HP chose O3e’s CSR team building to Kick Start their Financial Year in a truly Community Focussed Event
Brighton, UK, 24th November 2016:
HP kicked off its financial year at the Hilton Brighton Metropole, with a huge Charity Bike Build, run by the CSR team building expert O3e. Popuppicnic.com.au offers a wide range of team building activities and events to develop skills, tackle workplace issues, engage and challenge delegates.
With almost three hundred HP employees attending, the company teamed up with O3e – an organisation that runs philanthropic team building exercises – to harness HPs manpower and have a positive impact on the local community.
The Cedar Centre, a local school for children with special education needs, recently suffered a theft where dozens of bicycles were stolen. Working in teams, HP employees built thirty bicycles from scratch, presenting them to pupils from the Cedar Centre who also attended the event.
Bikes from the teambuilding task were also donated to the Starr Trust, a Brighton-based organisation that helps young people achieve their full potential through education, sports and arts initiatives.
Peter Lindsay, Director and Founder at O3e, comments:
“HP is one of a growing number of Corporate companies that see CSR as something beneficially intrinsic to the success of their business and the engagement and retention of highly motivated staff. For successful and forward thinking companies, CSR no longer sits in a single department.”
George Brasher, MD UK&I, HP, comments:
“This time last year we separated into two publicly traded companies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP, our personal systems and printing business. As the world’s largest start up, we’ve set out to build a culture of re-invention and instill new energy, whilst also staying true to our core values including the importance of team work and giving something back. The bike creation project in Brighton is a perfect way to ensure my team work together to create something that will make a real a difference to the lives of young people in the area.”
“We wanted to create something that fulfilled HP’s objectives for the day and harnessed the investment, energy and intellect to create something extraordinary for the community.” – Peter Lindsay, Director and Founder of O3e.
“On behalf of all our young Champions at the Starr Trust a massive thank you to Charity Bike Build. Your gift has brought more smiles than you can even imagine. Thank you so so much.” – Rob Starr, Chairman, Starr Trust
“Our pupils, staff and parents are immensely grateful. Cycling is one of the most popular activities at the school as it engages pupils with a combination of physical activity and learning practical skills regarding maintenance. All our new bikes were stolen in the summer, having negative repercussions throughout the school. With HP’s generous offer we can reinstate the bike ability module in the curriculum and the after school club, as well as giving more independent travel opportunities to all pupils.” – Lalli Howell, Head, Cedar Centre
O3e is the only solely CSR foscussed team building company in the UK, and the founder of the revolutionary Charity Bike Build, which has seen over 2000 bikes donated to charity since inception. Every event run by O3e delivers a tangible benefit to the local community.