Oakman Inns Up For Four Awards at The Publicans
Oakman Inns has been nominated for four awards at prestigious Publican Awards, the largest celebration of the UK pub industry’s work.
Oakman Inns has been nominated for:
The Best Managed Pub Company (2-50 sites); the award being presented to a highly successful managed retail estate with between 2 and 50 sites, which has shown strong innovation and business performance in the past year
The Pub Employer (501+ employees); This award will be presented to the pub company that provides an excellent working environment for employees including comprehensive training, strong staff motivation and benefits. The company will also provide a meaningful career path and development structure for their employees.
The Best Sustainable Pub Company Award will be presented to a pub company that has demonstrated a significant and concerted effort to reduce its waste. This includes the reduction and/or redistribution of food waste; energy reduction and management; plastics and single use items. Oakman Inns was the first multiple site pub group to ban plastic straws over two years ago, and last year committed to cutting Single Use Plastics throughput across their business by 2019.
Finally, Oakman has also been nominated for their biggest pub venture to date in The Best New Pub/Bar category - The Royal Foresters in Ascot, Berkshire. Representing a £10m investment, the pub with 23 boutique rooms, opened in July and immediately enjoyed the wide support of both the surrounding villages and local communities as well as those visiting local tourist attractions and Ascot Racecourse.
Oakman Inns’ CEO, Peter Borg-Neal, said: “Every year we aspire to win recognition for our work and more importantly of our team’s efforts in keeping Oakman Inns amongst the best pubs in the country. The nominations cover the pantheon of management and community endeavours which every one of my team undertakes every day. It recognises our staff mentoring, training and development programmes; the environmental agenda which helps us to be more sustainable every year - which can only help our environment and our communities. Finally, it recognises all our site and area managers whose performance is the bit that our customers experience every day and which, I believe, has been exemplary this year. They all make me very proud.”