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Businesses and individuals are being encouraged to submit applications and gain recognition for their work in the field of sustainable transport.

The annual Travelwest Business Awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the successes of organisations across the West of England that are making significant contributions to sustainable travel across the region. Nominations are now open until Friday 4 October with the award ceremony taking place at The Grand Pier, Weston-super-Mare on Thursday 28 November.

Cllr James Tonkin, North Somerset Council’s executive member for transport, said: “I am delighted that we’re organising the awards this year. I’m looking forward to seeing a wide range of applications from across the West of England and celebrating the significant contributions to sustainable travel that are being made.”

There are five nomination categories to choose from:

  •  Long-term Commitment to Sustainable Travel
  •  Most Improved Workplace (small, medium, large)
  •  Best Motivational Campaign
  •  Most Innovative Sustainable Travel Measure and
  •  Sustainable Travel Champion(s).

The top accolade ‘Organisation of the Year’ will be picked from the pool of category winners.

Now in their sixth year, the awards are co-ordinated by Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol City, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire councils with more than 80 organisations receiving an award to date.

Find out more and download the nomination forms at

The awards ceremony also recognises corporate travel plans which were rewarded through official accreditation. The Travelwest Travel Plan Accreditation is valid for three years and marks an organisation’s commitment to promote sustainable travel for commuting and business travel. This year applications will need to be submitted by Friday 4 October for recognition at this year’s ceremony.

To apply for a travel plan accreditation please see the forms at

If you would like to discuss your nomination or accreditation application, contact North Somerset Council’s Business Engagement Manager, Ruby Tobin  on 07919 546 401.

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