Luminus, the eastern region’s premier housing provider, has been honoured with the prestigious ‘Howard Kennedy Employer of the Year’ award, in the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards 2016.

Described as “the Oscars of great British business” this year’s glittering award ceremony was attended by 1,200 guests including business leaders, Government, investors and the media. The award celebrated organisations seeing the best return on an investment in people, and recognises the employee strategy that best attracts, retains and develops talent – and how it contributes to sustainable growth and being an employer of choice.

The judges said,

Luminus is an outstanding example of how people can be fundamentally and enthusiastically engaged in achieving strategic goals and delivering corporate values.  The development in the social enterprise of a dedicated, caring, collaborative and ‘can do' culture, supported by a deep investment in employees, has been central to how human and other resources have been continually optimised; ensuring essential, life-changing services have kept being delivered to clients, even during the recent unprecedented pressure on public finances.”

In addition to this wonderful achievement, Luminus also took home the Finalist trophy in The Lloyds Bank Positive Social Impact Award category, for our emphasis on community engagement and transformation

Dr Chan Abraham, Luminus Group Chief Executive, said,

“In our Year of Refining Focus we are delighted to have been awarded The Howard Kennedy Employer of the Year Award. It’s great that the nation recognises how amazingly Luminus is inspiring and motivating employees to rise to the heights of their potential and help make progress to change the world right where we are and continue on our journey as we strive to achieve our 2020 Vision: The Road to Renewal.