Our Story

Osborne was founded in 1966 in Chichester by Geoffrey Osborne. A civil engineer by training, Geoffrey Osborne believed that if you did your very best for your customers and treated them fairly they would trust you and treat you fairly in return. Sadly he’s no longer with us, but we’re proud to uphold his beliefs and values and to be part of something special. The Osborne family remain our shareholders. Andrew Osborne became Chairman of the Group in 2012 having joined the company in 1998.

Our vision is to be a sustainable group of standalone businesses operating in the built environment that work together using modern methods of construction and low carbon design to deliver our purpose, in the residential and education sectors. Our vision recognises that to position ourselves as the very best choice for our customers we must constantly innovate to drive increasing productivity and services and drive out carbon for customers and the end users of their assets.

Creativity is fuelled by empowered vibrant and div.erse teams that challenge the status quo, persuasively articulate a deep and thorough understanding of customer needs and provide substantiating evidence with every solution offered.

Making you successful is our mission that everyone should be successful at every level and in every organisation involved in every project. The essence is to always seek understanding of what success looks like for the other person in every personal touch point and engagement.

Our purpose is to provides sustainable, intelligently design spaces that improve peoples’ lives and in doing so to grow our reputation with our customers, supply chain and the communities we work in and provide meaningful, enjoyable careers for our people.

Our Learning Organisation culture is the foundation of driving continuous improvement and innovation, openly sharing our learning from mistakes and successes, continually improving operating procedures, behaviours, personal feedback and best practice. We have a common thread that runs through all our activities where “Each business has a unique ability to contribute to the delivery of better outcomes across every stage of the property lifecycle.”