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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.

 

2011

 

March

 

Achieved Gold status with Investors in People

 

2010

 

December

 

Beard introduces new Drawing Management system

 

2009

 

July

 

Secured placement on Construction Framework South West

 

2008

 

October

 

‘Materials Logistic Plan’ developed with WRAP

 

2007

 

August

 

‘Balanced Scorecard’ system implemented

 

April

 

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

 

February

 

Beard holds first Beard Alliance Conference

 

2006

 

September

 

Beard sets up e-trading with key suppliers

 

April

 

Beard launches Beard Alliance Programme

 

2005

 

September

 

Beard launches its new company brand image

 

August

 

Beard awarded Beacon Company status

 

2003  

 

November

 

Beard wins the Construction Best Practice Programme SME Company Award

 

November

 

Construction Best Practice Programme showcase Beard's safety systems

 

November

 

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

  November   Beard implements a company-wide management information system