Welsh garden centre recruits 13 staff

The Old Railway Line Garden Centre near Hay-on-Wye in Powys is building an extension covering more than 2,000 square metres, and has recruited 13 members of staff to help in its new restaurant.

Shop manager Katie Cleary said: "Our new building includes a shop area and restaurant and it will hopefully be completed by mid September ready for our official opening on September 29.

"We have recruited 13 people to work in the new restaurant and they will start at the end of August. We needed more staff members to help us to continue the high standard of customer service we currently offer.

"We are thrilled that we are expanding in size. This will allow us to draw even more people in and continue to grow the business."

As well as a new shop and restaurant, the building will also be home to a farm shop, florist and furniture, gifts and Christmas departments.

She added: "We don’t want to disappoint anyone who comes to the garden centre and in order to be able to offer them more space to have a cuppa or a meal, a greater choice of gardening products and plants and to fit them all in, we needed to increase in size."

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