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The annual Travelwest ‘Business Travel Awards’ took place on Thursday 29 November at the UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre in South Gloucestershire.

The awards recognise exceptional projects and outstanding businesses in the West of England whose commitment to sustainable travel make them stand out from their industry peers.

Organisations from across the four regions within the Travelwest partnership (Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bath & North East Somerset) were celebrated for their success throughout the evening, which also included presentations from industry experts. A record number of businesses competed this year across a range of categories, showcasing the multiple ways that travel modes can be influenced to have a positive impact on health and the environment.

The selected winners are organisations and individuals that were judged to have shown outstanding commitment to sustainable travel, with an emphasis on organisations who are leading the business sector into a sustainable future. In Bristol, noteworthy results included the University of Bristol who were announced the winner of the ‘Long Term Commitment to Sustainable Travel’ category, DAC Beachcroft who won an award for the ‘Best Motivational Campaign’. Peter Evans Partnership Ltd also were awarded ‘Most Improved Workplace’ for the small business category and Lifecycle UK won the ‘Most Innovative Sustainable Travel Measure’ category.

West of England Mayor, Tim Bowles, said:

“Tackling congestion is a key part of ensuring future economic growth in the West of England. It is great to see so many local businesses helping us to maintain our attractiveness as a great place to live and work. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners who have shown superb leadership in their fields.”

The full list of this year’s winners is as follows:

Best Motivational Campaign
Winner: DAC Beachcroft
Highly Commended: EAT festivals

Sustainable Travel Champion
Winner: Worle School Academy
Highly Commended: Rolls Royce

Most Improved Workplace
Small: Peter Evans Partnership Limited
Medium: Worle Community School Academy
Large: Rolls Royce

Long Term Commitment to Sustainable Travel
Winner: University of Bristol
Highly Commended: North Bristol Suscom

Most Innovative Travel Measure
Winner: Life Cycle UK
Highly Commended: South Gloucestershire Council Transitions Team, Travel Training

Travelwest Challenge Winner
Micro: Key Transport Consultants
Small: Transport Planning Associates
Medium: Triodos
Large: DAC Beachcroft

Organisation of the Year
Rolls Royce.

Travelwest is the partnership between Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire councils, working with the Department for Transport to encourage and support sustainable travel.

The Travelwest Business Awards are one of many ways we provide support in sustainable travel and give recognition to organisations in the West of England for their efforts.

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