As one the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world, we provide services and solutions to address these challenges. But it’s our local approach that sets us apart.  We help organisations in the South West use technology to navigate the challenges of social mobility in the region and to improve customer and citizen services. We deliver world-class IT solutions in areas such as agile, sustainability, managed IT, cyber security and application development.

Across the UK we have around 6,000 professionals who deliver knowledge and expertise to clients, enabling us to be a true local business partner. We differentiate ourselves by our way of working — approachable, flexible and easy to do business with, and committed to supporting the local communities where we live and work.

Our metro model

Building lasting local relationships is key to our metro model, enabling our members to work closely with our clients wherever they are based. This model also encompasses areas such as social value and skills development. Each of our members is encouraged to nominate local causes and community project often working on these initiatives alongside teams from our clients.

Southgate FC. in Cornwall in CGI sponsored kit

We have taken part in several local events across the region, including Agile on the Beach in Cornwall and Robot Dog Olympic Hackathon an event held at the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Abbey Wood site in Bristol. Within local communities we have also sponsored over 500 kits across the UK including Southgate Colts and Falmouth DC Football Club in Cornwall.

We are proud to work on projects to improve the environment in the places that we live and work through our No Planet B initiative. We have planted 10,000 trees across the UK via community groups including 30 at Goonhilly Earth Station in Cornwall and a platinum sponsor of environmental charity Project Seagrass devoted to the conservation of seagrass ecosystems along our coastlines through education, influence, research and action.

Our members also support our STEM programme, reaching out to local schools to help foster technical skills and inspire the next generation to follow a career in IT. For Bettridge School, a school for children with Special Educational Needs, we have created a virtual reality (VR) environment in a pro-bono project. Working with teaching staff at the school, we developed a web and virtual reality application that allows students to experience everyday social interactions, such as a trip to a supermarket.