18th October 2005

 

TALK ON CONSTRUCTING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS

 

Representatives from a Lincolnshire construction firm voted one of the top 100 companies to work for in the UK are giving a talk at the University of Lincoln on Thursday.

 

Simon Holmes and Warren Glover from the Lindum Construction Group will be giving a talk entitled ‘Lindum Success: Egalitarian Value or Eclectic Management?’ in the Jackson Lecture Theatre on 20th October at 6.30pm.

 

It is the second in the ‘The University in Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire in the University’ series which has been organised by PhD students and research staff from the Faculty of Business and Law to try to forge closer links with the local community.

 

Earlier this year the Lindum Group came 30th on the list of the Sunday Times ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’, with 79% of staff saying they would not leave tomorrow if they had another job.

The Lindum Group was founded by the late John Chambers, a civil engineer, in 1956, from a small site office on Waterside North in Lincoln, with a staff of four carrying out construction work primarily in the city and trading as Lindum Construction.

Today, Lindum Group directly employs 500 people, has a turnover of £65 million, works nationwide from offices in Lincoln, Grimsby, Spalding, Peterborough and London, and incorporates 12 construction-related divisions.

John Mendy is one of the PhD students organising the talks which will be held on a monthly basis throughout the forthcoming academic year.

 

John said: “The Faculty of Business and Law is delighted to be able to organise this series of talks in a bid to develop research partnerships between the university and the business and academic community within and outside Lincolnshire. Anyone who is interested in attending is welcome to turn up on the day.”

 

For more information contact:

Kate Strawson, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886244                       kstrawson@lincoln.ac.uk

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