The launch of LOMONDlife
We have launched a significant new benefits and wellbeing platform for our 1,100 employees and pledged to raise £25,000 across the Group, for a nationwide homeless charity.
As the fastest-growing network of lettings and estate agents in the UK, we unveiled LOMONDlife, our employee engagement and reward portal, as part of our inaugural series of ‘People Roadshows’ – strengthening our talent pool ahead of the next stage of our growth journey.
The ‘People Roadshows’ brought together the teams from our 12 regional brands, spanning across England and Scotland, which were held as our CEO Ed Phillips marked his first anniversary in the role. He used the opportunity to showcase the business and our success story so far; one which has seen us complete more than 40 acquisitions, growing our letting portfolio to 40,000 homes, and selling an average of £100m of properties every month.
Features of LOMONDlife include a host of new employee benefits, including holiday buy back and salary sacrifice schemes, and discounts from more than 900 retailers – ranging from Marks & Spencer to Tui holidays – all at the fingertips our employees through the platform and its new bespoke app.
Another key area is the online wellbeing centre, offering the team ideas and tips to support better mental, physical, financial, and nutritional health.
The roadshows also gave the whole team a first-hand insight into the group’s future ambitions. Ed Phillips said: “As a people-powered business, we are determined to recruit, reward and retain the best talent in the industry.
“Our people are our greatest asset, and our success story has been built around them – their collective knowledge and wisdom give us the edge. The launch of LOMONDlife is another example of how we are expanding our support to them – both in and out of the office.
“It adds an extra dimension to our commitment to being a great place to work and the employer of choice for people in our sector. We are eager to build on the concept in the coming months as we cement our position as a market leader in lettings, sales, and investment management and lead the way for change.”
As the senior leadership team took to the roads to visit all its key heartlands, from Aberdeen to Brighton, it named Centrepoint as the group’s first national chosen charity which supports homeless young people with accommodation, health support, and life skills to get them back into education, training, and employment.
LOMONDlife has also brought together an extended selection of perks that the team can take advantage of, ranging from a healthcare cash back plan, an industry leading enhanced family friendly leave package and an electric/hybrid car scheme – underpinning our commitment to all employees and their families.
We also announced the unification of all the existing regional ‘inclusion’ groups for championing women in leadership, diversity & inclusion and sustainability; to drive towards a common goal and deliver meaningful change across the whole of the Group in the UK.