The Team


The team offers a wide range of specialist expertise in public transport, travel planning, sustainable transport choices, integrated transport, project management, inward investment, place marketing, marketing, event management and financial management. Our experience includes working with employers, transport providers, local authorities and consultancy-based transportation teams across the public, private and 3rd sectors.

Robin Pointon

Managing Director

Robin has worked in senior positions within public transport, inward investment and place marketing organisations; experiencing life in public, private and the 3rd sectors. He brings a range of knowledge and skills, internal and external, to transport focused on adding value to the outcomes of programmes. He founded Go Travel Solutions in 2008, seeking to bring a rounded and pragmatic approach to delivering sustainable transport solutions for employers, public sector organisations and transport providers. 

He heads up the UK Midlands office in the city of Leicester, famous for finding a pile of bones in a car park that turned out to be Richard III!

Robin’s a proud Yorkshireman, a person who tries to be true to his Christian faith and has a passion for the mighty Bantams aka Bradford City football team. He is married to Lorraine and has one son, Sam Pointon (now ex-Director of Fun at the National Railway Museum), and two daughters, Molly and Grace.

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Cliff Jones

Director

Cliff has more than 17 years’ experience in the fields of travel planning, SMARTER sustainable transport choices and integrated transport, working within a number of local highway authorities and consultancy based transportation teams. He is a skilled project manager, offering excellent client liaison with high professional standards and a passion for sustainable transport.

He heads up the UK South office of Go Travel Solutions which is based in Bristol.

Outside interests include: cycling, film and cinema, reading, writing and collecting vintage comic books.

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John Keenan

Senior Project Manager

John is based at Go Travel Solutions' office in Leicester, with responsibility for managing the majority of projects delivered through this office. Using best practice in project management, he focuses on enhancing the impact of the company's sustainable transport projects for customers and partners nationwide.

John is married with two daughters. He is a rugby union fan and is a season ticket holder at Leicester Tigers. He also enjoys playing basketball, trips to the cinema, reading and keeping fit.

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Ian Murdey

Project Manager

Ian is based at Go Travel Solutions' office in Leicester, focusing on developing and delivering sustainable travel programmes for private, public and 3rd sector organisations in the UK. He also helps the company to develop its services to meet the travel planning requirements of higher and further education providers.   

Prior to joining Go Travel Solutions, Ian Murdey was the Transport Co-ordinator at De Montfort University for almost 10 years. Whilst in post, he helped the University to achieve major decreases in single occupancy car usage, as well as increasing the number of staff cyclists to almost four times the national average.

In his spare time, Ian is a keen distance runner, ranging from park runs up to marathons and ultra-marathons. He’s waiting for the day when his children start to catch him up! 

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Phil Saunders

Business Development Manager

Phil has responsibility for developing business engagement through Smartgo, Local Sustainable Transport Fund programmes and new private sector projects. Within Smartgo he focuses on increasing the numbers of employers and staff signing up as members of travel networks across the country, including Leicester, Hinckley, Stevenage and Milton Keynes, using the benefits, discounts and promotions offered by Smartgo.

Phil is a keen triathlete who trains throughout the year and competes in various races during the season. He is a supporter of Leicester City Football Club and enjoys most sports. In his younger, more carefree days, he got his kicks from skydiving!

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Farhaan Patel

Marketing and Administration Coordinator

Based in the Leicester office, Farhaan is a recent English and History graduate with marketing experience from running his own website (The Smoking Area Collective) and from being part of the Nottingham Trent Film Society for two years.

His responsibilities will cover marketing across Go Travel Solutions, with a particular focus on both SmartGo and LocalGo sustainable transport incentive packages. His role will focus on improving business engagement and generating increased activity on SmartGo and LocalGo. He will also be responsible for developing Go Travel Solutions’ online presence through web, social media and PR.

Farhaan is an avid Hip-Hop fan and spends most of his time writing about the culture in his personal blog. He also loves film and writes about that, too!

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Lorraine Pointon

Non-Executive Director

As a Non-Executive Director at Go Travel Solutions, Lorraine brings a practical commitment to sustainable living and skills gained as a social enterprise manager. 

Lorraine's 'day job' is being the manager of Hopscotch Playgroup. This Leicester-based social enterprise has now been trading successfully for over seven years, securing a range of grants and employing five people. 

She has a passion for cooking and creating using fabrics, is a Brownie Guider and a governor of a local infant school.


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