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Impacting and supporting our local communities

We believe that giving back isn't just something we do; it's who we are. It's in our DNA, woven into the fabric of the culture at CBO. We are passionate about having a positive impact on life in the Channel Islands and further afield. That’s why we have organised, led and contributed to wide range of community activities.

We empower our employees to get involved with the local community by providing 5 Community and Charity Days a year, on top of holiday, which they can use to volunteer for community-focussed activities. This is made even more meaningful as our team can use this in a variety of ways that reflect their personal interests. From environment to wildlife, from mental health to sport, whether giving their time, fundraising or expertise, we love getting stuck in and giving back.

Impact communities and charities

Some of the community activites we've been involved in since 2011 are:

Image of Everest Challenge in aid of Friends of Le Murier School.

Everest Challenge in aid of Friends of Le Murier School.

Always reaching for new heights at CBO!

Recently, a few members of our team – and some young ‘mountaineers’ – took on a very special bit of fundraising with the Everest Challenge in aid of Friends of Le Murier School.

Funds raised from the event go to Le Murier’s residential and outdoor learning programme, which enables students with special educational needs to develop valuable life skills.

We’re loving the snazzy CBO t-shirts too!

A great challenge, a lot of fun and a good cause supported. Well done to everyone who took part.

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This is EPIC…

As part of CBO’s office move, the team hosted a raffle to win one of 15 hampers full of local gifts, food and drink. CBO matched the £400 which was raised from the hamper sale, securing an £800 donation for This is EPIC.

All proceeds from the raffle benefited people experiencing poverty in Uganda through This Is EPIC. The money is used to help people rise out of poverty in Uganda, through a savings and loans project. The project teaches villagers how to save their money together and use that to provide small loans to the group members, providing access funds for income-generating activities.

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Alderney Wildlife Trust

We build long-lasting relationships with many charities, and Alderney Wildlife Trust is one of them. Principal Consultant David Palzeaird started volunteering with them 6 years ago and is still going strong today, plus he’s brought more of the CBO team on board!

We were delighted to join AWT staff and volunteers to help renew access to the woodland’s Orchard and Historic trails. We helped widen paths, clear and make safe wind damaged trees. Timber was removed for use in constructing benches. Some of us even learnt to use new power tools and put existing experience into use, especially in clearing the dense scrub that has encroached onto the paths. What can we say, we’ve got many hidden talents!

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GSPCA

After Storm Ciaran, some of us spent the day at the GSPCA to support them with some much-needed shifting, clearing and maintenance.

We helped remove a large chestnut tree which had unfortunately destroyed the pigsties, removed and cleared a collapsed aviary and mended the main gate. Out team got stuck in helping to fix, move and clear – a great collaborative effort shifting some heavy objects and helping the facility get back on track!

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Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation 5 Islands Walk

Director Ed Gowan took on a walk to remember with an incredible challenge in aid of the Priaulx Foundation, which maintains two flats next to Southampton Hospital so that families have somewhere to stay when their child is receiving hospital treatment. After a friend’s family needed the charity, Ed showed his support by walking 111 miles around Guernsey, Alderney Sark and Herm over just four days, which involved a lot of hiking around the islands’ rugged coastlines. Ed covered a staggering 48 miles of Guernsey’s coast on the first day.

However, the sore legs were well worth the effort, with Ed surpassing his £5000 fundraising target with a total of £5,413.

Image of CBO Office Move Hamper Raffle

CBO Office Move Hamper Raffle

As part of CBO’s office move, the team hosted a raffle to win one of 15 hampers full of local gifts, food and drink. CBO matched the £400 which was raised from the hamper sale, securing an £800 donation for This is EPIC.

All proceeds from the raffle benefited people experiencing poverty in Uganda through This Is EPIC. The money is used to help people rise out of poverty in Uganda, through a savings and loans project. The project teaches villagers how to save their money together and use that to provide small loans to the group members, providing access funds for income-generating activities.

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Pulling a 1-Tonne car for 26.2 miles

It’s not every day you decide to pull a car 26.2 miles, but Director Philip and friend Warren Mauger decided to pull a 1-tonne Fait 500 along the coast road at Vazon. The challenge was thought up on a bit of a whim to further promote a car lottery, organised by Le Mont Saint Garage, which was raising funds through lottery ticket sales for This is EPIC, a charity very close to Philip’s heart.

After weeks of vigorous strength training, Philip and Warren set off on the challenge at 6am to maximise their daylight, pulling the car along the coast road, including on some inclines. With the car moving at just 2mph, the pair were up against it, and for lottery ticket buyers, you could play ‘passenger’ in the car for a distance. What a ride! But it was all worth it, with the challenge raising over £20,000.

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Skipton Swimarathon

In the last couple of years, CBO have enjoyed making a splash at Guernsey’s Skipton Swimarathon. All funds from the swimarathon, organised by The Lions Club of Guernsey, Guernsey Round Table and Variety Club of Guernsey, are put back into the Guernsey community and go to much needed causes and charities. CBO are pleased to have raised £500 over the two years and enjoyed the fun swim challenge with colleagues, friends and family.

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I became a Business Analyst at CBO in July 2022, bringing with me expertise in transforming large-scale public sector operations and delivering change across business, technology, and data. CBO has provided me the opportunity to work with clients from various industries on varied projects.  The work is fulfilling, giving me the chance to utilise and enhance my skills and experience.

Peter Le Vallois, Senior Consultant

At CBO, I enjoy the variety of work and the opportunity to engage and collaborate with top tier clients. There is genuine flexibility afforded to me by CBO, giving me the space and freedom to do my best work, on terms that suit me as an individual.

Katy Wilby, Senior Consultant

Working at CBO, every day is different.  As a Business Analyst, I work across a variety of sectors and am constantly engaged in interesting and challenging pieces of work. CBO is a place where we all share in each other’s successes and challenges, and whether it’s a murder mystery evening or a charity rowing event, our social committee ensures there’s always a fun team-building event on the horizon.

Jason Gibbs, Senior Consultant

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