A BATLEY-based businessman whose interests include building sports cars will join a high-powered panel at a major conference this spring.
Lawrence Tomlinson, founder and chairman of Leeds-based LNT Group, has joined the growing line-up for the first-ever Billion Pound Panel, which will feature at The Yorkshire Mafia Conference on March 15.
Mr Tomlinson, who grew up in Batley and attended Bradford University, will join Town chairman Dean Hoyle and a number of other outstanding entrepreneurs to give advice and personal insights at the conference, which will be held at The Royal Armouries in Leeds.
Said Mr Tomlinson: “I was delighted to be invited to sit on the Billion Pound Panel.
“Yorkshire is a hotbed of entrepreneurial talent and I’m happy to share my experiences with like-minded people in the region, who are keen to make their mark on the world of business.
“It would have been useful to have a forum like this when I was a graduate setting up my own business.”
Mr Tomlinson, who has an estimated fortune of £400m, was named as the 168th richest person in the UK in the annual Sunday Times Rich List last year. His group consists of five core businesses – Ginetta Cars, Ideal Care Homes, LNT Software, LNT Solutions and LNT Construction.
Conference organiser Danny Matharu, of Birstall-based Hillrich, said: “Yet again, Kirklees has produced one of the UK’s leading businessmen and it is a great honour to have Lawrence on the panel.”
The Yorkshire Mafia Conference will bring together more than 1,000 decision-makers. There will also be seminars and an exhibition. Go to www.the yorkshire mafiaconference.com