HCT Group provides a range of transport services: from London red buses to community transport, school buses to Park and Ride. HCT's 500 vehicles operating in London, Yorkshire, Humberside, the South West and the Channel Islands deliver over 17 million passenger trips a year. It has 1,000 employees and a turnover of £37.6m.
Hackney Community Transport was set up in 1982 to provide minibuses for community groups. In 1993, with grants under threat, HCT began to compete for commercial contracts. This resulted in HCT growing from a few volunteers to a large social enterprise.
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The Phone Co-op supplies HCT with fixed line services and broadband, and some 400 mobile phones. Every driver has a mobile phone for emergencies, and they are also used as part of a buddying scheme whereby people with limited mobility are sent texts to tell them when their transport is due.
For more about HCT Group please visit their website.