Awards

Over the years we have won many awards for our services to the community and for our relentless work in keeping hazardous waste out of landfill  
– here’s just a few:

Wakefield Business Awards
PEOPLE MAKE PERFORMANCE

These awards celebrate the best in businesses throughout the Wakefield district and the category we won was for “People make Performance”. Rather fitting as the core of our business is training up and getting people into jobs.
At the end of the awards ceremony at the Cedar Court in Wakefield, Keith (DM), Neil (CEO) and Mike (Chairman) pose with the trophy.
Keith said  “We were particularly pleased to win this category because it is the essence of what we do at Airedale. From the Chairman of the board who is himself a volunteer, Our CEO, Development Manager, Warehouse Manager through the technicians, the driver, our apprentices, our many volunteers (not all are press-ganged by the jobs center) and our school work experience students, they all do a great job.
It really is all about the people”

Yorkshire Post Environment Awards
Our technicians John and Ian went along to a glittering awards ceremony and gala dinner at the Queens Hotel in Leeds to collect this prestigious award in June.  We have a No Landfill – No Export – Zero Waste policy which is great for the environment.

Awards for Excellence in Recycling
In April 2014 we were invited to London as a finalist in the Awards for Excellence in Recycling, Keith and Alistair with Julie Etherington from Channel 4 News present our certificate.

Zero Waste Awards
We were awarded a Bronze in the Zero Waste Awards in 2012 and again in 2014, run by Let’s Recycle, (That’s the people who run the recycle adverts on TV with Eddie Izzard doing the voiceovers)

National Recycling Stars Awards
The National Recycling Stars gave us a Gold Award in 2012 and again in 2013 due to our Zero Waste policy. 
We reuse or recycle everything we collect, nothing is discarded.

The National IT Reseller Awards
These are the only awards for the IT Trade voted on exclusively by the Trade. The event was held at The Village Hotel in Leeds as part of TargetComponents Trade Open Day. Airedale Computers won 2 awards. One for Best Internal Display and another for Best Event featuring our own Open Day. 

 Social Enterprise Awards
Following the initial judging of the Social Enterprise Awards 2012, Airedale Computer Recycling has been voted an England finalist in the Social Enterprise of the Year category.

finalist in wakefield and district business awards

Airedale Computers were also a finalist in the Wakefield District Business Awards 2012 in the category for “People make Performance

national recycling awards

We are also a finalist in the National Recycling Awards 2012 in the category for “WEEE Recycler of the Year”.

Wakefield District Business Awards
In the Wakefield District Business Awards 2011 held at a glittering black tie ceremony at the Cedar Court Hotel, Airedale Computers was Highly Commended in the category for
Business & the Environment 

Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management
Airedale Computers were awarded Runner-up

Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management
at a high-profile event held at the newly-refurbished Savoy hotel in central London.  The event was hosted by Channel Four News at Noon presenter and journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy.

Keith & Neil with SEYH Award

Keith and Neil with the SEYH (Social Enterprise Yorkshire & Humber) Award as Runner-up in the category of: 

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR 2011

presented at a special awards evening prior to the annual Footsey Social Enterprise event in Doncaster on March 4th 2011


 

Daisy McAndrew presenting the award to Neil & Keith - Photo Copyright 2010 Airedale Computer Recycling www.airedalecomputers.com

Awards for Excellence in Recycling 2008











 

Keith receiving the award - Photo Copyright 2010 Airedale Computer Recycling www.airedalecomputers.com

West Yorkshire Environmental Business Awards 2007 (Social Enterprise Category)











 

Business awards presentation - Photo Copyright 2010 Airedale Computer Recycling www.airedalecomputers.com

Wakefield District Business Awards 2006 (Business and the Environment)










 

Neil, Mike and Chris attend the BURA awards ceremony - Photo Copyright 2010 Airedale Computer Recycling www.airedalecomputers.com

BURA Charitable Trust Award for Regeneration 2005 (for outstanding contributions)












 

Neil collecting the award - Photo Copyright 2010 Airedale Computer Recycling www.airedalecomputers.com

West Yorkshire Social Enterprise Awards 2005 (Innovation in Enterprise)










 

Keith collecting the award - Photo Copyright 2010 Airedale Computer Recycling www.airedalecomputers.com

Wakefield District Environment Awards 2004/2005 (Social Enterprise Award)












 

Keith collecting another award - Photo Copyright 2010 Airedale Computer Recycling www.airedalecomputers.com

West Yorkshire Social Enterprise Awards 2004 (Social Enterprise of the Year)











 

In 2008 the Pontefract & Castleford Lions Club presented us with an Award of Appreciation for our work donating computers to good causes, in particular, one of their efforts was flood relief victims in Hull late last year.






 

Opening hours
and
contact info:

PONTEFRACT SHOP

01977  329442

(Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM | Sat 9AM-4PM)

 

CASTLEFORD SHOP

01977  520149

(Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM | Sat 9AM-4PM)

 

AIREDALE SHOP

01977  736283

(Mon-Thu 9AM-5PM | Sat Closed

Friday 9am-3PM) 

 

WAREHOUSE/EBAY

07796157391 EBAY

01977 736287 WAREHOUSE

(Mon-Fri 9AM-4.30PM | Sat closed)

Recent News:

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Feb 2020

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Oct 2019

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Sep 2019

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