Johnsons of Whixley has turned to ice to help staff beat the heat during the current wave of hot temperatures affecting the UK.
The horticultural nursery, which is based half way between York and Harrogate, has bought and set up freezers at key locations on its two hundred-acre site – and chocked them full of complimentary ice creams and ice lollies to cool off the staff.
Johnsons of Whixley group managing director, Graham Richardson, said: “We recognise the hard work of staff throughout our business, but those that work outside are obviously finding the heat heavy going at the moment.
“We value the wellbeing and happiness of our staff more than anything, so we were glad to make a small investment in freezers and ice lollies to help provide some cooling respite from the searing temperatures.”
Johnsons of Whixley is a family-run business, first established in 1921, and one of the largest commercial nurseries in Europe.