HCT Group has been chosen as preferred tenderer for the provision of bus services in Jersey. The news follows last month’s announcement confirming HCT was preferred bidder for bus services in Guernsey.
To get to this stage, HCT Group out-competed several of the world’s largest commercial operators in a rigorous tendering process and believes its string of business successes reflects its social enterprise business model. Focusing on delivering real value for service users and local communities rather than shareholders, is increasingly being recognised as a viable alternative in the marketplace.
Dai Powell, HCT Group’s chief executive, said: “Our model is well established – we use the surpluses generated from commercial contracts to create real social value on a local level. We don’t distribute profits to shareholders.”
Subject to negotiations, CT Plus (part of HCT Group) will commence operating Jersey’s bus services from January 1, 2013. The contract is for the operation of all bus services on the island, including school buses.