The essential journalist news source
Bradford Garden Centre awarded Job Creator of the Year

Bradford Garden Centre awarded Job Creator of the Year at the Bradford means Business awards


The team at a Bradford Garden Centre are celebrating after being crowned Job Creator of the Year at the eighth annual Bradford Means Business awards.


Tong Garden Centre, who beat stiff competition from fellow Bradford businesses BASF and

The Canteen, was rewarded for havingplayed an outstanding role in boosting employment in the Bradford district through innovation, investment and risk-taking in the face of tough economic conditions.


Of the win, Tong Garden Centre co-owner, Mark Farnsworth said: "We are proud that our success over the last three years has created job opportunities for 120 local people and it's very satisfying to have our achievements acknowledged and rewarded by our local business community."


Organised by Bradford Telegraph & Argus in partnership with Bradford Council and the Bradford Chamber, the awards have become the highlight of the business calendar in the district. The winners were announced at a ceremony at the Aagrah Midpoint Suite in Thornbury last week.


The Job Creator of the Year award was sponsored by Bradford Chamber of Commerce.


The win comes on the back of a trio of awards at the Horticulture Week awards recently.


Tong Garden Centre occupies a 14 acre site in Tong village. It is one of Yorkshire's biggest garden centres with 110,000 square feet of retail space and parking for up to 750cars.





Photo: The team at Tong pictured with their award The team at Tong with their award



For more information or to arrange an interview with Mark Farnsworth, please contact Tracey Baty at three60 marketing on;


Direct line:01430 871360

Mobile:07971 961574



Notes to editors