About Our

Our ethos

Through our organic growth over 33 years we have retained our close family spirit and culture, bringing a warm and friendly approach to our contracts and projects.

I am passionate about keeping the mentality and ethos of our company in line with the beliefs and values of the O’Hanlon family. As chairperson I take an active role in steering the long term future and direction of East West Connect as we continue our track record of client satisfaction and successfully completed projects, whilst further growing our company through sensible and natural expansion.

Kathleen O’Hanlon, Chairperson

We encourage and support employee training, further qualification, and internal development

Over 200 in-house staff

We work hand in hand with our clients to manage their contracts in a manner that best suits them

A friendly, non contractual approach

We hold accreditations across all building services, allowing us to fully complete works in-house

Engineering and maintenance experts

Our team

Our engineers have completed mechanical, electrical, and public health services upgrades to some of the most prestigious and complex buildings in London.

I am fortunate to have worked on some of the most challenging projects and with some of the most amazing teams. None equal the ability, enthusiasm and passion that we have at East West Connect and this is only surpassed by the drive to improve, understand, and work with our clients to continually adapt our business and approach to suit their requirements. I am lucky to do what I love with a group of great friends.

Marcus Allen, Managing Director


We use our deep knowledge of historic and modern building services to reduce energy use and increase the lifecycle of plant and systems.


Our experienced staff take pride and ownership in their works, creating lasting relationships with our clients and fellow contractors.


We incorporate and co-ordinate the needs of all parties on a contract to ensure that our installations meet the long-term needs of the end user.

What our clients say about us

Our history


The very beginning

We were founded as East West Electric Ltd, a specialist electrical sub-contractor by the late John O’Hanlon and partners.


Our first office

Having grown over 4 years of trading, we moved to our first office at 711 North Circular Road, London.


Larden Road

Our first £5m contract.


Maintenance department launched

We won our first major maintenance contract with Catalyst Housing Group, at the time Kensington Housing Trust, to provide planned maintenance services throughout their portfolio.


The company you know today

Having grown our mechanical services expertise as well as our in-house maintenance department, the decision was made to rename the company to East West Connect Ltd.


A company reogranisation

Kathleen O’Hanlon was appointed chairperson, and Marcus Allen joined as MEP director following the tragic passing of our founder John O’Hanlon.


New direction and leadership

Marcus Allen was appointed managing director and has continued to build upon the long term relationships within our business, whilst also bringing in new and highly prestigious works.


Further growth and new ventures

We have continued to take on larger and more intricate projects across all disciplines. Our maintenance capability has also grown, following the establishment of our joint venture to serve Catalyst Housing, Chas West.

Services Infrastructure
Cat-A Fit Out
Heritage Buildings
Planned Maintenance
High End Fit Out
Live Buildings
Reactive Maintenance
Sensitive Environments

Download one of our capability documents to learn more about our business, and how we can assist you with your works.

Our senior staff

Kathleen O’Hanlon


Marcus Allen

Managing Director

Ross Carroll

MEP Director

Kevin Tannian

Maintenance Director

Niraj Tanna

Finance Director

John Cullen

Sales Director

Mark Lapthorn

Project Director

Chris Cooper

Commercial Director

John O'Hanlon

Our Founder

The heart of
East West Connect

The late John O’Hanlon formed East West Connect in 1988 and was the driving force for the growth and development of the company from its early days as a specialist electrical sub-contractor and building the long term relationships with clients that still stand today.

John served his apprenticeship as an electrician with the Irish Navy before moving to London to form the company. John’s reputation within the industry grew and both his professional and personal contacts came to admire and respect his flexible and caring approach to both clients and colleagues.

The life and soul
of our working day



Paul FitzGerald

Our Friend

Our community

Our schemes
Our donations

Nurturing and helping our staff grow

We have a continuous apprenticeship scheme across all sectors of our business to help bring through the next generation of local, hard working talent.

This is strengthened by our ties with Langley College, from whom we employ a school leaver as an apprentice on an annual basis; and with the University of Greenwich, from where we employ graduates as trainee engineers.

Getting involved

We have encouraged our staff to enter numerous marathons, sponsored walks, and other fundraising events across the UK. Where possible we provide our time and knowledge to local charitable groups, to help assist and transform the way that they can support their local communities.

A pro-active role in our community

We proudly sponsor both the Harwell & Hendred U8s football team and the Docklands JFC U10s by providing kits, training materials, and coaching by our members of staff. We also sponsor London cricket team Shaheen Utd.

More than just financial donations

We have recently built a website for Hackney charity Children With Voices helping them to support vulnerable people across East London.

We have worked with SPLASH in Poplar to help vulnerable persons find safe housing and the Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund, providing terminally ill children a better quality of life. Our staff volunteer to assist with children's camps to help with computer literacy, cookery, and other life skills.