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SmartGo is Finalist at Smarter Travel Awards 2018

Leicester-founded national workplace travel network scheme nominated for Best Smarter Travel Innovation Award at national industry awards

A workplace travel network that was founded in Leicester in 2010 will be competing against national travel projects at this year’s Smarter Travel Awards.

The SmartGo Leicester scheme now supports local businesses across the city with a combined employee figure of over 37,000. It helps businesses in Leicester including Highcross Leicester, Leicester City Council, University of Leicester, De Montfort University, Mattioli Woods and Pick Everard to save staff money and encourage low carbon travel. Nationally, it is now assisting 96,000 employees, from employers including Airbus, East Midlands Airport, Horiba Mira and GlaxoSmithKline. 

SmartGo was created and is now coordinated by local social enterprise, Go Travel Solutions. The company is based at Friars Mill by the Waterside in Leicester.

SmartGo has been nominated for the Best Smarter Travel Innovation Award. This category is open to all mobility related projects that display a commitment to design or technological innovation.

The third annual Smarter Travel Awards ceremony will be held at the Exhibition Centre in Liverpool from 16-17 October 2018 and is organised by Landor Links. The awards showcase how lives in the 21st century are being improved by enabling effective mobility options across our towns and cities. These awards celebrate the impressive achievements, the smartest approaches and the high impact of smarter travel projects and the professionals who lead them.

Pick Everard is an independent, multi-professional consultancy practice working within the property, infrastructure and construction industry, and is the founding member of SmartGo Leicester. Alastair Hamilton, Partner at Pick Everard and member of SmartGo Leicester said:

“We were the founding member of SmartGo Leicester and have seen the scheme evolve and deliver great benefits for local employees. We’re proud to support the scheme and are delighted with the news that it’s been deservedly nominated for this prestigious industry award.”

Robin Pointon, Managing Director of Go Travel Solutions added:

“This award is testament to how the network has developed and grown in Leicester and across the UK. It demonstrates how its innovative model is providing real benefits for local businesses and their employees.”

For more details on SmartGo Leicester, visit www.smartgo.co.uk/leicester


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