A DESERVING pub group which owns a local set in the heart of Ascot has received an accolade in the Sunday Times Top 100.

Oakman Inns which operates the Royal Foresters in Ascot picked up two awards on Thursday, February 20, and ranked in top 30 of the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For List 2020.

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The company is this year's highest rated multi-site pub company with the top accolade of three stars.

Peter Borg-Neal, CEO of Oakman Inns, said: “It was a very emotional night as I saw the results and recognition that my company’s team, every one of them, received in public.

"It is a huge honour and privilege to work with them all, and they are the reasons that this company, which is only just over twelve years old, has grown and developed. We don’t stop trying, we don’t stop caring and we’ll never stop trying to please.”

The company also won the annual Sustainable Operator Award for their non-stop effort to become environmentally better.

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As well as this, the company was highly recommended in The Best Pub or Bar Brand of the Year with a recognition of the results of an effective, well-trained and highly motivated team.

Peter added: "We recently started working with the charity, CleanConscience, in Maidenhead, which recycles and repurposes our leftover guest soaps and toiletries.

"The idea to help CleanConscience was entirely a staff initiative and shows that it only requires us to make a little extra effort, to have a potentially enormous impact – lowering landfill, creating employment and training, providing overseas aid and support. I would recommend all our industry colleagues who have the capability and practical multiples of bedrooms to investigate this.”