HTS Group Ltd is a Local Authority Trading Company headed up by Managing Director, John Phillips, and Non-Executive Chair of the Company Board, Michael Harrowven. Three Councillors – Robert Davies, Simon Carter and Chris Vince serve on the Board of the company.
“We may be a relatively new company, but we are not an inexperienced team. Together we have been doing this job and delivering these services for many years, and our track record proves that we have the knowledge, skills and capabilities to perform at a high level. This means that our ambition to achieve our goals and growth is credible. Achieving our objectives will take sound planning, consistent leadership, collective effort, innovation and flexibility. It will also require unrelenting focus on those objectives, to measure our progress, deal with the challenges, and recognise our successes.”
Michael Harrowven, Non-Executive Chair
HTS GROUP LTD FORMATION
HTS Group Ltd was formed on 24th December 2015 with Harlow Council as the sole shareholder.
HOW HTS GROUP LTD WORKS WITH THE COUNCIL
HTS Group Ltd is a LATCo (Local Authority Trading Company) acting as the commercial arm of Harlow council to help enhance the economic wellbeing of the area and making it less reliant on Government funding. HTS was set up by Harlow Council to provide a range of environmental and property maintenance services.
In setting up a LATCo Harlow Council has created a business that can trade externally and generate income for the Council whilst delivering core services to a high standard.
Profits made by HTS are reinvested into the business and shared with the Council, thereby driving continuous improvement in service delivery whilst also enabling the Council to resource other services to the local community.
Whilst public sector resources and funding are scarce HTS strives to help towards saving money whilst also giving the Council flexibility to meet its future financial challenges and delivering obvious benefits to the local community.
The company is headed up by Managing Director, John Phillips, and Non-Executive Chair of the Company Board, Michael Harrowven. Three Councillors – Bob Davis, Simon Carter and Chris Vince – have been appointed to serve on the Board of the company.
The HTS Group Ltd Board comprises:
We have a single, simple purpose – to sustainably grow our business with our motivated workforce.
It is our aim to be acknowledged as an industry leader in our approach to Corporate Social Responsibility.