What happens to ADMEN when they retire?

What happens to ADMEN when they retire?

Like me, I’m sure you’ve heard of charities that support retirees from highly regarded public industries, such as Help for Heroes. But even though I work in the advertising industry I was surprised to hear there was an organisation for retired ADMEN, The National Advertising Benevolent Society.

This was brought to my attention by Mandi Stovell, who emailed me recently to tell me about the Peterhouse Sheltered Housing complex for ex advertising/media staff along the coast from Brighton, in Bexhill-0n-Sea, East Sussex.

In the interests of looking after my long-term future, and of course because its a brilliant initiative, I thought I’d ask Mandi to tell us a bit more:


Peterhouse was created by NABS, The National Advertising Benevolent Society, in 1966 as a place for ex advertising employees and their families to retire to the sea. Over the years, Peterhouse has been home to many memorable characters from the world of advertising media. Today, the flats have been skilfully modernised and refurbished to a very high standard, so that we can offer the current generation of advertising media ‘seniors’ the very best in independent retirement living. Those applying for a flat should be aged 55 or over.

Peterhouse Sheltered flats offer residents the wonderful opportunity of living on the sunny south coast. Residents enjoy the freedom of ‘having their own front door’ and benefit from superb communal amenities and, at the same time, have the reassurance of knowing that highly-trained staff are always on hand for help or advice.

“I am so pleased to be here and feel very fortunate”

Kate Lemarr, Peterhouse Resident.

We have 34 spacious, double and single flats and cottages, all of which look out on to some part of our delightful, award-winning gardens. They are let unfurnished, on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) and are regularly maintained. All flats are equipped with an emergency Lifeline Call System (similar to other warden-call systems, but manned by our own staff).

Some of our residents like to cook for themselves, while others prefer to take meals in our dining room where our excellent chefs and kitchen staff prepare delicious home-cooked meals. There is also a lounge with freshly brewed coffee and tea and a fully stocked bar. As you can see we know how to cater for the industry!


Read more on the Peterhouse website

Contact the General Manager on 01424 730809 or email gm.peterhouse@nabs.org.uk

Peterhouse, Church Street, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 2HF.

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