Lawrence Tomlinson


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’s uncompromising demand for perfection has benefitted customers across all his business interests and developed a philosophy of making the seemingly impossible happen in the 2000 people employed across the group.

The 47 year old, philanthropic entrepreneur was announced as the 151st richest person in the UK in the annual Sunday Times Rich List in May 2011 with an estimated wealth of £500m.

Although one of the wealthiest men in the UK, Lawrence’s 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 and a motorsport career ladder for young people. Lawrence is dedicated to building a bright future for the LNT Group, its staff and its customers.


Lawrence grew up in Batley, West Yorkshire; where he attended the local grammar school before going on to pursue his love of engineering at Huddersfield College. Wellman Bibby spotted his clear potential and sponsored an engineering degree at Bradford University. After graduating in 1987

With a background in engineering, it is no surprise that Lawrence has a real passion for car design and motor-racing.

Ginetta has been building British road and race cars since 1958 - but since its purchase by LNT Group in 2005, the company has grown to become one of the most significant players on the global motorsport scene. With racing pedigree throughout the business; Lawrence/Team LNT and Ginetta have raced at Le Mans with Lawrence himself winning the GT2 class at Le Mans 2006 in a Panoz Esperante.

Using not only his skills as a businessman, engineer and racing driver Lawrence Tomlinson has managed to not only build race cars and championships to rival the very best in motorsport, but has launched 2 road cars, the G40R and The G60. With the latter being named by AutoCar as “Britain’s new 911”.

Ginetta now boasts three of its own single marque championships including; Ginetta Junior Championship, Ginetta Challenge and Ginetta GT Supercup, featuring over 70 cars on their respective grids.

Lawrence’s business, entrepreneurial and engineering achievements were recognised in 2011 when he was awarded two separate honorary doctorates by Yorkshire universities. 2011 also saw Lawrence being announced as Yorkshire Director of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and recognised as one of the top 10 most influential leaders within the healthcare industry.

Away from the office Lawrence enjoys spending time with his wife and their four children at their home in Harrogate. He is also a keen sportsman and as well as motorsport also enjoys golf and a variety of water-sports.