Meet the team at Melford.

Meet The Team

Steve Osborne, Managing Director.

Steve Osborne

Steve has led Melford for over ten years with the recent company achievement being recognised with the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade. With a combined background in manufacturing and electronics, as well as experience consulting on business growth, quality and international export; he has the skills and expertise and a wealth of product knowledge to lead an exceptional team in their delivery of digital technology with unparalleled performance and reliability. When Steve isn’t leading Melford, you will find him at the racetrack trying to improve his personal best or cycling the coastal paths of North Devon.

Managing Director


Debbie Bull

Debbie has been with Melford as Finance Director for the past 8 years, bringing with her many years of expertise as a financial controller and management accountant. Debbie looks after all finance related matters at Melford – including dealing with external suppliers, banking, HMRC, auditors, landlords and utilities, as well as reporting to our shareholders. In her spare time, you’ll find Debbie spending time in her VW camper or riding motorbikes, and enjoying the outdoors as a proficient skier, cyclist and horse rider.

Finance Director

Steve Wilks, Business Development Director.

Steve Wilks

Part of the Melford team since 2018, Steve brings over 45 years of experience in our core industries – with a background focused on customer orientated design, service, manufacturing and commercials. He holds a Masters degree in electronics and has worked with many global organisations of all sizes. At Melford, Steve delivers innovative solutions, as well as high quality service and support, to all of our customers. In his spare time, Steve can likely be found driving and travelling around Europe experiencing different cultures and their history.

Business Development Director

Sanjay Patel, Melford Technologies.

Sanjay Patel

A Melford veteran, Sanjay has been with us for over 20 years providing his deep technical and design expertise and bringing with him experience in power electronics and lighting solutions, underwater remote operating vehicles and battery management systems. Sanjay provides excellent hands-on capabilities to the team and provides a visual approach to solving any technical issues or concerns our customers might have. Outside of work, Sanjay can be found rebuilding engines and maintaining vehicles, as well as developing his building and carpentry skills – he always has a project on the go!

Chief Technology Officer