Sustainability Tong Committee

We’ve been shortlisted for a regional sustainability award

The team at Tong is celebrating after being shortlisted for a regional sustainability award.

We have reached the final in the Sustainability Award of the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards in Yorkshire and The Humber.

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

We face tough competition from businesses including Wakefield’s Tunley Engineering, Skipton-based Comply Direct, Scarborough’s Sea Grown and York-based ecups Limited.

“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 are naturally delighted to have been shortlisted with other businesses who are working towards a better future for our planet,” said Head of People and Culture, Neil Barwise-Carr.

The winners will be announced at a lunch at the Queen’s Hotel in Leeds on 24th February that will be 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.

Congratulations to the Sustainability Committee and all of our team for their hard work.

Wish us luck!


Members of the Sustainability Committee at Tong Garden Centre. Left to right: Terry Waterhouse, Victoria Bentley, Steph Bates, Charlotte Quinn, Andy Mears, Caitlyn Brigden and Marc Salama.

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