James Martin

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So far James Martin has created 46 blog entries.

60 Seconds with… Julie Hesmer

Joining Oakenhurst in July 2018, Julie is one of our highly skilled Cargo Net Machinist's. On a daily basis, Julie carries out inspections and repairs on all types of nets, repairing all damages to the highest standard following current data. This service not only extends the life of the cargo nets but provides a cost [...]

Matt Pearce Karting: Round 5

Oakenhurst is proud to sponsor Matt Pearce in his Daniel Ricciardo Series karting season. Round 5 took place on August 31st & September 1st and the team has sent us a race report about his weekend at Rowrah Karting Track, a track that is set in a disused quarry in the lake district. Upon arriving [...]

60 Seconds with… Billy Lander

In October 2013, Billy joined Oakenhurst as a Skilled Engineer, and is now the Division Supervisor for our Flight Power and Electro-Mechanical division, Cargo Accessory division, Galley Accessory division, and NiCad Battery division. He oversees the day to day running of the divisions, ensuring all work is carried out and completed to the high standards [...]

60 Seconds with… Steve Rolls

In March 2017, Steve joined us as our Quality Manager, and since has been ensuring that we continuously keep up our quality work. Steve monitors all aspects of the Internal QMS system put in place to ensure that Oakenhurst remains compliant of our EASA Part 145, Part 21G, FAA, TCCA, ISO9001:2015 & DOT approvals. Q. [...]

10K Walk for the Mouth Cancer Foundation

Oakenhurst raises money for different charities throughout the year, but one charity that is very close to our hearts is the Mouth Cancer Foundation. So over the weekend, two of Oakenhurst's employees, Martin & Jenni Sanderson, completed a 10K walk to raise awareness and money for the foundation, and Martin has kindly told us about [...]

60 Seconds with… Bryony Cronk

Bryony has been with us since the age of 17, joining as a Buyer in July 2014 and later filling the position of Senior Buyer. On a daily basis, Bryony obtains pricing and lead times on all the parts required for the repair of units coming in and out the building. She also regulates stock [...]

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 [...]