As our office at Alpha Tower is in the heart of Birmingham, it offers our staff excellent public transportation connections and micro-mobility facilities for commuting, such as e-scooters and e-bikes with pick-up locations near our office. NetWatch is also part of the Bike2Work scheme which enables staff to purchase bicycles and associated equipment, encouraging them to pursue greener modes of transport. Furthermore, Alpha Tower has excellent bicycle storage and maintenance facilities to accommodate this.
Prior to the March 2020 lockdown, several senior staff members would be frequently called to meetings with clients around the country but due to the progress made in virtual meetings during 2020 and 2021, this has become the ongoing preferred method of meetings and has contributed to a large reduction in business travel. Still, there are some aspects of our services – such as court attendances as expert witnesses – which require physical travel and we advise staff to utilise greener methods of travel where possible.