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Company Profile

Beard is an award-winning construction company with a reputation for excellence in construction throughout the South of England. For over one-hundred years we have been the first choice for our customers by providing innovative solutions to complex construction projects.

Exceptional people
Our people are empowered to deliver projects safely and efficiently, whilst continually looking to improve best construction practice.  We focus on customers’ needs and aim always to deliver a solution to delight our customers.

Types of work
We deliver quality design and build, new build, restoration and refurbishment work from £50,000 up to £10 million, as well as providing turn-key maintenance services for smaller projects from a few hundred pounds upwards.

Beard achieves an enviable rate of sustainable growth from our major frameworks, negotiated contracts and partnering agreements with customers such as Thames Valley Police, The University of West of England and the University and Colleges of Oxford. Consequently we are in a sound financial position. With a large proportion of our work being on a ‘design and build’ basis, we have particular expertise in proposing practical, cost efficient and sustainable construction solutions.

We operate out of offices in Oxford, Swindon and Guildford and provide construction solutions across a variety of market sectors including arts and culture, commerce and industry, education, health care, emergency services, elderly care, sports and leisure and defence sectors.

Customer focus
Beard's values of 'Friendly, Efficient and Committed' have developed with us over the past century and have been key to us building long term relationships with customers, consultants, partners and employees.

Today a combination of modern management techniques, effective teamwork, strong leadership and traditional craft skills means we offer our customers prompt and faultless delivery on projects, large and small. Our commitment to meet customers' expectations starts with a thorough understanding of their needs at the outset, followed by collaborative working and knowledge sharing. All projects are led by professionals who understand how best to translate our customers’ business and operational needs into innovative construction and property solutions.  It is this combined and collaborative approach that contributes to our impressive level of repeat custom.

We add value by providing clear and transparent support and direction throughout extended periods of the construction lifecycle. For example, we achieve better performance, quality and value from our integrated supply chain “The Beard Alliance,” and offer value in senior management’s integrated approach to ensuring perfect delivery is achieved.


Key facts and figures

Established 1892

Over 170 employees

Turnover: £55m

Offices in Oxford, Swindon & Guildford

Environmentally accredited to ISO 14001

Quality Assured to BS EN ISO 9001:2008

H&S Systems accredited to ISO 18001

Constructionline & CHAS approved

Member of the Considerate Contractor Scheme

Investor in People

Chartered Institute of Building partner

Engaged in the Construction Best Practice Programme