Manchester-based SE Recycling has been crowned Ethical-Green Business of the Year in the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) North West Celebrating Small Business Awards.
SE Recycling (SER) was recognised for its continuous work towards creating a sustainable and ethical environment through IT recycling, zero landfill and support for charities, education and the local community.
The company collects and treats redundant and end-of-life IT and communication equipment, with a zero tolerance to landfill and a strong commitment to social values.
Within the past year, SER has provided work experience to over 15 students, raised funds for local and regional charities like Z-arts and Claire House, and created a business initiative project which provides secondary school and higher education students with key business skills.
Max Nagle, marketing executive at SER, said: “I’m thrilled that SE Recycling has been recognised by the FSB for this award. It is massively gratifying to see how much our work helps the hard to reach communities and [we] feel strongly that all businesses should aim to create a sustainable future for all.”
Now in their second year, the FSB Awards saw businesses from across the North West compete for eleven award categories. Winners now go through to the FSB’s UK National Finals in May, where they will face other regional finalists from across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Chris Manka, FSB North West Regional Chairman, said: “We congratulate all the finalists on their excellent year in business in a competitive range of categories. Our winners now go on to the finals in London where we hope to see their successes recognised on the national stage. We are sure they will do us proud.”