Oakman Inns

Executive team: (l-r) Peter Borg-Neal, Dermot King and Joycelyn Neve

Oakman acquires six Seafood sites

By Nikkie Thatcher

Hertfordshire-based multiple operator The Oakman Group has acquired six pubs from the administrators of Seafood Pub Company.

Business bosses: Oakman executive chairman (left) Peter Borg-Neal and chief executive officer (right) Dermot King

Oakman adds to portfolio alongside £3.6m share raise

By Nikkie Thatcher

Hertfordshire-based multiple operator Oakman Inns has outlined its plans for this year including a “substantial pipeline of sites ready for development” and the addition of a freehold venue in Harpenden.

New appointments: (l-r) Mike Smith, Dermot King and Peter Borg-Neal from Oakman Inns

Changes afoot at Oakman Inns

By Nikkie Thatcher

Multiple operator Oakman Inns has announced board changes and an update on how its pubs have traded since reopening last weekend (Saturday 4 July).

Restart schedule: Oakman Inns CEO Peter Borg-Neal has outlined why he has decided to open on 4 July

Oakman Inns ‘already fully booked on 4 July’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Multiple operator Oakman Inns has received thousands more people viewing its website and bookings have soared, CEO Peter Borg-Neal told The Morning Advertiser (MA).

Oakman Inns' chief executive and founder Peter Borg-Neal said the pubco had made

Sales growth of 8.5% for Oakman Inns

By Emily Hawkins

Oakman Inns has reported a like-for-like sales growth of 8.5%, with the pubco’s performance exceeding its forecasts for the year to date.

On the up: Peter Borg-Neal-led Oakman Inns has enjoyed good first quarter sales

Sales growth of 5.1% for Oakman Inns

By Claire Churchard

Oakman Inns & Restaurants has seen a 5.1% rise in like-for-like sales for the 13 weeks to 1 July, according to a trading update from the pubco.

Bottle banks: reducing waste can help your bottom line

Why reducing pub waste makes sense

By Claire Churchard

As consumer awareness and concerns about waste increases, smart hospitality businesses are already looking at how they can do more to reduce their environmental footprint.

Highly rated: NWTC has placed 7th in The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies To Work For

Pubcos named on The Sunday Times top 100 list

By Georgina Townshend

A number of pub companies, including the New World Trading Company, Oakman Inns, BrewDog and the Alchemist have made 2018's The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies To Work For.

Delighted: Peter Borg-Neal reports profit growth over 2016/17

Oakman Inns reports 'strong sales and profit growth' over 2016/17

By Georgina Townshend

Oakman Inns has reported a strong performance over 2016/17, with group turnover up by 20.4% at £23.3m and like-for-like sales up 3.5% - despite being "negatively impacted" by the weakness of sterling and a snowy Christmas period.

Liberation Group is the latest pubco to ban plastic straws

Liberation Group bans plastic straws

By Michelle Perrett

Liberation Group is the latest pub chain to stop offering plastic straws in its pubs to help fight environmental waste.

Oakman Inns growth continues


Oakman Inns growth continues

By James Evison

Multiple operator and Publican Awards winner Oakman Inns has continued its strong sales performance and growth of its Enterprise Inns managed site partnership.

Recession fears over Brexit vote

EU Referendum

Recession fears over Brexit vote

By Mike Berry & Nikkie Sutton

Licensees have expressed concern about the impact of Brexit on their pubs as senior trade figures called on the government to act quickly to reassure businesses and consumers.

Ex-British Larder chef joins Oakman Inns

Ex-British Larder chef joins Oakman Inns

By Daniel Woolfson

Ross Pike, former co-owner of Suffolk gastropub the British Larder, has been appointed as the 13-site pub group’s new chef director.

Hot opportunity: for Oakman Inns and Wacky Warehouse

Pub coffee concepts hot up

By Michelle Perrett

The five-strong Oakman Inns is to launch a concept to help the company rival major coffee shop chains.

Kings Arms Hotel, Berkhamstead, Herts: the site has seen a £1m investment

Oakman reports 118% sales increase

By The PMA Team

Oakman Inns, the company headed by former Whitbread executive Peter Borg-Neal, has reported a sales increase of 118% in its most recent year to 4...

Borg-Neal: some pubs should close

Peter Borg-Neal: gastro passion

By Phil Mellows

Gastropub entrepreneur Peter Borg-Neal talks to Phil Mellows about cantankerous chefs, pubs that must close and those cheats at M&S.