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Bradford garden centre secures planning permission for next growth phase

Staff and management at a Bradford garden centre are celebrating after securing planning permission for the next stage of their ambitious growth plans.  Bradford Council's Regulatory and Appeals Committee unanimously voted to approve Tong Garden Centre's £4m plans that include a new two storey building, a new plant canopy, a bespoke

Bradford garden centre catering supervisor reaches “final stage”

A Castleford catering supervisor who was awarded a place on a new training programme for garden centre catering staff earlier in the year has reached the final stage.  Following the success of the Garden Centre Association's (GCA) Rising Stars initiative, a new programme aimed specifically at garden centre catering staff was

West Yorkshire businesses collaborate for a third Christmas experience

A Bradford garden centre is collaborating with a fellow West Yorkshire business to bring wonder to its popular Christmas Grotto.  Tong Garden Centre has called on the expertise of a team of performers at Leeds based Sneaky Experience to bring their new Grotto to life for the third time.  The Grotto opens

Ossett Brewery invests £1.7m in Saltaire “beer factory”

Salt Beer Factory is a £1.7m investment by Ossett Brewery housed in a Grade II Victorian tramshed built in 1904. The development, nestled in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage village of Saltaire, is a micro-brewery with a difference, unifying heritage and modern brewing. The mission is to produce showstopping, hop-forward beers

RSM advise shareholders on disposal of national roofing specialist

RSM has advised on the sale of SBS Roofing Group to Avonside Group Service – bringing together two nationwide specialist roofing companies. Established in 1983, SBS Roofing Group, which is headquartered in Bradford, delivers quality roofing solutions for a range of sectors, including retail, hospitality, local government, healthcare and education. Avonside, which

Chemical manufacturer thinks big with small packs

A West Yorkshire chemical manufacturer has expanded its offering to include smaller, more accessible product solutions alongside its bulk chemical range. Airedale Chemical has acquired two automated filling, labelling and capping production lines with the capacity to produce 2.4 million units per year at its four-acre site, creating a complete end-to-end

Events schedule to highlight a Sparkling Bradford this Christmas

Key partners from the Bradford district have announced that they are working together to offer an all-inclusive Christmas initiative, called Sparkling Bradford. The Sparkling Bradford initiative has been developed by The Broadway Bradford, Visit Bradford, Bradford Council, Made in Bradford and the University of Bradford. Sparkling Bradford will encompass all of the season’s

Bradford garden centre promotes from within for future growth

The management team at a Bradford garden centre has announced six new roles, all of which have been filled internally. Tong Garden Centre has created the new roles to support the next phase of growth and expansion within the business that includes a £3.5million investment in the Tong Lane site over

Keyland launches major West Yorkshire industrial site to market

Keyland Developments Ltd, the property trading arm of Kelda Group and sister company to Yorkshire Water, has launched to market a 57 acre former water treatment works site in West Yorkshire with planning consent for circa 400,000 sq ft of industrial and employment space which could facilitate around 800 new

Chemical manufacturing firm hosts students for district’s first Manufacturing Week

Students from schools across the district will be experiencing the world of specialty chemical manufacturing first-hand as part of the inaugural Bradford Manufacturing Week 2018. Airedale Chemical, based in Cross Hills, has invited students from Bradford’s One in a Million free school, Keighley’s Holy Family Catholic School and Parkside School in