Telecom Supplies Recycling (TSR) has inked a ‘seven figure’ mobile phone recycling deal with pawnbroker Ramsdens.
The deal sees TSR provide a weekly collections service for Ramsdens’ 130 branches across Yorkshire, the North of England, Scotland and Wales. The company said the deal 'significantly' increases its £3 million annual turnover.
TSR co-owner Matt Townend said: ‘While Ramsdens may be better known for their gold and silver-buying services, mobile phone recycling is a growing part of their business.
‘Ramsdens is a very prestigious account and our biggest by some margin so we are absolutely delighted to be working with them. Through Ramsdens, we now have a constant supply of phone recycling outlets across large areas of England, Scotland and Wales, securing our position in the market with our buyers.’
West Yorkshire-based TSR’s service includes fast testing of handsets, secure warehousing, certified secure data deletion and a rapid payment system which sees invoices paid within 24 hours of receipt.
Townend launched the company with co-owner Mark Beveridge in 2011. The company recycles mobile phones for customers in the UK and via overseas partners in Ireland, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland and Dubai.
UK customers include Microsoft, Pickering’s’ Lifts, Kier, Carillion, estate agency Savills and a number of police authorities.
Ramsdens commercial director Colin McLaughlin said: ‘We are extremely pleased to have TSR as our mobile recycling partner and look forward to continuing to grow and develop the relationship.’