Business networks and forums
Meet like-minded businesses and hear about the latest transport developments.
The aim of these networks and forums is to gain mutual support and to promote best practice in sustainable commuting and business travel.
Bath & North East Somerset
The Bath and NE Somerset Travel Forum meets two to three times a year, usually in Bath. The aim of this Forum is to bring together interested employers, developers and consultants to share information, gain mutual support and to promote best practice in sustainable commuting and business travel. It is also an opportunity for employers to meet transport operators and providers.
Many of these meetings are hosted by participating employers, enabling them to share their experiences and showcase their initiatives. Hosting employers have included the University of Bath, Bath Spa University, the Royal United Hospital, Curo, Buro Happold, Farrington’s Farm Shop, Grass Roots Group and Wessex Water.
Further details about the next meeting, including the agenda, will be circulated to members in due course.
To join the Bath and NE Somerset Travel Forum for free, please contact us. We hope to see you at a future meeting.
If you're based in Bath & North East Somerset:
Recent presentations given to the forumFree trial of electric cars Download pdf PDF approximately 495.37 K Green Commute Initiative Download pdf PDF approximately 2.44 M Biomethane – fuel for tomorrow Download pdf PDF approximately 806.9 K
The Bristol Workplace Travel Network (BWTN) is a group of employers committed to the promotion of sustainable travel, both to help employers commuting and for business efficacy.
The network meets three or four times a year to discuss common travel issues, share experiences and get up to date information about local travel. The meetings are helped by regular contact through our monthly newsletters. Membership is free. A wide range of topics are in included in response to members’ needs. Examples include:
- The business benefits of workplace travel plans
- Work/life balance policies
- Reducing business travel through tele-working
- Car clubs and car sharing
- The health benefits of active travel
- Bus, rail and ferry service improvements
- Strategic planning, such as bus rapid transit, Local Sustainable Transport fund etc..
It is suitable both for those thinking about travel planning for the first time and for experienced practitioners.
To join the BWTN or to find out more information please contact us.
Other local forums
We also run more localised forums including our Temple Quarter forum and Hengrove Forum. If you are interested in joining these, or would like support in setting up a forum, please get in touch.
If you're based in Bristol:
Business Engagement Team
SevernNet is a not-for-profit enterprise, run by, and working for the benefit of, the businesses, organisations and the community extending from Royal Portbury Dock through Avonmouth, Severnside to Western Approach Industrial Park.
Some businesses in the SevernNet network are within the City of Bristol boundaries – if you would like to know more about SevernNet, please visit their website.
North Bristol SusCom is a group of major businesses in North Bristol working to promote sustainable commuting to over 70,000 individuals. They work together to combat some of the significant travel congestion issues in North Bristol.
North Bristol SusCom meets every 2 months in an open forum allowing members to discuss any local issues or concerns they have, and also to present any examples of best practice amongst the group. It is also an opportunity to hear from local providers and transport operators working towards similar goals. South Gloucestershire Council is represented at the meeting to enable feedback to the group on current and future development plans and for the views of the group to be taken into consideration by the authority.Membership is made up of most of the major employers in North Bristol including: Airbus, Atkins, Rolls Royce, Hewlett Packard Enterprises, Aviva, John Lewis, North Bristol NHS Trust and UWE amongst others. For more information on North Bristol SusCom and how to join please visit their website.