04 November 2016
Photo: North Bristol NHS Trust Representatives with Cllr Mark Bradshaw, Bristol City Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport – Copyright Mark Simmons
The Travelwest Business Awards 2016 took place on Wednesday the 2nd of November at St. George’s Bristol.
Speaking at the Awards were James Piper and Ben Luger of ecosurety, Suzanne Audrey of the University of Bristol, and Jaya Chakrabarti MBE – a trio of inspiring and uplifting speeches.
There were 23 awards given out to businesses across the subregion, with Travel Plan accreditations recognised alongside Big Commuting Challenge winners. The Travelwest Awards themselves had six categories for businesses to vie for.
Recognising companies newly offering support to employees to reduce car travel
This year, the winner was Sword Apak, for a sustainability-focused office move that transformed the way their staff are able to access sustainable travel.
Most Improved Workplace
Recognising improvements in the workplace environment to encourage sustainable travel
The winner this year was North Bristol NHS Trust, for their ongoing work undertaking major improvements to all aspects of their travel offer – improving bus access, cycle parking provision, active travel in general, and excellent partnership working.
Two businesses were Highly Commended for their efforts - BuroHappold for a 37% reduction of CO2 per person, and Bristol City Council for the refurbishment of City Hall with a best-in-class provision of facilities to support active travel.
Best Motivational Campaign
Recognising success in motivating staff to make and sustain behavioural change
The winner this year was Ultrahaptics, for the incredible achievement of 100% participation in the Commuting Challenge through innovative engagement with staff.
Two businesses were Highly Commended for their efforts – Sift for their Step Into Siftmas campaign encouraging active travel within the workplace and North Bristol SusCom for their strategic level campaigning across the West of England.
Most Innovative Sustainable Travel Measure
Recognising organisations that have developed an innovative technique or service
The winner this year was ecosurety for the journey-sharing platform joinmyjourney.
Slide Bristol were Highly Commended for their innovative product taking forward the concept of mobility as a service.
Sustainable Travel Champion
Recognising individuals who have shown outstanding commitment to sustainable travel
The winner this year was Ann O’Driscoll of North Bristol SusCom, for her continual and unflinching support for sustainable travel in all its forms across the West of England for many years.
Highly Commended was Lucy McMillan of North Bristol NHS Trust for being a major part in North Bristol NHS Trust’s transformation work in the past two years.
Organisation of the Year
Recognising outstanding contributions to sustainable travel, the winner for this category is taken from the best nominations across all categories.
This year, the answer was clear: North Bristol NHS Trust are the Travelwest Organisation of the Year for a complete transformation across all parts of the organisation with travel and sustainability a major focus of the work.
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