Promotions announced for 10 managers at five premium Bucks pubs

These ten training course graduates will be marshalling Bucks pub gardens with newly-minted promotions confirmed.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 4:58 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 5:00 pm

The Oakman Group, which operates 34 different establishments, encouraged its bar staff to take on adapted training sessions in the most recent lockdown.

The sessions were ran virtually through Zoom and other online learning formats, throughout the four months the hospitality industry was once again, shut down.

Thanks to career development training 10 managers returned to work in newly promoted roles.

Beech House Amersham’s gm Jamie Firminger congratulating new assistant Managers George Muddiman & Rebecca Gilbert.

At the Beech House in Amersham, Jamie Firminger has been promoted from deputy general manager to gm with Rebecca Gilbert and George Muddiman being made assistant managers

Josef Grzesik has been promoted to head chef at Beech House in Beaconsfield New Town, while Hanna Howard who joined the team at The Polecat Inn in Prestwood last July, has become trainee assistant manager.

In Central Buckinghamshire, the gm at the Betsey Wynne in Swanbourne, is delighted to confirm that four of his trainee assistant managers have qualified as assistant managers. These are Crystal Lindsell, Lydia Stimpson, Jonty Enslin and Pippa Evans.

A few miles away, at The Akeman Inn in Kingswood, Klara Jantovicsne has become trainee assistant manager.

The Polecat’s gm, Georgia Price congratulates Hanna Howard as new trainee assistant manager

The Oakman Group was awarded the Princess Royal Training Award for a second time in 2020.

Oakman Group CEO, Dermot King, said: “It’s testament to our award-winning training and enrichment programme, and our team’s desire to continually expand their knowledge and skills, that we have been able to promote more than 40 people across 33 of our venues prior to reopening.

“Realising the potential of our team is key to our ongoing success, and we passionately believe that the people we have working for us, and their skills, knowledge and tremendous attitude, is one of the main reasons so many of our guests – both local and from further away – continue to support us.”