Full house greets club’s first chief executive

Left to right: David Thomas, Group CEO of Barratt Developments Plc; Edwina Currie Jones, chairman of High Peak Business Club; Oliver Stephenson of Carlton Brick.
Left to right: David Thomas, Group CEO of Barratt Developments Plc; Edwina Currie Jones, chairman of High Peak Business Club; Oliver Stephenson of Carlton Brick.

Members of High Peak Business Club welcomed their first chief executive officer who gave a talk to a large audience at Chapel en le Frith Golf Club.

David Thomas, who is head of Barratt, shared stories of how he progressed from washing dishes in a restaurant to leading the biggest housebuilder in the country.

He talked about the company’s achievements in the industry and how Chapel-en-le-Frith was unusual in that it had two Barratt sites which were both selling well.

He is pictured, left, with Edwina Currie Jones, chairman of the club, and Oliver Stephenson of Carlton Brick.