History, Background and Vision
Christian Supply Chain Buying Group (CSCBG) was set up to support Christian and other charitable organisations. By helping them to save time, money and resource on everyday purchases, they can can release funds into their God-given mission.
We believe God calls us to be good stewards of our resources. So, by using the principle of economies of scale across our member base, we negotiate improved pricing and discounts through our recommended suppliers. Some of these suppliers are Christian, but all must align with our Christian ethos and approach.
CSCBG has been operating in the UK since 2014 and is a serving ministry of Christian Residential Network ( formerly CCI UK Ltd), a non-denominational membership association of Christian residential organisation across the UK, ministering in the UK and to the wider CCI Global family. It is linked internationally with CSCBG Australia, CSCBG New Zealand and CSCBG South Africa. The brand CSCBG originated with New Zealand in 2003, has a long history of providing discounts and purchasing benefits to its member base and has worked toward enabling the Global CCI family to benefit from their success. Profits generated by CSCBG UK are given to CRNet (Formerly CCI UK) to support its work within Christian residential ministries, with specific focus on impacting more lives with the gospel.
CRNet operates a Bursary Fund to assist disadvantaged children and young people to attend Christian holidays and conferences, who without financial help would be unable to attend. See more details here 👉 DAVID CHILCOT FUND
EPHESIANS 3 v 20-21
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Rob Harrison - Supply Chain Manager
Rob comes to us with a huge amount of experience in supply chain management and procurement
“As a CSCBG family we believe that Christ owns this business and we are simply His stewards of it for a season. We want to make sure that all we do in and through the business honours Him. By the same token, we do not want to do anything that will dishonour Him. It’s not just what we do in our day to day work that counts, but it is the manner in which we operate and the way we treat people. We believe that we are here, and that this business exists, for the purpose of making an internal impact on the lives of others. So, our day to day work really does have a mission that is bigger than itself.”
Maria Booker - Business Development / Member engagement Manger.
"Following a fast paced career in sales, media, communications, and CRM document control, I decided to pursue a more empathetic and consultative application of my sales and customer service skills.
I'm excited to be a part of CSCBG, and I'm looking forward to working with organisations, and talking with you about how CSCBG can help you, help others, and help your ministry or business by supporting the reduction of operational costs.
I enjoy being outside. Nature makes me feel safe, secure and comfortable. It’s here; in every breath I take, every tree I pass, and every flower in bloom, that I hear God shout "I love YOU”
Anita Long - Finance Manager
"I joined CRNet / CSCBG as the Office Manager in 2018 switching to the role of Finance Manager is 2022. I really enjoy relating with people, managing databases, and all the clerical responsibilites my role offers me. Prior to this I worked for The Open University for over 14 years, most within the Research Degrees Office, supporting students and academic supervisors through the PhD journey. Part of the role was working with other research degree centres, who in themselves didn't have degree awarding capability, but completed their degrees through the OU. This experience in supporting them in navigating the complex regulations and requirements to enable their students to successfully complete their research degrees, was invaluable transferring to supporting residential centres and members of the CSC Buying Group."