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Dai Powell's blog

Dai Powell is HCT Group's Chief executive. His blog explores ideas on social enterprise, transport and related issues. Always forthright, Dai’s views are his own and do not necessarily reflect the position of HCT Group.

It was 20 years ago today. . . .

when my colleague, co-conspirator and friend started at HCT. Jude Winter has spent the last 20 years of her life trying . . . .

Posted: 15 May 2015

The Social Enterprise Edge

The value of social enterprise is well understood, at least here in social enterprise land. Yet sometimes we wonder if everyone . . . .

Posted: 23 Apr 2015

Values, ethics and a new business ecosystem

HCT Group received a new round of social investment last week, with The Phone Co-op investing £500,000 of loan capital. It . . . .

Posted: 28 Nov 2014

The Rise of the Social Citizen

The relationship between citizen and state is changing, this we know. State provision of services is in retreat, crumbling under the . . . .

Posted: 16 Jan 2014

Doing more good

HCT Group has a simple objective – to do more good. Precisely what we mean by that and the mechanics of . . . .

Posted: 22 Jun 2012

Social enterprise works

We’ve had some notable business successes lately - being chosen as the preferred supplier to run bus services in Guernsey is . . . .

Posted: 03 Feb 2012

Charity or social enterprise or private business...

The below piece was written for Charity Finance magazine and can be seen on page 26 of the most recent edition. HCT . . . .

Posted: 30 Jan 2012

The LEZ and the spirit of Community Transport

On 3 January 2012, the emissions rules in London will change. Minibuses will join diesel lorries, buses and coaches under the . . . .

Posted: 06 Dec 2011

What is a social enterprise....going around in circles?

Everyone is fed up of the debate ‘what is a social enterprise’ - and rightly so. In the end what we . . . .

Posted: 16 Nov 2011

Is growth always good?

We are past the mid-way point of the political conference season and I will have the opportunity to attend at least . . . .

Posted: 28 Sep 2011