Brio Retirement Living – part of Places for People - has welcomed leisure and wellbeing expert, Matt Cotton to its development at Beechwood Park in The Cotswolds’ picturesque Stow-on-the-Wold.

Matt, 42 and from Tewkesbury, brings a broad wealth of experience with him – impressively progressing from graduate to general manager of a Places for People leisure complex in Tewkesbury, to co-ordinating the opening of a larger venue where he oversaw its gym, workout programmes and facilitated children’s learn to swim classes – increasing young attendees from 650 to 1300 per week during his time there. Now, Matt is bringing his leisure industry knowledge alongside a personal passion to work within a later living development, to Beechwood Park - allowing him to continue making a difference in peoples lives for the better.

He explains: “Leisure gave me a great feeling – seeing first-hand that I was making a positive impact on people’s lives through improving their health and wellbeing. I’m so thankful I’m able to transfer these skills to my role at Beechwood Park and share my knowledge with the homeowners’ keen to start, or maintain, their physical wellbeing journey – I’m very excited to be part of the fantastic and dynamic team here.

“After 22 years in the leisure industry I knew it was time for a change and this decision was an easy one after I’d visited Beechwood Park. Not only is it a beautiful place to embrace retirement, but the atmosphere here is so positive with everyone keen to live life to the full. My role here will allow me to continue making a difference in people’s lives and help them to improve their health and wellbeing both physically and mentally. Beechwood Park has so much to offer, and I’m delighted to be a part of it.”

Beechwood Park boasts 106 stunning one, two and three-bedroom apartments and bungalows, set in the sociable Cotswolds community of picturesque Stow-on-the-Wold.

Exclusively for the over 65’s, Beechwood Park is a community to make friends, spend time with family and embrace the many lifestyle enhancing activities and services available here, from the idyllic landscaped gardens, the onsite Slate & Grain brasserie, bar and coffee lounge – to knowing there’s always someone to talk to, social events to attend, right through to lifestyle-simplifying services including laundry, cleaning and even pet sitting.

Karl Hallows, Brio Retirement Living’s Director of Operations said: “We’re very pleased to welcome Matt to our exemplary team here at Beechwood Park and to also retain such experience and talent within Places for People. He’s a wonderful new addition not only to the management team but equally for those living at Beechwood Park. His vast experience in the leisure industry is a real coup for us all and we’re looking forward to sharing in his passion for healthy living and wellbeing. As we continue to greet more homeowners, the demand on our service continues to increase along with our engagement programme in exploring how best they wish to live life, their way!”

Matt will be responsible for being a part of the day-to-day management team whilst engaging with the wider community of Stow-on-the-Wold in providing a fully integrated retirement community, working with homeowners’, and ensuring customer satisfaction is placed at the heart of all decision making.

Matt concluded: “Outside of work I’m a keen footballer and love spending time with my family. No doubt I’ll be chatting with the homeowners about my lifestyle and learning a lot about theirs – I’m looking forward to helping with any fitness or wellbeing goals they may have too. Modern retirement really is about living life to the full and I’m so excited to be a part of the vibrant community at Beechwood Park.”

Properties at Beechwood Park are available to buy, rent or part buy/rent. Each of the homes come with their own outdoor space as well as access to landscaped gardens and extensive facilities also including a contemporary wellness suite, hobby room, roof terrace, fitness studio and outdoor exercise trail.

For further information or to arrange a viewing of the show properties call 01451 885453. 

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