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“Constructing Excellence promotes the learning and sharing of best practice. Beard is a company that has made best practice core to its central values and has worked with us to share their experiences. I am delighted to recognise Beard through this award.” 

Brian Moone,

Managing Director of Construction Best Practice and Director of Constructing Excellence

Best Practice

Beard is a modern and progressive company with a highly skilled and experienced workforce backed by efficient management systems and processes, on a par with many much larger national contractors.

Embracing best practice and exploring opportunities for continuous improvement is ingrained in our thinking and is fundamental to our ability to deliver construction solutions that exceed our customers’ expectations - throughout all elements of our business.

Since joining the Construction Best Practice Programme in 2001 we have implemented best practice across every aspect of our organisation and continue to improve and innovate.  In 2003 we received a Construction Best Practice Award from Constructing Excellence in recognition of our contribution to the development and delivery of best practice throughout the construction industry.  We continue to work closely with Constructing Excellence and other bodies such as WRAP.

In addition to our ISO accreditations and KPI systems we introduced a Balanced Scorecard system in late 2007 to measure internal and external performance.  The system enables management to have a clear picture of all business aspects at a point in time, and is a critical tool in our continued progression and expansion.

At all times we remain open to change, flexible in our approach and ready to share knowledge and experiences.






Achieved Gold status with Investors in People






Beard introduces new Drawing Management system






Secured placement on Construction Framework South West






‘Materials Logistic Plan’ developed with WRAP






‘Balanced Scorecard’ system implemented




Beard is accredited to ISO 14001 Environmental standards
Beard is accredited to ISO 18001 Occupational Health & Safety standards




Beard holds first Beard Alliance Conference






Beard sets up e-trading with key suppliers




Beard launches Beard Alliance Programme






Beard launches its new company brand image




Beard awarded Beacon Company status






Beard wins the Construction Best Practice Programme SME Company Award




Construction Best Practice Programme showcase Beard's safety systems




The company's quality manual updated to ISO 9001:2000

  November   Beard implements a company-wide management information system