Hampshire home builder Churchill Retirement Living has been named “Retirement Living Operator of the Year” at the RESI Awards 2017.

The Ringwood-based developer was selected from a strong shortlist of candidates after an outstanding year, which saw it achieve record sales and an independent five star HBF rating for customer satisfaction.

Since 2001 Churchill has focused exclusively on building retirement developments specifically designed to meet the needs of independent retired people. The company has expanded rapidly in recent years and is now a major employer in Ringwood, with over 500 staff in total across six UK offices.

Spencer McCarthy, chairman & CEO of Churchill, said: “To be recognised in this way is a real testament to the excellence of our people, our superb build quality, our customer service and the way we do business.

Our mission is to be the most successful housebuilder in the UK, and I can certainly say that we are on the way to achieving this. We’ll keep on investing in the business to build more new communities around the country where people can enjoy an active, fun and fulfilling lifestyle in their retirement.”

The winners were announced at a gala dinner in London last Wednesday.

Now in its sixth year, the RESI Awards – organised by Property Week – aim to celebrate the residential property market and its successes of the past year.

For more information on Churchill Retirement Living, please call 0800 458 1857 or visit www.churchillretirement.co.uk