James Martin

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Continued Vigilance In The Face Of Brexit Uncertainty

Whilst Britain continues to play the game of “will they, won’t they” with Brexit and the clarification of a trade deal remains vague and unspecified, it is important to remain vigilant and prepared for the worst. In February 2019, we were able to ensure all of our customers that they would not be affected by [...]

60 Seconds with… Ian Hutchin

Ian is our Maintenance & Production Manager, and has been with us for 23 years, starting as a Trainee Instrument Technician in June 1996. Ian oversees the upper and lower floor supervisors and the divisions they're responsible for. This has meant stepping away from the workbench, which for any engineer, can be hard to absorb. [...]

60 Seconds with… Sasha Terry

Back in July 2017, Sasha joined Oakenhurst as one of our Administrators. Now, she is our Senior Customer Support Executive and the main point of contact for a lot of our customers, ensuring all customer requirements are met and answering any customer queries that come our way. And occasionally, this is accompanied by chasing and [...]

Matt Pearce Karting: Round 4

Oakenhurst is proud to sponsor Matt Pearce in his Daniel Ricciardo Series karting season. Round 4 took place on July 6th & 7th and the team has sent us a race report about his weekend at Whilton Mill karting track. Off-road karting here started in 1991 and in ’93 the concrete, 450m Mill circuit was [...]

60 Seconds with… Karl Holder

Karl joined the Oakenhurst Logistics team in February 2018. Since joining, Karl has become a valued member of our logistics personnel performing many functions within our busy UK Logistics Centre. Day-to-day, Karl receipts in various aircraft components as well as packaging and arranging dispatch of many serviceable components to global clients. Karl ensures that a [...]

Matt Pearce Karting: Round 3

Oakenhurst is proud to sponsor Matt Pearce in his karting season. Round 3 took place back on the weekend of June 8th and the team has sent us a race report about his weekend at Shennington’s karting track which is shared with the Shennington Gliding Club. The airfield is famously known for being the test flight [...]

Football Highlights: Oakenhurst v Nord Recruit

Friday 2nd August saw two teams fight it out in a game of football to see who would rise as champions… unfortunately, it wasn’t us. But we still had great fun! Our (self-appointed) team captain, Lewis Cronk, said: “The match was organised by myself with another company called NORD Recruit. A friendly match that we [...]

60 Seconds with… Luke Arnull

As one of our Division Inspectors, Luke is an important part of our team. Luke became the inspector for our Flight Power & Electro-Mechanics Division in August 2018 but started at Oakenhurst in August 2013 as an apprentice. As the division inspector for Flight Power & Electro-Mechanics Division, Luke carries out testing and fault finding [...]

60 Seconds with… Olivia Watkinson

At Oakenhurst we train apprentices and teach them the skills they need to become aviation engineers. Olivia is one of our Division Apprentice Engineers and she joined Oakenhurst in August 2018. She tests, fault finds and repairs aircraft equipment in the Interiors, Communication and Navigation Division workshop. She also learns to do that on new [...]

Naomi Hockley’s Muddy Race for Life

Two of our employees have decided to raise money for Cancer Research by running Race for Life's Pretty Muddy 5k on July 21st. Both Naomi and Bryony have been affected by cancer in some way, so we asked Naomi a few questions about why she's running decided to take on this challenge. What do [...]