24th November 2008
S Lucas ranked in “Top 50 Rising Stars” by Business XL
Business XL, a magazine for entrepreneurs highlighting growing businesses in the UK, has ranked S Lucas eighth in its table of “Top 50 Rising Stars”. The magazine writes: Sam Lucas formed spray paint and coatings specialist S Lucas with a £50 loan nearly 40 years ago. Since then, this family-owned operation has gone on to complete work at the Barbican, St Pancras Eurostar terminal and, more recently, Heathrow’s Terminal Five. MD Danny Lucas, Sam’s son, puts the company’s success down to its family-based work ethos. ‘There’s no advertising in construction, it’s all done by word of mouth and repeat orders,’ he comments. ‘Every job could be your last if you don’t offer on-time delivery and high-quality service, no matter how small it may be.’ Having weathered two recessions already, Lucas is unfazed by the prospect of a slowdown, saying that one of the company’s strengths is its flexible workforce. ‘We have contract managers who are prepared to change out of their suit and work on site if need be,’ he says. We are of course delighted to earn recognition of our successful business model from this independent magazine.