Family's wellbeing business success is Taylor made

Fenny Bridges couple Andy and Claire Taylor with their sons Jack, aged eight, and Archie, five

Fenny Bridges couple Andy and Claire Taylor with their sons Jack, aged eight, and Archie, five - Credit: Taylormade

Claire and Andy Taylor have committed their professional lives to health and wellbeing. 
So when the couple, both aged 38, found out they had won the Corporate Livewire award for Health and Wellbeing Specialists of the Year, they said it was “incredible recognition after a life-changing year”. 
Based at Fenny Bridges near Honiton, they founded Taylormade Rehabilitation and Performance in 2010, a family business that has now expanded its reach with clients across England. Taylormade offers a complete health and wellbeing service that encourages the community around them to focus on their mental as well as their physical health.
Andy understands the need for this approach to health. He was once a professional footballer for Manchester United and Exeter City, so has lived the commitment it takes to become a top-class athlete. A career-threatening injury forced him to change his professional footing and manage the lows that come with a huge life change.
He said: “Physical and mental health go hand in hand. Our business focuses on the whole person, which is the only way to truly reach your full potential. We are there to coach and support clients to achieve their goals, which is more important than it ever has been.”
Mandy Jolly, 55, a local client of the business, said: “I didn’t realise before how much emotional strain and negative thinking can damage your physical wellbeing, creating inflammation within your body.  Strengthening exercises, although ongoing, have eased many of my joint issues and mobility, giving me an overall boost to my wellbeing. Thank you, Team Taylormade!”
Claire has had a successful career as a sports rehabilitator for professional athletes. 
She said: “The pandemic completely changed how we needed to approach our business model and how we can support our clients. Juggling home schooling for our young boys in lockdown and managing our business within government restrictions meant we had to do something different. At times last year we had to support our clients online or remotely, and this has now become a core element of our business. This award is amazing recognition of how hard we’ve worked.”
The Corporate Livewire South England Prestige Awards recognise small and medium-sized businesses that have proven to be the best in their market over the past 12 months.
 

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