WAKEFIELD BID are adding extra value to the benefits they are providing city centre businesses through access to unlimited bus travel across Yorkshire.
The Wakefield Business Improvement District (BID) has signed up to Arriva’s Employer Travel Club acting as the employer so city centre businesses and their employees can take advantage of the perks of the scheme. These include offering unlimited bus travel in specified zones plus free travel for up to two children at weekends and public holidays.
Wakefield BID manager, Elizabeth Murphy, said that the Travel Club helps take some of the strain out of the daily commute for many and adds value to smaller independent businesses who could not normally afford to join the Travel Club.
“Wakefield BID is all about improving businesses opportunity for everyone joining the Arriva Travel Club gives smaller independent business access to reduced monthly bus travel for their employees adding value both to the levy that many companies pay and the benefits the BID provides,” she explained.
“Bus travel is a convenient option for travelling to and from work for many, taking the strain out of navigating the rush hour traffic and finding a parking space. The benefits offered through the Employer Travel Club make it more affordable for employees to travel by bus which helps financially too.”
Gemma Lockwood, Business to Business manager for Arriva welcomed the BID’s Employer Travel Club membership.
“The aim of the club is to enable members to offer employees reduced bus travel to and from work as well as the added benefit of using their bus pass on weekends and evenings to see the many great places we have available to visit in Yorkshire. The employees sign up to the scheme via monthly direct debit and their bus passes are sent directly to them either electronically to their phones or by post,” she said.
“We are delighted that Wakefield BID has taken the lead on this and has signed up on behalf of businesses in WF1 enabling them to offer tangible benefits to their staff.”