Richard Oates

Richard is Group Commercial Director for OT Group which trades as Office Team and OT Wholesale in the UK and is part of Paragon Group following acquisition earlier this year.

Prior to Office Products, Richard has 25 years corporate experience across Trade Distribution, Retail and Automotive sectors working within major organisations including Ferguson (Wolseley UK), Morrison Supermarkets, Kingfisher (Screwfix and B&Q) and Home Retail Group as well as medium sized limited companies including Private equity.

Originally from Yorkshire, Richard lives in Worcester with his wife Claire and 3 sons whose sports activities usuall keep him fully occupied outside of work.