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Growing garden centre business appoints finance director

A Bradford garden centre has strengthened its senior management team with a board level appointment.  Charlie Barker is joining the team in the newly created position of finance director. He joins the Tong Lane business from Cranswick plc and brings a wealth of corporate finance experience, said Tong's managing director, Mark

New ultra-fast internet scheme open to West Yorkshire businesses

A new £2 million Gigabit Voucher Scheme is being launched to help businesses to invest in their digital infrastructure. Yorkshire is one of six locations chosen to pilot the UK Government funded scheme which offers SMEs in Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, Wakefield and York Council areas vouchers worth up to £3,000

Tong launches its biggest ever Christmas weekend event

A family-friendly Bradford garden centre is preparing for Santa's arrival as it throws its doors open for a weekend of festive fun.  Tong Garden Centre will mark the opening of Santa's grotto and its new Christmas Cabin with a two-day event which begins on Saturday November 18.  The team at Tong are

Admiral Taverns hosts community pub open day in Bradford

Community pub group, Admiral Taverns, is hosting an open day at the Fire Brigade Tavern, Southfield Lane, Bradford, tomorrow from noon-6pm. It is showcasing the Fire Brigade Tavern and The Kings Arms pubs to attract potential and existing licensees who are considering a career in the pub industry and looking to

Bradford garden centre is highly commended in tourism awards

A focus on providing exemplary customer service in all areas at a destination garden centre outlet has resulted in a Bradford business being recognised in this year's White Rose Awards for tourism.  Tong Garden Centre was awarded Highly Commended in the Outstanding Customer Service category of the awards for their initiatives

Castlehouse completes fully occupied Bradford community development

Leeds-based Castlehouse Construction has completed a £2.5m mixed use community scheme in West Yorkshire, with a 13,864 sq ft Care Home facility and 5,016 sq ft Coffee Shop at the heart of the Sticker Lane, Bradford development. The scheme, which includes 2,508 sq ft of rented office space above the coffee

Leeds volunteers get into the spirit in Haworth

A team from Leeds Building Society’s Bradford branch assisted Bronte Spirit by volunteering at the Haworth Old School Room. They helped trustees with the general upkeep of the building, inside and outside, with jobs cleaning, painting and gardening. The three colleagues, alongside their regional manager Chris Ord, took advantage of

TV and radio 4 gardening expert to launch gardening school at Bradford Garden Centre

A Bradford garden centre has announced a collaboration with TV and radio gardening expert and award winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show designer, Matthew Wilson.  Tong Garden Centre is the first centre in the North of England to host Radio 4's Gardeners Question Time regular panellist Matthew Wilson's Gardening School and has

Garden centre staff smash their target for mental health charity

Kind-hearted staff at a destination garden centre near Bradford have completed an 18 kilometre walk to raise funds for a Shipley charity.  Fourteen colleagues from Tong Garden Centre donned their walking boots for the trek round Ullswater in the Lake District and raised a total of £3,868.75 for The Cellar Trust