Bristol Lord Mayor helps celebrate HCT's social impact

Posted: 05 Nov 2015

HCT Group is a social enterprise, reinvesting the profits it makes from transport contracts back into high social impact transport services or projects in the communities we serve, including Bristol.

On the 22nd October, more than thirty guests joined Bristol Community TransportCT Plus Bristol and parent HCT Group, to celebrate our social impact at the Watershed in Bristol, also a social enterprise.

The guests who included Right Honourable Lord Mayor Councillor Clare Campion-Smith, several councillors, key stakeholders from Bristol City Council, and important community group users, heard from several speakers and discussed social impact.

Dai Powell, HCT Group CEO, shared the key figures on our impact in Bristol:

  • 69,072 Passenger trips in our community buses
  • 108,248 Passenger trips provided to members of community groups
  • 1,088 Members of community groups trained to drive in an environmentally friendly manner (MiDAS)

Tony Trimby, one of HCT’s Social Enterprise Champions spoke about his experience from the Champions’ programme and the powerful effect of seeing the impact we have first-hand. 

Lou Paget, Vice-Chair of Bristol Parent Carers talked about working with us on the issue of transport for families with disabled children.  She shared her highly-moving story, exemplifying the challenges of access and social inclusion, and how something as ‘commonplace’ as transport, can make an astonishing difference to a person’s life.

 To read more about HCT Group and our social impact, you can download the social impact report for 2015 –‘Future focus, current impact’ here (large file).