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Bradford Garden Centre reaches final of regional business award

Bradford Garden Centre reaches final of regional business award


The team at a Bradford garden centre group is celebrating after reaching the final of a regional business award.


Tong Garden Centre has been shortlisted in the Sustainability category in the Bradford Means Business Awards.


Tong Garden Centre's Head ofPeople, Culture & Sustainability, Neil Barwise-Carr,said: "We're committed to reducing our impact on the planet and have pledged to be Carbon Neutral by 2026. The roadmap to carbon neutrality started with our Year of Waste initiative which includes converting food waste into renewable energy, harvesting rainwater from the lake to water plants and recycling waste oil for biodiesel.


"We continue to work hard to make Tong and the other garden centres in the Yorkshire Garden Centres group as sustainable as possible and it's great that our initiatives have been acknowledged and rewarded with a place in the final."


Sponsored by Solensis, the Sustainability award recognises businesses that have done the most to improve overall environmental performance and enhance sustainability. It rewards businesses that are making strides to become more sustainable year on year.


The team will learn whether they have been successful at an awards ceremony organisedinpartnership with Bradford CouncilonThursday 20th July at the Walton View Hotel in Bradford.


Tong Garden Centre occupies a 19-acre site in Tong village. It is one of Yorkshire's biggest independent garden centres with 11,600m2of retail space and parking for up to 700 cars. It is part of the Yorkshire Garden Centres (YGC) group that also owns Tingley Garden Centre and the former Stephen H Smith's Garden Centres in Otley and Harden, Bingley.





PhotoLeft to right: Joe Appleyard, Steph Bates, Harriet Kelly and Dave Clayforth Members of the Tong team


For more information or to arrange an interview withNeil Barwise-Carr,please contact Tracey Baty at three60 marketing on:


Direct line:01430 871360

Mobile:07971 961574


Notes to editors


1.      For more information about Tong Garden Centre, please visit

2.      For more information aboutYorkshire Garden Centres, please visit

3.      For more information about the Bradford Means Business Awards, please visit