Welcome to the team, Sarah!

We’re pleased to announce that we have appointed a project manager to oversee the next phase of our £2m extension project.

Chartered Surveyor Sarah Ritchie joins us in the newly created position of project manager following a career break to bring up her young family and brings a wealth of experience to Tong. 

Our MD, Mark Farnsworth said: “We are delighted to welcome Sarah to the team. With a strong track record in the Leeds property market, latterly with BNP Paribas, Sarah is obviously well equipped to oversee the £2m extension project with full responsibility for the delivery of the project.

“We are then hoping to secure other projects for Sarah to manage as the business expands from our single site to a multi-site operation.”

Sarah is excited about the opportunities that lie ahead: “There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing a building project move from its conception to completion and having a part in guiding it on its way.

“I’m excited for the challenge and thinking through and overcoming the practical issues we might face on the way. This particular phase of development is really important as it’s not just for the Tong customer but for the Tong staff so it’s a big responsibility to deliver.”

When she’s not working, Sarah enjoys spending time outdoors, including skiing, netball, walking Tarka the dog and family time watching her sons play sport and relaxing at home.

Phase two of the £4m expansion starts in March and is due to be completed by September. The two storey extension will be home to new staff facilities for our 200 strong team, a 180 seat restaurant plus 15,000 sq ft of retail space.