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  • Tong Garden Centre signs three to strengthen award-winning team

    Tong Garden Centre has strengthened its team with appointments in marketing, HR and finance.
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    Leigh Quinn takes the position of online insight manager. His aim is to develop Tong’s online presence.
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    Carrie Mackertich is the centre’s new HR and training manager. She handles recruiting new talent and developing existing talent.
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    Emma Wiltshire runs accounts and payroll in her new role of accounts assistant manager.
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    Leigh joined the team at Tong from Leeds Bradford Airport. He is looking forward to increasing Tong’s reach to online visitors.
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    Of the move, he said: “Developing our online presence and growing our e-commerce site are key strategic roles going forward. I look forward to working with the committed marketing team to deliver growth in both areas.”
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    Former organisational development manager Carrie joins the senior management team. She had been consulting for the centre.
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    She is proud of the way that Tong embraces family friendly working.
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    Carry said: “Tong has worked hard to place a great level of importance around finding a healthy work/home balance. They understand the importance of things like a children’s sports day!”
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    Emma joined Tong from a local steel fabrication company. She is enjoying the challenge of leading the accounts team.
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    Managing director, Mark Farnsworth said: “We’re delighted to welcome Leigh, Carrie and Emma to team Tong.
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    “They have joined us at an exciting time in Tong’s development. We plan to make improvements to the centre to drive future growth and recruitment.”
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    Tong Garden Centre is one of Yorkshire’s biggest garden centres with 110,000 square feet of retail space. There is parking for up to 1,000 cars.

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