Welcome to the team, Charlie

We’re thrilled to welcome Charlie Barker who has joined Team Tong as our new Finance Director.

Charlie joins us from Cranswick plc and brings a wealth of corporate finance experience, said our Managing Director, Mark Farnsworth.

“We are delighted that Charlie is joining the team. We have known each other for a long time and are very confident that he will be a great fit for our team and business.  We have had a very busy two and a half years as we have set about re-establishing Tong as one of the best garden centres in the area and are delighted with the progress that we and the team have made.   Now is the time to further strengthen our team as we look to the future.

“In addition to our ambitions at Tong, we have always stated that we intend to expand and grow our business and the addition of Charlie to the team gives us even greater strength as we try to turn those ambitions into reality.  His wealth of experience in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions will be invaluable to us as we move forward.”

Charlie is equally excited about the opportunities that lie ahead: “This is a great industry to be involved in and I am delighted to be joining the team who have achieved so much in such a short time.  This is an ambitious business and I look forward to helping the team to deliver their plans.”