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About us

Established in 2011 as a small family-run business, we’ve grown over the years earning a reputation as a quality provider of bespoke electrical and mechanical engineering whilst maintaining the family-feel aspect of our business.

We have a workforce of permanent employees, and have family working side by side, just like when we first started out.

We are dedicated to investing in our current team as well as in the next generation of engineers through apprentices, who we are particularly passionate about, and strongly believe in the standards we work to.

Our Vision

"To drive the UK economy and its international reputation through high-quality engineering and supply chain services."

Ideally Positioned

Our location within the heart of the North East's advanced manufacturing sector positions us as a key player to drive engineering improvements. From our 22,000-square-foot facility in Sunderland, we undertake all welding and fabrication work, as well as design and assembly.

Our Values

We invest in and empower our team to be able to deliver our clients the best service. A way in which we do this is through our core values.


  • Team

  • Trust

  • Knowledge

  • Quality

  • Reputation

  • Community

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Meet the team

Our highly skilled team is dedicated to delivering high-quality services that meet your needs, and are committed to excellence and customer satisfaction.


Lee Finney

Co-Founder and Mechanical Director

Lee is our Co-Founder and Mechanical Director, heading up the mechanical side of our operations. He has spent 28 years as a mechanical engineer, specialising in welding and fabrication across military, petrochemical, and automotive sites.

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Andrew Corsar

General Manager

Andrew had 6 years’ experience in purchasing and 10 years’ management experience. As General Manager, Andrew’s responsibility is to look after the revenue and cost elements of Owben’s income statement. He oversees sales and accounts, as well as the day-to-day operations of the business at every level.

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Richard Walsh

Co-Founder and Electrical Director

Richard, our Co-Founder and Electrical Director, is a fully qualified electrician with 27 years of experience in sectors such as automotive, biomass energy, and steel foundries.


Andrew Halpin

Mechanical Contracts


Andrew started his career at a young age after completing an apprenticeship with a custom fabric buildings specialist, and he now has over 10 years’ of industry experience.


Anthony Holmes

Electrical Contracts


Anthony has over 20 years’ electrical experience in both the industrial and automotive sectors. Since joining Owben as an Electrician in 2015, he’s worked his way up to Electrical Contracts Manager. He is in charge of managing the completion of site installation work ensuring projects are on schedule and within budget.

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Tony Joice

Electrical Contracts


Tony joined us in 2013 as an electrical apprentice and has successfully worked his way up the rank. He’s in charge of implementing health and safety procedures in the electrical department, training electrical apprentices and organising, advising and supervising all electrical personnel working on-site.

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Contact Owben

Contact the Owben team to kick-start your projects and see how we can support you with Bespoke Solutions in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Fabrication.

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