Chairman, BMB Group, UK Fashion & Textile Association
Peter Lucas has had a turbulent year. As chairman of the Arafa-backed Speciality Retail Group (SRG), he saw its Suits You chain fall into administration in November following difficult trading.
Meanwhile, as chairman of the UKFT, he has moved the trade body into fresher premises and launched a database of companies manufacturing in the UK in a bid to boost the sector.
Lucas also chairs Baird Group, the menswear supply business which has a private label division and also owns brands like Baracuta and Gibson London. It has been an unremarkable year for the group, which has focused on trading steadily through the volatile climate. The future of the concession business it runs within the Burton chain is also review.