Today, we’re a thriving 54-strong (and growing) team of designers, developers, enthusiasts and dreamers, based in the North East of England.
But our story, like all the best Silicon Valley success stories, started from humble beginnings, with a simple idea, in a small garage in a quiet residential street. In the middle of Newcastle.
Ok, we know that’s not quite Silicon Valley, but you get the picture.
We started out as ‘Orchid Software’ in 1993 with a DOS-based (ask your parents) document management system. Two years later, we became the first out-of-the-box intranet provider in the UK with Orchidnet. We evolved our intranet solution over the next fifteen years and powered some of the world’s leading organisations’ intranets across over fifty industry sectors. Working with our incredible customers, we listened a lot and that formed the core principles of Oak’s intranet software development and philosophy.
Our ambition? Simple: Your success.
You’d be forgiven for thinking this was going to be all about us, but no, no… that’s not how we see things at Oak. We’ve always believed that by dreaming big, we could create intranet software that would make our clients’ organisations better. And that’s what we’ve focused on all these years, with a guiding philosophy we call Power through simplicity.
With Oak, we set out to create the best out-of-the-box intranet software in the world, giving our customers everything they need to collaborate, manage people, processes, knowledge and content.
We’ve focused on solving complex business problems with intranet software that’s powerful, yet simple enough for anyone to use. With the launch of Oak in 2015, we’ve taken that philosophy to the next level.
An intranet solution that allows them to harness the collective knowledge in the organisation and maximise employee engagement to make better, faster decisions, become more competitive and save money.
Our growing list of clients will tell you we’re succeeding. And, following significant external investment into Oak, our backers will tell you we’re onto something special too.
Work for Oak
We’re always on the lookout for bright, ambitious and talented people to join our fast growing team here at Oak. If you think you have what it takes, we’d love to hear from you!