Clifton transport planning company wins Bristol Travel Award
Bristol-based Peter Evans Partnership, a Transport Planning and Highway Consultancy, was awarded ‘Most improved workplace’ for its commitment to sustainable travel at the recent annual Travelwest ‘Business Travel Awards’.
The awards recognise exceptional projects and outstanding businesses in the West of England that stand out from their industry peers. Organisations, large and small, competed across a range of categories, showcasing the multiple ways that travel modes can have a positive impact on health and the environment.
Whilst the number of staff employed at the Clifton office has grown over the last year the number of cars in the car park on a daily basis is reducing. Currently between 10 and 12 members of the 19-strong work force choose to commute by non-car means on a regular basis.
Andrew Kenyon, PEP Director, commented, “We’re very proud to be leading by example in terms of promoting a sustainable future to the business sector.”
PEP assists commercial organisations, including those employing 1000s of staff per site, by preparing travel leaflets, personalised travel planning, organising bus services, setting up and attending travel steering groups etc. They also help housing developer clients with educating residents occupying new homes.
So it has been important for PEP to manage their own transport and travel effectively. The PEP office is based in a conservation area which prohibits conventional covered parking for bicycles, so the company took the innovative step of installing solo cycle hangers in the board room. The brightly coloured bike hangers have become a very visual and positive message to anyone visiting.
Earlier in the year PEP purchased its first hybrid company car and charging point to assist in PEP’s aim to reduce their own carbon footprint. Other sustainable travel incentives offered by the company include electric bike charging points; shower and changing facilities; a sustainable travel fund for staff for clothing and equipment to assist them in their non-car travel; interest free loans for the purchase of public transport season tickets; and hire car and membership of the local car club allocation for meetings if public transport is not viable.
Photo (l-r): William Nelson, Helen Stephens and Andrew Kenyon of Peter Evans Partnership