, that SMEs are less likely to offer a clear business code of conduct (46%), work responsibly within a supply chain (42%) or operate an ethical sourcing policy (25%). It also highlighted the fact that there are still businesses who do not believe there are any benefits to be gained from implementing such practices. 

However of those businesses that have implemented sustainable business practices, most believe there are clear benefits in doing do. More than half (54%) believe it helps reduce their costs, just under a third (3%) believe it increases their profitability, while more than two-fifths (42%) cite that it makes a positive contribution to the environment. 

Leicester Cycle Freight Forum on 23 January 2014 will discuss opportunities for bikes to carry freight and deliveries.

Cycle freight networks are growing in cities across the UK and beyond, and a major Forum is being held to discuss the opportunities for developing cycle freight projects in Leicester. The Leicester Cycle Freight Forum will be held from 10.30am to 12.30pm on Thursday 23 January 2014 at the Highcross Management Suite in Leicester.

Will provide Leicester City Council with business engagement services to support the Leicester Fit for Business programme

Go Travel Solutions, the Leicester and Bath-based sustainable transport consultancy, has won a major contract from Leicester City Council to promote the Leicester Fit 4 Business (F4B) programme to businesses in the city.

Bath and Leicester-based company successfully bids for new sustainable transport project for launch in Milton Keynes in early 2014

Go Travel Solutions, a Bath and Leicester-based sustainable travel consultancy, has won a major three-year contract with Milton Keynes Council to develop a business travel network in Milton Keynes. The network will be launched in in early 2014. 

 

A major new business travel network has been launched in Leicester to provide local employers and their staff with a range of options for business travel and commuting. Smartgo Leicester - previously known as Smarter Travel Leicester and led by Go Travel Solutions with support from local partners - will deliver cheaper, easier and more sustainable travel programmes for member organisations in and around Leicester.

Travel Forum helps businesses in Stevenage to make travel to work cheaper and easier for staff

18 local businesses and partners from Stevenage discovered the benefits of sustainable travel at a free ‘Reduce your Commute’ Travel Forum, held at Holiday Inn, Stevenage on 17 July 2013. At the Forum, part of the Gunnels Wood Sustainable Travel programme, organisations including GlaxoSmithKline, MDBA and Astrium discovered how they can make travel to work cheaper and easier for their staff.

Business Travel Network for Coalville programme launched

40 local businesses and partners from North West Leicestershire discovered the benefits of sustainable travel at a launch event for the new Business Travel Network for Coalville. Organisations including ATI Stellram, DHL and Intraining discovered how they can reduce their costs and grow business benefits though sustainable travel at the event, held at Stephenson College on 1 May 2013.

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