Blog Post
Ed Gowan raises more than £5,000 for the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation

Director Ed Gowan has surpassed his £5,000 target by walking 111 miles around Guernsey, Alderney Sark and Herm.

He completed the feat over four days, starting last Wednesday and completing the epic challenge on Saturday evening. The current total raised stands at £5,413.

‘It’s absolutely wonderful to have surpassed our fundraising goal. Completing the challenge was extremely hard, but the support of family, friends, and the wider public made it easier to keep going.  Many people encouraged me when they saw me walking the islands – and it’s great that this was reflected in all of the generous donations,’ said Ed.

Philip Smith, CBO’s CEO, said Ed should be very proud of what he has achieved, both with the walk and by raising such a fantastic amount of money for a great local charity.

‘This challenge started with some joke remarks on a call during lockdown and then snowballed into something quote special. It has been a privilege to have the team at CBO support Ed during his training and the challenge itself,’ said Philip.

Ed and his friend Jonathan on their way to the Alderney leg


Ed began training for the gruelling challenge in January, doing a combination of early morning cliff walks and longer cliff walks at the weekends. The aim was to raise £5,000 for the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation, which was a lifeline for his friend’s family last year.

Aggie’s Burrow and Isaac’s Pad, which are right next to Southampton General Hospital, provide a comfortable, private safe-haven and help keep families together when their child is receiving vital care at the hospital. The PPBF’s challenge is to continually raise the required funds for the annual £30,000 running costs needed to keep the two flats maintained and always open for local families in need.

Ed has always been a keen hiker and has done the round-Guernsey walk every time it’s been run, since he came to Guernsey in 2014. He has walked the Offas Dyke walk (south to north coast of Wales), Hadrian’s Wall, and a number of 3-5 day routes across the UK. Further afield, he’s hiked in the Himalayas and Andes, and around Lake Baikal in Siberia.

He added: ‘Walking 111 miles in 4 days was tougher than any hike I’d done before. The hardest day was, without doubt, the first – covering 48 miles in total, with 26 of them being on Guernsey’s cliffs.  The support we received, and the stunning scenery on each island, more than made up for the physical pain, however!’

To make a donation towards Ed’s charitable challenge, please go to:


Blog Post
Consultant with wealth of retail and global payments experience joins CBO

Abigail Mason has been appointed to the role of consultant at CBO. With a wealth of experience in the retail and global payments sectors she aims to bring a sharp focus to delivering fit-for-purpose solutions and analysis with minimal impact on clients’ day-to-day operations. Her previous roles are varied, and include projects, product development, regulatory […]

Blog Post
CBO appoints technical and digital business analyst

A technical and digital business analyst, with broad experience of implementing large scale organisational change, has joined CBO. The appointment of Peter Le Vallois adds to the local management consultancy’s ability to ensure that IT-focused projects are delivered in a controlled and effective manner. ‘I first encountered CBO around five years ago and became interested […]

Case Study
Requirements Definition for Dynamics 365

Context Our client, a private bank in the Channel Islands wanted to deliver Microsoft Dynamics 365 as a technology platform to manage their client data and relationship management processes.  CBO was engaged to deliver a clear set of business requirements for the platform. The client’s objective was to deliver the platform through a ‘minimum viable […]

Blog Post
CBO director appointed to UK-wide industry body for project assurance

CBO’s director of Project Services, Ed Mason-Smith, has been appointed to the UK-wide Association for Project Management (APM) Assurance SIG Committee for 2022/23. This appointment will allow Ed to directly influence the APM and Project Management community to collectively improve best practice project management standards and how major projects are reviewed and assured. The APM […]

Blog Post
A former international rugby coach joins CBO Projects as a senior technical project manager

CBO Projects has appointed a new senior consultant to build and deliver technology strategies and lead projects and programmes that create meaningful change. Stuart Low has more than 35 years’ experience as an executive level business change specialist. Before moving to Guernsey, Stuart delivered successful change programmes for global banks with budgets up to £130m, […]

Blog Post
Putting experience to work

At CBO Projects we love what we do, we love sharing how we can help organisations and we love shouting from roof tops about the fast-paced and varied nature of working within management consultancy. Most of all we love being able show people first-hand what a stimulating career with CBO will be like. So it […]

Fancy a chat? Get in touch with CBO today to discuss how we can help