Meet the team

Meet the MRI team, our greatest asset: Many members of our team have been with us since the beginning.
Although all very different individually, together we bring a wealth of experience in finding solutions to difficult problems.

Mark Collier Snr.

Managing Director

Working within the industry since leaving school, Mark has an impressive CV.

Building up MRI from scratch, he knows the value of a dedicated, trained team around him. There is no substitute for experience and Mark has the knowledge.

He delegates the day-to-day running of MRI to trusted members of staff, which leaves Mark free to do what he does best – planning projects that others say are impossible. A ‘hands on’ Managing Director Mark leaves nothing to chance. This is vital in such a safety-critical industry, ensuring that all our projects run smoothly and on time.

Mark Collier Jnr.

General/Transport Manager

Being a family-run business, Mark Jnr takes over the responsibility of the day-to-day running of the company allowing Mark Snr to concentrate on more complex projects.

Since MRI acquired an impressive fleet of Lorries, Mark manages all aspects of our haulage works, ensuring that all deliveries are made on time – as our customers have come to expect. Working closely with the RHA (Road Haulage Association), Mark oversees our fleet gaining FORS Silver accreditation.

Mark is also heavily involved in the planning and overseeing of our cranage works. He ensures that any logistical problems are overcome, a vital part of any cranage project, where any delays can often cause additional disruption and expense.

Colin Hicks

Senior Supervisor

Colin is our main representative onsite. He has been with MRI from the beginning and is a great asset to our team.

Very much a ‘hands-on’ Supervisor, there is no better person to ensure that our work is completed safely and on time.

A good communicator, Colin liaises with the clients’ representative and overcomes any situations that may arise during the execution of our work.

Being an Appointed Person with many years of experience within this field, Colin ensures that all works run smoothly and safely with as little impact on other trades as possible.



Our onsite team is second to none and MRI is justly proud of the way they conduct themselves.

Always helpful and ready to go the extra mile, these are the men who are ultimately responsible for our customers returning to us for subsequent projects.

Friendly and good-humored, often under the most difficult of circumstances, our team ensures that all works are completed on time and with no incidents.

One thing is for sure – you will not forget this lot in a hurry!

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What people have to say…

Stamford Brook

Can I just say a big thank you for the work carried out at Stamford Brook. The guys were great and did the work without any fuss or problems and left the place in pristine condition and both your work it making it happen was very professional and efficient. Thanks again, we’ll definitely use you again when required.

Stamford Brook

Premier Inn, Hendon

Thank you for a job well done, again, today at Premier Inn Hendon. Professional and efficient as ever.

Premier Inn, Hendon

Whitelands House, Cheltenham Terrace

Just a note, and I might add a deserved one, of thanks for the work your lads did yesterday at Whitelands House, Chelsea. Efficient and professional are just a couple of words to describe the way the work was done. You can be rightly proud of the way your people represented your company.

Whitelands House, Cheltenham Terrace


Just to let you know that the crane works have been completed here in London, 85 Gresham street. All went as planned, there were no incidents or issues. I just like to say well done to Dave B, Dave G, Andy T, and Darren who helped plan and ensure all works where carried out safely. I would also like to say how well MRI preformed. I would recommend them any day. They were professional , always mindful of noise restrictions, and very respectful of the neighbours.

Willmott Dixon Interiors

Highest Praise Ever!

‘MRI are the type of contractor that only appears on your wish list.

I have known MRI for nearly 30 years mainly over two companies and they have been consistent in their work ethics and standards since the start.

MRI have changed with the times, bringing new ideas, upgrading their equipment and IT software to accommodate the modern plant movement tasks, along with producing RAMS & lift plan drawings to an exceptional standard.

Their RAMS are presented in a way that they are readable, clear to understand the works and I rarely have to request a change and that would only possibly be an address or building change. I am confident that the way they present their RAMS, I only need to pass my eye over the content and that once uploaded for a client’s approval, they never get any rejected as they are precise, accurate with only the information contained that is required to achieve a successful & safe task.

They are the one contractor, that I can trust all the team with the task they are undertaking and over the years, I have known Mark Collier, Managing Director, to be involved / attend all the major lifts or meetings personally and that is a testimony to the dedication to the client, that once they have been successful with winning the order, they insure that the product we have brought, is delivered correctly.

The MRI supervisors always report any issues immediately and usually with a solution or work in conjunction with the engineers, rather than just carry on regardless as they have already won the work and not their issue.

The team always arrive with all the PPE required and they have no issues with wearing our company logo PPE if requested and the supervisors follow the site rules to the letter. They are polite, friendly and have a respectful jolly approach to our client’s wishes. Mark and his supervisors have constantly solved any issues that arrive ‘on the day of works’ and all have an attitude that is ‘to get the job done’ whether it is in their job task or if something such as a grey area arises that no one has foreseen and not in their quotation, they will still help out no matter what.

They are clean & efficient.

In an industry that mainly now days only use sub-contractors, they are the leading role model for how to present themselves to their client, operate in the field and ‘go to’ for problem solving regarding all lifting operations and strip out works.

I wouldn’t say that they are faultless, however they immediately react and correct or go in line with the wishes of the client if it is safe & in everybody’s interest and work to the ethic of ‘one team’

Best regards’

Kevin Hand

Whitelands House, Cheltenham Terrace

Sorry this is a bit late but just a note again of thanks for a job well done at Whitelands House. I’m told your guys left the place swept, clean and tidy and everything was taken away.

Whitelands House, Cheltenham Terrace

Lifting of Pit Lids at Gyron

Yes, all pit lids required were lifted and frames cleaned and greased. We’ve taken information from the pits for future work. Many thanks to you and the guys today. Please pass on my thanks and apologies they had to assemble to A frame as needed. Without doubt, you are on the books now and will definitely be in touch should the need arise.

Lifting of Pit Lids at Gyron

Mark and Mike

Well done and can you give the boys a big hug, the builder was more than impressed.

Mark and Mike
Bancroft Ltd

Removal of water tanks at Gyron

The works were completed today and the client was happy with how the area was left. I was very impressed by your operatives attitude and professionalism in how they carried out this work, if you could pass on my gratitude for a job well done it would be appreciated. I look forward to using your services in the near future.

Removal of water tanks at Gyron

Equinix LD8 Plant Replacement Crane Lift

Sent to our client about our Plant Replacement Crane Lift and passed onto us:

‘Further to Saturdays’ visit…

The crane lift had been arranged and carried out in a professional manner,

with those on site being helpful and cooperative.


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John S
Gratte Bros

Equinix Chiller Replacement

We would like to thank you for the excellent services you have provided to date at our
Equinix LD4 project.
We have been very impressed with your team’s attitude, professionalism & efficiency.
The project plant movement and craneage operations have been planned and performed to the
highest quality.
We look forward to a long and prosperous working relationship between our two companies.

T McNulty, Project manager Barclays Data Centre Equinix

Northolt Data Centre, Phase 2 Chiller Crane Lift

Many thanks to you and your team for the forward planning and hard work on the day that ensured today’s plant movement operation was completed in a professional and safe manner. Yet another challenging plant movement operation made to look all too easy by MRI..!

Northolt Data Centre, Phase 2 Chiller Crane Lift