HTS Group Ltd

HTS Group Ltd is a Local Authority Trading Company headed up by Managing Director, David Morrissey, and Non-Executive Chair of the Company Board, Andy Belton.

Our experienced team delivers every day for Harlow Council and its residents. We care about the work we do and we try to be transparent and cost effective in everything we do.  In 2024, we are very much focused on supporting Harlow Council’s priorities to;

Fix Council Housing – Restore Pride in Harlow – Improve Council Services.”

 Andy Belton, Non-Executive Chair



HTS Group Ltd was formed on 24th December 2015 with Harlow Council as the sole shareholder.



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.

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 HTS Group Ltd Board of directors set and deliver the strategic direction of the company, it ensures all businesses in the group are delivering best-value efficient services and encouraging activities within a framework of prudent, commercially minded and effective controls which manage risk and reward. The Board delivers entrepreneurial innovation across the group, whilst ensuring a comprehensive and meticulous execution of all legal and regulatory obligations.


The HTS (Property and Environment) Ltd Board comprises:

  • Non-Executive Chair
  • Councillor Directors
  • HTS (Property and Environment) Managing Director
  • Serviced by a Company Secretary

The Board is supported by a sub-committee structure, dealing with specific activities (sub-committees have no delegated authority beyond that held by individual positions of those who may participate in such groups).

The senior management team is made up of:

  • Managing Director
  • Operations Director
  • Commercail Director
  • Interim IT Director
  • Company Secretary
  • Head of Finance
  • Safety, Health, Environmental and Compliance Manager
  • Marketing and Communications Manager
  • Environmental Services Operations Manager
  • Repairs and Maintenance Operations Manager
  • Head of Human Resources


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