TONG Garden Centre is one of the county’s biggest independent garden centres on a 17-acre site near Tong village.

It was acquired by Mark Farnsworth and Tom Megginson in May 2015 with a mission of re-establishing it as a destination outlet for all the family.

The commitment has been underpinned by an investment of more than £1 million and it saw an increase in turnover of 100 per cent in its first year.

Plants remain the heart of the business but the centre also stocks fashion and accessories, and has a butchery and bakery.


FOUNDED in 2000, ECSC boasts 16 years’ experience in the prevention of cyber security breaches, incident response and ICO reporting.

Based in Listerhills Science Park, a new sales office was opened in Leeds earlier this year, with further expansion taking place in Bradford through a second finance office.

ECSC is responsible for tracking the latest cyber security news and developments. The UK cyber market is worth an estimated £3.3billion and ECSC aims to increase its market share of this.

Forty-four additional staff were recruited in the past year.


RUN by Suzanne Watson, Approach PR is an award-winning small PR consultancy with an unrelenting commitment to its clients and dedication to its staff.

Founded in 2001, the company has weathered a client-damaging financial crisis and has evolved to develop additional services to complement its core PR offering. This expansion includes Approachability, a training arm designed to teach PR skills to SMEs who cannot afford to outsource PR. In 2016 it launched Approach Digital to package its social media experience.