As 2019 hove’s into view we look back at the best of 2018 and we just don’t know where to start… Our new office in Shoreham, numerous new developments across Sussex, fabulous fundraising achievements, awards aplenty and our 25th Anniversary in the business. It really has been a year to remember for us here at Oakley.
Fundraising and Record Breaking
Well, we thought we’d start here cause as ever the Oakley team have got stuck in and their tremendous efforts have raised spectacular amounts for so many good causes. With Chris Oakley taking to the saddle for the third year running to cover 205km from Brussels to Brighton in just 2 days. Chris and the team as ever raised a staggering sum in support of some fantastic local causes such as Martlets Hospice, Albion in the Community, RISE, Clock Tower Sanctuary, and the Sussex Heart Charity. This year’s bike ride had a record-breaking twist however with Chris and the team starting the ride with a Guinness World record attempt to be the first to cycle a “Mile in the Sky”, completing 40 laps each around Brighton’s iconic i360 whilst it was up at the top and moving. Quite a feat!
New developments galore
There have been numerous stunning new developments launched by the Oakley Team across Sussex this year and many more in the pipeline for 2019 too. There really are too many to mention in this round-up and we are extremely proud of them all, however, here are a few headliners. Styles Field in historic Lewes really has made its mark, with a real buzz around the development that saw people registering interest as the foundations were being laid. The show home was launched in November and interest in Styles Field just hasn’t abated. Montpelier Place set within the Montpelier & Clifton Hill conservation area of Brighton & Hove also took off to an amazing start this November. These stunning properties really show city living by the sea off to its very best. Finally, we’ve opened the doors to our New Homes Lounge in our central Brighton branch where you can view all our developments in a relaxed atmosphere along with all the samples for the final fit to make that new home your own.
Shoreham and Lewes make their mark
Our brand-new Shoreham-by-Sea branch opened at the beginning of this year. Headed up by local property expert Nick Williams, the new team has taken the area by storm, bursting with energy, enthusiasm and a wealth of knowledge about the area. 2018 was just the start, we are sure 2019 is going to be even bigger and better. Not to be outdone the Lewes branch was yet again shortlisted at the Lewes District Business awards in the Professional Services category and we are pleased to say that David Beaken and the team went on to win this year against some very tough competition. We, however, must say that we are immensely proud of our team across all our offices, they have yet again come together and made Oakley what it is today.
25 Years in the business
That leads us perfectly into the highlight of this landmark year for us as it is the people who work for Oakley that are the foundation stone of everything we do. Over 200 guests joined the Oakley team to mark our 25th Anniversary as we celebrated in style at the Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham. There were many guests of note from long-term clients, suppliers, contractors, and former employees. It truly was a night to remember as we raised a toast to Oakley’s past, present and future.
It just leaves us to thank you for all your custom and support through 2018. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We are sure 2019 will be one to remember too!