Carl Turpin, chief executive of Oakdene Homes, took home £1.15m in the year ended 31 December 2007.

The figure, which was up from £336,000 in 2006, comprised a basic salary of £276,000, a £130,000 bonus and £722,000 from share options. Former sales and marketing director Susan Massingham was the second highest-paid director, with £576,000, up from £192,000. These were despite the fact that turnover in 2007 was down 3% at £23m and pre-tax profit plunged 94% to £471,000.