Social enterprise, ‘Community Shop’ opens in Bradford

19th August 2022

Company Shop Group’s award-winning social enterprise, Community Shop, has opened the doors of its 10th supermarket on Tong Street, Bradford.

Hundreds of people from the local community went to the opening this week to see the high-quality food and household products on offer at deeply discounted prices.

The store sells products that are perfectly good to eat or use that have been donated by major retailers, brands, and manufacturers after being deemed surplus for reasons like incorrect labelling or seasonal packaging. These products otherwise might have gone to waste. There is also a Community Kitchen serving delicious low-cost meals, with kids eating free every day.


Tom Jackson, Partner in our Commercial property team is delighted to have supported the team at Community Shop on the property transaction to deliver this new store which will provide a significant benefit to the local surrounding community.

Gary Stott, Executive Chairman of Community Shop, said: “This new store will give a hand up to those finding things tough during these financially challenging times by taking away some of the stress of putting food on the table and enabling them to focus on becoming the best version of themselves through our life-changing development programmes.

“I’d also like to say an enormous thank you to all our colleagues and partners whose hard-work and support helped to make opening a reality.”

Community Shop Tong Street has opened thanks to the support of their long-standing partner and Bradford-based supermarket Morrisons, who donated £250,000 to fund the store, as well as Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, and Biffa.

If you are looking to grow or develop your business premises, our commercial property team is here to help  – get in touch.


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Tom Jackson


Tom acts on a wide range of property transactional matters for developers, investors and occupiers across various market sectors.

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