The pub company envisaged by Oakman Inns’ CEO, Peter Borg-Neal, ten years ago is proving to be not only resilient in the current market but is continuing to successfully expand its operations. The Oakman vision was the creation of individual, welcoming all-day pubs that embodied their historical values but which operated at the higher standard expected by modern consumers. Coupled with a strong community involvement, the Oakman brand is generating some impressive growth.
8th March 2018: The sound of clinking champagne glasses were heard the other night on Amersham’s Hill Avenue as the town’s latest – and largest – bar and restaurant, The Beech House, opened its doors.
One of the UK’s fastest growing pub groups, Oakman Inns & Restaurants Ltd, has again been voted by their own team as one of the top employers in the UK, coming 17th in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For.
For the last few months, the residents of Amersham have been waiting with keen anticipation to see what the major development on Hill Avenue will produce. The wait will soon be over as the contractors race towards completion of The Beech House which will see its doors open next month (February).
In celebration of our 10th Birthday, the driving forces behind Oakman Inns share a story or two about opening The Akeman, the first Oakman, and the amazing journey to becoming an award winning, thriving organisation of 20+ pubs with over 500 employees. Here's to the next decade!
Indulge your senses in a deliciously boozy and sumptuously sweet Cranberry, Orange and Port Sauce. Chef Director, Ross Pike, shows us how to make the ultimate Christmas condiment from the comfort of home. It makes the perfect accompaniment to your cheese board and better yet, your left over Boxing Day sandwiches.
Oakman Inns & Restaurants, which opened the doors of its first pub ten years ago this week, has announced that they have acquired the Freehold of The White Hart, Ampthill from Punch Taverns for £2.6m.
The Akeman recently underwent a major refurbishment. One change has been the display of a large and unusual wall sculpture of a giant Green Man, commissioned by Oakman’s CEO, Peter Borg-Neal, which is made from tens of thousands of plastic straws.
Innovation and the motivation to encourage personal development and improve skills have always been at the centre of Oakman Inns’ HR policies. Judging by the smiles on the faces of their Head Chefs on a study trip last week to Eataly in Bologna – it’s a policy that seems to be working.
Just two weeks after Oakman Inns was awarded the prestigious Princess Royal Training Award, their Human Resource programme received further recognition on Tuesday night at the National Innovation in Training Awards (NITAs) at the Café de Paris in London.