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Our Story

Welcome to DropPoint, we are a registered community interest company created in April 2017. We want to help provide the public with vital information about places that can accept donations, this will be a database of information for charities and non-profit organisations. DropPoint aims to help charities and non-profit organisations display listings of item(s) that are wanted or needed in their business. This allows groups, registered charities and non-profit organisations to share their information more diversely, in hope that this will encourage people to donate unwanted items and benefit those in greater need. We hope this will encourage people to make ethical decisions, recycle and reuse items instead of throwing them away, creating a diversion of waste from landfill. We are optimistic that this platform will be simple and easy to use. The name DropPoint was founded so that users can find a point of access to deliver donations with flexibility and drop it off. Meet the team behind DropPoint:

Chris - Managing Director

DropPoint launched officially in April, but it really started in October 2016. I had been working in the logistics industry on technology for sending and returning parcels bought online and saw how easy it is to get information and postage labels for getting unwanted purchases back to online retailers. This turned into an obsession finding charities that take item donations and it become obvious there was a lot of them - yet hardly any were common knowledge.

I kept coming across charities that had a wish list of item donations on their websites and social media, but unless you knew of them there was no chance to find this information… wouldn’t it be easier if all charities just used the same platform for this so you could browse a big directory to see who needs what? Better yet, what if this platform told you when, where and how to get it to the charity? And here is where DropPoint was born.

Friends were lured in with few convincing words necessary, and a team was formed. We got together in an office in the Hull Youth Support Trust and plans were put into action

Robbie - Digital Director

Hi I’m Robbie. I lead the product development of DropPoint as well as other digital projects built for our clients. I first became a self proclaimed eco warrier after spending some time abroad and seeing the exploits that are damaging our world.

When returning to the UK I set out with Chris to make a positive change by creating DropPoint. One of my many favourite parts of working here has been providing work experience for those new in to tech by providing the stepping stone to succeed in the industry.

Andrei - Director

Hi i’m Andrei, I’ve been part of the project since the beginning after Chris told me about the idea. I was immediately sold on it and decided to start helping out with the design. I’ve been a UX/UI designer for the past 4 years, mainly designing commercial products. This is a type of product i’ve never done before so i was interested in exploring this opportunity. We’ve started the design based on the user needs thanks to Robbie who has helped me do the user research by finding out what people actually want. It has been a great journey so far and we’ve learned a lot from it but I believe that now the real adventure starts. Looking forward to what lies ahead!