LAWRENCE TOMLINSON Chairman LNT Group
MATTHEW LOWE Commercial Director LNT Group
COLIN TAVERNER Finance Director LNT Group
PHILIP RAVEN Company Secretary LNT Group
MARK GREAVES Managing Director Ideal Care Homes
ANDREW LONG Development Director LNT Group
CHRISTINE COOPER Managing Director LNT Construction
SIMON FINNIS General Manager Ginetta
Lawrence Tomlinson is the founding Chairman of the LNT Group which employs over 2000 people across its five diverse core businesses; Ideal Care Homes, LNT Construction, LNT Software, LNT Solutions and Ginetta.

Lawrence is a philanthropic entrepreneur whose passion for business is undiluted, he continues to invest his wealth back into the group and its people where, unusually, each and every employee is also a shareholder. He firmly believes that rewards associated with success need to be re-invested in people and he does just that, whether it is providing apprenticeships or creating driving scholarships for young people. Lawrence is dedicated to building a bright future for the LNT Group, its staff and its customers.

Lawrence's business, entrepreneurial, engineering and driving achievements were recognised in 2011 when he was awarded two separate honorary doctorates by Yorkshire universities, that year also saw Lawrence recognised as one of the top 10 most influential leaders within the healthcare industry.

In 2012 Lawrence was awarded overall UK Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors.

Lawrence was also appointed to advise Govt Ministers about the role of SME's in kick starting the economy in his role of 'Entrepreneur in Residence' with the Dept for Business Innovation and Skills
Matt qualified for the Association of Corporate Treasurers in 1998 having joined RBS a few years earlier. He worked in Relationship Banking and subsequently Acquisition Finance. In 2000 he left to join KPMG within their financing group, working on a range of assignments ranging across international corporate restructurings, public company transactions and latterly project finance transactions.

In 2003 Matt returned to the RBS Healthcare business to lead a project finance team specialising in a new Government financing initiative supporting primary healthcare (NHS Lift) and became the first person across the UK to complete a transaction in this space before building a team to broaden capability into independent sector diagnostics, education and renewables.

Subsequently, Matt went on to become the Regional Director, Corporate Banking for the North East taking full financial responsibility for the region. Here, he enjoyed 3 years of exceptional growth following implementation of a significant team restructure and latterly won a number of industry awards. At the end of 2009, Matt became the Regional Director for the Yorkshire region taking direct responsibility for a team of more than 30 professionals and 200 corporate clients. Matt joined LNT Group as Group Commercial Director in August 2012.
Colin graduated from Bradford University Management School with a first class honours degree before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with leading international accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. During 7 years with PwC, Colin worked in Audit, Transaction Services and Corporate Finance on a wide range of businesses and transactions, before moving to the international nursery product retailer, Mamas & Papas.

At Mamas & Papas, Colin worked on a wide range of corporate, commercial and financial projects in his role as Project Accountant, including establishing the group’s office in Hong Kong, before moving into a business development role in which he was instrumental in establishing Mamas & Papas’ international franchise business and the opening of the group’s first franchise stores in the Middle East. He then spent 3 years as Associate Finance Director, heading up the Finance and Legal Functions, before moving to Seabrook Crisps to take up the role of Finance Director, where he led the fundraising to secure £16m of bank and loan note funding to support the growth of the business.

Colin subsequently became Finance Director for Pharmacy2U, the online NHS Pharmacy retailer, before joining the LNT Group in January 2013 as Group Finance Director.
Philip graduated from Birmingham University and, following law school, went to work at leading City law firm Slaughter and May for 7 years. Following starting a family, Philip left the City and joined leading regional law firm Freeth Cartwright LLP in 1997 where he became a corporate finance partner in 2000. During his 15 years at Freeth Cartwright he acted for LNT Group on a wide variety of transactions.

Philip was described by Legal 500 as "very commercial" and recommended as "always professional, timely and value for money, with good strength in depth". Philip headed up the Firm's care sector team and acted for a number of care home groups on sales and purchases ranging from a few million pounds to over £100m. Philip joins LNT Group from 1 October 2012.
Working with Lawrence on multiple projects over a 15 year period Mark was an obvious choice to join LNT Group.

With over 25 years' experience working in social care in a range of roles, including Director of Adult Social Services with Kirklees Metropolitan Council, Mark has worked for the Audit Commission/Social Services Inspectorate's Joint Review Team to evaluate the performance of other Social Services Departments.

Mark has also worked as a private consultant advising other care providers on ways to develop their performance, service, planning and partnership arrangements.

Mark holds an MBA based on the strategic management of residential care services for older people.
Andrew is a Chartered Surveyor with 20 years experience in the Healthcare sector. Andrew has worked for Lawrence and the LNT Group for 10 years, originally running a healthcare consultancy business that was part of the Group before its sale to Jones Lang Lasalle.

Andrew has overseen a number of large healthcare property transactions including the sales of McCardle Care to Bondcare for £100m and the sale of Bondcare to Southern Cross for £225m, and was instrumental in the sale of Orchard Care Homes on behalf of the LNT Group in 2007 for £180m. Since that time Andrew has concentrated on land acquisition, investment and turn key sales as well as inter group referral business and customer relationship management. Andrew is the Responsible Individual under the CQC Registration for Ideal Care Homes.
After graduating from the University of Nottingham with a First class honours degree in mathematics, Christine joined British Aerospace in Stevenage as a Graduate Engineer and was involved in the successful launch of several geostationary communications satellites. In 1990 she moved back North to take up the role of Programme Manager at Slingsby Aviation, where she successfully planned the expansion of the light aircraft production line from 7 aircraft per year to deliver 125 aircraft for the USAF in 15 months.

In 1994 Christine joined Evans Universal in Leeds and again applied her programme management skills to enable the company to expand rapidly, quadrupling their output of incinerators and cremators over a two year period.

Christine moved to LNT Construction in March 2007 where she has successfully introduced forward planning, structure and stability to the construction team; Lawrence invited her to take on the role of MD in May 2012.
Simon caught the racing bug at the tender age of 11 when his parents moved close to top Cheshire Circuit Oulton Park. Having spent 5 years following the thrills and spills track-side, the 16 year old began a City and Guilds apprenticeship as a motor vehicle technician in a local Renault dealership and when he wasn't studying could be found helping out local racing teams all over the region.

On finishing his studies, a 20 year old Simon set up John Holmes Racing Team before moving to Norfolk to take up the role of race mechanic and then engineer at the prestigious Van Diemen Racing. Here the newly qualified engineer worked alongside some of the biggest names in driving including Eddie Irvine, Paul Tracey and Allan McNish in Formula Fords and later Darren Turner in Formula Renault. Simon also gained extensive International Formula 3 and 3000 experience during this period.

In 1999, having made a real name for himself in the world of motorsport, Simon moved to top Sheffield team Manor Motorsport where he would spend the next 8 years running top level drivers such as Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikonnen, Paul Di Resta, Rob Austin and Oliver Jarvis.

He joined Ginetta in 2006, joining Team LNT off the back of their historic GT2 win at Le Mans, having already run Rob Bell and Warren Hughes to class victory in the Le Mans Series in the same year. Simon now heads up the entire Ginetta operation as General Manager.