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I’m going back in

Barbara Brownlee
Barbara Brownlee
Managing director, Westminster Builds
Watershed ● January 7, 2021

I just walked out and got a job in the private sector. I thought: "I know what I want to do - I want to build housing, so I'm not going to sit in a council that can't do anything any more.

I learned a lot. It was a small company and if you didn't bring fees in you didn't get paid. I learned how to run a small company, before it got bought by a big company. I learned how to work as the client, for local authorities.

This is an excerpt from an interview conducted in November 2020. Watch the video for the full interview. And you can watch Barbara in a discussion about key worker homes in this webinar.

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