Directors and staff at a Bradford Garden Centre are celebrating after being announced as a finalist in the 15th annual Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business awards.
Tong Garden Centre has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Employer category that celebrates the employers who truly value and reward their staff, nurturing a culture that allows all employees to play a role in moving the company forward.
Tong Garden Centre's Head of People and Culture, Neil Barwise-Carr is delighted with the news: "We're a proud employer of 184 local people and our aim is to make sure that we attract, recruit, retain and develop great people, and that Tong continues to be a great place to work.
"In the last 18 months, we have developed e-learning platforms, new appraisal schemes, enhanced staff benefits and improved communication and employee engagement, so we're naturally delighted that our initiatives have contributed to our place in the final.
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 1000 cars.