Our Managing Director and Founder, Aloysius Ihezie, has throughout his working life shown a very real interest in the charity sector, a deep concern for the environment, and a passionate belief in the value of education. Many of the staff currently working with Choice have served the company for many years working hard to ensure that our clients receive the very best support that Choice can provide.
Choice operates from its two main warehouses based in London and Milton Keynes; from these sites, we are well placed to offer a comprehensive collection service throughout London and the South of England.
Choice has demonstrated a passionate interest in the UK charity sector since its first collections in 2001. Since that time, in operations copied by other companies, several million books have been kept in circulation by either being reused or recycled.
With our modern fleet and dedicated, friendly, and hard-working drivers we provide clients with a service that is second to none.
Choice has a fully staffed Customer Service team plus a Senior Customer Relations Manager with over forty years’ experience working in the charity sector.
Choice will always seek further ways to help our clients; for example, working with charities, Choice has provided fully branded Textile Banks at no cost. We welcome requests from other clients where Choice may be able to provide further support.
Choice places great importance on the health and safety of our staff; the company is a member of the Textile Recycling Association, has comprehensive public liability insurance, and holds a full waste carriers’ licence.
Choice was founded in 1999 by its current Managing Director, Aloysius Ihezie. In the beginning, the company concentrated on collecting, sorting and exporting used clothing to countries in Africa. Over subsequent years, Choice carefully developed many further opportunities for people to recycle unwanted goods and, at the same time, give more support to different charities.
As the company grew and as a result of increasing research and innovation, Choice now collects and recycles a much wider range of non-textile materials such as books, bric-a-brac, electrical items and household items.
During this same period, Choice introduced textile, book and media bank initiatives making it even easier for the public to recycle unused items and for our partner charities to benefit from the extra income this generated.