Adlington Retirement Living strengthens central team

Sharon Bossons

Adlington Retirement Living has made four internal promotions and is recruiting for seven roles as part of its growth plans.

Sharon Bossons has been promoted to senior operations manager, while both Aimee Clayton and Donna Cowell join the central team. Clayton moves from general manager at The Cottons in Ramsbottom to operations manager and Cowell is promoted from general manager at The Woodlands in Heaton Mersey to well-being and hospitality manager.

At Jacobs Gate Sheffield, Nick Beedham has been promoted from duty manager to general manager.

The four promotions are part of a move to scale up the Adlington’s team. Since 2009, the business has launched 15 independent retirement communities across the North West, Yorkshire, Wales and the Midlands. Having grown to three sites every year, the family-owned and run business is looking to achieve six communities per annum.

‘We set up Adlington Management Services in 2019 to bring the operations of our retirement communities in-house and provide a consistently outstanding service to our homeowners. I’ve been involved with that from day one,’ said Bossons.

‘My team are responsible for the practical aspects of running a retirement community, such as maintaining the building, as well as the more emotional aspects that create a caring, supportive environment and positively contribute to the health, happiness and well-being of our homeowners.’

Dr Ed Gladman, Adlington Retirement Living chief executive, said: ‘We’re growing our team as part of our commitment to make that happen. In the past six years we have grown from 30 employees to a team of more than 150, with experts from land acquisition, planning, architectural and technical design, to procurement, construction, sales and marketing, legal and community operations. We’re now recruiting for a number of roles ranging from general managers to architects, quantity surveyors, structural engineers and a senior interior designer.’