Oakman Inn’s winning streak shows no sign of abating – this time being awarded a Pub and Bar Award at the 35th annual ‘Cateys’, one of the UK’s most respected industry awards.
CEO Peter Borg-Neal founded Oakman Inns and opened his first pub, The Akeman, in Tring in December 2007.
Now, almost 11 years later, the pub group – which is ranked in the top 20 of the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For – is operating 23 pubs and employing nearly 800 people across Southern England and the West Midlands.
Peter is thrilled that the work that he and his fellow professionals at Oakman Inns put in has been recognised by their peers. He said: ‘Ever since I was first flicking through the appointments section of The Caterer & Hotelkeeper as a teenager, the magazine has been a big influence in my career. Back then, I aspired to being mentioned in an article or even on the front cover! Winning this Catey means so much to me and symbolises a significant milestone in my career. Every day, I realise how lucky I am to be working in this dynamic industry and to be supported by such a talented team.’