Tong Garden Centre signs three to strengthen award-winning team

by | Aug 13, 2018 | Business, Independents, News | 0 comments

Tong Garden Centre has strengthened its team with appointments in marketing, HR and finance.
Leigh Quinn takes the position of online insight manager. His aim is to develop Tong’s online presence.
Carrie Mackertich is the centre’s new HR and training manager. She handles recruiting new talent and developing existing talent.
Emma Wiltshire runs accounts and payroll in her new role of accounts assistant manager.
Leigh joined the team at Tong from Leeds Bradford Airport. He is looking forward to increasing Tong’s reach to online visitors.
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.”
Former organisational development manager Carrie joins the senior management team. She had been consulting for the centre.
She is proud of the way that Tong embraces family friendly working.
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!”
Emma joined Tong from a local steel fabrication company. She is enjoying the challenge of leading the accounts team.
Managing director, Mark Farnsworth said: “We’re delighted to welcome Leigh, Carrie and Emma to team Tong.
“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.”
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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