Recycle IT – Friendly Business Award Winner

Social Enterprise wins Friendly Business Award 2019

The Friendly Business Awards is operated and run by JCI Ireland to recognize the pivotal role small businesses play in their local community.

The Friendly Business Awards seek to recognize and celebrate those businesses that go the “extra mile” by continuing to enhance the customer experience without compromising on customer service.

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As we live in challenging times for small businesses, the aim of the Friendly Business Awards is to celebrate the value small businesses bring to local communities every day and recognize those that excel in serving the needs of the local community and those who play a vital role in its development.


Members of the public can nominate businesses in their locality across each of the categories listed below.  The person or person’s nominating will usually have had a number of good experiences and realize the value the business brings to the community they serve.


  • Community Impact
  • Customer Care
  • Digital Experience
  • Disability Access
  • Eco-Friendliness
  • Age-Friendly
  • Shop Layout and Design

These businesses are then assessed against a specific set of criteria for each category before being reviewed and adjudicated on by an expert panel. The local winners for each category were announced on the evening of Aug 28th, 2019 in the Mansion House, Dublin with Recycle IT delighted to be named as Eco-Friendliness Category Winner for Dublin.

Recycle IT – JCI Friendly Business Award Winner 2019

Recycle IT believe this award can grow credibility, promote our brand and increase awareness of services offered. It will increase visibility for the organization, draw in new recyclers, enhance morale and confirm the value of our work amongst our staff team. As more people get to know we have been positively recognized for our recycling and environmental efforts it encourages customer loyalty and can increase recycling rates.

Over the last 18 months Recycle IT have recycled over 1000 tonnes of mixed electrical, electronic and metal items as well as upgraded our recycling facility to be increasing eco-friendly in the use of water and energy.

What Next 

Each JCI Branch then puts forward a shortlist of local winners to be considered for JCI Ireland National Friendly Business Awards, which will take place at the JCI Ireland National Convention taking place in Westport, Co Mayo between the 11th to the 13th of October 2019. This year the conference will be hosted by JCI Mayo.

The National Friendly Business Award entries will face a public vote & a judging panel prior to there section as a category winner. There will also be one lucky business selected as the overall JCI Ireland National Friendly Business for Ireland.

About JCI 

JCI (Junior Chamber International) is a non-profit organization and global network of young active citizens aged 18 to 40 from across the globe that is engaged and committed to creating an impact in their communities. JCI provides its members with training and leadership opportunities, networking, social events and projects in their local community, and the chance to develop themselves both professionally and personally.

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