11.12.2013 0 Comments

Avoid dangerous driving conditions and work from home with a Sustainable Routes grant…

Avoid dangerous driving conditions and work from home with a Sustainable Routes grant…

Did you know that 69% of small and medium sized businesses already allow remote or flexible working? And that 89% of remote communication is through email?

We are now well into autumn with winter just around the corner. Mornings are cold, foggy, frosty and sometimes icy. Evenings have drawn in – it’s pitch black at 4pm. Snow threatens. Getting to and from work can be hazardous and sometimes dangerous… and it is going to get worse!

Soon, the television weather broadcasters will be advising us to stay at home unless our journey is critical. This will affect you and your employees – if you can’t get to work, your business will suffer.

  • Why should you or your staff risk their safety by driving in dangerous conditions?
  • Why not take away the pressure of the “shall I go in or not” debate?
  • Where can one search for driving lessons specifically for dangerous/hazardous conditions?
  • Why not simply make it easier for yourself or your staff to work from home?

A Sustainable Routes grant can assist you in this by helping you to:

  • Purchase portable technology like such as laptops or tablet computers, What is cloud computing, learn more here.
  • Fund a server upgrade – to provide remote login to a network

The Sustainable Routes project is designed to encourage businesses to reassess their travel policies and find smarter ways to travel, ultimately saving the business money and reducing carbon emissions. Each grant (match-funded) is worth £1,000.