About Us

Charity and corporate event organisers you can trust.

Group walking down narrow country road on event by charity and corporate event organisers Eight Point Two

History of Eight Point Two


Over 15 years delivering fantastic adventure challenge events

Eight Point Two, charity and corporate event organisers, was formed in 2005 with a very small team of highly motivated and experienced people who wanted to deliver unique challenges for the corporate and charity sector.

Our team has grown in staff and experience over the years, and we still retain the same group of highly motivated staff that started with our vision to offer well organised,  innovative challenges that reward participants and charities alike.

We also work with a number of experienced instructors, all carefully selected by the EightPointTwo team, on a project by project basis, depending on the scale of the event.

Our large scale events have more than 2000 participants and on average years we help charities and businesses to raise more than £1 million for their causes each year.

We provide a full event management service from event design and planning, site visits through to risk assessments, managing health and safety, event consultancy, marketing and promotion and most importantly the successful delivery of the event.

We’re also able to provide a booking portal and booking system if required.

Our Team

Our experienced event managers have a passion for what they do.
and utilise their skills and qualifications to deliver our events.

Ian Loombe

Ian Loombe

Director and General Events Manager

With a degree in Recreation and Tourism Management, Ian has been involved in the charity events market for over 17 years.

He holds the Mountaineering Instructor Certificate (MIC) which is the highest instructional qualification in climbing/walking and mountaineering in the UK.

He is also a registered ‘Expert Witness’ and is called upon to provide statements for court proceedings within the charity outdoor market.

Matt Abbott

Matt Abbott

Director of Abseiling Events

Matt has been involved with outdoor adventure activities for over 40 years; both as a participant and instructor.

Matt started off surfing and climbing in Devon and Cornwall and has since climbed and surfed around the world. He has numerous mountaineering and climbing qualifications and is also a qualified social worker.

Matt started working with EightPointTwo in 1997. In 2013, he took over the management of the charity abseils and has now led more than 100 charity events.

Ian Bliss

Ian Bliss

Director of Obstacle Course Races and Mud & Colour Runs

Ian has over 17 year experience managing events including our very own Suffolk Whole Hog, Marie Curie’s obstacle events and London to Paris sponsored cycle rides.

He has extensive project management experience working for the Environment Agency and a good understanding of health and safety regulations.

Ian holds the Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management Diploma, Institute Sport and Recreational Management Diploma, the PRINCE2 Project Management Award and various sporting coaching awards.

We help to raise more than
£1 million
for great causes each year

Health & Safety

Health and Safety is without doubt central to everything we do and we’re proud of our stellar reputation. Eight Point Two has achieved an excellent safety record across all the events we have delivered, and happy to report, that we have had no serious incidents or accidents.

This exceptional record is due to a number of important factors:


Our strict adherence to the 8.2 health and safety policy

All our staff are qualified to do the roles we give them and hold up-to-date First Aid certificates

All our events are run in accordance with the British Mountaineering Council (BMC), Health and Safety Executive‘s guidelines

Continuous Professional Development with our staff. When we need further information we ask!
Accredited with the Adventurous Activities Licensing Authorities for working with under 18s
Civil Liability Insurance up to £10 million cover for all of our events.
Risk Assessments conducted by senior staff members only

If you would like further details please do not hesitate to contact us

Download our H&S Policy

How can we help you?

As well established charity and corporate event organisers, we’ve helped to raise over £1 million for good causes and made a real difference to 100’s of teams all over the UK. How can we use our imagination, experience and specialist skills to work with you?