Tuesday 21st August saw us organise a special 10th Anniversary Event for the “Oakademy of Excellence” – Oakham’s inner sanctum for permanent stockists of our beers.
This year there were almost 300 guests at the event – a great opportunity to catch-up with fellow professionals and an chance for the Oakham team to get to know our customers better and to say thank you for their continued support.
“Customer service and the personal touch are central to how we run our business at Oakham,” said Managing Director Adrian Posnett. “We put great emphasis on making sure our customers feel like they have a personal relationship with our staff, not just as product suppliers, so this is a very important opportunity for everyone to get together face-to-face, to relax and have a good time. We value the relationship we have with our stockists, so this is a way to let them know that, and to say thank-you.”
There are currently a total of 375 Oakademy members across the UK, stretching from Devon to the east coast of Scotland.
Among those who attended was Jon Blyth, the landlord of a Nottingham pub which was the very first to join the Oakademy.
Jon runs the King Billy in Nottingham and comes from a long line of publicans. His father Jeff signed-up for the Oakademy when it launched ten years ago and Jon is keeping up with the family tradition.
“Our customers love Oakham – we started in 1997 and it has become a staple of our bar. The beer is always reliable and we have always stocked Bishops Farewell and now Citra. Oakham Ales is a popular choice and we only stock what our customers enjoy,” he said.
We would like to say a massive thank yo for everyone that came down to Peterborough and celebrated with us, we hope to see you all again very soon!