WE ARE OSBORNE & COLLINS

The vision for Osborne & Collins has always been to operate across the South East with a focus on providing a competitively priced, first class service for clients, ensuring the work is conducted with integrity and with constant personal contact with the client. These values remain core to our business today having grown strongly since it began in 1978. The company became limited in 1994 and is now regularly turning over more than £1 million a year employing around 30 permanent staff.

Within the electrical contracting and construction industries O&C has built a reputation for quality and is fully accredited to provide a comprehensive range of contracting services for clients operating across a wide range of sectors. This reputation is built on our expertise for managing highly complex industrial projects as well as being competitive for smaller, more specific requirements while always remaining an easy and trustworthy company to do business with.

  • We combine quality workmanship, experience and competitive pricing
  • We work to ensure every project is efficiently managed and completed on time and on budget
  • A first-class reputation for exceptional service and standards
  • 35 year’s experience and a real focus on customer satisfaction

OUR TEAM

At O&C we take huge pride in our staff and we are committed to giving everyone who works for us the best training and support because we recognise our clients demand the highest standards.

  • All our engineers are fully trained with JIB recognised accreditations ensuring the highest industry employment standards
  • Each engineer is trained to work on contracts requiring high level security clearance
  • We regularly take on apprentice electricians and support their career progression to fully qualified status in accordance with 17th edition wiring regulations

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MIKE COLLINS
Managing Director and Founder

Mike began his career as an apprentice with British Telecom successfully taking on many different responsibilities and worked his way up to the position of Executive Engineer, with senior responsibility for electrical operations at The Post Office Tower (now known as BT Tower). In 1978 he decided to branch out and start his own company with his wife Terri as a partner. In 1994 Osborne & Collins became Ltd and has continued to grow ever since but always remaining a company with a family feel. Mike also maintains a strong interest in the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) and is an active member both locally and nationally. He currently represents the ECA as a member of the Technical and Power Committee which discusses joint electrical studies throughout Europe. He is a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

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KARL HARRIS
Technical Director

Karl has been in the electrical industry for 30 years and has worked his way up through the ranks to a Technician. Karl is also a qualified Designer and Test Engineer and carries out designs and calculations on all O&C contracts. He is responsible for ensuring that all O&C work meets the highest standards within the electrical and building service industry. His wide range of experience means that clients can ensure that if O&C are asked to do a Test and Inspection they will know that there will be no short cuts and their work place environment will be fully comply with all current legal and health workplace requirements.

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GRAHAM STRACHAN
Project Manager

Graham joined O&C in June 1999 as an Approved Electrician and was promoted to Project Manager in June 2014. He is a valued member of staff with a wealth of experience of working within a variety of different disciplines associated with our clients’ needs; he is valued in particular for his expertise connected to motor control systems.

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GARETH HUGHES
Contracts Manager

Gareth joined O&C in March 2015 bringing with him a wealth of experience from the building services industry. His previous experience has involved being responsible for contracts with a value in excess of 500K and managing large teams over a range of disciples including local authorities, residential and commercial contracts. His experience will undoubtedly add to the skills that O&C are able to offer their clients. He is a NICEIC Qualifying Manager.