Peter Borg-Neal, CEO of independent pub group, Oakman Inns, which owns six pubs across Buckinghamshire, has cautiously welcomed Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s pledge yesterday to ‘to do whatever it takes’ to keep businesses and people affected by Coronavirus solvent. He said: “The Chancellor’s announcement to make available a £330 billion package of economic measures is certainly a good start but more support is needed as we will still need to trade to keep our team in employment.”
Yesterday, Borg-Neal delivered a key video message to his 1000+ workforce, offering them reassurance that he would continue to regard every staff member and colleague at Oakman Inns as a member of his family and support each of them throughout this extremely worrying time. He also introduced a four-point action plan to ensure that the company continues to trade successfully.
He told his staff that Oakman Inns’ pubs are:
Following on from the recent government advice, all our venues have now temporarily closed their doors. It is important that as a business we support our NHS service during this critical time and that we ensure that all our team and customers alike, stay safe. We will back as soon as we can. Please keep an eye out for updates on our social media channels.
You can collect
Every item on the menu can, with immediate effect, be ordered and collected through a new Collection Service. This will allow all Oakman’s customers to enjoy wood-fired pizzas, great Vegan dishes, grilled fish and beautiful salads, together with a selection of beers and wines.
We will deliver
Oakman is launching a new in-house local Delivery Service for its pubs’ neighbours who can’t leave their homes – helpful the self-isolating, the box-set bingers and the seriously hungry.
Asking customers to:
Support their local pub
Via a Gift Voucher scheme which can be exchanged once all restrictions have been lifted. The scheme will recognise local supporters and their support now will be amply rewarded when the crisis is over.
Borg-Neal added: “In tough times, families stick together – and that’s exactly what we are going to do. We also want to look after the individuals and families who live in our communities – just as we normally do – but more so in these difficult times. By offering our new Collection and Delivery services we hope we can help provide them with our freshly prepared dishes and a range of drinks which will hopefully mean they will feel less isolated. We are also asking our customers to do something for us – purchase Gift Vouchers to use in the future which will help us with our cash flow.”
For more information visit www.oakmaninns.co.uk.