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Bradford Garden Centre reaches final of regional business award



Bradford Garden Centre reaches final of regional business award


The team at a Bradford based garden centre group is celebrating after reaching the final of a regional business award.


Tong Garden Centre has been shortlisted in the Community category in the Bradford Means Business Awards.


Tong Garden Centre's Head ofPeople, Culture & Sustainability, Neil Barwise-Carr,said: "Our local community is at the heart of everything we do, from our charity of the year to the Kindness Pot what has supported95 local initiatives through donations, sponsorship and volunteering. We're proud and delighted to be in the final of this prestigious award."


Sponsored by brsk, the Community award recognises businesses thatdemonstrate their commitment to the community to deliver positive change.


The team faces competition from Yorkshire Building Society and Sovereign Healthcare andwill learn whether they have been successful at a black-tie dinner on July 19th at the Cedar Court Hotel in Bradford, organised in partnership with Bradford Council.


Tong Garden Centre occupies a 19-acre site in Tong village. It is one of Yorkshire's biggest independent garden centres with 11,600m2of retail space and parking for up to 700 cars. It is part of the Yorkshire Garden Centres (YGC) group that also owns Tingley Garden Centre and the former Stephen H Smith's Garden Centres in Otley and Harden, Bingley, plus Dean's Garden Centres in York and Scarborough.





PhotoLeft to right:Chantelle Brayson- Tills Assistant , Steph Harrison- Group People and Culture Manager, Shannon Carter- Garden Sundries Manager. Members of the team at Tong Garden Centre



For more information or to arrange an interview withNeil Barwise-Carr,please contact Tracey Baty at three60 marketing on:


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Notes to editors


1.      For more information about Tong Garden Centre, please visit

2.      For more information aboutYorkshire Garden Centres, please visit

3.      For more information about the Bradford Means Business Awards, please visit