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Double industry accolade for The Broadway, Bradford

The Broadway, Bradford has scooped two coveted Purple Apple merit awards for campaigns run by the shopping centre  in 2019 that brought the local community together. The ‘Eid Celebration Weekend’ and the ‘We are Bradford’ week-long activity were both commended by the only award body that  recognises and rewards effective retail

Bradford garden centre donates stock worth £1.5k to charity

A Bradford garden centre has made way for a new pet care range by donating surplus stock to charity. Tong Garden Centre has donated £1,500 worth of dog of leads, collars, bowls, snacks and portable pet carriers to Rotherham based charity, Helping Yorkshire Poundies (HYPS). Kennel Manager at HYPS, Sarah Dobbs, said:

Council supports Buy for Bradford

Bradford Council is setting out its procurement aims for the next four years with a pledge to benefit the district's economy and support priorities such as the climate emergency and equality and diversity in the supply chain. The Executive will be asked to approve the Procurement Strategy 2021 - 2025 at

Bradford garden centre wins outstanding employer award

The team at a Bradford Garden Centre are celebrating after winning the Outstanding Employer award at the 15th annual Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business awards. Tong Garden Centre's head of people and culture, Neil Barwise-Carr represented the team at Tong in a unique online awards ceremony that was hosted by former

Garbutt & Elliott name growing Shipley bakery as Producer of the Year

Shipley-based bakery, Just Desserts has scooped Producer of the Year in the Garbutt & Elliott’s Food & Drink Business Awards 2020. The growing, family run bakery beat off stiff competition to pick up the best producer trophy. The bakery’s thriving business, which was established with an Enterprise Allowance by enterprising man and

Strong demand for new jobs scheme

Bradford Council has received over 140 sign ups from local employers for a new government work placement programme.   Over 700 young people are expected to benefit from the Kickstart scheme by gaining valuable work experience across a range of industries including finance, education and legal, beauty therapy, sports, craft and the

Bradford garden centre takes on first apprentice

Management at a Bradford garden centre are continuing to invest in their team with the appointment of its first apprentice.  The People and Culture team at Tong Garden Centre have partnered with Shipley College to bring in 16 year old Alfie Taylor as a Plants Apprentice.  Mr Taylor attends college one day

Bradford Manufacturing Weeks update

The launch event for Bradford Manufacturing Weeks 2020 heard how the initiative will inspire the district’s young people to pursue a career where their skills will help solve world problems. More than 30 attendees from the business, manufacturing and political arenas – including lead sponsors Barclays - joined the West &