Press release archive
This section of the website records our recent news releases. For more information on a particular story or issue, please see the media contacts section for how to get in touch.
New metrobus service provides vital link for communities across Bristol and South Gloucestershire
06 Jan 2019: The m1 metrobus service - the third and longest metrobus route, connecting south Bristol, Bedminster, the city centre, UWE, Bradley Stoke and Cribbs Causeway – will be carrying passengers from today.
HCT Group & ClearlySo win top Social Investment prize
29 Nov 2018: Last night in London, HCT Group and ClearlySo, Europe’s leading impact investment bank, won Social Investment Deal of the Year at the UK Social Enterprise Awards.
HCT Group wins Bus and the Community Award
21 Nov 2018: HCT Group has won the top accolade in the Bus and the Community Award category at the UK Bus Awards for our Drive On project for ex-offenders.
HCT Group scoops two prizes at the CILT Awards
19 Oct 2018: LibertyBus, our operation in Jersey, has won the Passenger Transport Best Practice Award and Jane Desmond, HCT Group’s Chief Operating Officer, has won the Diversity Champion Award.
HCT Group shortlisted for two UK Bus Awards
16 Oct 2018: Our Drive On project has been shortlisted for the Bus and the Community Award and Patrick Lawson, a driver at our Ash Grove Depot, has been shortlisted for the Top London Bus Driver prize at the UK Bus Awards.
HCT Group acquires west London operator Impact Group
13 Aug 2018: Transport social enterprise HCT Group has acquired Impact Group from Tower Transit, supporting our continued expansion.
HCT Group launches 2018 Social Impact Report
25 Jul 2018: HCT Group is a social enterprise, aiming to make a real difference to people’s lives and what we’ve achieved each year is set out in our annual Social Impact Report – out now.
HCT Group acquire Powells Bus
24 Jul 2018: Transport social enterprise HCT Group has acquired the South Yorkshire bus operator to continue the group’s expansion in the region.
HCT Group driver Patrick scoops top TfL Prize
13 Jul 2018: Patrick Lawson, a driver on route 26 based at our Ash Grove depot in Hackney, has won the Hello London Award for Outstanding Customer Service at Transport for London's annual London Bus Awards.
HCT Group secures £17.8 million in social investment
19 Jun 2018: HCT Group has secured a £17.8 million funding package with the help of ClearlySo, Europe’s leading impact investment bank. The funding will be used to pursue new opportunities, accelerating our growth.