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Team Corbel take on Charity Dragon Boat Challenge

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On Saturday the 11th of June, IT support experts Corbel took part in the return of the annual Dragon Boat Race at the Ipswich Waterfront. Taking part in a series of races, 22 teams made up of local businesses and organisations came together to take part in the China originated rowing event. With coordination being essential in the sport, it was the synchronisation and team effort of the 11 team members which allowed Corbel to improve its start time from 1:03:37 to an impressive 00:47:86 by the end!

Whilst Corbel were excited to be a part of the races, more importantly the team were keen to be a part of working with the charity Fresh Start new beginnings. A total of £28,000 was raised for the local charity who work closely with young people in Suffolk and Norfolk who have suffered childhood abuse. They provide the victims of sexual abuse/exploitation access help and guidance, to benefit their recovery. It was an insightful day for the team and interesting to see just how much these donations matter and help reshape the futures of the young people affected.  

It was ultimately the sunny skies and competitive buzz in the air provided a brilliant atmosphere to the day, with the energy of the crowd providing excitement and motivation for the team to keep on rowing. For many at Corbel, it was a new experience that also provided an opportunity for team building. The Waterfront saw an excellent turnout and it was great to see families and friends come together to support the local event and raise the profile of Fresh Start new beginnings. If you would like to find out more about the charity itself or to make a donation take a look at their website Treatment Service for Child Sexual Abuse | Fresh Start new beginnings (fsnb.org.uk)

“Was a great day out, weather was beautiful, really enjoyed the races” said Adam Harris, Technical Support Team Leader. Whilst Cameron Saunders, Apprentice Technical Support Engineer added “feels good to be a part of an event that supports a local charity, a shame we didn’t manage to get to the final but with the experience from this year, hopefully we’ll get in the winning race next year.” Corbel has already registered for next year’s event, so watch this space!

Corbel would also like to thank the sponsor for this year’s event, Ipswich Buses, alongside Fresh Start new beginnings and all the volunteers involved. Managing Director, Karen Rogers found the event to be “A great team building exercise and a lot of fun” where “Most importantly an amazing 28K raised for Fresh Start new beginnings” It was a fantastic day out, where Corbel were able to help contribute to making a difference to those who need it most.


Ipswich based Corbel offer IT Support, Cyber Security, Cloud Telephony and IT Consulting Services to small and medium businesses across the Suffolk region including Felixstowe, Ipswich and Bury St. Edmunds.

Malcolm Kapadia
Malcolm Kapadia
2023-07-10
Corbel have been so kind and helpful in donating a large number of handsets to be used within Primary Schools. Thank you Louise and the rest of a team - such a lovely thing to do for our local communities!
Sue Bloomfield
Sue Bloomfield
2023-07-06
Very helpful company with great customer service. They regularly go the extra mile to make sure that I understand the solutions they have implemented and how I can maximise the use of them.
ann osborn
ann osborn
2023-05-25
Hannah migrated us over to Microsoft 365 back in 2020. The whole migration was planned out really well and managed through to a really high standard. Hannah was a pleasure to work with, friendly, approachable and very patient. Nothing was too much trouble. I would thoroughly recommend Hannah to any local business looking for IT services.
Stuart Dantzic
Stuart Dantzic
2023-04-28
Exceptional service and support. From initial enquiry about our IT support, through to the proposal, sign up and onboarding has been completely seamless. Friendly and helpful team, who respond quick to any IT support tickets and more importantly resolve any issues promptly with minimum disruption. Highly recommend!
Joshua Davey
Joshua Davey
2023-04-21
Very helpful company who have supported us for the last 4 years. Would highly recommend!
Daniel Ashford
Daniel Ashford
2023-04-19
Great customer service, great understanding of our issues, communication fantastic when it was so desperately required to get our business moving. We would highly recommend the team at Corbel Solutions Ltd
Helen Crapnell
Helen Crapnell
2023-04-13
Great installation service. Easy, clear and on the ball. Highly recommend.
Adrian Copeland
Adrian Copeland
2023-03-28
I can’t thank Arran & Louise enough as they both went above & beyond to help me by arranging & setting up a loaned PC whilst I was waiting for a replacement one, nothing was too much trouble for them & I really appreciated the speed of their actions. Adrian C
David Waring
David Waring
2023-03-15
We have recently started working with Corbel and can only praise them for their fast response times to issues raised and how they have kept us informed along the way to resolving them. I would highly recommend Corbel to anyone.
Tracey Ling
Tracey Ling
2023-03-15
We have recently begun working with Corbel and have been really impressed so far. The team are very friendly and have resolved some long-standing IT issues for us that others have been unable to resolve; never hesitating to go above and beyond to exceed expectations. If the team are on a call about one specific issue and notice another unrelated issue, they will look to fix this straight away for us which is greatly appreciated. I would highly recommend Corbel if you were thinking of changing IT Support providers.
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