The Audley Group pedigree

Stable, successful, well supported

We've been building and managing luxury retirement villages for over 20 years, but our experience in providing high-quality retirement properties and care for older people goes back much further.

In fact, it was in 1983 that our present day Chief Executive, Nick Sanderson founded a company called Beaumont which, over time, developed the conventional care home concept into something completely different: the UK's very first luxury retirement villages.

Over 30 years on, we have grown to be a successful company with two property brands in the UK, Audley Villages and Mayfield Villages. Our solid foundations and innovative thinking underlined by the backing we have received from major financial organisations such as Moorfield Group.


Our vision

Life Enhancing

Our mission

To be the market leader and most trusted provider of luxury retirement living in the UK

Our values

Exceptional. Enriching. Caring. Proud

Dedicated onsite staff and senior managers

A crucial part of the Audley approach is that, as well as developing our retirement villages, we manage them ourselves to ensure that everything runs smoothly and our residents' needs are met. Our onsite team are always ready to help, from lending a hand with general household chores to arranging personal care at home, if you should ever need it.

Furthermore, our senior managers are deeply involved in policy-making, working with organisations as diverse as the Department of Health, the Royal College of Nursing, the Elderly Accommodation Council and the UK Home Carers' Association, sharing the knowledge and expertise we have developed over the last 30 years.

We are also an accredited provider of homecare and a founder member of The Associated Retirement Community Operators, ARCO.

What our staff say

Being a carer is not something you do, it is who you are! I am proud to be a carer and I love my job. I enjoy helping others. I find it very rewarding to make others feel comfortable and happy and I enjoy facilitating their independence.

Carer, Mote House

It’s a genuine privilege to be able to offer the best option available in retirement property, meaning I know everyone who buys with Audley will not only be able to enjoy the quality of their homes, but will be changing many aspects of their lifestyle for the better. That feeling is very rewarding.

Sales Team member

Gender Pay Gap Report

Audley welcomes and supports gender pay gap reporting and has long been committed to equal opportunities.


The Associated Retirement Community Operators

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Quality, excellence and clarity

Integrated Retirement Communities are still a relatively new concept in the UK. As a result, there is a need to promote understanding of the advantages they offer and to ensure consistently high standards of service in retirement villages across the UK. To this end, in 2008, we joined forces with other reputable organisations in the field to form the Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO).

The ARCO Code of Practice

Above all, the aim of ARCO is to provide reassurance to people such as yourself who may be considering the retirement village option. Central to this is the ARCO Code of Practice, which sets out in detail the standards which members of the Association are required to maintain across all areas of operation. So wherever you see the ARCO logo you can feel sure that you are gaining quality residential living run by people dedicated to maintaining consistently high standards of accommodation and health care.

As founder members and approved operators, we aim to operate all our retirement villages according to the Code’s principles.

The Care Workers' Charity

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Proudly supporting The CWC

Audley Group is a proud sponsor of The Care Workers' Charity. This widely recognised charity is dedicated to helping retired, former and current care workers, by providing hardship grants, online information and advice. Audley Group's Chief Executive, Nick Sanderson, passionately supports the work of The Care Workers' Charity, with care at the heart of what we do for many owners. The dedication of Audley Care teams helps to enrich the lives of many retired people on Audley Villages and also in the local community, ensuring they retain their independence for longer.