Twenty-year-old construction company in Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to Work For list

Wednesday 27 February 2019

A construction company which is celebrating its 20th year of business in Peterborough is officially one of Britain’s best places to work.

Lindum Group has been named among The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to Work For, for the 15th year in a row.

It follows a survey of employees, which measured factors such as personal growth, wellbeing, leadership and team spirit.

During an award ceremony at Battersea Evolution in London, it was revealed Lindum had been placed 31st in this year’s Top 100 list.

Today Lindum director Freddie Chambers said the company firmly believes that its strength lies in its people.

“Our primary business is construction but we know that we can only deliver a good service to our customers if our workforce is on board and want to go the extra mile,” he said.

“We say ‘the difference is our people’ and, as the majority of our employees are shareholders, we hope they really do feel invested in the success of our work.

“The wellbeing of our employees underpins our business, and as an employer, it is our duty to make work productive and enjoyable.”

Lindum has been operating in Lincolnshire since 1956 and its Peterborough branch opened in summer 1999, after the company took over another construction company called FL Sturgeon.

It was initially based in what was Sturgeon House, in units 1 to 6 Newark Road, but moved to new offices further down the road in 2011. It currently employs 54 people from its local base.

The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list is compiled based on research from the largest survey of its kind.

More than 400 of Lindum Group’s 660 employees were asked to complete an anonymous questionnaire, which is then marked by a team of independent judges from the Sunday Times.

Eighteen employees from across the Group were joined by two clients at the high profile awards evening in London.

Among those who attended was Peterborough-based Contracts Manager Gary Burton, who started with the company in 2010 as a Site Manager. He was initially running site in the Boston and south Lincs/Norfolk area before moving to the Peterborough office in 2015.

He said: “Lindum has helped me progress from site manager to contracts manager and has always supplied the necessary team around me to get the job done.

“In addition to this, if I’ve ever had any problems, I’ve always known there was help and advice available.”

Lindum is a construction and maintenance business with offices in Lincoln, York and Peterborough. The company was founded by John F Chambers in 1956 and his son, David Chambers is the current Chairman. In 1994 Lindum Group launched a share scheme and currently 410 employees own a stake in the business. Employees refer to the company as the Lindum family business.

Jonathan Austin, CEO and Founder of Best Companies, said: “I would like to congratulate Lindum on its achievement. Best Companies have been producing the Accreditation standard since 2006 to acknowledge excellence in the workplace.

“Organisations like Lindum have continued to focus on their employees and have been rewarded with an engaged workforce who tell us that this is a best company to work for.”

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