James Martin

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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 [...]

60 Seconds With… James Kerr

Since July 29th 2013, James has been a close member of the Oakenhurst family. Having started as a trainee, James developed his skills and is now a Division Inspector! On a day to day basis he carries out work on multiple different types of aircraft cockpit instrumentation with the added joys of all the paper [...]

Bryony Cronk’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 Bryony and Naomi have been affected by cancer in some way, so we asked Bryony if she could write a few words about why she's running. I’m Bryony! I’m 22 and [...]

Oakenhurst at AP&M Europe Expo

At the beginning of this month, we were exhibiting at the ap&m Europe expo in Frankfurt. So a few members of our dedicated team as well as our Managing Director, Charlie Parker, and our Founder, Peter Caudell, flew out to Frankfurt to make the most of the event. Now that our team have had a [...]

60 Seconds with… Ken Benson

Ken Benson is the Division supervisor for the Interiors, Navigation and Communication Division. He has been at Oakenhurst since February 1997 (actually employed from December ’96) and is now the supervisor of 4 workshops, two IC&N rooms, autoflight and the Ontic repair workshop. He manages the workload of 17 engineers and 1 apprentice and liaises [...]

Matt Pearce: A Successful Weekend

Oakenhurst is proud to sponsor Matt Pearce in his karting season. His second race weekend of the season was on the 11th & 12th of May and he has written a race report to keep you up-to-date on his progress this season. The Glan Y Gors circuit is situated in North Wales near Snowdonia which [...]

60 Seconds with… Naomi Hockley

Naomi Hockley works on our administration team and has worked here for 1 year and 8 months. Since Naomi started in October 2017, she has been based in our Rayleigh HQ office. Q. What would you name the autobiography of your life? A. I'm still hungry! Naomi Hockley's Life Q. If you could learn to [...]

60 Seconds with… Gareth Cronk

During our 30+ years of operating, we have always enjoyed being able to meet with our clients and create lasting friendships. But we want to make it so that you can also learn more about us as individuals, outside of Oakenhursts four walls. So every two weeks, we will be posting a new '60 Seconds [...]

Dave Burns: Fighting for positions

Oakenhurst is proud to sponsor Matt Pearce and Dave Burns. They both started their karting season at the beginning of this month and Dave Burns has written a race report to keep you up-to-date on his progress this season. It’s been a long wait, but finally the season is underway again! Clay Pigeon Karting Track [...]