We’ve won Garden Centre Association awards for the third year running!

We’re celebrating here at Tong after winning multiple awards for the third consecutive year at the North East and North West regional Garden Centre Association (GCA) awards.

Our Marketing Manager, Jo collected the awards for Destination Garden Centre of the Year, the ifse Award for Catering Excellence for Best Garden Centre Restaurantt, the GIMA Award for Best Garden Products retailer and Best Outdoor Living Retailer during a presentation at Bents Garden and Home.

The Catering Excellence award rewards centres for the appeal of the catering offering and surroundings, hygiene, friendliness and minimum waiting periods whilst the Outdoor Living award focuses on display, range, link selling, inspiration and instore signage and information.

Our Commercial Director, Sharon is delighted with our ongoing success: “The fact that we have won Best Destination Garden Centre for three consecutive years reaffirms our position as one of the leading garden centres in the North of England. 

“These awards are testament to the hard work of the whole team here at Tong, they work tirelessly to ensure that all of our visitors have a great experience and we are incredibly proud of all of them”.

GCA Chairman, Mike Lind from Monkton Elm Garden and Pet Centre in Somerset, congratulated us on our outstanding performance. He said: “Since acquisition only four years ago, Tong Garden Centre has made remarkable progress and continues to go from strength to strength to deliver an engaging experience for their customers. This vision, drive and the efforts of all the team make them worthy winners.”

The national winners will be announced at the annual GCA conference in January 2020.