Churchill to expand in region with MD hire

The retirement living specialist has brought on board Adam Mooij as regional managing director for the North of England, as it seeks to grow the business.

Churchill Retirement Living specialises in developing purpose-built apartments for older people. Often, its properties are provided for sale within a single block and sold with a lease containing an age restriction that ensures only people of 60 years or over can live in them.

The company is looking to expand its business in the North of England and has appointed Mooij to spearhead that growth. It had until recently operated from a temporary office in Manchester, but Mooij will be tasked with creating a dedicated team at a new regional headquarters in Warrington as part of his role.

He also joins Churchill’s operations board and will work closely with chief operating officer Martin Young and chairman and chief executive Spencer McCarthy to grow and develop the group’s presence across the region.

Mooij has previously held various senior roles at retirement property specialists including leading McCarthy Stone’s North West business as regional managing director before serving as the firm’s divisional financial director for the North most recently.

He has also held a variety of corporate development roles at property services provider Countrywide and telecoms firm Daisy Group, and is a PWC-trained chartered accountant.

Mooij said: “I was attracted to Churchill because of its strong reputation and exciting growth plans, which created a fantastic opportunity for me to build a new team here in the North.

“The company has a clear vision for the future and a quality product I believe in, so I’m thrilled to be leading its northern expansion.”

Churchill’s chairman and chief executive McCarthy added: “I’m delighted to welcome Adam to the Churchill team and look forward to working with him to develop our new Northern Region and achieve our growth plans.

“Retirement housing needs to play a key part in the country’s recovery from Covid-19 given the huge benefits it can generate for individuals and their families. By building more of this type of housing across the North of England, we can enable many older people to live happier, healthier, more independent lives, saving potential billions in health and social care costs.”

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