Social Value


Social consciousness has always been part of our fabric

Friendly, Efficient, Committed

Our values flow from how we act and how we expect to be treated.

As a family run business with a 130-year heritage, social consciousness has always been part of our fabric.

Our social awareness highlights the potential benefits a project can bring, not only through buildings, local contracts and local jobs - ensuring that we deliver meaningful value beyond our site boundaries on every project.

Through the hearts and minds of our people, we will make a positive impact in communities and leave a long term legacy for all

Our commitment is part of our business plan & supports our key areas of focus

  • Putting our people in a winning position
  • Putting customers first
  • Safe, satisfied & secure
  • Winning work in which we excel
  • Being fit for future
Business Plan 2023-2026

Our promise is tied to our environmental responsibility, the importance of wellbeing and career opportunities for people inside and outside our organisation, and our charitable passions.

We work closely with our project partners to help us to deliver on these.

The Beard Charitable Foundation provides additional support for many of these ambitions.

Beard Charitable Foundation

Our social ambitions are driven by a number of pledges, carefully crafted to ensure that we bring about real change, meaningful opportunities and long lasting impact for people within our industry and our community. 

Everyone at Beard is encouraged to get involved in community engagement, improving their sense of wellbeing and belonging, and creating strong links within the wider community.

We strive to maintain a healthy, content and resilient team – enabling people to be their best selves. We want people to be able to feel and perform at their best and deliver great service to our customers. This means empowering them to prioritise their wellbeing and support others to do the same.

We are proud to hold Gold accreditation for Wellbeing from Investors in People.

As communities change and evolve, so must we. That means making space in the industry for different types of people. For new faces. New perspectives.

As a leading contractor in the South of England, we have a responsibility to lead the way not only with our thoughts and words, but with our actions.

We have a duty to give more people opportunities. To get more people involved in our work. To give more people an appreciation of what construction looks like at its very best, and by getting young people thinking about careers in construction.

By challenging preconceptions, we’ll build a construction industry for everyone.

“I just wanted to say a big thank you for the time, thought and care you put into delivering what I heard was an excellent session for our Sixth Form pupils. It is hugely appreciated.” Julian Anthony - CEO, Berkhamsted School
The feedback I had from my teacher daughter was that Beard definitely made a big impression and will be invited back next year to Christ's College careers fair. I really appreciate what you did for my daughter Sarah, many, many thanks!

David Glynn