Luminar shares are seen as a good investment.

The company has a good track record and it has delivered consistent profits growth.

Last year the company bought Northern Leisure for £375m doubling the size of Luminar to 250 outlets.

The consensus is forecast earnings per share this year of 68.2p. Luminar's shares trade at 13 times earnings.

Financial Mail on Sunday 22/07/2001 page 9 (Midas)