Mike Collins and Gerry Saunders


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


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
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.