New business travel network launched in Hinckley

Published Thursday, 09 April 2015

Issued on behalf of Smartgo Hinckley.

SMARTGO Hinckley to provide local employers and staff with range of commuting and business travel benefits.

Launch event at MIRA in Hinckley on 17 April 2015.

A new workplace travel network will be launched for Hinckley businesses at MIRA on 17 April 2015. Smartgo Hinckley will provide local employers and their staff with a range of travel benefits and services to help make commuting and business travel cheaper, easier and more sustainable. 

The Smartgo Hinckley membership package includes access to travel discounts with Arriva, Europcar, Eversure, National Railcards, Sixt and Stagecoach Midland and more, providing financial, health and environmental benefits for employers and their staff. Smartgo also provides tools to facilitate research and expertise to help address transport issues such as parking overflow, for example. The network also offers a single voice for employers to generate effective engagement with public bodies and transport providers.

Employers based in and around are invited to attend the launch on 17 April at MIRA. Advance booking is essential given the location. For more details and to book, please go to: www.smartgo-hinckley-launch.eventbrite.co.uk.

As part of the launch of Smartgo Hinckley, local businesses are being asked to participate in a major workplace travel survey, the results of which will shape and influence the development of a new business travel network for staff and employers in the town in 2015. 

The workplace travel survey can be found online at www.smartgo.co.uk/hinckley and will close on 24 April 2015. Participating businesses will be entered into a free draw with the chance to win a £100 Amazon gift voucher. 

Smartgo Hinckley, in partnership with Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council and the Active Travel Hinckley team, is supported through the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, Department for Transport, European Regional Development Fund and Leicestershire County Council. To find out more about the Smartgo Hinckley programme, call 0116 216 8326, email info@smartgo.co.uk or visit www.smartgo.co.uk.

Shelley Harvey, Chair of Hinckley Business Association (HBA) said:

One of the main aims of the HBA is to encourage the improvement of local facilities and conditions for businesses to succeed. The development of a workplace travel network for local employers and their staff can clearly support this aim and so we would encourage our members and other businesses in Hinckley and Bosworth to get involved with Smartgo Hinckley.


Smartgo Hinckley is developed and co-ordinated by specialist sustainable travel consultancy, Go Travel Solutions. Robin Pointon, Managing Director at Go Travel Solutions added:

Smartgo Hinckley is the latest in a series of business travel networks that we have successfully launched locally and nationally. Large numbers of businesses have already signed up to enjoy the benefits of membership and we’re confident that this can be extended for Hinckley businesses.


About Go Travel Solutions:
Go Travel Solutions is a specialist sustainable transport consultancy serving businesses, public bodies and transport operators. See us online at www.go-travel-solutions.com, follow us on Twitter at @GoTravSolutions or connect to us on LinkedIn.

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