Simplyhealth Independent Living appoints new Managing Director

Simplyhealth Independent Living has appointed Matthew Main as its new Managing Director. Joining from his role as Store Operations Director at NutriCentre, Matthew will bring a new dimension to Simplyhealth Independent Living with his extensive operational experience from retail environments including Tesco, West Cornwall Pasty Company, Little Chef, Sainsbury’s and Co-Op/Somerfield.

Matthew Main, Simplyhealth Independent Living Managing Director
I passionately believe in listening to and understanding the needs of customers in order to deliver a truly memorable customer experience.  It’s clear that Simplyhealth shares this belief through its commitment to helping customers to live full and independent lives. Independent Living is an evolving market and I look forward to bringing my knowledge and experience of the retail industry to help develop this side of the Simplyhealth business.
Matthew Main, Simplyhealth Independent Living Managing Director
Steve Gates, Managing Director of Wellbeing Services
We are delighted to welcome Matthew to Simplyhealth. His background in operations and retail will be a huge asset as we continue to move forward and support our customers with their healthcare needs. We have ambitious plans for Independent Living and have already made some key acquisitions in this area. Most recently we bought Care and Mobility in the Midlands expanding our number of stores from six to 13. Matthew joins at an exciting time for Independent Living as we continue to invest in our future and expand our capability and reach.
Steve Gates, Managing Director of Wellbeing Services

Simplyhealth Independent Living helps people get the most out of life through providing a comprehensive range of mobility products and daily living aids from stores, via its home assessments and online. Independent Living has stores in Andover, Bristol, Burnham, Droitwich, Leeds, Norwich and Salford. It acquired six more in Telford, Wolverhampton, Sutton Coldfield, Northfield, Kenilworth and Willenhall following the acquisition of Care and Mobility in March.

Simplyhealth Independent Living is committed to delivering high standards of customer service and in 2014 Simplyhealth Independent Living won the Team of the Year Award at the British Healthcare Trades Awards. Simplyhealth also provides an extensive range of health plans to help individuals, families and companies. These include cash plans, dental plans, private medical insurance and self-funded health plans.

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