Congratulations to all of our values awards winners!


Our directors hosted an awards dinner and disco at The Hilton Hotel in Leeds recently to recognise the achievements of our fabulous team.



Organised by Neil and Becki from our People and Culture team, the event celebrates the values and behaviours that underpin our business.


Throughout 2021, staff voted for their colleagues to be recognised as monthly Values Award Winners in the six categories of Team, Excellence, Honest, Responsible, Accountable and Positive. The management team then selected the six overall champions from the 12 monthly winners.

Each of the six main awards recognised team members’ commitment to championing the values that are at the heart of the business. The awards were presented by our co-owner, Tom Megginson; Chairman, David Stanhope and Finance Director, Charlie Barker.



The winners were


Terrance Waterhouse

From the Mezzanine Kitchen was voted the ‘Team’ values champion for showing support to colleagues in his own and other teams.


Leigh Quinn

From Marketing was voted the ‘Excellence’ values champion for only settling for GREAT!


Kirsty Blake

 From Grass Hoppers was voted the ‘Honest’ values champion for being consistent and reliable.


Edwina Whitwam

From Giftware was voted the ‘Respectful’ values champion for being respectful, courteous and considerate towards everyone and everything.


James Tolson

From Garden Sundries was voted the ‘Accountable’ values champion for taking ownership in difficult situations and always taking pride in his work.


Jane Day

From Indoor Plants and Gift was voted the ‘Positive’ values champion for being great to work with and always finding a way to get the job done, even in trying circumstances. 

Our Head of People and Culture, Neil Barwise-Carr said: “We had such a great evening celebrating the business’s performance over the last year and rewarding everyone in our team for making that success possible: the buzz in the room was electric.


“As we grow and look to open a new site later this year, embedding a culture built on our values becomes even more important and we’re proud to recognise and reward the team’s outstanding contribution. Congratulations to our fantastic Values Awards winners for helping to make Tong a great place to work.” 

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