Nottingham Community Transport has formed a new trading arm, CT4N, which begins operating on 2 January.
CT4N will take over the Locallink, Centrelink, Ecolink, Medilink and Worklink services operated on behalf of Nottingham City Council, mainly with Optare and BYD electric buses. Its Easylink and group travel services will remain with the community transport charity.
It says this will enable CT4N to operate the parts of the operation that technically fall outside the scope of its charitable status and for CT4N to function as a profit-making identity with gift-aided profits passed to the charity. It will also allow CT4N to undertake additional profitable work in future.