Seven staff members at Tong Garden Centre are being rewarded. They are being rewarded with an invitation to a prestigious awards ceremony.
The committed staff are:
Steve Smith (Plants Buyer)
Jackie Price (Catering Supervisor front of house)
Sam Grainger (Kitchen Assistant)
Diane Farrar (Tills Manager)
Ben Hooper (Sales Assistant)
Andy Pickering (Head Butcher)
Lee Parnham (Head Baker)
They will go with some of the management team to the Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Awards on November 12. Tong Garden Centre is once again shortlisted in the Customer Service category.
Their positivity and commitment is the reason they’re going. It has contributed to the exponential growth during a long, hot summer that saw huge demand.
Tong’s co-owner, Mark Farnsworth said: “Every member of our team works hard to surprise and delight our customers. These staff members have gone the extra mile to deliver an exceptional level of service. We’re looking forward to attending the awards with them.”
The Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Awards honour Yorkshire’s £8 billion a year tourism economy. They are the largest celebration of tourism excellence in the UK. The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony on 12 November at Harrogate Convention Centre.