Daniel O'Connor

Million pound milestone for Warp It

Large organisations often have surplus resources that they no longer need but are still in good condition and the online platform Warp It makes it easy to rehome them internally or to other organisations.

The unloved and unused resources which range from office furniture and electrical equipment to printer cartridges, stationery and anything else that isn’t needed, can either be swapped or donated to charities.

Founder and managing director of Warp It, Daniel O’Connor, said: “I’m really proud and excited that our customers have helped us get to the £1m milestone in donations.

“I’d like to invite charities to register for the service where they can access free surplus corporate assets. They simply register by joining the website.”

The organisations that have helped Warp It achieve this milestone include The University of Edinburgh, Brighton and Hove City Council, City of Edinburgh Council, University of Glasgow, Dundee City Council, University of Lincoln, Glasgow City Council, and the University of Sunderland amongst others.

Daniel added: “I would like to thank each and every one of our Warp It customers who, by donating their stuff have helped us reach this momentous milestone. One of our objectives since we launched the company in 2011 has been to help support charitable activities, and Warp It helps corporates redistribute assets in a safe and legal manner.”

Daniel, a former local authority waste manager, launched the company after spotting an opportunity to find a home for hundreds of relatively new office chairs that had been dumped into a skip.

He said: “My ambition is to make the reuse of items within organisations mainstream. I want to make reuse as easy as buying from Amazon. Warp It should be the first port of call for organisations when buying new if they want to save on purchase costs. Or who have anything that can be reused by charities.

“This project is making the world a better and more sustainable place, improving resilience, reducing procurement costs and keeping products out of skips. It's a powerful online system and it works.”

Published: 22 February 2017

Article by Bryce Wilcock
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