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 an
niversary in 2016, the company is offering Smartgo membership benefits to over 450 staff across its 11 offices in the UK.
Smartgo has been developed and coordinated by Go Travel Solutions to assist
workplaces with commuting and business travel. Smartgo provides employers with a range of business benefits including reduced business costs, carbon management planning, reduced car parking demand, enhanced business reputation, and improved staff recruitment and retention.
Employers nationwide can access discounts for staff of over 50 per cent per driver
Co-wheels, the UK’s only independently-owned national car club, has joined forces with sustainable travel consultancy, Go Travel Solutions to extend its car club membership offer throughout the UK.
UK employers registered as members of Go Travel Solutions’ Smartgo workplace travel networks can now join Co-wheels for £25 (matched by a subsequent £25 worth of credit) and can sign up staff members as drivers for just £5 each – a reduction from the standard £12 per driver.
Car club membership allows staff to travel to work more sustainably – either walking, cycling, public transport or lift sharing, with access to a car nearby to use when needed for business travel. The model is flexible, and means businesses only pay for the journey time they use – from 30mins up to several days.
Cycling is set to become increasingly popular with London Bike Hire sponsor, Santander getting behind a brand new cycle hire scheme in Milton Keynes due to start in spring 2016.
At the time of the announcement, Santander CEO, Nathan Bostock said: “we will be looking to share best practice between Santander Cycles in London and Milton Keynes, where it makes sense and adds value.”
At a special ‘Bikes for Business Showcase’ event on Monday 18th April, hosted by Smartgo Milton Keynes, Santander took the opportunity to update local businesses on the progress of the Bike Hire scheme and to showcase how it has promoted and developed bike facilities for staff at its Milton Keynes headquarters.
SmartGo is a national scheme providing discounted workplace travel, helping employers incentivise low-carbon transport and save their staff money. Offers are available on buses, trains, bikes and more, all accessed through the online portal, producing benefits for both employers and staff.
SmartGo provides employers and their staff with a range of travel benefits and services to help make travel cheaper, easier and more sustainable.
SmartGo is a partnership led by employers, supported by travel providers and the public sector. The network is part of a rapidly expanding UK-wide initiative with over 1,000 employer members representing over 165,000 staff.
with transport operators to reduce staff travel costs and incentivise healthy travel options.
providing customised advice for implementing new travel solutions in the workplace.
online sustainable travel engagement tool for employers and their staff.
“The SmartGo workplace travel networks have proven to be a valuable asset to GSK in Stevenage as well as other businesses across the UK. The good quality guidance and provision of benefits have been well received by staff and employers alike, resulting in a steady growth in interest and take up of sustainable travel. GSK fully support SmartGo and look forward to seeing membership and incentives increase to the benefit of existing and new members.”
Martin Wigley, Director, Site Operations, GlaxoSmithKline
New agreement between Bike Dock Solutions and Go Travel Solutions will provide bike storage offers for employers to encourage sustainable travel
Go Travel Solutions has teamed up with Bike Dock Solutions, one of the UK’s leading bike storage manufacturers, to offer discounted bike storage products for UK employers with potential savings worth up to thousands of pounds. Under the agreement, Bike Dock Solutions will offer 10 per cent off online prices and a further 10 per cent off installation costs for new and existing members of Go Travel Solutions’ Smartgo UK networks.
Smartgo is an innovative workplace travel network that is developed and coordinated by Go Travel Solutions to provide employers and their staff with financial, health and time saving benefits for commuting and business travel. Smartgo membership now includes over 200 businesses across the country representing more than 95,000 employees.
Significant savings on standard retail prices available on UK’s most popular electric vehicle
Members of the Smartgo workplace travel networks across the UK can now make major savings on buying or leasing a new Nissan LEAF electric car. As part of the agreement between Nissan and specialist sustainable travel consultancy, Go Travel Solutions, the vehicles will be available with significant discounts worth thousands of pounds to existing Smartgo members, on top of the existing Government grants, to encourage sustainable travel.
Recent figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that electric car sales in the UK have risen dramatically during the past 12 months. While only around 500 electric cars were registered per month at the start of 2014, this has now risen to an average of around 2,400 per month in 2015, with the total UK light-duty electric fleet now estimated to number more than 45,000 electric vehicles.
New, exclusive offer for Smartgo member employers and their 98,000 employees as Halfords are offering a 10% discount on Halfords gift vouchers redeemable on over 10,000 cycling and non-cycling products in-store
Smartgo has been developed and is co-ordinated by specialist sustainable travel consultancy, Go Travel Solutions and there are over 207 employers signed up to existing Smartgo networks in Leicester, Milton Keynes, Stevenage and other locations across the UK.
On 8th October 2015 Go Travel Solutions hosted an East Midlands Regional meeting of Act Travelwise, the UK’s association for sustainable travel and behavioural change professionals. The meeting included a showcase on Smartgo – with presentations from Go Travel Solutions (the co-ordinators of Smartgo) and Smartgo Leicester employer members De Montfort University, Leicester College and Pick Everard. The presentations reflected the successes and barriers experienced by them as employers in developing sustainable travel and their view on how Smartgo had assisted them as employers and their staff.
Slides from De Montfort University, Go Travel Solutions and Pick Everard are available for download below.
New partnership between Scoots and Go Travel Solutions will offer up to 62 per cent off new moped and motorcycle equipment
Scoots, the Wheels 2 Work Charity in Hertfordshire, has formed a new partnership with specialist sustainable travel consultancy, Go Travel Solutions. The partnership will provide local employers and their staff with access to discounts on new moped and motorcycle equipment worth up to £112 per person through the Smartgo Stevenage travel network.
Scoots helps people in Hertfordshire over the age of 16, via the hire of a 50/125cc moped or motorcycle, to help them travel to work or on education placements. New and existing employers in the Smartgo Stevenage network will receive discounts on equipment including helmets, jackets, gloves, rain trousers and high vis clothing.
Love Loughborough signs corporate partnership with Go Travel Solutions to offer membership of Smartgo Loughborough travel network to town businesses
Love Loughborough has formed a partnership with Leicester-based sustainable transport specialist consultancy, Go Travel Solutions to offer workplace travel discounts for staff at 600 local employers.