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Celebration and Awards 2020

TfGM TC Accreditation Awards 2018

Applications for TfGM’s Sustainable Journeys Accreditation are now open with 2020’s event promising to be even bigger and better than ever.

We welcome applications from members of our Business Travel Network to celebrate successes in Sustainable Journeys.

Our 2020 Celebration and Awards event will be held at HOME. We’re proud to continue to work in partnership with HOME to provide you with the opportunity to shout about the great work you’re doing in a great setting.


What is the new Sustainable Journeys Accreditation scheme?

Organisations who are on TfGM’s Business Travel Network will be invited to apply for Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum accreditation.

To support the Mayor’s Good Employer Charter the accreditation criteria has been enhanced to include ‘being a supporter of the Charter’.

The levels of accreditation are:

  • Bronze Accreditation Award ‘Commitment to supporting Sustainable Travel’
  • Silver Accreditation Award ‘Developing a travel action plan’
  • Gold Accreditation Award ‘Delivering sustainable travel initiatives’
  • NEW Platinum accreditation Award ‘Demonstrating travel behaviour change’

In addition there will be three special awards to reward excellence in the sustainable travel field;

  • A Champion of Champions Award
  • An Active Travel Award
  • A Dynamic Working Award

If your organisation would like to join our Business Travel Network please visit here



Criteria for accreditation

For details of the criteria for each level of accreditation please download our guidance document.


Application Forms

Please contact sustainable.journeys@tfgm.com for an application form.


Key dates:

Date
Application open From 11th Feb 2020
Deadline for submissions 8th April 2020
Judging panel meets 9th April 2020
“Intention to award” letters sent w/c 18th May 2020
Celebration and Awards event 16th June 2020 (10-12pm)

The event:

The Celebration and Awards event will take place on Tuesday 16 June from 10am – 12pm. TfGM will be awarding accreditation certificates to successful applicants followed by a networking lunch. The wider business community and other stakeholders will be invited to enjoy this celebration and raise the profile of sustainable travel and its importance in supporting the health and wealth of Greater Manchester.


Previous years

2017 - Travel Choices accreditation scheme was launched to celebrate the success of businesses who have championed sustainable travel.
2018 - The scheme was highly successful and was continued to acknowledge the ongoing energy and commitment of organisations which have helped reduce congestion, enhanced the health and wellbeing of staff and improved air quality.


FAQs:


Can I/my organisation apply for accreditation?

Yes, if your organisation is part of TfGM’s Business Travel Network (BTN). If you are unsure whether this is the case, please email sustainable.journeys@tfgm.com


How does my organisation join TfGM’s BTN?

Visit our webpage to for more information.


Which level of accreditation can my organisation apply for?

Your organisation can apply for any level of accreditation. However, as a good rule-of-thumb we recommend that you only apply for the next level up from your previous accreditation award e.g. if your organisation was awarded bronze in 2018 then we’d expect a Silver submission this time around.

Please see our guidance document for further information.


This is our first accreditation submission. Can you support us with our application?

Yes. We’ve tried to make the application process as easy as possible however we recognise that your organisation may need support to complete it. Please contact sustainable.journeys@tfgm.com and we’ll help you on your way!


We’ve only just joined the BTN, is it too late for us to apply?

Bronze accreditation submissions will be considered for any organisation who can provide evidence of a ‘Commitment to supporting Sustainable Travel’. There is specific criteria to demonstrate this, but please get in touch with sustainable.journeys@tfgm.com and our team will be happy to help.


I’ve heard about your business workshops. Can you tell me more?

Once you’ve signed up to our BTN, your organisation will be invited to attend 4 workshops over a 12-month period. Organisations who attend will be then be on track to submit a great Bronze application for our event in 2021. Again, support will be available from our dedicated team of officers in the Sustainable Journeys Team.


Some previous winners include

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