National recognition for Luminus

LUMINUS is again celebrating outstanding national recognition among The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 2012 on the new Not-for-Profit list.

Luminus, eastern England’s leading community housing provider, has established a record of excellence since being established in March 2000 by Group Chief Executive, Chan Abraham.

Since achieving 16th place on The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2008, Luminus rose quickly to 12th in 2009, 2nd in 2010 and retained 2nd place in 2011.

The Luminus success story inspired many other non-profit organisations, particularly housing associations, who all began to challenge the private sector firms. So, a new “Not-for-Profit” list was created, with no fewer than 45 social landlords being included among this new list of 100 Best Companies. Of these, Luminus was ranked as 3rd.

Mr Abraham, who holds The Sunday Times Best Leader Award, said: “I am delighted that our success over the past few years has had such a motivating effect on other businesses that they have improved the way they lead and manage their employees.

“It is clear that many have taken our suggestions and ideas seriously and have implemented them in their own organisations. This has resulted in much higher standards in these places and we are very pleased, since this is a practical outworking of our commitment to ‘demonstrate a more excellent way of doing business’ and to get others to follow.”

Mr Abraham added, “It’s a good start for Luminus to achieve 6th place on this new Best Companies list out of over 1000 companies who entered, with some 250,000 surveys being completed. These are anonymous and independently assessed, and The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list has grown to become a key indicator of a company’s employee engagement, culture and best practice.”