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Our Vision

The Elmhurst Foundation became the guardian of Combe Grove in March 2017, as part of a five-year plan which will see The Elmhurst Foundation create a range of high quality, enhanced apprenticeships for local people.

Elmhurst’s apprenticeships will be offered across each team in the business, including the business disciplines of marketing, finance, personnel and technology, the service disciplines of cooking, treatments, and personal training, and the estate and buildings disciplines of land, trees and the maintenance of our listing buildings.

Our apprentices will have the opportunity to explore different career paths, to learn about wellbeing, and to provide public benefit to the local community through our charitable work. Each Apprenticeship will include an element of community service, organised by us, relating to their chosen discipline. We have started to form partnerships with local charities and privately-owned businesses who relish their contribution to the community and impact on our environment, and will help us develop this purpose.

Until recently Combe Grove operated as hotel. In 2021, the journey to becoming a centre for wellness will continue apace, making the very most of the 64-acre woodland estate and all that it has to offer in support of physical and mental health. The focus on holistic health and wellbeing will be in line with the already strong fitness offering at Combe Grove.

If you would like to see more about our vision for the future and plans towards becoming greener and more sustainable, please click the link below.