Bradford garden centre group beats industry giants to win a national HR award for a second time

The team at a Bradford-headquartered garden centre group is celebrating after winning a national HR award for the second consecutive year.

Yorkshire Garden Centres Group won the Retail Company of the Year Award at the British HR Awards that took place in London on 16th April.

“The HR awards celebrate organisations and individuals that are driven by delivering a world-class people experience, so we’re proud and delighted to have won this award on behalf of our great team,” said Yorkshire Garden Centre’s Head of People and Culture, Neil Barwise-Carr.

Yorkshire Garden Centres beat industry giants Heron Foods, Holland & Barrett and Selfridges to win the Retail Company of the Year Award for a second time.

Nate Harwood, Founder of New Possible and British HR Awards judge said: “The British HR Awards celebrate the talented, dedicated, and passionate teams and individuals who are fueling thriving workplaces across the UK and beyond. I’d like to extend my congratulations to all the Winners and Finalists.”

The British HR Awards is powered by New Possible, a next-generation employee insight platform. New Possible helps leaders build healthier organisations by providing meaningful insight that can drive real change.

The Yorkshire Garden Centres (YGC) group comprises Tong, Tingley, Otley and Bingley Garden Centres and the recently acquired Dean’s York and Scarborough. Otley and Bingley Garden Centres were known as Stephen H Smith’s before they were acquired by YGC in 2022.