Act TravelWise will shortly be launching a national Business Travel Forum. It will be a forum for business actively engaged in delivering sustainable travel solutions for their staff, visitors and those delivering to and servicing their premises. This will facilitate the sharing of knowledge, skills and best practice.

Act TravelWise is looking for expressions of interest from organisations who would like to be part of shaping the scope and direction of the Forum. The Forum will be open to all private organisations irrespective of sector and size. Those in the public sector and transport consultancies are very welcome to nominate organisations that are likely to be interested in joining the Forum.

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An article in FleetNews (1 Nov 2016) features five case studies of companies and other organisations that have committed to electric vehicles and joined the Go Ultra Low Companies initiative, which "acknowledges and rewards companies that have taken the industry lead and included significant numbers of electric vehicles on their fleets, with a commitment to add more before 2020."

The case studies include Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Saville Audio Visual, London Fire Brigade, University of the West of England and Galliford Try. See FleetNews to view the case studies.

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Exciting times ahead! As decided at the January 2016 AGM, Act TravelWise is to transition from a company limited by guarantee into a charitable company. We are now quite far along in the process, with our application to be submitted to the Charities Commission immediately following the January 2017 AGM. The current Articles of Association will be replaced with new Articles compatible with charity law. The current Board of Directors will be replaced by a Board of Trustees. Some of the current directors will become trustees and additional trustees will be sought from among the membership. Trustees with the following backgrounds are particularly sought (click below to continue).

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The 2017 Wolfson Economics Prize, now in its third year, involves an open competition with a £250,000 prize. This year, submissions need to address the question: "How can we pay for better, safer, more reliable roads in a way that is fair to road users and good for the economy and the environment?" Submissions are due by 2 March 2017.

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