LNT Group celebrates ten years at head office

Pictured left to right are director Philip Raven, Chairman Lawrence Tomlinson and CEO Matt Lowe

Yorkshire business, LNT Group, has celebrated ten years at its head office, Helios, in Garforth, this week. 

The group of five diverse companies including Ginetta cars, and Ideal Carehomes arranged for a Round Table event for staff with chairman and serial entrepreneur, Lawrence Tomlinson.

CEO, Matt Lowe, had the idea of a Round Table with Lawrence for the anniversary celebrations as a way of saying thank you to staff – giving them the opportunity to ask those ‘need to know’ questions and get an insight into the business and personal life of their chairman.  Matt also took on the role of interviewer at the event. 

Matt said: “I wanted to really engage staff in the anniversary celebrations as without them, we wouldn’t have been here for a decade.  There is a real entrepreneurial spirit that runs through LNT Group and Lawrence’s vision has seen that we get to where we are today and will continue to drive the business forward at pace.”

Some questions that were submitted from staff for Lawrence, which he answered with honesty and humour, included; ‘How do you define success’, ‘What achievements are you most proud of?’, ‘What is the vision for the Group?’, and ‘What football team do you support?’. 

Lawrence gave insights about what it is like to be at the top of his game, reminiscing about an old acquaintance who was rude to him many years ago, and then regretted it once Lawrence became so successful. 

He also spoke about assisting up and coming entrepreneurs and why he enjoys being an entrepreneur himself – “you can make up the rules!”.  However, he continued that being an entrepreneur can also be a lonely role but the benefits far outweigh the negatives.

Lawrence established his first business over 30 years ago and moved to the large Helios offices at Junction 47 of the M1 in 2007 to be able to house all the businesses under one roof and continue to manufacture Ginetta cars in Yorkshire. 

The offices and factory space have evolved considerably since 2007, now being home to nearly 200 employees and various new pieces of advanced equipment such as an autoclave, engine dynos and CNC facilities. 

Having recently published its latest accounts, LNT Group’s profits have demonstrated another year of strong financial performance with that set to continue in 2018 with the impending launches of Ginetta’s LMP1 car and care home software, CoolCare4, plus the growing portfolio of Ideal Carehomes and LNT Care Developments sites. 

 

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