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Get To Know The Oakstone Team: Paul Rayner

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Meet Oakstone CEO, Paul Rayner.

Why did you join Oakstone?

Thought the founder was awesome 

How long have you been here?

From the start – 23 years

What’s the best thing about the management?

They are open, supportive, honest, dependable and fun

Worse thing about management?


Describe the culture

Fun, supportive, hardworking, meritocratic , collaborative, non-political and safe.

What do you do in your spare time?

Golf, BIY (build things,) Family and dog, eat, travel, all with my wife

What makes you laugh?

Insightful viewpoints on human behaviour (as viewed by the likes of: Dave Allen, Billy Connelly, Michael McIntyre)

What makes you angry?

Selfishness – easily demonstrated by driving anywhere on UK motorways)

What frustrates you?

People wasting their talents and people driving in the middle lane when they don’t need to (selfishness)

What your greatest strength?

My ability to put myself in someone else’s shoes – empathy

What are your Weakness?

My inability to see them ☺  Procrastination, administration, patience