Meet 'Preloved Tech'
Maybe it’s best to start at the beginning. My name is Matt Giles and after many years working in the tech industry I decided launch my own business in 2019. TradologyUK Ltd was born, trading within the education and business space offering a technology recycling service to help customers exit redundant technology securely and ethically. I was appalled by the amount if wastage going on within my industry, technology was literally being thrown in skips and taken off to landfill, this just wasn’t acceptable and I really wanted to try and make a difference. After a long time planning, I really felt I could help schools and businesses ethically recycle their redundant tech, and raise much needed capital through ethical recycling to help boost ever shrinking budgest, a service that was really lacking within the industry.
By March 2020, COVID hit and our business was on the brink of failure after only 6 months of successful trading. Schools and businesses had shut, our customers simply disappeared overnight through no fault of our own. Like many other businesses in the UK, things were looking extremely ominous. But I’ve always had an entrepreneurial mindset, and when failure stares you in the face you look for ways to beat it. After 5 months of focused planning and development, we launched Preloved Tech in August 2020. Preloved Tech is our consumer brand, offering a high-quality customer focused service allowing users to recycle their unwanted gadgets via our dedicated online portal for free, and earn fantastic market leading values in the process.
In January we also launched our climate action project, where we plant a tree when a customer recycles their gadget. We are building the Preloved Forest with an aim of planning over 2,600 trees by the end of the year and offsetting 50 tonnes of carbon pollution in 2022. For us, supporting impactful climate projects is a necessary activity to sit along side our daily task of reducing e-waste through ethical technology recycling. To date we have funded the planting of 550 trees and offset 9 tonnes of carbon pollution thanks to our dedicated customers recycling their tech through our portal.
And that bring us to today. A small team with big ideas and the drive to achieve them. TradologyUK is back supporting our education and corporate customers with their recycling and data destruction needs, and Preloved Tech is growing beyond our wildest dreams supporting our growing consumer customer base with a fantastic, ethical recycling service.
Winning the BizBubble award for Best Digital Biz 2022 for Preloved Tech has been an amazing experience and has given our team such a huge boost. We are constantly striving to be better than we were yesterday, to improve our level of service and to keep supporting climate projects around the world.
Recycling your tech: www.prelovedtech.co.uk
Our climate change project: https://www.prelovedtech.co.uk/committed-to-climate-change/
TradologyUK Ltd: www.tradologyuk.co.uk
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