MAZUMA Mobile has been honoured at the industry’s leading awards ceremony.
The Morecambe-based company staved off competition from some of the country’s top businesses to win the Best Secondary Market Provider category at this year’s national Mobile News Awards.
It was one of the most hotly contested categories at this year’s glittering ceremony.
Craig Smith, Managing Director of Mazuma Mobile, said: “It is amazing to have won the award.
“These awards carry a great deal of kudos with all those shortlisted being afforded the utmost respect within our industry.
“It is the first time there has been a category for the Best Secondary Market Provider and we were up against some great names.
“To be shortlisted in the category was fantastic but to be named as the winners was just amazing! It is a fitting reward for the hard work and dedication of all our team members which has been key to our success.’’
He added: “We are extremely proud of our reputation as a market leader across the UK and it is nice to see our commitment to provide the best quality service for our customers recognised by the industry.’’
There was a record 112 entries for this year’s awards across 21 categories with the new Best Secondary Market Provider section proving especially popular.
Mobile News editorial director Ian White said: “The quality of entries was amazing. It is quite humbling to see how much time and effort people put into their entries and how much they wanted to win. All the winners can be proud that they went up against some astounding submissions.”
Particular attention was given to Mazuma’s efforts in spreading the message of sustainability to schools and the local community through the Mazuma roadshow.
This sees Mazuma staff educating primary school children on the importance of recycling and considering the effect of electronic waste on their future environment.
Mazuma Mobile, based on White Lund Industrial Estate, is one of the most trusted and longest standing mobile phone recyclers in the UK. It rehomes in the region of 15,000 mobiles per month and is one of the leading mobile phone reuse specialists in Europe.
Mazuma, who are well known for sponsoring Morecambe Football Club, also buys and sells smart watches, laptops, tablets and games consoles.