Audley Group develops and operates luxury retirement villages. In the 1980s with Dr Andrew MacDonald, Nick founded, operated and then sold Beaumont Healthcare, a corporate provider of private pay nursing care homes. In 1986, that company created close care housing which offered independent living to older people in their own homes adjacent to a Beaumont care home. After five years of public/private partnerships, in the early nineties he created Audley to develop a portfolio of private retirement villages offering independent living to older people in purchased homes with flexible care and support. In 2008 he formed a partnership with Moorfield Group. Audley now has 21 schemes in its programme with nearly 2,500 units. Mayfield Villages was launched to provide the Audley offer at a more affordable price. Nick is chairman and a founding member of Associated Retirement Community Operators and a member of the steering group.