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Bradford Garden Centre awarded Small or Medium Enterprise of the Year

Directors and staff at a Bradford Garden Centre are celebrating after being crowned Small or Medium Enterprise of the Year at the seventh annual Bradford Means Business awards.  Tong Garden Centre, who beat stiff competition from ECSC Group and Approach PR, was rewarded for its strong financial performance, positive impact on

Bradford garden centre celebrates White Rose shortlist success for second year

Tong Garden Centre has reached the shortlist in the Outstanding Customer Service category of the Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Awards for the second year running.  The leading independent garden centre, acquired in 2015 by Mark Farnsworth and Tom Megginson, is one of six finalists that includes prestigious businesses York Racecourse

Drive Dynamics bucks national trend by increasing number of driving instructors

A national driving school headquartered in West Yorkshire is bucking the trend by increasing the number of instructors on its books.  Thanks to a new business model and a recently launched electronic diary system, Drive Dynamics - based between Leeds and Bradford at Drighlington – has signed up 30 new affiliate

Redfern wins place on government’s G-Cloud 9 procurement framework

The UK’s fastest growing travel management company has once again displayed its commitment to providing first-rate business travel solutions to the public sector by winning a place on the Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) remodelled procurement framework. Redfern is listed as a supplier on G-Cloud 9, providing the public sector with access

Digital agency Skittish moves to Saltaire

Digital marketing firm Skittish has announced it is to relocate to larger premises in Saltaire, from its current base in Riddlesden. The digital experts provide support to firms struggling to generate their business online. Last year, Skittish became an accredited partner with the tech giant Google, signifying their considerable strength, and

Yorkshire-based vehicle-hire firm provide transport to children’s charity

Yorkshire-based vehicle-hire firm, Arrow Self Drive, has donated three new vans to children’s charity, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice. Founded in 1988, Arrow Self Drive is a family-run business and the largest independently owned car, van, minibus and truck rental company in Yorkshire. With eight depots based around region, the

Cosmetics Cluster UK to launch in Bradford

The University of Bradford, Centre for Skin Sciences, is hosting the inaugural meeting for a brand new Cosmetics Cluster for the UK’s Personal Care Industry, CCUK. Formed by YCF Limited, the acclaimed non-profit membership organisation for the process industries, this cluster will serve the people, communities, university academics and business development

Drive Dynamics drives forward with revolutionary diary management system

A West Yorkshire driving school is accelerating forward with the launch of a revolutionary new diary management system.  Trials of Drive Dynamic’s online system - developed by one of the country’s leading software development companies – begins next week, before being rolled out nationally to its fleet of 300-plus driving instructors

TV gardening expert unveils new people’s garden at Bradford garden centre

Leeds based garden designer and TV presenter Katie Rushworth unveil her inspirational "people's garden" at Tong Garden Centre. The ITV Love Your Garden co-presenter officially opened the show garden, that has been brought to life by Katie and Tong's team of gardening experts, in front of a large crowd.  Among the audience

West Yorkshire warehousing firm transported to new phase of growth

Vernon Land Transport Ltd, a Bradford firm which provides worldwide distribution and storage solutions, has secured a 100,000 square foot warehousing space in order to facilitate both organic growth and new business won, thanks to funding from NatWest & Lombard. Investment in fleet vehicles, and more recently the addition of new