Once again we’ve organised the Oakadamy of Excellence event where we invited our flagship outlets from across the country to come and celebrate our friendship and partnership. This is a great day to catch-up with fellow professionals, and providing the Oakham Ales team with an opportunity to get to know our clients better, and to say thank-you for their continued support.
This year there were almost 300 guests at for the event on Tuesday, August 21 and it proved to be a great success.
“Customer service and the personal touch are central to how we run our business at Oakham,” said our 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 at 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 our innovative 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 almost 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 it’s with 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 very soon!