• Commercial supports IT Schools for Africa initiative

        • Commercial’s managed IT services division, Commercial IT Services is helping UK schools ensure their old laptops, monitors and PCs are put to good use via charity, IT Schools Africa.

          Equipment is collected from schools by Commercial IT Services free of charge and taken to IT Schools Africa’s Cheltenham head office. All data is erased, then computers are upgraded and loaded with Windows 10 and educational software. Disadvantaged young people from Commercial’s social enterprise Commercial Foundation are involved in the reconditioning process.

          Wellington School in Somerset recently donated 240 pieces of equipment, following an upgrade of its IT infrastructure by Commercial IT Services. On collection day, the Commercial IT Services team introduced pupils to the concept of sustainable development, explaining how their computers would help schoolchildren less fortunate than themselves. 

          Richard Blundell, Director of Commercial IT Services said, “the 240 laptops and computers from Wellington School would have been destined for landfill, but instead they will benefit around 7,500 schoolchildren in Africa. Even better, our social enterprise Commercial Foundation will work with IT Schools Africa to upgrade the equipment. Commercial Foundation works with disadvantaged young people to improve their employment prospects, and this will enable them to develop new workplace skills and confidence.”

          On 28 June 2018, Commercial will host its 11th CSR Day, ‘Challenge, Champion, Change.’ Delegates are encouraged to bring along any unwanted IT equipment that they want to donate. Register online at: www.csrday.co.uk 

        • Stay up to date - Click here and register for FREE Channel Info online membership and enjoy unlimited access to a host of benefits including the exclusive members area of the website, downloadable business tools, current and back issues archive, priority breaking news alerts, weekly e news summary and the Channel Info app

        • Related Articles

        • Integra and EOS announce EDI trading for members

          Integra and EOS announce EDI trading for members

          Wednesday 9th Jun 2021
          Integra Business Solutions has announced that members of Oasis, Prima and Horizon back-office systems can now trade electronically with key partner, European Office Supplies. European Office Supplies has been working on developing its EDI integratio...Read More...
          Integra announce conference plans

          Integra announce conference plans

          Tuesday 1st Jun 2021
          Integra Business Solutions announce it is rescheduling its 2021 National Conference due to take place in November this year. The decision to postpone has been made in conjunction with the venue following ongoing concerns in relation to the pandemic a...Read More...
          Winners announced for April’s ‘Win with Initiative’

          Winners announced for April’s ‘Win with Initiative’

          Wednesday 26th May 2021
          Integra Business Solutions has announced the winners of its April ‘Win with Initiative’ prize draw. Members purchasing Initiative stationery in April, May, and June, automatically qualify for entry with winners drawn at random each month...Read More...
                • About Us

                  Channel Info is the leading source of business news and information for the office dealer and reseller market. Our multi-platform approach delivers relevant, engaging and focussed content via our main printed magazine, supplements, website, digital editions, apps, newsletters and bespoke communications with an unrivalled reach across the industry. A highly trusted and respected brand for many years, the team behind Channel Info has over 60 years experience collectively in the office products, furniture, equipment and technology markets Channel Info continues to develop and adapt in order to meet the changing information needs of its readers.

                  For our latest Media packs and more details on our range of services click here

                • View Latest Issue