Fit 4 Business
Part funded by Department for Transport and Leicester City
Council
Small business training is being deliver...
Key benefits
Making travel to and for work:
• Cheaper – reduction in the total costs of transport
• Easier – improvement i...
Programme – how it works
• Module 1 – TODAY - Presentation of key challenges,
benefits, potential solutions, case studies ...
Running a business
Running a business is never an easy task, every penny
counts and every spending decision is scrutinized...
Why commuting and business
travel matter
• The cost of travel – vehicle cost, fuel, insurance, staff
time (wages), parking...
Challenges are not getting easier
• Transport accessibility and connectivity are key
ingredients for business success
• Di...
Challenges today
• Congestion – UK roads are among the busiest in Europe
• Emissions – each km travelled by a motor car re...
Head in the sand?
Business can ignore
these issues and go
backwards or…
Manage the need to travel
Consider if you need to travel
• Could staff tele/video/web conference
instead?
• Is it possible...
Consider when staff travel
Try to avoid peak travel times if possible – especially the
am peak.
Funding opportunities
Grants of up to £5,000 are available
through Fit 4 Business to help small
businesses in the programm...
Fit 4 Business
Programme area
How could the grant be spent?
• Travel avoidance tools
• Route planners
• Cycling facilities and promotion
• Walking facil...
Free services available to your
workplace and staff
www.transportdirect.info route planning for cycling and public transpo...
Cycling locally
• Salary sacrifice scheme
Offering staff savings of up to 40% off new bikes.
• Commuter cycle training
Fre...
Walking locally
• Walk doctor
Workplace visits to businesses with advice on walking, one to
one consultations with individ...
Public transport
• Transport Direct route planner
A free to use service which plans detailed routes point to
point.
• Bus ...
The car
• Electric charging and vehicles
Plugged in Places programme offers grants and support.
• Greener safer driving
Tr...
The benefits of sustainable
transport
Cheaper – reduce the true total costs of travel
Easier – lessen congestion
and the n...
Help and support
Fit 4 Business
Local sustainable travel programme led by Leicester City Council and part funded by
Depart...
Help and support
Go Travel Solutions
www.go-travel-solutions.com
Tel: 0116 279 5122
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LSTF funding made to Leicester based businesses by Leicester City Council for low carbon active travel initiatives. Funding comes from the Department for Transport. Go Travel Solutions has been commissioned to help facilitate the Business Travel Package. Qualified organisations can obtain 1st year free membership in to Smarter Travel Leicester/Smartgo Leicester.

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Fit 4 Business presentation

  1. 1. Fit 4 Business Part funded by Department for Transport and Leicester City Council Small business training is being delivered by b-inspired with Go Travel Solutions Not short-term – through to March 2015
  2. 2. Key benefits Making travel to and for work: • Cheaper – reduction in the total costs of transport • Easier – improvement in point to point journey times • Greener – lower the emissions Fit 4 Business is here to help your business achieve these goals. This includes grants of up to £5,000.
  3. 3. Programme – how it works • Module 1 – TODAY - Presentation of key challenges, benefits, potential solutions, case studies and sources of help • Module 2 – Detailed follow on engagement, with presentation of the full menu of measures to help your business, funding applications and action plan writing
  4. 4. Running a business Running a business is never an easy task, every penny counts and every spending decision is scrutinized. This training has been designed to help small businesses to appreciate the issues, the opportunities for savings and the support available locally to make informed travel decisions. Saving money, saving time and conducting travel in an informed and sustainable way.
  5. 5. Why commuting and business travel matter • The cost of travel – vehicle cost, fuel, insurance, staff time (wages), parking, maintenance • The space of keeping a business fleet • The environmental issues • The time spent in traffic jams • HR and reputational issues
  6. 6. Challenges are not getting easier • Transport accessibility and connectivity are key ingredients for business success • Difficulties in travelling represent barriers to your businesses trade • Investment from the public sector is likely to be more limited if the future due to financial pressures • There are physical constraints to the highway network; a simple lack of physical space to build into
  7. 7. Challenges today • Congestion – UK roads are among the busiest in Europe • Emissions – each km travelled by a motor car releases an average of 229g of CO2 • Cost – fuel price has risen 31% in the last 10 years. Workers spend an average of 23 days a year travelling to and from meetings. This costs UK businesses an estimated £17 billion a year (YouGov)
  8. 8. Head in the sand? Business can ignore these issues and go backwards or…
  9. 9. Manage the need to travel Consider if you need to travel • Could staff tele/video/web conference instead? • Is it possible for staff to work from home sometimes? Avoiding unnecessary travel keeps cost down and saves your business money year after year.
  10. 10. Consider when staff travel Try to avoid peak travel times if possible – especially the am peak.
  11. 11. Funding opportunities Grants of up to £5,000 are available through Fit 4 Business to help small businesses in the programme area make changes to the way they travel.
  12. 12. Fit 4 Business Programme area
  13. 13. How could the grant be spent? • Travel avoidance tools • Route planners • Cycling facilities and promotion • Walking facilities and promotion • Public transport
  14. 14. Free services available to your workplace and staff www.transportdirect.info route planning for cycling and public transport www.walkit.com route planning for Leicester walkers Entry to the cycle challenge Sky ride events
  15. 15. Cycling locally • Salary sacrifice scheme Offering staff savings of up to 40% off new bikes. • Commuter cycle training Free confidence training and led rides. Covers cycle maintenance. • Cycle to Work guarantee scheme Opportunity for employers to develop a package of measures to support cycling
  16. 16. Walking locally • Walk doctor Workplace visits to businesses with advice on walking, one to one consultations with individuals and advice on active lifestyles. • Walkit.com (route planner) Customised walking routes mapped free point to point.
  17. 17. Public transport • Transport Direct route planner A free to use service which plans detailed routes point to point. • Bus season tickets and Flexi Reduced cost travel options verses daily ticket purchase. Discounts on many via Smarter Travel Leicester. • Train travel Discounted season tickets, carnet tickets, megatrains and split ticketing.
  18. 18. The car • Electric charging and vehicles Plugged in Places programme offers grants and support. • Greener safer driving Training to teach more fuel efficient driving techniques. • Better to share Car clubs, car sharing and lift sharing
  19. 19. The benefits of sustainable transport Cheaper – reduce the true total costs of travel Easier – lessen congestion and the need to travel Greener – lower congestion and emissions
  20. 20. Help and support Fit 4 Business Local sustainable travel programme led by Leicester City Council and part funded by Department of Transport. b-enterprising Runs ‘enterprise as a life’ offering workshops, group events and 1-2-1 coaching to individuals from Leicester city interested in self employment or business start up. Smarter Travel Leicester Local sustainable travel business network offering travel discounts and expertise with 1st year free membership Ways 2 Work Free membership of UK network to help businesses in both commuting and travel to be efficient. .
  21. 21. Help and support Go Travel Solutions www.go-travel-solutions.com Tel: 0116 279 5122

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