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B8 2SE
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3 Dean House, Dean Road Trading
Estate Avonmouth
BS11 8AT
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Unit 3B Milnpark Trading Estate
12 Lambhill Quadrant, Kinning Park,
Scotland G41 1SB
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Unit 22, Millshaw Industrial Estate
Millshaw Park Lane, Yorkshire
LS11 0HF
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2 Oriental Road
E16 2BZ

Phone: +44 (0) 207 540 6500

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Unit 3, Europa Triangle
John Gilbert Way
M17 1FP
Phone: +44 (0) 161 669 5020

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2 Oriental Rd, London
E16 2BZ

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Unit 1
Stadium Way, Tilehurst, Reading
RG30 6BX
Phone: +44 (0) 1189 438 001

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Units 4B-4F, Shefford Industrial Park,
St. Francis Way, Shefford,
Bedfordshire, SG17 5DZ
Phone: +44 (0) 1462 813 132

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Relocom

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Units 4B-4F Shefford Industrial Park,
St. Francis Way, Shefford,
Bedfordshire, SG17 5DZ
Phone: +44 (0) 345 3131 491

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Recycle & Reuse National Grid

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National Grid

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handshake vectorThe Client:

National Grid PLC is a British multi-national electricity and gas utility company headquartered in London. The National Grid Group operates the electricity transmission and gas transmission networks in the UK; the company also serves customers in the United States. National Grid are committed to reducing their carbon footprint and minimising their impact on the environment, and are using our service to help them achieve this. We have been working with them since 2006.

target vectorThe Project:

National Grid regularly choose to use profits from the process of recycling their no-longer-needed IT equipment to donate PCs to youth charities. In this case, they fully equipped a computer wing at a school in eastern Ghana. Through our programme, they donated over 200 PCs, screens and projectors, and their property division donated the necessary furniture. We worked closely with Shadrack Nyarko from National Grid who initiated this project through the company’s charitable programme.

As part of our normal procedure, we collect the no-longer-needed IT equipment from National Grid, and process it at our site. PCs are refurbished and become part of our stock of items which can be resold or donated. We inform our client of the value of their equipment, giving them full online reporting of their asset lists and certification to show that information has been wiped from the equipment. We make sure our clients meet their obligations to the WEEE directive.

On this occasion, the value of National Grid’s equipment was translated into 200 PCs and TFTs from our refurbished stocks which were sent to the school
in Ghana. The PCs were installed with an operating system and an office productivity package.

The computing wing will benefit up to 700 children.

building vectorThe Outcome:

Our customer was delighted that their charitable aims were furthered in this way, making a huge difference to the school in Ghana while also helping the environment by reducing the company’s carbon footprint. The school received equipment that had been previously out of their reach; this will hugely expand the children’s educational opportunities. Our customer also had the peace of mind of knowing that their redundant equipment was dealt with securely and that their confidential data was completely wiped. They also met their obligations to the WEEE directive by reusing equipment wherever possible.

IT Efficient did a fantastic job for us in getting this much-needed equipment to the Royal Ascot Montessori School in Ghana. They took care to gain a full understanding of our charitable aims, and then not only organised and delivered the project efficiently but also added their own charitable contribution. We have worked with the company for nearly ten years and have found them always to be knowledgeable, professional and a pleasure to work with.
– Mark Bradley, IS Vendor & Asset Manager, National Grid

The ICT and Resource Centres will go a long way to help bridge the gap in the quality of teaching and learning between our school and schools in advanced countries around the world such as the UK.
– Mr Albert Peasah, ICT Tutor at the school, commented

Quotation markClient Feedback:

The 40ft container of items including computers, projectors and furniture was beyond our wildest expectations. These materials will equip our computer labs and resource centres to be one of the best in Ghana, and we are so grateful. The students will benefit immensely from the knowledge and skills they will acquire through these centres. An impact that will change their lives and prepare them for the future.

Mrs Gertrude Opuku, the proprietress of the school - wrote to National Grid
National Grid Project

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We collect from various sites in the UK, including London, Solihull, Leicester, Manchester, Leeds, Isle of Grain, Banbury, Warwick, Peterborough, Gloucester, Birmingham, Slough, Warrington and Wolverhampton. We also collect from sites in the US, including Hicksville, Melville, Northport, Buffalo, Malden, Waltham, Altamonta, Brentwood, Liverpool NY, Brooklyn, Massachusetts, Syracuse, Watertown and Providence.

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Utilities

What We Did:

  • Collected the redundant IT items and securely data wiped the client’s information.
  • Refurbished each PC to an agreed specification.
  • Installed a Linux operating system and Open Office productivity software package onto each PC.
  • Helped facilitate the transport and donation of 200 PCs and TFTs to a school in Ghana.
  • Followed a strict protocol of testing to ensure that each piece of equipment is fully operational before it is donated, so each PC had its own certificate of functionality, in full compliance with the laws for transporting such equipment to Ghana.
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