The Minuteman Press franchise in Bristol, England was recognized for their efforts in making a positive impact on the environment by winning two sustainable transport awards at the Travelwest Business Travel Awards 2015. They were awarded Best Newcomer and also won their category at the Big Commuting Challenge, “successfully reducing their regular car journeys to zero and changing to doing all their deliveries by electric bike and trailer.”
BRISTOL, England - Minuteman Press in Bristol has pitched in to help the environment by instituting sustainable travel practices for commuting to work and making deliveries to clients. As a result of these efforts, Minuteman Press in Bristol was honored at the Travelwest Business Travel Awards, winning two sustainable business travel awards: Best Newcomer and category winner for the Big Commuting Challenge.
Travelwest issued the following statement on their website about Minuteman Press’ impressive sustainable business travel achievements when awarding them the Best Newcomer award: “Minuteman Press are a small business in South Bristol – their achievements include winning their category at the Big Commuting Challenge this year, successfully reducing their regular car journeys to zero, and changing to doing all their deliveries by electric bike and trailer.”
Peter Wise, Director of Minuteman Press in Bristol, commented on winning the Best Newcomer award from Travelwest: “We are thrilled to have won this award. It was honour enough to have been in the final shortlist.” He added, “A small business in South Bristol turning words into actions, contributing to the environment in a positive way and in any weather.”
Minuteman Press in Bristol operates with no motor vehicles, as all staff members have made a commitment to sustainable transport. Each person on the team commutes to and from work by public transportation (train, bus) or by bicycle and foot. For local meetings and deliveries, the Minuteman Press team in Bristol travels via bicycle and trailer, which helps the environment as well as their business because deliveries are on time, traffic and parking issues are avoided, and there are no fuel costs.
With the same passion they have for helping their customers, Minuteman Press in Bristol is committed to sustainable transport. Their fleet of bikes has grown, and members of the team find the practice rewarding thanks to the exercise and fresh air that are now built in to their daily routines.
“We are proud of the entire team at Minuteman Press in Bristol for winning two such prestigious awards,” said Mark Jones, Minuteman Press International Area Manager for the UK South region. “Their commitment to sustainable business travel is only matched by the hard work they put in to helping their customers on a daily basis.”