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Paula O'Flynn

Before setting up Oakhouse I worked in the insurance industry for 15 years. I had a variety of roles and tasks and the last 10 years were spent in the very diverse field of operations management.


I left the industry to start a family and by the time I was ready to return to work I had realised that there was a business opportunity in the virtual admin world!


My varied working life means that I had a good, broad knowledge of many things and was used to dealing with several things at once (a skill which has proved vital since becoming a mum!).

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Laura Simpson
Chief Associate

I have a first class degree in Psychology and have put that to good use over the years with a variety of roles giving me exposure to many things including data management, transcription, general administration, staff management, copyrighting, press management and many IT packages.


Prior to joining Oakhouse (as a Freelancer) I worked at The National Archives for 10 years as Project Manager and in positions relating to Licensing & Publishing."

I left the National Archive to start a family but was eager to return to work after a few years.

Fran Martin

I have a degree in History & Politics and graduated in 2004; since then I have gained experience in a wide variety of disciplines most notably marketing, publishing, conference production and recently teaching. Through my work I have a good knowledge of many things including project development, copywriting, managing schedules and budgeting.  I speak French and have lived and worked (as an English teacher) in France. I am a good communicator and very organised mum of three. Despite volunteering as the secretary of a preschool and running a local ‘Twins Group’ I was keen to return to work (as a freelancer) with Oakhouse.

It’s important to us that you can see the team at Oakhouse and understand who will be dealing with your enquiry but in order to offer an excellent service all year round (and cover sickness / holidays etc) we have associates in addition to the people above. These other associates assist us in busy periods and help keep our service good and our clients happy!
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