Bradford garden centre is shortlisted for a regional sustainability award

The team at Tong Garden Centre are celebrating after being shortlisted for a regional sustainability award.

The Bradford based business reached the final in the Sustainability Award of the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards in Yorkshire and The Humber.

Organised by the UK’s leading business campaigner, the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses), the awards celebrate the achievements and contributions of small businesses and the self-employed across the UK.

Tong Garden Centre, which occupies a 19-acre site in Tong village and is one of Yorkshire’s biggest independent garden centres, faces competition from businesses including Wakefield’s Tunley Engineering, Skipton-based Comply Direct, Scarborough-based Sea Grown and York-based ecups Limited.

Neil Barwise-Carr, Tong Garden Centre’s Head of People and Culture said: “We are proud to have a robust and attainable ‘Climate and Community’ commitment that details our pathway to sustainability, including initiatives like converting leftover food into renewable energy, harvesting rainwater for irrigating plants and recycling waste oil for biodiesel.

“We’re naturally delighted to have been shortlisted with other businesses who are working towards a better future for our planet.” 

The winners will be announced at a lunch at the Queens Hotel in Leeds on 24th February, hosted by BBC broadcaster, newsreader and producer, Elly Fiorentini.

The successful businesses from each category will secure a place in the UK final later in the year and will have a chance to be crowned the UK Small Business of the Year.