Birds Eye Winner Trusted Brands

Category: Aged Care & Retirement Villages
Award level: Highly Commended


Retirement should be spent in a place where you can live, and love, the life you choose with the highest quality care, services and support. This is why over 3500 older New Zealanders call Summerset retirement villages home.

The business was started by Wellington-based property developer John O’Sullivan with the idea to create a retirement village community his mother would happily call home. In less than 20 years, Summerset has grown to become a leading operator and developer of retirement villages with 21 villages throughout New Zealand, from Warkworth to Dunedin, and a mix of independent living options and care facilities.

Summerset CEO Julian Cook said, “Our focus is on providing the highest quality care for residents, expanding Summerset’s villages and communities and developing and supporting our staff.

“Success in these areas ensures our residents will continue to love their life and that others will choose Summerset as their home,” he added.


Female, 25-29, Wellington

“Summerset villages are the nicest ones I’ve been to.”

Male, 25-29, Wellington

“A quality brand.”

Male, 25-29, Wellington

“Smaller than the others but built on good quality aged care.”