A WARM WELCOME
Chief Executive, Nigel Sibley, was delighted to welcome John Collyns (Executive Director of the Retirement Villages Association of NZ) to Battersea Place on Friday 20 April, 2018.
John was in London, coinciding with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, to talk to the UK retirement community industry and share the success of the New Zealand market with his counterparts. LifeCare Residences is the only New Zealand-based operator to have expanded its operations to the UK, so Nigel was proud to showcase Battersea Place to John.
Nigel commented “It is inspiring to talk with John and be reminded of the amazing success that retirement villages have had in New Zealand, and to learn from this to help the sector to grow in the UK, particularly by influencing public attitudes and government policy.”
Earlier in the month a study group from SAGE (Studying and Advancing Global Eldercare) with delegates from the retirement village industries in Canada, Australia and New Zealand visited Battersea Place. The delegates, who have a wealth of experience, heaped praise on Battersea Place which they highlighted as “one of the most impressive facilities worldwide”.