Tong Garden Centre wins regional sustainability award

Tong Garden Centre are celebrating after winning a regional sustainability award.

Team member Steph Bates, Tong’s Sustainability Lead and Head of People and Culture, Neil Barwise-Carr were presented with the Sustainability Award at the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards in Yorkshire and The Humber at a ceremony held at the Queens Hotel in Leeds last week.

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

Neil said of winning the coveted award: “We are delighted and proud to win the Sustainability award. The team has worked tirelessly to embed sustainable principles in all our garden centres and this award is well-deserved.

“We have exciting plans for 2023 that include partnering with the Carbon Literacy Project to educate our team, and this is a great springboard to launch our initiatives.” 

Tong Garden Centre beat Wakefield’s Tunley Engineering, Skipton-based Comply Direct, Scarborough-based Sea Grown and York-based ecups Limited with the win securing them a place in the UK final later that takes place at the NEC in May.