Established in 1966, Osborne is one of the UK’s leading construction and development businesses. Osborne is a privately owned company operating mainly across Southern England and the Midlands with over 900 employees and a turnover of c.£350m per annum.
Osborne is associated with the built environment in design, project management, property management and maintenance, construction, property development and investment. Osborne works across housing, offices, the railways, hospitals, student accommodation, roads, airports, civic buildings, public realm, schools, colleges and universities. Osborne has a wholly owned subsidiary, Innovare Systems, which is a specialist off-site manufacturer of highly energy efficient buildings.
Osborne was founded 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. Osborne is proud to continue to uphold his beliefs and values.
Sustainability and Supply Chain
Osborne recognises that becoming more sustainable will make us and our customers more successful in the 21st century. Getting the balance right between the 3 pillars of sustainability – economic, social and environmental – will empower our people and other stakeholders in promoting health and wellbeing, enhancing the communities we work in and the wider environment. The latter is not possible without the support of our Supply Chain, who we recognise are best placed to deliver resource efficiencies and to reduce our impacts throughout the lifecycle of a project. Their capability, capacity and continued growth are vital to our business and we aim to increase not only their sustainability awareness but also collaborate to support Osborne in achieving its strategic sustainability goals and objectives.
Why a Partner?
The successful implementation of our Sustainability Strategy depends upon the engagement and knowledge building of both our People and our Supply Chain. The School provides easily accessible resources which are an industry standard and collaboration opportunities with the wider build environment sector. In addition, as partner of the School we want to promote and contribute to a more sustainable approach to how we design, procure and deliver the social and transport infrastructure.
“The school provides our business with access to a number of useful resources and tools that allow us to understand where we are now and measure our progress towards a a more sustainable business. The forums with our peers allow us to share lessons learnt which informs future best practice. The individual self assessment tool allows our people and our supply chain to mould their own bespoke sustainability development plans geared to their role and relationship with our organisation.”John Robeson, Group Head of Supply Chain