Step Count Challenge
Princes Trust - Future Steps Challenge
The Future Steps 2023 app is now available to download! You can now rally your colleagues to download, create their teams of 6, and get ready to walk, run or roll 10,000 steps every day this February. The fundraising target is super accessible (£250 per team, which is just over £40 target per person), with all funds going directly towards helping young people across the UK, be their best in 2023 and beyond.
109 kms versus Cancer
E-Bike Loan Scheme
Head Office E-Bike Shelter
The Travel2next team along with the Facilities team have converted the existing cycle shelter located outside the Multi-story car park to an E-Bike Charging area.
The decision arose due to staff working at the Head Office site registering their mode of travel as an employee that uses an E-Bike.
The shelter (which is a secure unit with a Digi-lock coded lock) contains a number of 3 pin power points to charge 12 bicycles at a time.
To use the shelter please contact Travel2Next for access to the Digi-Lock code
** Please note, it is the responsibility of the employee to ensure that their charging power packs are in a good and safe condition before plugging into the power supply **
Clean Air Day
Thursday 16th June
NEXT take on Modeshift StarsFor
NEXT take on Modeshift StarsFor to become the first corporate company to achieve accredited Travel Plans for every site in the UK & Ireland
Pictured left to right
James Hardie (Modeshift), Caitlynne Picot (Next Distribution), Sarah McAlinden (Next), Ian Bell (Next), Steven Bentham (Next) and Nick Butler (Modeshift)
The Travel2next team have spent the last two years working with all the Next, Lipsy and Victoria's Secret sites throughout the UK & Ireland to ensure that every store, contact centre, distribution centre, London Office and Head Offices in Leicester achieved an accreditation for each individual Travel Plan.
To achieve accreditation the team had to
The engagement with employees saw an increased number of requests to assist with personal journey plans, and an increase in the number of staff entering competitions.
Accreditations are awarded by Modeshift (The UK's leading sustainable travel organisation whose mission is to share best practice in sustainable travel delivery.)
Modeshift offer a Travel Plan platform called StarsFor which is used by Businesses, Education, Residential Developers and Venue hosts. The platform is a simple to use tool which creates an online environment in which to build and grow your Travel Plan.
Currently there are 545 sites that make up Next, Lipsy and Victoria’s Secret in the UK and Ireland.
Over the next 12 months the Travel2Next team plans to apply for Bronze level for the 429 sites currently sitting at Green level, and to upgrade some Bronze sites to Silver level. The team will continue to work with staff offering promotions and surveys to help achieve higher level accreditations.
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Modeshift Advent Tree
Whichever way you roll or stroll join the #ActiveTravelSTARS for a healthy and environmentally friendly festive journey during advent and tell us what you see and tag #TeamModeshift
This December, Love2Ride are conquering the cold and showing that biking is a year-round activity with Winter Wheelers!
What’s Winter Wheelers all about?
Next submitted two entries to be considered by Modeshift for the annual National Sustainable & Active Travel conference which this year was held at the Athena Conference Centre in Leicester on the 4th and 5th of November.
Next Fosse Park
Travel2Next have been working with Fosse Park and Go Travel Solutions to deliver Sustainable and Active travel options to staff working at the Fosse Park Store.
By offering incentives such as free bus tickets and E-Bike loans to new starters, as well as discounted bus tickets to existing staff, provides through the Getting to Work Scheme offered by Go Travel Solutions.The store has become the first retail store in the UK to achieve a Gold Accredited Travel Plan.
Accreditation’s are awarded by ModeshiftStars which is a scheme that recognises businesses that have shown excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable and active travel.
Phil Saunders of Go Travel Solutions said “As the coordinators of the Getting to Work scheme at Fosse Park, we’re delighted to see Next leading the way in promoting and enabling more sustainable travel among staff.”
Adrian Young, Fosse Park Management Team said “It’s fantastic that our Next store at Fosse Park has achieved a Gold Accredited Travel Plan, and we hope that this achievement encourages more retailers at Fosse Park to embark on their own Travel Plan Journeys.”
Gail Parkes from Modeshift said
“With over 100 Next sites now accredited and Fosse Park being awarded a Gold Modeshift STARS Accreditation this a huge credit to Sarah and her team of Travel Ambassadors who have successfully encouraged staff to increase walking and cycling levels in their daily commute. More staff are converting to hybrid and electric vehicles which is really down to the on-going dedication of Sarah and her team who work hard to change behaviours and achieve their target of getting every site and store accredited by the end on 2022.
Well done to everyone involved you should be really proud of this outstanding achievement.”
Picture Left to right:
Adrian Young (Fosse Management), Kelly Stroud (Next Employee and Travel2Next Ambassador), Sarah McAlinden (Facilities Coordinator – Travel2Next), Gail Parkes (Modeshift) and Phil Saunders (Go Travel Solutions)