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The Oakstone Achievers' Trip 2019

Another record year for Oakstone International celebrated in style on the annual achievers’ trip. A record 10 consultants were on this years trip, joined by their partners on this all inclusive luxury trip in the Dolomites.

Congratulation to all those who attended this year!


“Well, this year we managed to align the annual achievers trip with a heatwave across much of Europe which meant the mountain biking, saunas and other warm pursuits were less popular than lolling by pools and watering holes. 

The food, wine and company was first rate as always and it was good to see so many of the team making the trip – thanks to all of you for making it possible. 

Many of us were surprised to find out that several amongst us have hidden musical talents with a few showing beautiful voices when joining in on an impromptu basis with the evening entertainer – none were more surprised than I when during the entertainers break, our very own Dan took his place and wowed the audience with voice and guitar!  Great job Dan!!!  

Another terrific year – I’m very excited for next years trip!”

- Paul Rayner, Oakstone CEO


“Thank you Paul so much, for another amazing trip to the Italian Alps. Stunning location, fantastic hotel, great food, great wine, great company and great weather - the incentive to attend never wains after every visit! Bellissimo and forza Oakstone!”

- Andy Strong, Divisional Director and Managing Consultant.

“After hearing stories of past achievers’ trips and the sheer beauty of Ortesi, my first visit to The Adler really didn’t disappoint. Within an hour of being poolside in 35-degree heat looking out to snowy mountains, I was ready to stay for the foreseeable (a couple of months would do)! Not only does this experience motivate me to finish the year strongly and come back in 2020; it also makes me want to go above and beyond to ensure my team exceed their targets and have the same fantastic experience too. A huge thank you to Paul and Danielle for taking us - it was above and beyond anything I had imagined.”

- Dan Hammond-Smith, Divisional Director and Managing Consultant.

“What an amazing trip - stunning scenery, fantastic facilities, views were incredible. The food was plentiful and sumptuous, the drinks were flowing - we had a brilliant time. It felt like we were away with family, not work colleagues.

Thank you so much to Paul for providing this trip as a reward, it really does make the hard work worthwhile. You’ve built a great team that all know how to enjoy themselves with each other, to be able to bring our partners to share the experience with is an added bonus! Thanks again!”

- Simon Bennett, Managing Consultant

“It was SO good to be back this year! An unforgettable trip to stay once again at the beautiful Adler Resort, and this time experience it during a heatwave. The group was the biggest yet and amongst all the amazing food and wine, we had each other laughing for the entire trip. Thanks again to Paul and to all the support that goes into planning such a memorable trip - Oakstone Achievers’ 2019.”

- Jodie Meyer, Senior Consultant.

“Another year and another amazing Achievers’ Trip! We all had a great time with lots of laughs and fun, great food and amazing wine/cocktails. I can’t wait for the next Achievers trip and hopefully we will have even more people joining us for a fab time. Oakstone continues to grow and so does its success. Now we are back to work to work very hard so we can play harder next year again. A very special thank you to Paul Rayner for another amazing week! He knows how to never disappoint!”

- Carolina Nunes, Senior Consultant.

“Another incredible achievers trip at the beautiful Adler! This year we were lucky enough to have glorious sunshine – our days spent exploring the outdoor pools & the mountains couldn’t have been more relaxing, topped off with a cocktail or 3 in the afternoons – bliss! I loved every second, and feel incredibly proud to be part of such a rewarding company, and to have spent my week with the best team going. Thank you Paul for another unforgettable trip!”

- Alice Willmott, Managing Consultant.