It is with great sadness that we heard of the death of Tony Pidgley CBE, Berkeley Group’s founder and Chairman. Tony was instrumental in the creation of the Quality of Life Foundation. His commitment to and belief in people and communities will be the lasting legacy of a remarkable life.
The Quality of Life Foundation came about after a series of conversations between Tony and Sadie Morgan. Tony identified the need for an organisation that would champion people and communities, and this chimed with Sadie’s increasing frustrated with the pace and focus of change in the housing sector. The outcome — the Quality of Life Foundation — aims to raise people’s quality of life by making wellbeing central to the way we create and care for our homes and communities.
“I’ve rarely met anyone with such a zest for life, a twinkle in his eye, and unrivalled energy,” Sadie said. “I shall never forget his support and encouragement.”
We remain grateful for Tony’s foresight and leadership, and Berkeley Group’s support, without which this endeavour would never have happened. Our sincere condolences to Tony’s family, friends and colleagues.