Whether your business wants to reduce its environmental impact or simply solve the problem of where staff can park, encouraging employees to use public transport can go a long way towards alleviating some of these common issues.
In this hot list, sponsored by Stagecoach West, SoGlos shares six helpful ways the bus operator can support your Gloucestershire business.
Offering bespoke travel plans for businesses across Gloucestershire, Bristol and beyond, Stagecoach West can help local businesses solve frustrating transport issues like parking, as well as providing staff with greener travel options.
Working with a variety of employers, from national brands like Tesco and Amazon, to local hospitals and universities, businesses can request a free travel plan consultation based on their unique needs.
For more information, visit stagecoachbus.com.
With parking spaces in short supply for many workplaces, especially in town centre locations, encouraging employees to travel to work by bus could help to reduce traffic and alleviate parking problems as people head back to the office.
Stagecoach has two Park and Ride locations for people commuting into Cheltenham at Arle Court and Cheltenham Racecourse, offering free parking and regular buses into the town centre. Just park up and buy a ticket on the bus – or for regular commuters, weekly tickets are available to buy on the Stagecoach app.
For businesses wanting to incentivise staff to travel to work more sustainably, Stagecoach West will provide discounted bus tickets so you can subsidise staff travel and encourage them to use the bus – a great perk for staff members who commute to work.
For anyone who’s not working standard office hours, travelling to work by bus could be trickier. If your business is served by an existing bus route, but the service finishes too early, Stagecoach West can add new journeys that match your shift patterns so staff can get to and from work easily, whatever time they start or finish.
If your business isn’t on an existing bus route, Stagecoach West can design a bespoke new bus service for your company. It’ll collect information on how your staff are getting to work and where they’re travelling from, then suggest a new bus route that’s tailored to your business needs – and budget.
Gloucestershire has made a commitment to achieve net zero carbon in the county by 2030 – with local businesses having a huge role to play in achieving this. One easy way to give your business a kick start is by encouraging employees to switch to greener transport.
While it’s well known that using public transport to get to work has a smaller environmental impact than using a private car, Stagecoach West’s new buses are some of the greenest in the UK, with Euro 6 engines that produce 75 per cent less nitrogen oxide and around 95 per cent less particulate matter emissions than older engines.
Whether it’s an annual awards ceremony, staff conference, team building day or entertaining clients, Stagecoach West also offers private hire and special event transport for local businesses, so staff can leave their own cars at home.
For more information about Stagecoach West, visit stagecoachbus.com.
By Chloe Gorman
Thursday 26 August 2021
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